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Ontario to subsidize industrial site approval costs

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Subsidy to ease industrial site approval costs

Industrial land owners in Ontario could qualify for up to $25,000 to reimburse 50 per cent of the costs of municipal and provincial planning and environmental studies.
Sifton Properties' West 5 selected for community net metering demonstration

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Community net metering demo set for Ontario

Sifton Properties’ West 5, a 70-acre mixed-use development in London, Ontario, will be a test site for an electricity generation and sharing model known as community net metering.
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Canadian Facility Management & Design

Remote building inspections to get code clarity

A proposed amendment to the Ontario Building Code would explicitly allow for alternatives to building inspectors’ physical presence on construction sites.
Ontario regulation sets deadline for energy-use data availability via the Green Button program

Canadian Property Management

Deadline set for energy-use data availability

A newly filed regulation instructs Ontario's electricity and gas distributors to be ready for the province-wide rollout of the Green Button program by November 2023.
Ontario to give license on commercial mortgages

Canadian Property Management

Ontario to give license on commercial mortgages

Sophisticated borrowers and lenders will be able to negotiate commercial mortgages through unlicensed channels if proposed regulatory amendments are enacted in Ontario.
Ontario proposes new RPP price-setting regimen

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Ontario proposes new RPP price-setting regimen

Electricity prices could become more responsive to fluctuating commodity costs if proposed regulatory amendments are adopted in Ontario.
Heatwave conditions and operational shortfalls pose challenges in some Ontario LTC homes

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LTC operational shortfalls bared in heatwave

Heatwave conditions and operational shortfalls are posing challenges in some Ontario long-term care homes that do not have central air conditioning.
Ontario's civic building inventory scrutinized for asset condition

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Civic building inventory lags on capital repair

Ontario’s civic building inventory has fallen the farthest behind on capital repair among seven categories of municipal infrastructure assets scrutinized in a newly released report from the Financial Accountability Office of Ontario.
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REMI Network

New home regulator charges Ontario developer

Ontario’s Home Construction Regulatory Authority charged Ideal BC Developments after receiving complaints that the home builder had illegally entered into sales agreements.
Broccolini acquires former Ford assembly plant site in southwest Ontario

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New owner for long idle Ford assembly plant site

Broccolini's acquisition takes one of the largest available tracts of industrially zoned land in Canada off the market.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

CAPREIT expands presence in Ontario and B.C.

CAPREIT has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of seven apartment buildings in London, Ontario, and six apartment buildings in Victoria, B.C.
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REMI Network

Facilities get COVID funding boost across eastern Ontario

More than $22 million in infrastructure upgrades will be shared among municipalities across eastern Ontario to protect the health and well-being of residents.
Indoor temperatures must be logged in Ontario long-term care homes

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Indoor temperatures logged in Ontario LTC homes

There is still no requirement for air conditioning in all residents’ rooms, but Ontario long-term care home operators now have to implement prescribed measures to prevent heat-related illnesses.
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Canadian Property Management

Heat is on for electricity demand projections

Electricity demand projections through the vaccination rollout period should take two contradictory factors into account, energy management specialists affirm.
Commercial customer's grapple with Ontario's electricity cost allocation

Canadian Property Management

Parsing Ontario’s electricity cost allocation

After a year of operational upheaval and more modifications to electricity pricing policies, BOMA Toronto’s annual workshop to address the complexities of the global adjustment had a lot of ground to cover.
Ontario insolvencies drop in 2020

Canadian Property Management

Pandemic relief defrays Ontario insolvencies

Low interest rates, flexibility to defer payments and various government-funded programs synergized into what are characterized as “exceptional” circumstances in a recessionary period.
Ontario power system revenue is surplus to projections despite COVID-19-related rate relief

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Power system revenue transcends lockdown relief

It appears that seven weeks of COVID-19-related electricity rate relief for residential and small business customers did not adversely undermine Ontario power system revenue.