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Vancouver quadruples purpose-built rental target
Vancouver is boosting the number of affordable homes it plans to build over the next ten years to 72,000, exceeding its previous ten-year housing targets by 85 per cent.
Edmonton welcomes new modular apartment
Edmonton’s first modular apartment made entirely of shipping containers is opening this month at 95th Avenue and 163th Street. Known as Westgate Manor, the three-storey, 20-unit multifamily development will bring much needed affordable housing to the area.
Multi-res superintendent finds success with waste diversion program
Education and easy access are two key factors in a successful multi-residential waste diversion program, according to an Ottawa-based condo superintendent.
Why Savvy Investors Should Take a Look at Apartment Buildings
Uncertain economic times and a saturated condo market have prompted commercial investors to consider purpose-built apartment buildings as a safe investment.
Peter Milczyn named Ontario’s new housing minister
Peter Milczyn, MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, was sworn in as Ontario’s housing minister at a Queen’s Park ceremony on July 31 as part of cabinet changes announced by Premier Kathleen Wynne.
Victoria multifamily market spurs construction
A vacancy rate below 1 per cent, steadily rising rents, compressing cap rates for existing properties and ample access to low-cost financing underpin Victoria’s purpose-built rental housing boom.
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Rental housing complex breaks ground in Saskatoon
Construction has started on a new 26-unit affordable rental housing project in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. 
ASHRAE seeks feedback to reduce Legionellosis in building systems
ASHRAE is seeking public comment on Guideline 12-2000, Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems, which is now open for a 45-day public review until Sept. 11.
in_the_loop_banner_energy_sus.gif Quebec landlords resist swift hydro service cut
Quebec’s energy regulator is considering how rental housing owners should be notified when their tenants terminate hydro contracts.
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Ontario leaves live-in superintendents exposed
Live-in superintendents in multifamily buildings continue to have little protection in Ontario law. Earlier hints that the provincial government might move quickly to guarantee entitlement to the minimum wage, overtime pay, set working hours with food breaks and public holidays proved unfounded when proposed amendments to the Employment Standards Act  were introduced, in Bill 148, in June.
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