electricity rate relief

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Ontario attempts electricity rate relief

Shifts in the allocation of Ontario's Global Adjustment will benefit some electricity customers and further burden others, but proactive commercial real estate owners/managers are poised to be among the winners.
Tarion review


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.
child care rooms

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Ontario initiatives improve access to child care

Ontario is investing over $23 million to build 35 licensed child care rooms across the province to provide families with quality licensed child care spaces.

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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.

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Ontario earmarks $3.2-bil for Trillium Trust

Ontario is providing $3.2 billion from the sale of Hydro One shares to the Trillium Trust for infrastructure projects that will help strengthen the economy.

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GE factory breaks ground in Welland

A ground-breaking ceremony was held in Welland for GE’s first Brilliant Factory in Canada. PCL Constructors Canada is the project’s general contractor.
Collier Centre


Barrie’s Collier Centre nears completion

Fortress Real Developments Inc. has announced its Collier Centre and Lakeview Condominium project in Barrie, Ontario, is now over 80 per cent complete.
CDM incentives for portfolios

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Ontario readying CDM incentives for portfolios

Ontario's Independent Electricity System Operator was instructed to consult with local distribution companies to develop a pay-for-performance program that could be ready for launch in the fall of 2016.
fire safety

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Ontario invests in fire safety improvements

Ontario will invest $6.5 million in improving the fire safety of community service agencies for some of the province’s most vulnerable people.
home inspector


Ontario plans to regulate home inspectors

Ontario plans to introduce legislation this fall that would regulate the province’s home inspectors in order to provide better consumer protection.

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Ontario to provide $175-mil for hospital repairs

Ontario has announced it will invest $175 million in 2016-17 to hospitals across the province to keep them in good repair, a $50 million increase over 2015.

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Ontario invests in repairing child care centres

Ontario is providing $16 million to complete 550 facility upgrades and repair projects at more than 140 children's care centres across the province.
condominium disputes


A new path for resolving condominium disputes

The idea of creating a tribunal to help address condominium disputes in Ontario, as envisioned in Bill 106, has been intriguing to many in the industry.
building evacuation

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Using technology for safe building evacuations

An expert highlights how new systems help first responders deploy their resources more efficiently during building evacuations.


Associa enters Ontario market with partnership

Community management firm Associa has entered into a partnership with Maple Ridge Community Management (MRCM), one of Ontario's largest management agencies.

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Toronto schools to receive $297-mil investment

Toronto-area schools will be receiving an additional $297 million from the province over the next two years to repair and renew buildings in Scarborough and other
Macdonald Block

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Macdonald Block reno to help meet green targets

Ontario has announced its plan to renovate the Macdonald Block Complex, a move which is expected to reduce the cost of government operations and help