Michelle Ervin

Tarion review

CondoBusiness

Interim report released in Tarion review

An interim report in Tarion review flags calls for a dedicated section for and further rules unique to condominiums in the new home warranties legislation.
TDSB

Canadian Facility Management & Design

TDSB faces $3.4-billion renewal needs backlog

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) has offered a window into its renewal needs backlog by releasing facilities data for each of its school buildings.
procurement

CondoBusiness

Inquiry puts spotlight on procurement practices

News of a Competition Bureau inquiry has put a spotlight on procurement practices in the condominium industry.
change managment

Canadian Facility Management & Design

A change manager becomes the change managed

Normally, Teknion works with clients who are undergoing change management. Recently, the contract furniture company underwent change management itself.
property transfer tax

CondoBusiness

New property transfer tax makes waves

An additional property transfer tax aimed at stemming the tide of foreign investment in residential real estate has made immediate waves in Metro Vancouver.
Student ServiceHub

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Student ServiceHub earns ARIDO award

Ryerson University's new Student ServiceHub has just earned an Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO) award of excellence.
Pasadena Apartments

CondoBusiness

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.
workplace transformation

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside CBRE’s latest workplace transformation

CBRE's Toronto West team was the first of three GTA offices to move into new digs as the firm completes a cross-country workplace transformation program.
lean-construction

CondoBusiness

May high-rise sales mark near-record month

Consumers snapped up 3,623 new high-rise homes in the GTA in May, making it the second-best month on record, next to November, 2011, reported BILD.
Young woman graphic designer working using pen tablet in workplace

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Three exemplars of modern workplace design

A recent AgilQuest webinar profiling exemplary projects showcased workplace design features inspired by Hollywood, millennials and technology.
Competition Bureau

CondoBusiness

Industry reacts to Competition Bureau inquiry

It’s too soon to know what the ultimate fallout from the Competition Bureau’s investigation into allegations of bid-rigging and conspiracy in the supply of condo refurbishment services might be.
earth tubes

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Lab facility demos energy-saving ‘earth tubes’

Energy-saving 'earth tubes' were among the features expected to help earn UTSC's new Environmental Sciences and Chemistry building LEED Gold status.
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.
site plan approval

CondoBusiness

Streamline site plan approval: Ontario architects

Toon Dreessen, president of the Ontario Association of Architects, is renewing the OAA’s call for a streamlined site plan approval process.
sustainable workplaces

Canadian Facility Management & Design

Inside the Sustainable Workplaces program pilot

Five tenants piloted a new green certification program, BOMA Canada's Sustainable Workplaces, ahead of its recent roll out.
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."