Ontario

architecture

Canadian Facility Management & Design

OAA kicks off SHIFT Architecture Challenge

The SHIFT Architecture Challenge is a new program launched to highlight the distinct contribution architects bring to addressing key societal issues.
medical cannabis

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Medical cannabis a prescription for uncertainty

Rental housing industry advocates have been urging the Canadian government to review and modify rules governing the cultivation of plants for personal medical use.
Formica Canada

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Formica Canada launches design competition

Formica Canada is launching a new design competition for Ontario design and architecture students to create a booth design featuring new Formica products.
condo law

CondoBusiness

Fate of outstanding condo law reforms unknown

The fate of some of the recent changes Ontario’s condo laws remains unknown after the change in provincial government three months ago.
Green Energy Repeal Act

Canadian Property Management

CDM mandate survives Green Energy Repeal Act

Selected provisions enabling some of Ontario's key energy and water conservation programs will be transferred to the Electricity Act.
Great Gulf

CondoBusiness

Great Gulf named Ontario Home Builder of the Year

Great Gulf took home top honours at the Ontario Home Builders’ Association’s (OHBA) Awards of Distinction this year.
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.
BCIT AWMAC

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.