building services

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Building services seen as precarious employment

Cleaners, security guards, parking attendants and building-specific food service workers could attain union certification through a streamlined one-step process if proposed amendments to Ontario's Labour Relations Act are adopted.
long-term care home

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario supports new Toronto long-term care home

Ontario is supporting the construction of a new long-term care home in downtown Toronto that will provide a supportive living environment for residents.
Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario schools to receive $1.4 bil for upgrades

Ontario is investing a total of $1.4 billion in 2017-18 to improve school buildings by repairing and upgrading elements such as roofs, flooring and plumbing systems.
York University Markham

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests in York University Markham campus

Ontario is investing $127 million in the construction of a York University campus in Markham, which will be the first university campus in York Region.
condo law reforms


Updated timeline released for condo law reforms

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services has released an updated timeline for the roll out of condo law reforms.
Ontario peak electricity price

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario peak electricity price fails to shock

Ontario's recent electricity price adjustments have narrowed the gap between the on-peak and off-peak rates, while stretching the mid-peak to on-peak range a little farther apart.


Big data backs medium-density development

The development of courtyard apartments, multiplexes and town homes could be among the building blocks of better housing affordability in Ontario.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Infrastructure projects to get underway this summer

Construction on hundreds of infrastructure projects across Ontario will get underway this summer, including hospitals, schools, transit projects and roads.
land use planning appeals


Ontario to revise land use planning appeals system

In an effort to ensure Ontarians have access to faster and fairer hearings, the province plans to overhaul its land use planning appeals system.
land use


Province releases updated land use plans

The Ontario government has released updated land use plans aimed at balancing the environment and vibrant communities as the Greater Golden Horseshoe grows.
construction injuries

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario action plan promotes construction safety

Ontario has announced the implementation of a Construction Health and Safety Action Plan to help prevent construction injuries, illnesses and fatalities.
hospital infrastructure

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests $9-bil in hospital infrastructure

Ontario plans to invest an additional $9 billion to support the construction of new and upgraded hospital infrastructure across the province.
Reliable Elevators Act


Reliable Elevators Act passes second reading

If it becomes law, the Reliable Elevators Act would require maintenance contractors to restore out-of-service elevators within 14 days in most buildings.


ACMO holds 40th anniversary celebration

ACMO feted 40 years of leading the condominium management profession using education, member services and public awareness with an anniversary celebration.
commercial electricity customers

Canadian Property Management

Commercial electricity customers mull decision

Newly expanded eligibility for Ontario's Industrial Conservation Initiative could be even more punitive for smaller customers on the losing side of cost redistribution.
vacant unit rebate

Canadian Property Management

Cities poised to terminate vacant unit rebate

Past, present and would-be recipients bristle at suggestions that the rebate is a subsidy or a disincentive to improve the marketability of their properties.
Montreal office availability


Ontario foreign buyer tax may drive Montreal sales

The QFREB says Ontario's new foreign buyer tax may increase the presence of foreign buyers in Montreal's real estate market.