Construction

window wall

CondoBusiness

Why window walls are favoured for condos

The window walls commonly used to enclose condos have improved, addressing issues associated with past generations of the cladding, finds a new analysis.
tropical greenhouse

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Gage Park Tropical Greenhouse breaks ground

A ground breaking ceremony was recently held to celebrate the start of construction on a new 13,600 square foot tropical greenhouse in Hamilton’s Gage Park.
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.
York Recreation Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

York Recreation Centre revitalizes brownfield

With the development of the York Recreation Centre, the City of Toronto is serving a previously underserved community by using a previously underused site.
Etobicoke General Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Etobicoke General construction reaches milestone

Morguard Corporation and William Osler Health System recently celebrated the topping off of the Ancillary Services Building at Etobicoke General Hospital.
kid-friendly condos

CondoBusiness

Toronto looks to boost kid-friendly condos

Draft guidelines designed to promote kid-friendly condos are poised for a two-year trial run after getting green-lit last week.
development

CondoBusiness

Big data backs medium-density development

The development of courtyard apartments, multiplexes and town homes could be among the building blocks of better housing affordability in Ontario.
construction injuries

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario action plan promotes construction safety

Ontario has announced the implementation of a Construction Health and Safety Action Plan to help prevent construction injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
odour complaints

CondoBusiness

Sniffing out culprits for odour complaints

Scents associated with cigarette smoke, cooking and the garbage chute are among the most common odours complaints received by building managers.
Diamond Schmitt Buddy Holly Hall

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Buddy Holly Hall breaks ground in Lubbock

Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences recently broke ground in Lubbock, Texas, the hometown of the 1950s pop icon Buddy Holly. The 218,000-square-foot
Occupational Health and Safety Act

REMI Network

Nova Scotia changes Occupational Health and Safety Act

The Nova Scotia government is making changes to the Occupational Health and Safety Act that will help keep employees safe at work.
envisioning tools

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Envisioning tools get an upgrade

3D and photo-realistic envisioning tools are nothing new, but they now allow changes to be made on the fly.
working-at-heights

CondoBusiness

Working-at-heights training deadline extended

Under certain conditions, construction workers who completed fall protection training before new requirements took effect in 2015 will have six more months to complete working-at-heights training.
Tarion review

CondoBusiness

Province responds to final report in Tarion review

Minister of Government and Consumer Services Tracy MacCharles has announced planned changes to the role of Tarion in Ontario’s new home warranty program.
Go Station

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Construction starts on new Bloomington GO station

Ontario has officially started construction on a new GO station at Highway 404 and Bloomington Road in York Region, scheduled to open in 2019.
federal budget

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Funds for cultural spaces in federal budget

The federal budget released last week allocates $300 million over 10 years to Canada’s cultural spaces fund.
PST exemptions

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Saskatchewan landlords lose key PST exemptions

Saskatchewan landlords experienced a budget double whammy March 22 — receiving the more forceful cost hit from their provincial finance minister.