Ontario

ergonomic

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario raising awareness for workplace ergonomics

Ontario workplace health and safety associations are hosting learning sessions, webinars and training events on ergonomic workplaces in October and November.
patient tower

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Joseph Brant Hospital’s new patient tower opens

The Michael Lee-Chin and Family Patient Tower at Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital officially opened on October 12, marking the end of construction season.
new home warranties

CondoBusiness

Ontario moves to reform new home warranties system

The Ontario government last week delivered on previously announced plans to introduce legislation to reform the province’s new home warranties system.
consumer protection

CondoBusiness

Province strengthens consumer protection with new rules: OREA

The government of Ontario has introduced legislation that, if passed, will implement North America-leading rules in the province around how real estate professionals can represent consumers.
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.
foreign buyers

CondoBusiness

Foreign buyer purchases fall in Greater Golden Horseshoe

According to new data from provincially collected tax information, home purchases by foreign buyers have fallen since the Fair Housing Plan was introduced.
elevators

CondoBusiness

Required upgrades to single-speed elevators lifted

The TSSA recently lifted the requirement to undertake certain upgrades to the controls of single-speed elevators, but it doesn’t mean building owners should abandon modernization.
Scarborough and Rouge Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario grant to help fund new dialysis facility in Scarborough

Ontario is providing a grant to Scarborough and Rouge Hospital to help plan and construct a new dialysis facility as well as helping fund other programs.
cockroach infestation renovated schools

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54 renovated schools to re-open in Ontario this fall

A total of 54 new or renovated schools will open in communities across Ontario in the coming months, providing better learning spaces for years to come.
condo managers

CondoBusiness

Proposed reg details code of ethics for condo managers

A code of ethics for condo managers is now up for public comment after the release of proposed regulations under the Condominium Management Services Act.
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.
retrofit

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario funds local projects to reduce GHG pollution

Ontario is investing up to $100 million in local projects that aim to reduce GHG pollution by launching a program for municipalities across the province.
Tarion

CondoBusiness

Tarion coverage for condo conversions anticipated in 2018

Tarion coverage for Ontario condo conversions is expected to become available at the beginning of 2018, according to a regulatory proposal.
Massey Hall

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests in historic Massey Hall revitalization

Ontario is investing in the revitalization of Massey Hall, a popular cultural venue that has hosted many performances in its 123-year history.
Condominium Authority

CondoBusiness

Condominium Authority of Ontario adopts fees as proposed

Condo owners will pay a monthly fee of $1 per voting unit to fund services to be provided by the newly formed Condominium Authority of Ontario.
housing minister

CondoBusiness

Peter Milczyn named Ontario’s new housing minister

Peter Milczyn, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, was sworn in as Ontario’s housing minister at a Queen’s Park ceremony this morning.
condo law

CondoBusiness

Countdown on to roll out of condo law reforms

The countdown to the roll out of changes to Ontario’s condo laws is on. Directors and owners will soon be able to call or email the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO).