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Postponed reassessment delays Ontario's next property tax cycle

Canadian Property Management

Ontario to delay next property tax cycle

The move was announced in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, but additionally opens a window to adjust the mechanics of the assessment process itself.
Ontario municipalities revise schedules for property tax payments

Canadian Property Management

Schedules for property tax payments in flux

Late penalties for Toronto property tax, water and solid waste utility bills have been suspended until mid-May, while ratepayers get an additional 60 days to make tax payments. Mississauga has added 90 days to its tax payment deadlines.
education property tax deferrals introduced in Ontario and Alberta

Canadian Property Management

ON/AB: education property tax relief introduced

Alberta and Ontario are offering ratepayers temporary relief from the education portion of property tax bills.
key building services deemed essential in Ontario and Quebec

Canadian Facility Management & Design

ON/QC: access to key building services assured

Building owners, managers and occupants can be assured that life-safety systems, telecommunications, elevators and HVAC can be maintained and repaired as necessary, and that janitorial and security staff are permitted on-site.
Ontario adopts flat electricity rate for 45 days

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Ontario adopts flat electricity rate

With the government's request for people to stay home as much as possible, many residential customers had been racking up inescapable higher costs of consuming electricity during the daytime hours.
state of emergency does not equate to provincial shutdown

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Ford stresses it’s not a provincial shutdown

Public transit, key retailers, including grocery stores and pharmacies, commercial office towers, industrial facilities and construction jobsites will remain open and functioning.
Peter Menkes named to Order of Ontario

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Peter Menkes named to Order of Ontario

The distinction is conferred to individuals who have made exceptional and lasting contributions to the fabric of Ontario and the well-being of Ontarians, and is the Province's highest honour.
Ontario benchmarking

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Smaller buildings spared Ontario benchmarking

Owners of smaller commercial and multi-residential buildings in Ontario will still be welcome to voluntarily share energy and water consumption data, but a looming deadline for mandatory disclosure has been withdrawn.
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.
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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.
SmartCentres Greenwin joint venture

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.
Starlight and KingSett

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.