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1. Cannabis in the multi-residential living space

On July 1st, the new Cannabis Act will officially take effect, and no group of people is more concerned about the set of challenges legalization will likely bring than those managing (and living in) multi-residential communities. Odour complaints, health concerns, altered behaviour, mould, and increased electricity consumption are just some of the worries lobbyists have tabled in the fight for the right to regulate consumption.

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2. Creating a lasting first impression for your facility

First impressions can last a lifetime. A good or bad experience on a person’s first visit to a building can be the difference between a returning client or a lost opportunity. An opinion is formed within seconds of an individual walking through your doors and the scent that greets their nostrils will go a long way to deciding whether that opinion is positive or negative. Read More »

3. Don’t widen municipal land transfer tax: OREA, TREB

Last week, as Ontario’s provincial election entered its final stretch, the Ontario Real Estate Association (OREA) and Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) jointly called on MPP candidates vying for seats in the York Region to reject requests to expand the reach of the municipal land transfer tax. Read More »

4. M2 mixed-use project in Calgary breaks ground
The M2 building in Calgary’s East Village has broken ground. Located immediately east of the historic Simmons Building, the innovative mixed-use project will bring village-style retail space to the ground level with unique office space and residential above. Read More »
5. Health Canada proposes ‘significant restrictions’ on pesticide to help protect bees
The Government of Canada has said it will consult with Canadians on its latest proposal to preserve bees and other pollinators from exposure to imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid pesticide. Health Canada conducted a scientific assessment of the pesticide and looked at its effects on these creatures, finding some uses to be a risk to bees.  Read More »
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