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June 14, 2017
Old Port of Montreal unveils new master plan
A preliminary master plan for the Old Port of Montreal imagines a dynamic waterfront site with renewed green space, mixed-use buildings and more public areas. The vision also outlines plans to improve access along the St. Lawrence River, with underpasses, stepped plazas down to the river, new pedestrian bridges across the water and expansive vistas. 
National retail market highlights: spring 2017
The spring edition of Colliers' National Retail Report points to how malls are transforming into town centres, with a mix of different uses like housing. More than any other land use, retail spaces are “reinvested in, rebuilt, remodeled, or somehow reinvented on a regular basis.”
Toronto buildings on track to energy savings
Toronto’s commercial buildings have once again been designated as a course to energy savings in a new iteration of the conservation challenge, race2reduce.
Balancing Tenant Comfort and HVAC Design
For many property managers, it can be challenging to balance the indoor environment of a building with the comfort of its occupants. If an HVAC system is well-designed, with proper air quality and air flow, tenants will be satisfied and property managers will field fewer complaints. But if a system is poorly designed, the inadequate air flow that results will leave tenants feeling dissatisfied and unproductive.
CBRE Group to acquire Caledon Capital Management
CBRE Group, Inc. will be acquiring Caledon Capital Management Inc. (Caledon), a Toronto-based investment management business specializing in private infrastructure and private equity investments.
HOOPP LEAP awards honour environmental leadership
The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) recently handed out its sixth annual LEAP Awards to honour property managers and tenants across Canada for leadership in sustainability initiatives and innovation.

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Existing asbestos stockpile raises concerns
Although Canada is finally banning asbestos-containing products for good by 2018, the government hasn’t yet clarified issues related to existing asbestos.
Proposed bill on mercury-containing lamps debated at Senate
The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources recently debated Bill C-238, which calls for a robust national strategy for the safe and environmentally sound disposal of mercury-containing lamps.
financeinvestment.jpg Ontario peak electricity cost fails to shock
Old data colours the conclusions of a recent University of Waterloo study on the effectiveness of time-of-use (TOU) electricity pricing in Ontario’s residential sector, but energy management specialists say the research still raises some issues worth discussing. 
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Alberta rolls out energy conservation programs
Commercial business operators and broader public sector entities such as health care facilities, schools, universities and colleges can claim for partial refunds of applicable purchases made since March 24 of this year.
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