Infrastructure

Throne Speech pledges to build back better from COVID-19

Canadian Property Management

Throne Speech pledges to build back better

Infrastructure investment and climate risk mitigation are key to the Canadian government’s goal to create one million jobs and rebound from the economic slump of COVID-19.
public transit

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Research to gauge returns on public transit

COVID-19 has forced Canada’s transit authorities to grapple with the twin challenges of public health logistics and declining revenues. A new stream of federal infrastructure spending will target pandemic-resilient infrastructure.
flooding

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High-rise builders flagged in new flooding insight

Little has been invested in underground infrastructure to increase capacity when it comes to Toronto's aging sewage and stormwater pipes.
Mark Carney to lead development of ESG-focused funds at Brookfield Asset Management

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Brookfield looks to Carney on ESG-focused funds

Mark Carney, the United Nations special envoy for climate action and finance, has joined Brookfield Asset Management as vice chair and head of ESG and impact fund investing.
Electrical equipment distributor to divest Canadian utility and data communication divisions

Construction Business

Electrical equipment conglomerate to divest

The Competition Bureau negotiated the terms of agreement to address concerns that one company would gain predominant market share, driving up prices for key components of electricity transmission/distribution systems and telecommunications networks.
COVID-19 prompts Nova Scotia to accelerate schedule for expanding internet coverage

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Nova Scotia scurries to expand internet coverage

COVID-19 has prompted accelerated delivery of high-speed internet to some overlooked or underserviced areas of Nova Scotia.
contractor awards

Construction Business

Excellence honoured at B.C. contractor awards

The contractors behind some of British Columbia’s most important transportation projects in 2019 were recognized with the B.C. Highways Contractor Awards.
unsolicited infrastructure bids

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Ontario creates web portal for unsolicited infrastructure bids

The private sector can now share their expertise on public infrastructure needs through unsolicited bids submitted online to the Ontario government.
Ontario Minister of Infrastructure

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario announces infrastructure funding program

Ontario recently announced plans for a new funding program to provide $30 billion over 10 years towards infrastructure projects across the province.
P3 public-private partnerships

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Majority of Canadians support public-private partnerships: survey

According to a new Nanos Research survey, 64 per cent of Canadians remain supportive of public-private partnerships (P3s) to build critical infrastructure.
urgent care

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Ontario invests in hospital upgrades and repairs

The Ontario government is investing $175 million in upgrades, repairs and maintenance at 128 hospitals across the province.
library

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Two Quebec libraries to be relocated

The governments of Canada and Quebec each plan to invest over $112,000 to relocate the Sainte-Paule municipal library to the community centre in the region.
new rental supply

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Canada invests in cultural infrastructure in N.B.

The Government of Canada is providing Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) with a $405,000 grant to support renovations to its facilities.
urban pressures arise in step with proptech

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Urban pressures arise in step with proptech

Toronto conference explores commercial real estate in its urban context, focusing on factors that support or threaten economic growth, investment returns, urban liveability and sustainability.
community benefits projects

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Ontario approves five community benefits projects

Ontario has approved five community benefits projects, which will help support local communities during the development of major new public infrastructure.
calgary 9 block

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Canada and Alberta invest in upgrades at Calgary arts facility

The governments of Canada and Alberta recently announced funding to renew the electrical system in Arts Commons, a multi-venue arts centre in Calgary.
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

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Expansion planned for Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

The emergency department at Scarborough and Rouge Hospital’s Centenary site is set to be redeveloped and expanded to replace aging infrastructure.