Simple design choices support accessibility

Condominium boards and managers have been increasingly seeking advice on how to make accessibility improvements in older buildings.
environmentally friendly paint


Tips for selecting a new paint colour in condos

Could a paint colour change on a property land a condominium corporation in court? What about result in physical threats? The answer to both is yes.


A director’s toolkit for renovation success

Given how much corporations are likely to invest in renovation projects, it’s important to set them up for success.
digital factory

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Scotiabank shifts gears with new Digital Factory

The half-pixelated gear that hangs above the entryway symbolizes the output of Scotiabank’s new Digital Factory in Toronto.
Halifax Infirmary

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Architecture49 to design Halifax Infirmary reno

Architecture49 has been selected by Nova Scotia to design state-of-the-art operating rooms and interventional suites at the Halifax Infirmary.
federal budget

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Funds for cultural spaces in federal budget

The federal budget released last week allocates $300 million over 10 years to Canada’s cultural spaces fund.
PST exemptions

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Saskatchewan landlords lose key PST exemptions

Saskatchewan landlords experienced a budget double whammy March 22 — receiving the more forceful cost hit from their provincial finance minister.
carbon neutral

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Evergreen targets carbon neutrality with retrofit

Evergreen is targeting carbon neutrality in the retrofit of its heritage-designated kiln building at Toronto’s Brick Works site.
building performance

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Building performance upgrades add asset value

Key project players can face obstacles and carry biases specific to their roles, but they all have a similar interest in a profitable result whether that's defined by a return on investment, added asset value or enhanced reputation and opportunities for future contracts
Southam Hall

Canadian Facility Management & Design

National Arts Centre re-opens renovated Southam Hall

Following a three-month-long renovation to its main auditorium, Ottawa’s National Arts Centre’s Southam Hall has re-opened.

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Diamond Schmitt redesigns McMaster facility

Diamond Schmitt plans to renovate and equip 20,000 square feet within the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre to accommodate engineering facilities.
energy retrofits

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Macdonald Block reno to help meet green targets

Ontario has announced its plan to renovate the Macdonald Block Complex, a move which is expected to reduce the cost of government operations and help
landscape renovation


Plan a landscape renovation in three steps

An expert walks through how to plan a successful landscape renovation for condominium properties in three steps.
BMO Field

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MLSE scores goal with BMO Field makeover

BMO Field hosted the celebration of two goals at the TFC’s home opener May 7. One was the completion of the sports venue’s $150-million transformation.
Masonville Place

REMI Network

CF Masonville Place to get $77-mill renovation

CF Masonville Place in London, Ontario will open doors on a $77 million redevelopment this coming November.
campus infrastructure

Canadian Facility Management & Design

$2-bil to flow to campus infrastructure projects

The federal government has committed $2-billion over three years, starting in 2016, to campus infrastructure projects.
Etobicoke General Hospital

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Shortlist revealed for Brockville hospital reno

Following the request for qualifications process that began in June 2015, Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and Brockville General Hospital have released a shortlist of five companies