Seniors

income and housing security

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Income and housing security top senior concerns

Canada's largest seniors' advocacy organization is prioritizing housing needs for different stages of aging among five key issues it plans to champion this year.
age-friendly communities

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Promise of age-friendly communities rings false

Recent analysis of how Canadian suburbs accommodate aging residents concludes that the streetscapes, housing mix and array of neighbourhood services and amenities typically fail to meet seniors' needs.
Quebec landlords wary of lifelong tenants

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Quebec landlords wary of lifelong tenants

Some landlords report they are more reluctant to rent to older apartment seekers since added protection for long-term, low-income elderly tenants was adopted into Quebec's civil code last year.
seniors

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Improving safety for elderly tenants

The Canadian population is aging and seniors constitute the fastest-growing age group. This trend is expected to continue for the next several decades due to a below replacement fertility rate, an increase in life expectancy, and the aging of the baby boom generation.
Tthe Sumach by Chartwell

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The Sumach by Chartwell breaks ground in T.O.

Welltower Inc. and The Daniels Corporation unveiled plans today for ‘The Sumach by Chartwell,’ a new urban rental residence for active, retired adults located in the revitalized Regent Park neighbourhood in downtown Toronto
long-term care

Canadian Apartment Magazine

A call for resources for lone elderly residents

These situations are rarely straightforward for property owners/managers juggling legal obligations to protect privacy, accommodate disabilities and ensure the health and safety of all building residents.
Sherbrooke's Le Sélection Rock Forest. This community involves an investment of $34 million to build 199 units. (CNW Group/Réseau Sélection)

Canadian Apartment Magazine

New retirement communities planned for Quebec

Réseau Sélection, the largest private-sector owner, operator, developer, builder and buyer of retirement residences in Quebec, announced it will invest $250 million toward the construction
Sprinkler

Canadian Property Management

Quebec commits funds for sprinkler retrofits

The 2015-16 Quebec budget earmarks $70.6 million over the next five years to underwrite sprinkler retrofits in more than 1,300 privately owned seniors’ residences. This
146-150 Laird Drive Perspective Drawing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Leaside retirement community awaits approval

Canadian company VIVA Retirement Communities hopes a zoning by-law amendment proposal will be approved to make way for an eight-storey rental retirement building and a seven-storey condominium for seniors in the Leaside community of Toronto, Ont. The buildings, which would consist of 175 units and 109 units, respectively, would be located at 146-150 Laird Dr.
wheelchair-accessibility

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Accessible seniors’ housing coming to Whitehorse

A new 48-unit accessible seniors’ housing complex has entered construction in Whitehorse. The four-storey, state-of-the-art facility, located near the intersection of Front St. and Ogilvie St., will be built to support the needs of seniors with mobility issues. The project is scheduled for occupancy in fall 2015.
richmond_springs_retirement

CondoBusiness

‘Unretirement’ resort coming to Richmond Hill

Richmond Springs Retirement Resort is designed to cater to active retirees.
Colin Halliwell & Kris Boyce

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Capturing the seniors and student market

This video report addresses why it's a good time to break into the seniors and student housing market. Commentators: Amica Mature Lifestyles' COO, Colin Halliwell, and Greenwin's CEO, Kris Boyce.
Janice Pynn, Ian Smith, Sharon Snitman

CondoBusiness

Aging in place

This video report looks at the coming boom of senior condo dwellers. Commentators: Simerra Property Management's Janice Pynn, Davis Smith Developments' Ian Smith and Sharon Snitman & Associates' Sharon Snitman.