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Reversal of economic fortune for Canadian cities: Halifax up, Calgary down

Toronto, Vancouver, Halifax will record the fastest economic growth rates this year among the 13 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) covered in The Conference Board of Canada's Metropolitan Outlook: Spring 2015. Meanwhile, long-standing economic...
May 21, 2015


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Good design is a human right, says Chicago Athenaeum president

Commemorating the 65-year Anniversary of the founding of Good Design in Chicago in 1950, Christian Narkiewicz-Laine, Museum president of The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and advocate for peace and social justice,...
May 19, 2015


Evidence is mounting that the oil price drop will negatively affect Canadian construction

The drop in oil prices is continuing to have a major effect on construction in Canada, according to the latest Canadian Construction Market Survey, conducted by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). As a result of the price...
May 11, 2015


Canadian hotel transaction market off to a good start in 2015: Colliers

Acciording to Colliers International's Hotel INNvestment Canada Report Q.1 2015, Canadian lodging real estate saw significant activity through the first quarter of 2015 with approximately $730 million in total transaction volume from 29 trades...
May 2, 2015


New residential report shows need for more than 129,000 skilled workers

With Canada’s home renovation industry continuing to grow, new construction holding steady, and an aging workforce with many people nearing retirement, Canada’s residential construction industry will need more than 129,000 new...
Apr 27, 2015


Dropping oil prices negatively impacting Canadian real estate returns: Colliers

The recent and substantial drop in oil prices, while welcome news for drivers at the gas pumps, is having an adverse and negative impact on Alberta’s real estate market, only beginning to be realized, yet Canada remains one of the...
Apr 17, 2015


On the international stage, construction industry needs overhaul to bolster productivity: Economist

A new report published today by The Economist Intelligence Unit says the construction industry internationally needs a major overhaul if it is to bolster its declining productivity. Rethinking productivity across the construction industry: The...
Apr 15, 2015


SNAPSHOT: energy use in the Canadian retail food and beverage sector

It’s no secret that there is fierce competition in Canada’s food and beverage retail sector. Increasingly, energy efficiency is recognized as a solid approach to increase profits and improve a store’s bottom line....
Apr 6, 2015


Canada's first 2030 District launches in Toronto

With an ambitious plan to tackle climate change, Toronto joins eight progressive cities in announcing the first 2030 District outside of the United States. Encompassing the downtown core from Dupont Street to Lake Ontario, and the Don Valley to...
Mar 31, 2015


As tech surges but oil slumps, Canada's office market is caught in the middle: CBRE

Tech companies are the bright spot in an otherwise subdued office market. They are changing traditional office formats and garnering attention from the next generation of employees. While landlords are building 18.6 million sq. ft. of new...
Mar 26, 2015


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