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Behind the scenes at Two St. Thomas
Rising in Toronto’s opulent Yorkville neighbourhood is Two St. Thomas, a joint venture between real estate companies Bentall Kennedy and KingSett Capital. The $130-million 26-storey tower made of glass, stone, wood and copper is the picture of modern sophistication, as first imagined four years ago by Hariri Pontarini Architects.
New FRPO report looks at Vacancy Decontrol
The Federation of Rental Housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO) released its second research report authored by Shaun Hildebrand of Urbanation.
Starlight partnership commences U.S. acquisition program
Starlight Investments and its new institutional partners have commenced their acquisition program with the purchase of Parkhouse Apartment Homes, a 465-unit, Class “A”, garden-style, multifamily property located in Denver, Colorado.
Taking Energy-Saving Actions for Ontario’s Cap and Trade
In 2017, the province of Ontario advanced its role in the fight against climate change with the launch of its provincial cap and trade program. The initiative aims to help the province lower its total greenhouse gas emissions by imposing “caps” and lowering them each year. Participants who fall under their cap can sell cap and trade permits to those who cannot, thereby incentivizing all partners to explore new and innovative ways of reducing their GHG outputs.
HVAC switch over snared by hot spell
Tensions boiled over last week at Toronto apartment buildings without air conditioning as temperatures soared into heat wave territory in late September. Toronto bylaw requires landlords of both condo suites and rental buildings to provide for temperatures of at least 21 degrees Celsius from Sept. 15 through June 1.
Warmer weather to boost fall rodent activity
Summer-like conditions this past September and now October will contribute to higher rodent activity in the fall season, according to pest management experts who see a lot of action during warmer weather when rodents produce healthier litters than in colder months.
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WiredScore certification to launch in Canada
WiredScore, a four-level scale for defining the capacity and resiliency of buildings’ telecommunications infrastructure, is becoming available in the Canadian commercial real estate market.
GTA and Vancouver see more luxury condo sales
Luxury condo sales have been on an upward trajectory, both in numbers of transactions and deal values, in some key Canadian markets. The newly released RE/MAX 2017 Spotlight on Luxury shows climbing sales of condos in the $1- to $2-million range in the GTA, Vancouver, Victoria and Calgary.
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Toronto is gaining status as a global player. A new report from JLL groups it with 10 “contenders” in a penultimate tier of successful world cities pushing up against the alpha “big seven” of London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul.
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Study highlights Ontario rental supply shortfall
A new study by Urbanation warns of massive Ontario rental supply shortfall, which will continue to diminish unless at least 6,250 additional new rental units are built each year for the next decade, in addition to the expected level of new development.
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