Toronto

municipal land transfer tax

CondoBusiness

Don’t widen municipal land transfer tax: OREA, TREB

Last week, OREA and TREB jointly called on MPP candidates vying for seats in the York Region to reject requests to expand the municipal land transfer tax.
office development

REMI Network

Toronto tops list for most new international retailers in North America

For the second year running, Toronto has attracted the most new international retailers out of any North American city. According to a new CBRE report, Toronto
Dow

REMI Network

Dow Chemical Company set to open sales centre in Toronto

Dow Chemical Company is set to open its new Eastern Canada Regional Sales Centre in Toronto on Thursday, with Canadian government officials set to attend.
innovation

Canadian Property Management

Building the Toronto of tomorrow

Toronto has long been a city open to innovation and change, whether it be culturally or technologically. It’s no surprise then that the city was chosen to take part in the Urban Pilot Program, or UPPlift, which aims to bridge the gap between emergent smart technologies and property managers to enhance a city’s liveability.
millennials

CondoBusiness

Is condo living just a phase for GTHA millennials?

Condo living may just be a phase for millennials in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area, new research out of Ryerson University suggests.
multi-res landlords

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto redeploys funds to multi-res landlords

Unused funds originally earmarked for energy retrofits in single-family housing will be transferred to a more popular program for the multi-residential sector.
condo investor

CondoBusiness

What will make T.O. condo investors less bullish?

Does it still make sense to invest in condos after a study showed many condo investors renting out new units in the GTA are cash-flow negative?
Fraternity and sorority houses

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Toronto reviews fraternity and sorority houses

Toronto's licensing and standards committee will consider recommendations for more rigorous scrutiny of fraternity and sorority houses, which would require operators to annually prove the status of their properties.
Passive House

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Passive House poised for institutional uptake

Passive House, a voluntary standard for achieving extremely energy-efficient buildings, appears to be poised for wider uptake in institutional projects.
cogeneration

CondoBusiness

GTA-based condo building demos cogeneration

One GTA-based condo building won’t face the dilemma of when to switch over its HVAC system from heating to cooling this spring thanks to cogeneration.
vacant dwelling tax

CondoBusiness

Vacant dwelling tax deemed costly to collect

Much of the data that might indicate if a unit is vacant comes from fragmented sources, is not currently collected or inaccessible due to privacy issues, and is frequently inconclusive.
gender parity

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Hard quotas unlikely in gender parity push

Hard quotas appear to be an unlikely tool in the growing push to promote gender parity in the real estate industry.
Canada's three largest cities

Canadian Property Management

Canada’s three largest cities picked to thrive

Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal are among 30 global metropolises deemed well positioned to draw investment and sustain a robust real estate market for the long term.
courthouse

Canadian Facility Management & Design

SNC-Lavalin, EllisDon to jointly manage new Toronto courthouse facility

SNC-Lavalin has partnered with EllisDon Facilities Inc. on the facility management for the new Toronto courthouse project.
high-rise

CondoBusiness

Will ‘ultra-high-rises’ cost more to maintain?

The new crop of 'ultra-high-rise' condos rising in Toronto will be more complicated and consequently more costly to maintain, one engineer is warning.
construction

CondoBusiness

Tarion announces finalists for 2018 Homeowners’ Choice Awards

The finalists for the 2018 Homeowners’ Choice Awards, which recognize new home builders for excellent service based on customer reviews, have been announced.
zero waste

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Mississauga facility achieves its zero waste goals

The Toronto distribution centre for Cintas, a business supplies provider, became Canada’s second facility to earn TRUE Zero Waste certification last fall.