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Urban green space could prove a health asset
Convenient access to urban green space could improve resistance to diabetes, heart or respiratory diseases. Canadian researchers recently completed what’s believed to be the first large-scale study of links between residential proximity to greenery and mortality rates from those chronic illnesses, and concluded there’s evidence that municipal policy makers and land-use planners may want to consider.
Google spinoff to build high-tech community in T.O.
Sidewalk Labs, an Alphabet company, is teaming up with Waterfront Toronto to transform 800 acres of Toronto’s eastern waterfront into a new digital community; a global, mixed-use hub of a new industry.
High-rise development site sells in Coquitlam, B.C.
Colliers announced that it has sold a high density mixed-use development site, located steps from the Burquitlam SkyTrain Station in West Coquitlam, Vancouver.
Bill 109 Proposes Strict Rules for Elevator Professionals
A new private members bill is gaining traction on Parliament Hill that, if passed, will hold elevator contractors more liable for the state of elevator repairs. Introduced by Trinity-Spadina MPP Han Dong on March 22, 2017, Bill 109, the Reliable Elevator Act, puts forward multiple amendments to the Building Code Act (1992) and Consumer Protection Act (2002).
The perils of ignoring succession planning
There are several emerging risks that suggest that the long-term outlook for real estate may not be as bright as many believe. Chief among them is the issue of executive succession planning, which threatens to disrupt the industry.
New affordable housing facility coming to Hamilton
An affordable housing facility for individuals living with mental health issues and physical disabilities broke ground last week in the city of Hamilton.
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National home sales begin to climb in September
Canadian home sales increased by a modest 2.1 per cent between August and September 2017, according to statistics from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).
IREE certification for retrofits coming to Canada
The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), and the Advanced Energy Centre at MaRS Discovery District (MaRS) are working together to bring the Investor Confidence (ICP) Project and its Investor Ready Energy Efficiency (IREE) certification to Canada.
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Global public health organization NSF International has published a new protocol that outlines proper maintenance and safety practices associated with evaporative cooling systems.
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Where the in-crowd lives
Rated as the Number 1 place to visit in 2017 by The New York Times and Lonely Planet, it’s fair to say the global spotlight on Canada has never been brighter. That said, as housing prices continue to overwhelm, a recent Statistics Canada report confirms that more people are opting to move to surrounding regions and neighbourhoods that have favourable amenities and commute times.
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