Development

large condo unit

CondoBusiness

Build large condo units and families will come?

A real estate analyst takes aim at a 'fallacy' reflected in Toronto's downtown planning framework, which calls for large condo units.
Graywood Developments

REMI Network

Developer doubles down on West St. Clair West

With shovels in the ground on its sold-out SCOOP project, the developer has unveiled plans for another mid-rise condo in the neighbourhood.
cogeneration

CondoBusiness

GTA-based condo building demos cogeneration

One GTA-based condo building won’t face the dilemma of when to switch over its HVAC system from heating to cooling this spring thanks to cogeneration.
Quebec and Newfoundland

CondoBusiness

Quebec and Newfoundland proffer homebuyer funds

Provincial budgets, released in both provinces on March 27, outline different approaches to financial assistance that's projected to benefit about 430 recipients in Newfoundland and 47,000 in Quebec.
amenities

CondoBusiness

Rich amenities make up for shrinking suites

The economic realities of development today have meant that suite sizes have had to shrink, and developers are creating amenity-laden buildings to compensate.
tax break for new rental housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Manitoba nixes tax break for new rental housing

Developers of purpose-built rental housing in Manitoba are losing a tax credit that has been available for the past five years.
high-rise

CondoBusiness

Will ‘ultra-high-rises’ cost more to maintain?

The new crop of 'ultra-high-rise' condos rising in Toronto will be more complicated and consequently more costly to maintain, one engineer is warning.
residential development land

CondoBusiness

B.C. residential development land takes tax hit

The British Columbia government expects to collect about $520 million in new annual revenue through additional residential property taxes and property transfer taxes.
thermal energy

REMI Network

The Well to anchor thermal energy system expansion

The Well will anchor the expansion of Enwave’s deep lake water cooling and hot water distribution networks with the installation of a below-grade thermal energy storage facility.
condo supply and affordability

CondoBusiness

GTA condo supply and affordability in decline

Land for high-rise condominium development was a major component of $23.5 billion in investment property sales in the Greater Toronto Area last year.
Vertical density

CondoBusiness

Vertical density channels Mississauga growth

Nearly five decades of lower-density development will take some time to fill in to more compact neighbourhoods and pedestrian-oriented commercial streets, but the vitality of the city's condominium market demonstrates that single-family residential is no longer the default built form.
private sector housing partners

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Feds open to private sector housing partners

As envisioned, the federal and provincial/territorial governments will jointly fund the 10-year, $40-billion package of policies and programs so many details are still missing or yet to be refined through future negotiations.
multi-res landlords

CondoBusiness

Ontario takes steps to streamline development approvals

Electronic permitting could be coming to Ontario as the province sets about implementing a 14-point action plan aimed at streamlining development approvals.
family-friendly housing

CondoBusiness

Report renews calls for more family-friendly housing in the GTA

A new report by Ryerson City Building Institute and Urbanation has brought renewed urgency to calls for more family-friendly housing in the GTA.
Single-use professional sports venues

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Single-use professional sports venues falter

Ottawa and Calgary are two current Canadian examples where pressure is mounting to abandon major arenas still far from the end of their structural life cycles and build anew.
accessibility

CondoBusiness

Daniels to offer suites designed for accessibility

The Daniels Corporation last week unveiled plans to offer suites expressly developed for accessibility.
luxury condo sales

CondoBusiness

GTA and Vancouver see more luxury condo sales

Vancouver boasts a greater share of higher priced transactions with 165 condo deals topping $2 million versus 100 in the Greater Toronto Area, but the single highest price was garnered in the GTA.