Ontario

Fanshawe College

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New Fanshawe College campus opens in London

A new state-of-the-art academic facility designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects at Fanshawe College in downtown London, Ont. has officially opened.
Smoothing of tax inequities

Canadian Property Management

REALPAC calls for smoothing of tax inequities

An illogical quirk in the apportionment of business education tax continues to undermine competitiveness for some of Ontario's major cities, advocates for the commercial real estate sector maintain.
inclusionary zoning

CondoBusiness

Revisit inclusionary zoning reg: REALPAC to province

REALPAC is calling on the new administration at Queen's Park to revisit Ontario's inclusionary zoning regulation.
stop collecting carbon tax

Canadian Property Management

Ontario utilities to stop collecting carbon tax

The Ontario Energy Board must provide direction before the levy can be removed from natural gas bills.
Section 98

CondoBusiness

Can developers enter section 98 agreements?

The Condominium Act does not prohibit a developer from entering into a section 98 agreement with the condo while it still owns the units.
parking

CondoBusiness

Can boards curb uses of exclusive parking spaces?

Can condo corporations enforce parking rules in spaces that are not owned by the unit owner, but of which they have exclusive use?
environmental surfaces

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Environmental surfaces can be infection gateway

Recently released guidelines from Ontario's Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee address the cleaning and disinfecting challenges that housekeeping staff continue to face in healthcare facilities.
Energy efficiency messaging

Canadian Property Management

Energy efficiency messaging reset in Ontario

Energy efficiency advocates are working to enlist broader support and leverage existing influential backers at a time when government commitment is becoming more uneven across North American jurisdictions.
records

CondoBusiness

Navigating a new process for requesting records

As of Nov. 1, 2017, there is a new process under the Condominium Act, as amended, for making and responding to records requests in condo corporations.
OHBA Awards of Distinction housing excellence

REMI Network

Winners of 2017 Ontario Green Health Care Awards announced

The winners of the 2017 Ontario Green Health Care Awards were announced on Tuesday. Award recipients were determined by selecting the top performing facilities from
dismantling cap and trade

Canadian Property Management

Costs of dismantling cap and trade queried

Several prominent business leaders and professionals are expressing disappointment, and projecting billions of dollars in direct losses and forgone economic development.
previously awarded EVC grants

Canadian Property Management

Ontario qualifies previously approved EVC grants

Approved applicants who have already acted on the former government's promise will be in position to collect the rebate. Those who did not purchase equipment or sign a contract to authorize investment prior to July 4 will receive no funds.
cannabis

CondoBusiness

Recreational cannabis use to become legal this fall

Is it time for condo boards and property managers to brace for reefer madness? It may depend on which condo lawyer they ask.
Doug Ford

CondoBusiness

Don’t widen municipal land transfer tax: OREA, TREB

Last week, OREA and TREB jointly called on MPP candidates vying for seats in the York Region to reject requests to expand the municipal land transfer tax.
home sales forecast home sales activity

CondoBusiness

GTA home sales drop 22.2 per cent in May

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) saw 7,834 home sales in May 2018, a decline of 22.2 per cent year-over-year, reports the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB).
community benefits projects

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario approves five community benefits projects

Ontario has approved five community benefits projects, which will help support local communities during the development of major new public infrastructure.
carbon pricing

Canadian Property Management

Carbon pricing hailed as a boost to retrofits

Dismantling Ontario's cap-and-trade system would be a setback for the commercial real estate sector and the many trades and professions it employs, one of its prominent industry organizations maintains.