OHBA Awards of Distinction housing excellence


CHBA names 2018 National Awards for Housing Excellence finalists

The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) has announced the finalists for the 2018 National Awards for Housing Excellence.
potential for rent growth

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Cap rates reflect potential for rent growth

An already low national multifamily cap rated nudged down a little further in the fourth quarter of 2017.
condo supply and affordability


GTA condo supply and affordability in decline

Land for high-rise condominium development was a major component of $23.5 billion in investment property sales in the Greater Toronto Area last year.
commercial real estate

REMI Network

Top 12 stories to watch in 2018

The REMI Network's editorial team takes a look at last year's top stories and how they will continue to impact the commercial real estate industry in 2018.
Vertical density


Vertical density channels Mississauga growth

Nearly five decades of lower-density development will take some time to fill in to more compact neighbourhoods and pedestrian-oriented commercial streets, but the vitality of the city's condominium market demonstrates that single-family residential is no longer the default built form.
Fort McMurray landlords

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Fort McMurray landlords scrutinized in 2016-17

Alberta courts ordered restitution for 12 breaches of the Residential Tenancy Act in 2016-17 and meted out an unprecedented $7,000 fine.
divergent property tax regimes

Canadian Property Management

Cities exhibit divergent property tax regimes

This annual look at the apportionment of the tax burden gives a more complete picture of the pressures on the commercial and multi-residential sectors than simply referencing property tax rates.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

HVAC switch over snared by hot spell

Tensions boiled over last week at Toronto apartment buildings without air conditioning as temperatures soared into heat wave territory in late September.
First National

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Q&A: Knowing Your Apartment Funding Options

These are opportune times for apartment builders, and ones that require a nuanced understanding of the markets and respective lending options.
hydro service cut

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Quebec landlords resist swift hydro service cut

Hydro-Québec proposes a website-based registry in place of formally notifying property owners seven days in advance of terminating tenants' contracts.
Victoria multifamily market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Victoria multifamily market spurs construction

A vacancy rate below 1 per cent, steadily rising rents, compressing cap rates for existing properties and ample access to low-cost financing underpin Victoria's purpose-built rental housing boom.
live-in superintendents

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario leaves live-in superintendents exposed

For now, market demand and the goodwill of employers are still the prime determinants of superintendents' working conditions.
Barrie rental housing market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Trends favour Barrie rental housing market

The city's overall rental vacancy rate is projected to climb as new purpose-built supply comes onto the market, but then stabilize at a still landlord-friendly 2 per cent for 2018.
multifamily properties

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Investor demand outstrips multifamily supply

Five major Canadian markets exhibit differing dynamics, but demand for multifamily properties is consistent.
anti-harassment legislation

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Anti-harassment legislation fails NY tenants

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is attempting to amend 1990s-era anti-harassment legislation that has never been successfully employed to convict a rental housing landlord.
balcony fire


TFS sounds alarm over rise in balcony fires

Toronto Fire Service (TFS) is sounding the alarm over a recent rise in the number of balcony fires caused by carelessly discarded cigarettes.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

CAPREIT acquires B.C. townhouse complex

CAPREIT announced it has completed the acquisition of Brookside Gardens, a 44-unit townhouse complex in Maple Ridge, BC, in the northeastern section of Metro Vancouver.