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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.
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Royal Botanical Gardens re-opens rock garden

On May 20, Royal Botanical Gardens will re-open its rock garden, now named the David Braley and Nancy Gordon Rock Garden, following a $7-million Ontario
Confederation College

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Ontario invests in Confederation College facilities

Ontario has announced it will make investments totaling $3 million in Confederation College’s campuses located in Thunder Bay and Sioux Lookout. Premier Kathleen Wynne was
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Ontario invests in social housing retrofits

Ontario continues to put its new Climate Change Strategy into action by investing $42.9 million in social housing retrofits in Toronto.
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Ontario invests in new Durham College facility

Ontario has committed $22 million to support a new Centre for Collaborative Education at Durham College, located in Oshawa. The centre will improve student access

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Ontario to invest $27-mil in OCAD U expansion

Ontario is investing $27 million to support the expansion and modernization of OCAD University’s campus, located along McCaul and Duncan Streets, in downtown Toronto. The
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Ontario invests in long-term care home renos

Ontario is investing in upgrades to over 300 long-term care homes that are eligible to receive a construction funding subsidy. Long-term care homes allow adults

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York U celebrates opening of engineering facility

York University recently celebrated the grand opening of the Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence, a facility that will help engineering students develop the specialized skills

Building Strategies & Sustainability

Energy conservation critics rely on niche study

A new report questioning the cost-effectiveness of Ontario's energy conservation programs extrapolates from a 2015 U.S. study to make its case, even though one of the co-authors of that study has warned readers not to draw wider inferences from her work.

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Ontario invests in U of Guelph veterinary college

Ontario is investing $23 million in a new clinical learning building at the University of Guelph’s Ontario Veterinary College (OVC), a one-of-a-kind institution that uniquely


Finalists named for Homeowners’ Choice Awards

Tarion recently announced the finalists for the 2016 Homeowners’ Choice Awards, the only awards that give Ontario new home buyers the ability to recognize their
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Ontario’s vacant unit tax rebate under review

The 2016 Ontario budget announces legislation is coming to "facilitate potential changes" to the property tax rebate on vacant commercial and industrial units.

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Ontario budget pledges $136-bil to infrastructure

According to the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario, the province’s pledge of $136 billion over 10 years shows it plans to continue
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Ontario invests $1.6-mil in youth sports facility

The Ontario government will be investing $1.6 million over four years in an innovative facility that will combine sports, education and research to help support

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Ontario invests in Scarborough support agencies

Ontario is investing $580,000 in community agencies to provide better, safer and more accessible facilities for Scarborough residents. As part of the Partner Facility Renewal
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New Occupational Health Clinic opens in Ottawa

Ontario has opened a new Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers (OHCOW) in Ottawa, dedicated to help treat and reduce workplace-related injuries and diseases for

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Ontario invests $36-mil into community agencies

In an effort to help community agencies provide safer and more accessible facilities for citizens, the Ontario government is investing nearly $36 million towards upgrades