New legislation addresses Ontario's timelines for planning decisions during COVID-19 emergency


State of emergency allows for planning decisions

Ontario has taken legislative steps to ensure that municipal councils do not need to worry about decision timelines under the Planning Act during the COVID-19-related state of emergency.
scrutiny of accessibility

Canadian Property Management

Ontario aims to relax scrutiny of accessibility

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing says the underlying principle of improving accessibility will be maintained, and connects the revisions to the government's commitment to cut red tape that is slowing down the production of new housing.
680 Queens Quay Podium Deck Rehab


Making Your Podium Deck a Priority

Costs and logistics can make a podium deck project seem intimidating. But with the right team and a strategic approach, it can yield lasting benefits.


Music industry may get voice in development applications

The music industry may get a voice in the review process for development applications.

Canadian Facility Management & Design

SickKids Hospital receives Ontario planning grant

Ontario is providing a planning grant of up to $5 million to the Hospital for Sick Children to help plan for upgrades and improvements to the hospital.
Hazel McCallion


Hazel McCallion hosts GTHA summit over land planning concerns

Hazel McCallion recently hosted a summit of GTHA mayors and chairs to hear from municipal officials on the province’s Co-Ordinated Land Use Planning Review.

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FGMDA incorporates to form EVOQ Architecture

Fournier, Gersovitz, Moss, Drolet et associés architectes (FGMDA), a Montreal-based architecture firm that specializes in heritage conservation projects, heritage planning, Inuit and First Nations architecture