REMI Network

Office vacancy rates drop across Canada in Q3

Total office vacancy has dropped across Canada's six largest urban markets, Colliers reports. Newly released results for the third quarter of 2018 suggest pre-leasing commitments from banks and tech companies for new premises in the Toronto and Vancouver markets underlie the growth.
Broccolini Amazon

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Broccolini starts construction on Ottawa Amazon facility

Broccolini has officially launched construction on the new Amazon distribution centre in Ottawa, which is being built to the retail giant’s specifications.
Bank of Canada

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Bank of Canada HQ gets energy-saving revamp

An invisible second skin was a core component of the energy-saving, heritage-sensitive intervention at the Bank of Canada complex.

Facility Cleaning & Maintenance

Ottawa residents near Bluesfest fight public urination

Residents in an Ottawa neighbourhood have voiced their displeasure at concertgoers trespassing and urinating on their properties. The Bluesfest is currently underway in the capital
office markets

Canadian Property Management

Q1 office vacancy space figures released

Figures for office vacancy space in Q1 of 2018 in Canada have been released, revealing differing fortunes for the country’s largest metropolitan areas.
Diamond Schmitt

REMI Network

Diamond Schmitt opens $44.9 million facility at college in Ottawa

Diamond Schmitt has opened a new state-of-the-art facility for “learning, innovation and entrepreneurship” at Algonquin College in Ottawa.
Climate projections

Canadian Property Management

Downtown Ottawa drawing tenant interest

Downtown class B buildings and the "fringe core" ByWard Market, Centretown and Glebe neighbourhoods are identified as a good fit for start-up enterprises looking for less than 1,000 square feet and/or co-working space.
LeBreton Flats redevelopment

Canadian Property Management

LeBreton Flats redevelopment plans progress

Ottawa's national hockey league team, the Senators, expects to move from current home ice in the city's west end to the new arena.
Kipnes Lantern

Canadian Facility Management & Design

National Arts Centre to unveil Kipnes Lantern on Dec. 31

On Dec. 31, the National Arts Centre in Ottawa will unveil the Kipnes Lantern, a three-storey, multi-sided signature element of the newly-rejuvenated NAC.
tech talent

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Employers tap into tech talent clusters

Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Montreal and Waterloo are deemed to provide the best dynamic for nurturing the workforce and fostering innovation in cost-competitive space.
Lazaridis Hall wood design

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Diamond Schmitt wins two wood design awards

Two buildings designed by Diamond Schmitt Architects have been recognized by WoodWORKS! for their use of wood in architectural designs.
Single-use professional sports venues

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Single-use professional sports venues falter

Ottawa and Calgary are two current Canadian examples where pressure is mounting to abandon major arenas still far from the end of their structural life cycles and build anew.
National Arts Centre

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Ottawa’s transformed National Arts Centre opens

On July 1, Ottawa’s National Arts Centre (NAC) inaugurated a new building wing, the first transformation the building has seen in 50 years.
tech hub

REMI Network

Ottawa’s urban tech hub potential untapped

Despite a strong Ottawa office market, the downtown core still isn't realizing its full potential as an urban tech hub.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

RioCan and Killam form joint venture in Ottawa

RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust and Killam Apartment Real Estate Investment Trust announced the formation of a joint venture to develop a rental residential community at Gloucester City Centre in Ottawa.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Plans unveiled for Ottawa’s LeBreton Flats

Claridge Homes announced plans to expand its LeBreton Flats development in Ottawa, painting the picture of a high-density, "complete" neighbourhood with shops, cafés, affordable rental housing and beautiful park space along the aqueduct that currently runs through the area.
housing market


Ottawa housing starts continue downward trend

Housing starts in the Ottawa CMA were trending at 4,475 units in July, down from 4,533 units in June, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.