Ontario

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.
public-private partnership savvy

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Ontario touts public-private partnership savvy

Infrastructure Ontario will offer consulting services to the global market, pushing its experience overseeing dozens of major institutional construction projects.
construction working-at-heights

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Work-at-heights training program successful: study

According to a study by the Institute for Work and Health, Ontario’s working-at-heights training program is successful at preventing worker injuries.
community agencies

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Ontario invests $1.6 mil in community agency renos

The Government of Ontario is investing $1.6 million in over 60 projects that will upgrade and repair community agencies across the province.
Tarion Warranty Corporation

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Ontario to introduce new home warranty regulator

The Ontario government has announced plans to transform Tarion Warranty Corporation and implement initiatives to better inform and protect new home buyers.
Industrial properties

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Ontario cues agenda for industrial properties

The action is included in a list of initiatives associated with Bill 66, the proposed Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, even though none of the bill's dozens of legislative amendments pertain to the Assessment Act.
rental housing surplus

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Affordable housing set for surplus federal properties

Surplus federal properties in Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland are set to be repurposed into affordable housing as part of the Federal Lands Initiative.
real estate laws

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Ontario aims to modernize real estate laws

The Ontario government is reviewing the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 by seeking public input in an effort to modernize real estate laws.
suburban office parks

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Mixed uses to ease into suburban office parks

The new policy would give developers a basis to challenge any local government's veto of non-employment land uses in suburban office parks.
Joseph Brant Hospital upgrades

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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.
community hubs

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Private sector gains allure for community hubs

Prospective developers of community hubs will no longer get extra time to negotiate the purchase of surplus properties the Ontario government is selling.
Ontario Place Cinesphere

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New community group fights for access to Ontario Place

A new community group, Ontario Place For All, was recently established to campaign for a publicly accessible future for Ontario Place.
demand response

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Debunking Common Misconceptions About Ontario’s Demand Response Program

Ontario’s demand response program, which pays large energy users to reduce consumption in emergency situations, recently reached an important milestone.
Church Reactivation Care Centre

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Church Reactivation Care Centre opens to patients

The repurposed and renovated Humber River Hospital Church site, now called the Church Reactivation Care Centre, celebrated its grand opening on December 16.
mental health and addictions

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Ontario providing higher capacity for mental health care

Ontario is providing funding to 12 hospitals across the province, which will go towards adding a total of over 50 new mental health beds.
unit sub-metering providers

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Unit sub-metering providers dodge OEB oversight

In practice, the Ontario Energy Board has never exercised its authority to set electricity rates for sub-metered residential units because it has been finalizing a methodology for carrying out the new responsibility, which came into force in the spring of 2018.
Massey Hall

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Canada, Ontario invest in Massey Hall revitalization

Canada and Ontario are each investing $30 million into the renovation and expansion of Massey Hall, Canada’s oldest concert hall.