COVID-19

Ontario extends eviction prohibition for commercial tenants in rent arrears due to COVID-19

Canadian Property Management

Ontario adds two-month reprieve for rent arrears

Provincial intervention in the commercial sector is limited to tenants who meet the prerequisites for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance, but whose landlords have not applied for the relief.
public transit

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Research to gauge returns on public transit

COVID-19 has forced Canada’s transit authorities to grapple with the twin challenges of public health logistics and declining revenues. A new stream of federal infrastructure spending will target pandemic-resilient infrastructure.
Chartwell retirement

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Chartwell provides bleak operational update

Despite positive ratings from residents and families, the pandemic continues to have a negative impact on occupancy levels at Chartwell retirement homes.
Budgeting

CondoBusiness

Budgeting the unknown amid a pandemic

Condo corporations are facing new budgeting challenges in 2020. Planning for unexpected and increasing expenses is difficult to anticipate.
vancouver airport

Construction Business

Vancouver airport cancels infrastructure projects

The Vancouver Airport Authority will be terminating the CORE Program, a large infrastructure project at Vancouver International Airport.
hospitals

REMI Network

Ontario hospitals get funding for critical upgrades

A provincial funding boost of $175 million for COVID-19 related and other urgent projects will address critical maintenance in 129 hospitals.
certification exams

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Apprentice backlog tackles certification exams

Typically, about 1,700 candidates write certification exams for the skilled trades every month in Ontario, but COVID-19 shut down provincial testing centres last March.
September CECRA coverage

Canadian Property Management

Stop-gap September CECRA coverage offered

Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance will be offered for a sixth month. The announcement comes eight days after the portal for new applications for the relief program appeared to be closed.
risks insurance project

Construction Business

Prepare for project risks driven by COVID-19

As COVID-19 restrictions slowly lift across the country, construction and design professionals have a very different working environment and associate set of project risks to
rent increase

REMI Network

B.C. caps 2021 rent increase to 1.4 per cent

The maximum annual allowable rent increase in B.C. for 2021 is 1.4 per cent, which is less than half of what it would have been before COVID.
Palace Pier

REMI Network

CCI-Toronto names Palace Pier condo of the year

The condo, located at 2045 Lakeshore Blvd West, stood out from its contemporaries with an early call to action when the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
economic recovery plan

Construction Business

Economic recovery plan released for B.C.

The BC Chamber of Commerce has released its Economic Recovery Submission with recommendations focusing on competitiveness and innovation.
CECRA now closed to new applications for commercial rent relief

Canadian Property Management

CECRA now closed to new applicants

With the August 31 deadline for first-time applications for Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance (CECRA) now passed, the three-month program that evolved into five months of relief is closed to new recipients.
freeze rents

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario announces plan to freeze rents

Rental housing sector responds to Ontario's announcement that it intends to freeze rents in 2021, a move that has blindsided the industry.
recreational

REMI Network

Let’s get physical: reopening recreational facilities

The decision to re-open a recreational facility is the landlord’s decision to make, and one that requires careful consideration and planning.
cleanliness

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Open for business with cleanliness at the forefront

As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues, organizations are facing increasing pressure to assure patrons and employees that their facilities are clean and safe.
condo market

CondoBusiness

On the move in the condo market

In the shadow of a possible second wave, realtors forge ahead with the new reality of buying and selling condos.