Music industry may get voice in development applications

The music industry may get a voice in the review process for development applications.
noise complaints


Turning down the volume on noise complaints

Provincial authorities are preparing to introduce requirements relating to sound transmission due to deficiencies that could cut down on noise complaints.
window wall


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.
UBC's Ponderosa Commons

Canadian Facility Management & Design

UBC breaks down barriers with mixed-use hub

UBC is breaking down barriers with Ponderosa Commons, the first of five mixed-use residences designed to activate the commuter campus year-round.
commercial condo


Fortress completes first commercial condo project

Fortress and Kingridge have completed the construction and registration of Kingridge Square, an office and commercial condo development in Oakville.
kid-friendly condos


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.


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.
land use


Province releases updated land use plans

The Ontario government has released updated land use plans aimed at balancing the environment and vibrant communities as the Greater Golden Horseshoe grows.
VRCA silver awards


Tridel named big winner at annual BILD Awards

The 37th annual BILD Awards were held on Friday, April 28th, recognizing the GTA’s top builders, projects and marketing initiatives.
Insignia Private Residences


Luxury condo development slated for Oakville

The Insignia Private Residences at Sixteen Mile Creek, a nine-storey, 29-unit luxury condominium development, will soon call Oakville home.
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
optional property tax class

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Optional property tax class set to be mandatory

Though expressed somewhat vaguely, the Ontario government's newly announced housing plan forewarns that all municipalities will be required to adopt the new multi-residential property class and align it with the tax rate applied to residential properties.
net positive energy office

Canadian Property Management

Net positive energy office set to rise in Waterloo

In Waterloo, Ontario, workers are installing wells for a geo-exchange system that will heat and cool a new net positive energy office development.


Luxury Manhattan condo first to be WELL-certified

21W20, a new luxury condominium located in New York City, is the world’s first residential project to be certified under the WELL Building Standard.


Unit owners sell boutique buildings to developer

The sale of a property in midtown Toronto that closed in January marks Ontario’s first case of unit owners terminating a condo corporation by vote.
age-friendly communities

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Promise of age-friendly communities rings false

Recent analysis of how Canadian suburbs accommodate aging residents concludes that the streetscapes, housing mix and array of neighbourhood services and amenities typically fail to meet seniors' needs.
Cushman & Wakefield

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New Cushman & Wakefield HQ promotes engagement

Cushman & Wakefield recently unveiled its new Canadian headquarters, bringing together employees from two locations into one open-concept office in Toronto.