Michelle Ervin

gender parity

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Hard quotas unlikely in gender parity push

Hard quotas appear to be an unlikely tool in the growing push to promote gender parity in the real estate industry.
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.
energy reporting

CondoBusiness

Condos look for energy reporting loopholes

Some condo boards in Ontario are looking for loopholes to a coming energy reporting requirement, but there are none for large buildings captured by the regulation.
Travel Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Travel Centre charts unmapped territory

Travel Centre is taking its guests into uncharted territory with a new destination that brings together a rare mix of event, retail and work space.
elevator

CondoBusiness

Ontario looks to boost elevator availability

Ontario is looking to boost elevator availability in multi-storey residential buildings, as well as long-term care and seniors’ homes.
ergonomics

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Focus on workplace wellness elevates ergonomics

There is a natural role for ergonomics to play in workplace interventions as organizations increasingly look to improve employee well-being, says Lucy Hart.
construction

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Construction side effects carry deadly risks

Living through construction may be a fact of life for city dwellers, but living through construction can be a fact of life and death for hospital patients.
active design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Region of Peel pilots active design strategies

The Region of Peel plans to incorporate active design strategies at other facilities within its portfolio after a successful pilot.
Women's College Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Women’s College Hospital redeveloped

The redevelopment of Women's College Hospital helped support its mandate as Ontario’s first outpatient-only, women-focused hospital.
minimum wage

CondoBusiness

Minimum wage hike to follow new condo fees

The minimum wage hike may sting more in condo communities than others as they face new costs associated with recent changes to Ontario’s condo laws.
harassment

CondoBusiness

Workplace harassment not limited to Hollywood

Cultural attitudes are shifting such that workplace harassment is becoming impossible to ignore, including in condo communities.
co-working

Canadian Facility Management & Design

An upscale co-working space in Old Montreal

A sensitive design intervention transformed a space once occupied by a bank into headquarters for a tech start-up, complete with co-working space.
complaints

CondoBusiness

Regulator will not actively seek complaints

The Condominium Management Regulatory Authority of Ontario (CMRAO) will not be "actively seeking" complaints about licensees, says chair Aubrey LeBlanc.
cannabis legalization

CondoBusiness

Builders abuzz about cannabis legalization

Ontario’s residential construction industry is anxiously awaiting tools from the province to help it uphold its workplace health and safety obligations when recreational cannabis becomes legal next year.
design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Design casts Stereo D’s new facility in low light

At a time when organizations are pushing meeting rooms and private offices into the middles of floor plates, Stereo D Canada has done just the
Condominium Authority of Ontario

CondoBusiness

The Condominium Authority of Ontario launches

In its first month, the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) fielded 330 calls and 130 emails from condo directors, managers and owners.
apartment

Canadian Apartment Magazine

HVAC switch over snared by hot spell

Tensions boiled over last week at Toronto apartment buildings without air conditioning as temperatures soared into heat wave territory in late September.