Industrial properties

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario cues agenda for industrial properties

The action is included in a list of initiatives associated with Bill 66, the proposed Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act, even though none of the bill's dozens of legislative amendments pertain to the Assessment Act.
rental housing surplus


Affordable housing set for surplus federal properties

Surplus federal properties in Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland are set to be repurposed into affordable housing as part of the Federal Lands Initiative.
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Ontario aims to modernize real estate laws

The Ontario government is reviewing the Real Estate and Business Brokers Act, 2002 by seeking public input in an effort to modernize real estate laws.
suburban office parks

Canadian Property Management

Mixed uses to ease into suburban office parks

The new policy would give developers a basis to challenge any local government's veto of non-employment land uses in suburban office parks.
urgent care

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests in hospital upgrades and repairs

The Ontario government is investing $175 million in upgrades, repairs and maintenance at 128 hospitals across the province.
community hubs

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Private sector gains allure for community hubs

Prospective developers of community hubs will no longer get extra time to negotiate the purchase of surplus properties the Ontario government is selling.
Ontario Place Cinesphere

Canadian Facility Management & Design

New community group fights for access to Ontario Place

A new community group, Ontario Place For All, was recently established to campaign for a publicly accessible future for Ontario Place.
demand response

Canadian Property Management

Debunking Common Misconceptions About Ontario’s Demand Response Program

Ontario’s demand response program, which pays large energy users to reduce consumption in emergency situations, recently reached an important milestone.
Church Reactivation Care Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Church Reactivation Care Centre opens to patients

The repurposed and renovated Humber River Hospital Church site, now called the Church Reactivation Care Centre, celebrated its grand opening on December 16.
mental health and addictions

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario providing higher capacity for mental health care

Ontario is providing funding to 12 hospitals across the province, which will go towards adding a total of over 50 new mental health beds.
unit sub-metering providers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Unit sub-metering providers dodge OEB oversight

In practice, the Ontario Energy Board has never exercised its authority to set electricity rates for sub-metered residential units because it has been finalizing a methodology for carrying out the new responsibility, which came into force in the spring of 2018.
Massey Hall

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Canada, Ontario invest in Massey Hall revitalization

Canada and Ontario are each investing $30 million into the renovation and expansion of Massey Hall, Canada’s oldest concert hall.
West Lincoln Memorial Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario invests in rebuilding West Niagara hospital

Ontario has announced plans to rebuild West Lincoln Memorial Hospital, starting with providing a $500,000 grant to fund early planning efforts.


A closer look at anti-SLAPP legislation

One recent case shed light on how these newly available SLAPP provisions may apply in the condo context.
Leadership in accessibility

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ontario honours leadership in accessibility

This year's recipients include three individuals who have influenced attitudes and policy, along with two GTA municipalities and two not-for-profit organizations that have implemented programs and technologies to support employees and/or clients with disabilities.

REMI Network

New minister picks up condo file in cabinet shuffle

There’s a new point person on the condo file in Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government after a cabinet shuffle yesterday.
condo managers


Continuing education prescribed for condo managers

Some condo managers who want to renew their licences next year will have to pass a test to prove they are current on Ontario’s condo laws.