Ontario

Bill 104 land-use planning

CondoBusiness

Ontario legislation replaces OMB with local appeal panels

Earlier this week, the Ontario government passed the Building Better Communities and Conserving Watersheds Act, 2017, legislation that will provide communities with a stronger voice in land-use planning.
electric vehicles

CondoBusiness

Proposal aims to remove roadblocks to electric vehicles in condos

The Ontario government is looking at ways to next spring remove roadblocks to installing electric vehicle charging stations on condo properties.
Fair Housing Plan

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan: The Impact on Ontario Apartment Owners

In this article we highlight the major items from the Fair Housing Plan, review the details contained in Bill 124, and discuss the importance of apartment owners retaining the right for vacancy decontrol.
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.
Peel Memorial Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Peel Memorial Centre poised for major expansion

Peel Memorial Centre is poised to undergo a major expansion after the Ontario government approved the project earlier this month.
development approvals

CondoBusiness

Ontario takes steps to streamline development approvals

Electronic permitting could be coming to Ontario as the province sets about implementing a 14-point action plan aimed at streamlining development approvals.
Long Term Energy Plan

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Long Term Energy Plan reframes CDM incentive

Ontario's newly released provincial Long Term Energy Plan, now updated to replace the 2013 version, rescinds favoured status for combined heat and power systems that rely on fossil fuels.
Global Adjustment costs

Canadian Property Management

Class B Global Adjustment costs up for review

The newly released 2017 update to Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan hints at future relief for commercial electricity customers currently carrying a disproportionate share of Global Adjustment costs.
Cinesphere

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Historic Cinesphere at Ontario Place reopens

For the first time in years, Ontario Place is welcoming guests back to the Cinesphere, the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre.
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.
Casey House rendering by Hariri Pontarini Architects

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Casey House expansion officially opens

Casey House recently celebrated the opening of its expansion, which includes the addition of a new state-of-the-art, four-storey facility.
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.
Oshawa Go Station

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New station building opens at Oshawa GO Station

The new station building at Oshawa Go Station has officially opened, making it easier for residents in Durham region to commute.
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.