Ontario

environmental approvals

CondoBusiness

Friendlier CHP environmental approvals welcome

It's still unclear how the process of securing environmental approvals for combined heat and power systems will be streamlined, but the Ontario government's recent pledge has been greeted enthusiastically in the buildings sector.
pesticide ban

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ontario could lift pesticide ban in cemeteries

The current prohibition on pesticides for cosmetic purposes will continue to apply for commercial and residential properties.
obscure rental housing statute

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario to scrap obscure rental housing statute

The Residential Complex Sales Representation Act is among dozens of statutes and regulations tagged for revision or outright repeal in proposed omnibus legislation introduced in late October.
perkins

Canadian Apartment Magazine

SmartCentres and Greenwin join forces on new Barrie development

SmartCentres REIT and Greenwin Inc. announced that they have entered into a 50/50 joint venture to develop a 7.8 acre lakefront property located in Barrie, Ontario.
damage repair

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ontario victim services to include damage repair

The revised compensation program promises to provide direct funds to eligible recipients within three to 10 business days rather than requiring them to later apply for reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses.
Boardwalk and Riocan

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Boardwalk and RioCan announce plans for new mixed-use development

Boardwalk and RioCan have announced plans for another mixed-use development, this one to be located in Mississauga, Ontario.
carbon pricing reappears

Canadian Property Management

Carbon pricing reappears on Ontario gas bills

Carbon pricing has been reinstated on Ontario's natural gas bills 10 months after utilities were instructed to remove the levy that the provincial government has been seeking to quash.
scrutiny of accessibility

Canadian Property Management

Ontario aims to relax scrutiny of accessibility

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing says the underlying principle of improving accessibility will be maintained, and connects the revisions to the government's commitment to cut red tape that is slowing down the production of new housing.
carbon pricing revenue

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Retrofit fund draws on carbon pricing revenue

Grants of up to $250,000 are available to small business operators in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan for energy-saving and emission-reducing building retrofit projects.
expanded Ontario cabinet

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ministers shift around expanded Ontario cabinet

The 28-member reconfigured roster brings some fresh faces to portfolios of key interest to the commercial real estate industry, but also leaves one of the most prominent players in place.
Global adjustment status quo

Canadian Property Management

Global adjustment status quo foreseen into 2020

The current formula for allocating global adjustment costs is generally thought to be locked in for at least another year. Changes in the conservation and demand management regime are unfolding more rapidly.
dislodge drug dealers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New rules could help dislodge drug dealers

Proposed amendments to Ontario's Cannabis Control Act would allow authorities to lock down and bar entry to residential dwellings in the course of laying charges
333 University Ave, Kingston On

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New apartment development planned for Kingston, Ontario

A new apartment development is coming to Kingston, ON, featuring three new rental buildings comprised of 788 units and over 600,000 square feet of total area.
Ontario Fire Code

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario Fire Code to add steeper fine bracket

More stringent fines and an extended period for prosecutions are slated to come into force 30 days after the Ontario legislature adopts the Budget Measures Act.
unpaid building code advisors

Canadian Property Management

Ontario spurns unpaid building code advisors

The 2019 Ontario budget lists the Building Code Conservation Advisory Council among 10 provincial agencies deemed to be unnecessary or imprudent expenditures.
MPAC board

Canadian Property Management

Municipalities could lose clout on MPAC board

A new government means a new round of scrutiny for Ontario's property assessment agency.
Ontario fee revenue

Canadian Apartment Magazine

LTB collects $13 million in Ontario fee revenue

The volume and sum of Tribunal admin charges exceed most other tolls tied to commercial real estate and/or professional and skilled personnel who work in the industry.