digital Earth Day 2020 focuses on individual actions for collective change

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Individual actions drive digital Earth Day 2020

This year’s 50th anniversary event is already in progress, in homes and online, as organizers launched 22 days of daily challenges for promoting climate change resilience on April 1.
residential construction

REMI Network

Ontario scaling back residential construction

Ontario announced updates to its essential services list, stating that most residential construction in the province will be paused for now.

Construction Business

Ontario steps up COVID measures on jobsites

The Ontario government is stepping up measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 on construction sites. The update provides further guidance for employers.
Quebec;s largest rental housing association to survey members about financial stress related to COVID-19

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Quebec landlords to be queried on financial stress

Quebec's largest rental housing association has released a flurry of messages to frame issues around rent payment for the public, the Quebec government and landlords themselves.
Real estate, legal and financial services providers are rallying to support the Canadian hotel industry

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canadian hotel industry draws troubleshooters

Real estate, legal and financial services providers have come together to offer support and work their networks on the hotel sector's behalf during the COVID-19 crisis.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

CCOHS offers free courses, publications to support workplaces during COVID-19

The Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety (CCOHS) is making a number of relevant courses and publications available for free to help workplaces protect

Design Quarterly

AIBC keeps architects informed during COVID-19

AIBC has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and set up a new webpage to provide updates and information to members.
remote video inspections

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Remote video inspections abet social distancing

The technology does not replace the human element of inspections, but it does allow for parties to the inspection to be separate from each other.
common expense fees


Handling common expense fees during COVID-19

Over the course of the last few weeks, many condo corporations have been asking whether they can defer owners’ common expense fee (CEF) payments or
hourly wage increase promised for Commissionaires security personnel

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Security agency pledges hourly wage increase

Security personnel on the Commissionaires Canada payroll in Ontario can expect an hourly wage increase of $2 effective April 6, reflecting their current status as essential provincial workers and the front line pressures they are facing.
CMHC mortgage deferral plan

Canadian Apartment Magazine

CMHC’s mortgage payment deferral plan

To help apartment owners understand CMHC's COVID-19 mortgage payment deferral plan, Collier's Riley Young, Associate Vice President, Capital Markets, walks us through the process.
ASHRAE volunteers guidance for setup of temporary field hospitals

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

ASHRAE to aid setup of temporary field hospitals

ASHRAE has forged an epidemic task force to volunteer expert guidance on the setup of temporary field hospitals in non-traditional health care venues, such as convention centres and arenas.

REMI Network

Global COVID-19 response group launches

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and Leesman are joining forces to build a global pan-industry response group
Urban residents' associations support human cohabitants

REMI Network

OFURA and BIN reach out to human cohabitants

The association’s membership is on standby to offer any latch-opening services humans may require during this time of social distancing.
commercial leasing questions about COVID-19

Canadian Property Management

COVID-19 ripples through to commercial leasing

Landlords and tenants are continuing to move lease transactions forward in anticipation of a return to business as usual in the near future.
covid CCA

Construction Business

CCA releases COVID-19 jobsite protocols

CCA has released its first version of the COVID-19 Standardized Protocols for All Canadian Construction Sites to help the industry keep workers safe.
employer obligations

REMI Network

Employer obligations to staff during COVID-19 crisis

The obligations that condominium corporations have as employers are one of many concerns related to the COVID-19 pandemic.