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Ontario leaves live-in superintendents exposed
Live-in superintendents in multifamily buildings continue to have little protection in Ontario law. Currently, market demand and the goodwill of employers are still the prime determinants of superintendents’ working conditions. Industry insiders affirm that they have to offer compensation in line with other positions in the labour force even if there are few formal requirements to do so enshrined in law.
CMHC report addresses MURB ownership structure
A new CMHC report reveals that most of Canada's purpose-built rental apartments are owned by individual investors or private corporations.
Toronto installs most green roofs in 2016
Toronto had the most square footage of green roofs installed out of all North American cities in 2016, followed by Chicago, Washington D.C., and Seattle, according to the 13th Annual Green Roof Industry Survey. Montreal, Vancouver and Quebec City were also on the list of top 10 metropolitan regions.
What Apartment Owners Look For in a Lender
When Kevin Green is contemplating the purchase of a multi-million-dollar apartment building, he wants a lender with expertise in the multi-family asset class. Ideally, the lender should be, “a financial team-mate, partner, advocate,” says Green.
Montreal building first vertical smart community
A new $200-million hotel-office-condo-multifamily development officially broke ground in downtown Montreal. Once it opens in 2020, it will be a smart city within a city, complete with its own mobile app.
Canada enforces new regs for handling workplace asbestos
Canada enforced changes to occupational health and safety regulations on asbestos recently. It also declared new amendments under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, updates to national building codes to prohibit the use of asbestos in new construction and renovation projects and support for listing chrysotile asbestos to the Rotterdam Convention as a hazardous material.
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Calgary to sell seven sites for affordable housing
The City of Calgary will be selling seven city-owned sites to non-profit affordable housing providers. The sites are in Saddleridge, Hillhurst, Albert Park/Radisson Heights, Forest Lawn and the downtown core. The sale is the largest to affordable housing providers in the city’s history.
Crombie acquires mixed use site in Toronto
Crombie Real Estate Investment Trust (Crombie) has purchased a 4.5-acre mixed use site that includes McCowan Square, a retail strip plaza located at 1215-1255 McCowan Road in Toronto, Ontario.
in_the_loop_banner_energy_sus.gif Better manage utilities in multi-res buildings
Multi-residential buildings are less energy efficient than single-detached homes, according to Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation (CMHC). With the volatility of utility costs, it’s an area more people are looking at and asking, “How can I better manage my utilities?”
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Sniffing out culprits for odour complaints
Along with the benefits of a condominium lifestyle come the pitfalls of a living space intimately shared with dozens of strangers — loud noises, boisterous kids and pets, or unwanted smells. For many, the odour problem is the most egregious. When foreign, and in some cases offensive, odours waft their way into one’s home, the negative emotional response can be significant.
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