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1. Real estate vulnerable to Canada-U.S. trade war

High-rise development is expected to be the hardest hit real estate activity in an unfolding Canada-U.S. trade war, but fallout across a wider range of consumer goods has potential negative implications for commercial warehouse and distribution facilities. Industry advocates calculate a 25 per cent surtax on construction steel manufactured in the United States — to match the tariffs the U.S. government has imposed on Canadian steel products as of today — could add as much as $1,500 per ton to the cost.

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2. Building the Toronto of tomorrow

Toronto has long been a city open to innovation and change, whether it be culturally or technologically. It’s no surprise then that the city was chosen to take part in the Urban Pilot Program, or UPPlift, which aims to bridge the gap between emergent smart technologies and property managers to enhance a city’s liveability. Read More »

3. B.C. Rental Housing Task Force sets out to modernize tenancy laws

The B.C. Rental Housing Task Force announced it will be touring the province in June 2018, stopping in 10 communities to engage British Columbians as it seeks to modernize provincial tenancy laws and provide safe, secure and affordable housing. Read More »

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4. Is condo living just a phase for GTHA millennials?
Condo living may just be a phase for millennials in the GTHA, new research from Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Research and Land Development (CUR) suggests. And it’s a phase they’re expected to outgrow in the coming decade as many follow in the footsteps of their baby boomer parents, getting hitched, having kids and purchasing homes. Read More »
5. What Alberta’s health and safety changes mean for employers
A new Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) system comes into effect in Alberta on June 1, a move the province promises will better protect workers and ensure they have the same rights as other Canadians. Read More »
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