City of Vancouver

Vancouver digital strategy

Construction Business

Vancouver wins national award for digital strategy

The City of Vancouver won for its digital strategy (large public sector) at the 2018 IT World Canada Digital Transformation Conference.
trans mountain pipeline

Construction Business

Vancouver approves more modular housing

The City of Vancouver has approved new temporary modular homes at 610 and 620 Cambie Street (formerly 688 Cambie Street).
ITA trades

Construction Business

Building laneway houses easier with bylaw changes

Building laneway houses in Vancouver has been made easier and more cost effective with bylaw changes approved by city council.
office markets

Canadian Property Management

Q1 office vacancy space figures released

Figures for office vacancy space in Q1 of 2018 in Canada have been released, revealing differing fortunes for the country’s largest metropolitan areas.
St Andrews Wesley United Church

REMI Network

Vancouver wants ban on foam cups and containers

Vancouver is proposing to reduce the amount of single-use packaging like plastic bags and straws and ban polystyrene foam cups and containers.
electric vehicle

REMI Network

Vancouver adopts 100 per cent EV-ready policy

Vancouver is now one of the first cities in North America to adopt a 100 per cent EV-ready policy for all new multi-unit residential buildings.
False Creek

Design Quarterly

Vancouver reveals final plans for NE False Creek

The City of Vancouver has released the final plan for Northeast False Creek, which will guide the creation of a vibrant new waterfront destination.

REMI Network

Vancouver quadruples purpose-built rental target

Purpose-built rental housing will quadruple – up to 20,000 additional homes over the next ten years.

Canadian Property Management

Vancouver approves empty homes tax

The City of Vancouver has approved a program that will introduce a one per cent tax on empty homes, the first of its kind in
Vancouver modular

Construction Business

Vancouver moves to Zero Emissions Buildings

In July 2016, Vancouver City Council approved the Zero Emissions Building Plan (the Plan) and in doing so has shifted the emphasis of building policy

Construction Business

Gil Kelley named new Vancouver chief planner

Gil Kelley named new Vancouver chief planner.

Construction Business

Vancouver the first municipality to receive OQM

Vancouver is the first municipality to receive Organizational Quality Management (OQM) certification from the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC). The city is

REMI Network

2016 BC CFO Award winners announced

Business in Vancouver and the Chartered Professional Accountants of BC have announced the 2016 BC CFO Award winners.The seven winners are: Large Public Company Category:
Yaletown, Vancouver

REMI Network

Vancouver leading economic performer in 2015

Economic performance in Vancouver is expected to outpace other urban economies in Canada this year, according to The Conference Board of Canada.
rental housing industry

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Vancouver to review Residential Tenancy Act

Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, has asked the City’s Renters Advisory Committee to review the province’s Residential Tenancy Act in order evaluate what improvements would be favourable for renters. The recently established committee was developed to give renters, who comprise over half of Vancouver households, a voice at City Hall.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Vancouver building permit values hit new highs

The City of Vancouver issued $2.83-billion in building permits last year, exceeding previous records set before the recession in 2008. Building permit values increased 28 per cent, year-over-year, from 2013 and 77 per cent from 2008. Several multi-family rental developments were key contributors to the substantial gain.