Tarion coverage for condo conversions anticipated in 2018

Tarion coverage for Ontario condo conversions is expected to become available at the beginning of 2018, according to a regulatory proposal.
Massey Hall

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests in historic Massey Hall revitalization

Ontario is investing in the revitalization of Massey Hall, a popular cultural venue that has hosted many performances in its 123-year history.
Condominium Authority


Condominium Authority of Ontario adopts fees as proposed

Condo owners will pay a monthly fee of $1 per voting unit to fund services to be provided by the newly formed Condominium Authority of Ontario.
housing minister


Peter Milczyn named Ontario’s new housing minister

Peter Milczyn, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, was sworn in as Ontario’s housing minister at a Queen’s Park ceremony this morning.
condo law


Countdown on to roll out of condo law reforms

The countdown to the roll out of changes to Ontario’s condo laws is on. Directors and owners will soon be able to call or email the Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO).
forecast prediction


TREB revises 2017 home buying forecast downwards

The Toronto Real Estate Board has revised its forecast range for 2017 transactions down to between 89,000 and 100,000, but listings are expected to grow.
live-in superintendents

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario leaves live-in superintendents exposed

For now, market demand and the goodwill of employers are still the prime determinants of superintendents' working conditions.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests in upgrades, repairs at 131 hospitals

Ontario is investing $175 million through the Health Infrastructure Renewal Fund to provide repairs and upgrades to 131 hospitals this year.
licensing fees


Proposed licensing fees for condo managers released

Proposed licensing fees for condo managers and condo management firms would see the two groups share the costs of regulating the sector.
community hubs

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario program helps support community hubs

Ontario has launched a new program that will make it easier for communities to build support to redevelop surplus buildings into community hubs.
smart buildings

Canadian Property Management

Alberta hits the trifecta for GHG emissions

Differing populations, economic drivers and sources of electricity generation are easily discernible in the provincial/territorial breakdown of GHG emissions statistics.
foreign buyer


Ontario releases foreign buyer data ahead of housing forum

Foreign buyers were involved in roughly 4.7 per cent of residential and agricultural real estate purchases in the Greater Golden Horseshoe, new data shows.
proposed fees


Condo owners invited to weigh in on proposed fees

The Condominium Authority of Ontario (CAO) is inviting condo owners to weigh in on proposed fees to support services it will begin to deliver this fall.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New apartment complex planned for London, ON

A new apartment complex is coming to the vibrant, growing market of London, Ontario, where apartment vacancy fell to 2.1 per cent last fall, the lowest it's been since 2003.
custodians in Ontario

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario investing in new and renovated schools

Ontario is investing in building 10 new schools, completing renovations or additions to 28 existing schools, and creating a combined total of 460 new licensed child care spaces across the province.
bus maintenance facility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New bus maintenance facility opens in Oshawa

The Raleigh Bus Maintenance and Storage Facility has officially opened in Durham Region, supporting more bus rapid transit for residents.
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.