Multi-Unit Residential

Pasadena Apartments

Pasadena Apartments to become upscale condos

The entrance to the Pasadena Apartments may be one of few exterior clues as to the interior restoration that will transform the heritage-designated building.
Tarion review

Tarion review consultations kick off in Toronto

As Tarion review consultations kicked off, Justice Douglas Cunningham said he has assured those who have expressed concerns he has “no marching orders."
intensification

Intensification impacts on millennial consumers

A new report on the impacts of residential intensification on consumers makes recommendations for consumer education, planning policies and more.
warehouse space

Warehouse space pegged to prosper in 2016

When asked to rate the outlook for six property types, Canadian evaluators placed nothing in the "good to excellent" nor "abysmal to poor" categories, but all property types except single-family residential are gauged "fair to good" investment prospects for 2016.
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Virtual reality emerges in commercial sector

Office marketing tools of the future will immerse users in new or non-existent environments, offering them the chance to virtually control a presale asset.
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Purpose-built rental gains economic viability

A developer’s instincts for untapped demand underpin plans for new purpose-built rental housing in midtown Toronto. The proposed luxury building near the intersection of Yonge
Generator

A flurry of red-tagged emergency generators

When last winter’s ice storm walloped Toronto days before Christmas and knocked out power in parts of the city for upwards of a week, it
Overbuilding

Housing market modestly overvalued: CMHC

Apart from modest overvaluation — and a cautionary note about overbuilding in Montreal and Toronto — Canada’s housing markets largely align with underlying demographic and
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Urbanization is the new normal: report

Urbanization is the new normal, according to PwC and the Urban Land Institute’s Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015 report. The publication, now in its
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Redevelopment renews downtown Saskatoon

Saskatoon merchants foresee something of a return to the past in a $40-million multi-use urban renewal project called The Banks, now underway in the city’s
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Study shows benefits of smoke-free buildings

A new study shows smoke-free buildings with policies requiring residents to butt out reduce exposure to harmful airborne contaminants in multi-unit housing.
construction of residential house

Toronto to curb builders’ use of public space?

A Toronto city councillor is proposing to curb the practice of allowing developers to occupy the public right-of-way. It’s a move that has surprised and
Toronto

Apartment transactions down in 2014

After a record breaking year in 2013, in terms of sales volume and market pace, the first half of 2014 saw a reversal of that trend in the GTA.
Toronto City Hall

Toronto eyes development permit system

Toronto is taking steps towards implementing a development permit system to make the planning application process more efficient and predictable.
Baby boomers

New housing options for seniors in Canada

Baby boomers are living longer and staying healthier, making new housing options for seniors in Canada an exciting opportunity for developers.
Tech Business

Tech sector driving growth in Waterloo

The tech sector is driving growth in Waterloo region. To manage a growing population, the area is looking to increase density and expand transit.
Wood-Frame Construction

Ontario revisiting wood-frame building rules

Ontario is looking at permitting wood-frame building construction up to six-storeys tall in its proposed building code changes.