COVID-19

waste

CondoBusiness

Multi-res tackles zero waste during COVID

A growing number of multi-res high rises across Toronto have continued to reduce waste during the pandemic.
vaccine

REMI Network

Vaccine efforts ramp up for residential builders in Ontario

The Residential Construction Council of Ontario has stepped up efforts to ensure that builders and workers know how to register for their COVID-19 vaccinations.
looser office densities deemed easier economic stretch in Toronto

Canadian Property Management

Looser office densities deemed viable in Toronto

Toronto is positioned among select global cities with a combination of space and cost factors that could better appeal to employers seeking to expand space-per-person ratios in their office footprint.
condo finances

CondoBusiness

Condo finances feel the COVID effect

The pandemic has altered an interesting and often overlooked item in the budget, which is not a cost at all, but a loss of revenue.
stress test

REMI Network

Stricter mortgage stress test won’t quell buying frenzy anytime soon

While it’s hard to predict the consequences of the new stress test, the move isn’t necessarily a silver bullet for a cooler housing market, experts say.
GTA rental rates

Canadian Apartment Magazine

GTA rental rates show signs of levelling out   

The rapidly declining GTA rental rates observed in 2020 and early 2021 appear to be levelling out, according to new data from Bullpen Research & Consulting and Rentals.ca.
urban

REMI Network

Urban exodus in Ontario may be exaggerated

Small-town life appeals to only 18 per cent of big city residents who are considering selling their home in the next year.
closure safety plans

Construction Business

Are your COVID safety plans good enough?

A construction site closure can happen even with the best COVID precautions and safety plans in place. Vigilance and due diligence are key.
Nova Scotia

REMI Network

Nova Scotia gets funding for healthcare and LTC facilities 

New funding will help renovate and rehabilitate 40 healthcare and long-term care facilities across Nova Scotia to improve patient and staff safety.
Electricity demand projections

Canadian Property Management

Heat is on for electricity demand projections

Electricity demand projections through the vaccination rollout period should take two contradictory factors into account, energy management specialists affirm.
rental units

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Nova Scotia adds new protocols for showing rental units

The Province of Nova Scotia has announced new protocols for showing residential rental units during the third wave of COVID-19.
workplace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Investing in the workplace growing more pivotal

Carefully crafting an inclusive workplace response, requiring integration of people programs, implementing technology tools and systems, all accelerate business outcomes.
condos at the core of affordable recreational property

CondoBusiness

Condos anchor affordable recreational property

While Canadians may tend to entertain dreams of cottages, camps or cabins, condos are at the core of affordable recreational property options in many popular vacation areas.
Ottawa channels COVID-19 resilience funds to public washrooms, active transportation and building upgrades

Canadian Facility Management & Design

COVID-19 resilience funds disbursed to Ottawa

$11.2 million will be allocated throughout Ottawa’s 23 city wards and put toward outdoor recreational facilities, pedestrian safety measures, and HVAC and digital connectivity upgrades in community centres and other municipal buildings.
vaccine COVID

Construction Business

COVID-19 vaccine available to B.C. construction workers

Workers in B.C.'s construction industry are now being prioritized to receive their COVID-19 vaccination regardless of age.
repairs

CondoBusiness

Condos in precarious spot if small repairs sit idle

Should the corporation move forward with certain maintenance repairs if the issue has the potential to become exponentially worse?
rents are rising

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rents are rising in most major areas

Although average monthly rents continued to decline on a national basis, rents are rising regionally according to the latest rent report from Rentals.ca.