Development

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.
development approvals

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.
development

CondoBusiness

Music industry may get voice in development applications

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

CondoBusiness

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

CondoBusiness

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

CondoBusiness

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

CondoBusiness

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.
development

CondoBusiness

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

CondoBusiness

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

CondoBusiness

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

CondoBusiness

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