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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.
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
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.
residential tenancy laws

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Keeping up with residential tenancy laws

As the rental industry grows and changes, so do residential tenancy laws. Joe Hoffer, Partner Cohen Highley LLP, highlights three specific areas of concern.
multi-unit

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Cogeneration sparks apartment sector interest

Cogeneration in Canada is no longer just for hospitals and industrial facilities—multi-residential property owners are beginning to take note of this energy savings technology, too.
home sales

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Rental market demand propels sector growth

A new report from Urbanation suggests rental market demand is hot given both condo rentals and purpose-built construction starts saw record numbers in 2015.
Greenwin

Canadian Apartment Magazine

An interview with Kris Boyce, Greenwin

Kris Boyce is known for many things, among them is her ability to put together a competent and hard-working team. Perhaps it’s her eye for
GWL Realty Advisors

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Interview: Anne Morash, GWL Realty Advisors

Goodbye fax machines and rolodexes. Hello mobile communications and renters who want it all. Times have changed for real estate management professionals and no one
Vancouver

Canadian Apartment Magazine

B.C. offers flexibility for redevelopment

A proposed amendment to British Columbia’s Strata Property Act could make it easier for apartment developers to scoop up prime real estate in B.C.’s hottest neighbourhoods.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

An affordable remedy to a national crisis

Affordable housing shortages for working Canadians have hit critical levels in most major cities across Canada. For years, grim statistics of growing waitlists far outpacing the number of affordable rental units under construction have made headlines nation-wide. Despite the alarming numbers, not much in the way of viable, sustainable solutions have been presented. That is, until now...
Mainstreet

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Interview: Bob Dhillon, Mainstreet Equity Corp.

Bob Dhillon is a man who knows what he wants, and right now he wants to be right where he is: in Western Canada buying
low-income housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Boosting Canada’s low-income rental market

Affordability is a concern for many Canadians, but low-income rental households face the greatest set of challenges. With the federal election fast approaching, party leaders have been busy unveiling plans to tackle what is being dubbed an “affordable housing crisis.”
Concert Realty Services

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Q&A: Rod Pirie, Concert Realty Services

Founded in 1989, Vancouver-based Concert Realty Services is a multifaceted company with operations in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. To date, Concert has completed more
Toronto apartment towers

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Reinvesting in Toronto’s aging rental towers

The Tower Renewal Project is a program to drive broad environmental, social, economic, and cultural change by improving Toronto's concrete apartment towers and the neighbourhoods that surround them. Home to a million people across the GTA, now is the time to reinvest in these vertical communities that have huge potential.
Apartment Building

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Balcony mishaps in residential towers

Most Canadian cities see up to ten residential high-rise balcony- and window-related accidents per year. Here is an inside look at why they happen and how to help prevent them.
economic downturn has rental repercussions

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Economic downturn has rental repercussions

With low oil prices and slow housing starts predicted to take their toll on the economy, what effects will they have on Alberta's rental market? Amit Grover of Colliers, Edmonton, shares his insights.
GTA

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Addressing Ontario’s affordable housing crisis

Ontario’s affordable housing wait list continued to swell in 2014 with more than 3,600 applying for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) accommodations.