Construction

rental market

Canadian Apartment Magazine

The GTA rental market today

A new report from Urbanation indicates the GTA rental market is in healthy shape, with tightened conditions due to fewer completions and less turnover.
apartment construction

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Multi-unit starts expected to slow in 2016

According to CMHC's Q2 Housing Market Outlook , multi-unit starts are expected to slow for the remainder of the year, then stabilize in 2017.
flooding

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Green infra’s impact on flooding underrated

More performance data on the benefits of green stormwater infrastructure in extreme weather events is needed as it may be more effective than thought.
zoning

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ontario opens way to inclusionary zoning

New inclusionary zoning legislation in Ontario could soon give municipalities the power to require that builders include affordable housing units in all new residential developments. If passed, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016, will be the first of its kind in Canada and could take effect in early 2017, if not sooner.
BMO Field

Canadian Facility Management & Design

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.
soccer stadium

Building Strategies & Sustainability

A look at Montreal’s new soccer stadium design

Architecture firms Saucier + Perrotte and Hughes Condon Marler designed a new FIFA-approved soccer stadium that mirrors the landscape of an old quarry.
UBC library

Canadian Facility Management & Design

UBC library facility takes a page from Harvard

UBC has taken a page from Harvard with its newly opened Library PARC facility, using a model that extends the shelf life of books from 30 years to 300.
Tarion review

CondoBusiness

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."
rental housing industry

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Does the rental industry have an image issue?

A recent survey conducted by FRPO sheds light on the public's ambivalent attitude toward the rental housing industry and the Ontario Government's policies shaping it
Pier 21

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside the transformation of Halifax’s Pier 21

Halifax’s Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 has reopened following a $30-million capital and thematic expansion.
purpose-built rental

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Investor demand targets purpose-built rental

Morguard's Director of Research Keith Reading provides advance insights into Q1 market conditions, noting that things continue to look optimistic for the purpose-built rental scene.
housing affordability

CondoBusiness

Deconstructing housing affordability in the GTA

Housing affordability is a growing concern in Canada, but there is no consensus on how to quantify the problem. That might soon change.
construction deficiencies

CondoBusiness

Dangerous defects and professional liability

In many cases insurance is unavailable, developers are unwilling or unable to help and condominiums end up repairing construction deficiencies themselves.
Tarion review

CondoBusiness

Consultation dates released for Tarion review

The Ministry of Government and Consumer Services this week released consultation dates and locations for the Tarion review, following a stretch of silence that, for some, raised questions about the terms of engagement.
restoration

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Mill restoration inspires waterfront development

The restoration of an old mill in Elora, Ontario is at the heart of Pearle Hospitality’s ambitious, mixed-use waterfront development project
Surrey-turn-waste-to-biogas

Construction Business

Surrey facility to turn organic waste into biogas

A new organics biofuel processing facility in Surrey will be the first and largest of its kind in North America. When completed, the facility will
rsz_excavation

Construction Business

Unconventional excavation digs up award

The successful completion of the excavation and shoring work of Lynn Sewage Pump Station has earned Matcon the Vancouver Regional Construction Association's 2015 Chairman's Trade Award