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1. Small market, big gains
The severe housing shortage in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, may continue to make life difficult for residents for a little while yet, but relief is in the pipeline according to the latest report on housing starts from CMHC. In July, Canada’s smallest province recorded a 319 per cent increase in housing starts compared to a year ago as developers continue to contend with the near-zero vacancy rate that has plagued the island for some time.

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2. Apartment construction bolsters July housing starts

The trend in housing starts was 208,970 units in July 2019, compared to 205,765 units in June 2019, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).  Read More »

3. Tourism momentum tests Toronto and Vancouver

Researchers conclude that Toronto and Vancouver share traits with popular tourist destinations like Paris, Rome, Amsterdam and Barcelona. Regrettably, the similarities show up in urban constraints as well as enticements.
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4. NB confers on industrial property assessment

Industrial property assessment will be under scrutiny in New Brunswick during three days of public hearings in early September. A standing committee of the provincial legislative assembly is exploring whether equipment and machinery used in manufacturing and industrial processes should be factored into the assessed value of the property.
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5. RHF Accessibility Professional Network launches
The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) has launched an Accessibility Professional Network, a professional association developed to bring together the accessibility community in Canada. The network will connect like-minded professionals with a shared mission to improve accessibility in the built environment. Read More »
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