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Affordable housing issue addressed in new partnership

Today, Artscape announced a public-private partnership between themselves, the City of Toronto and private developers Sorbara Group & Diamondcorp and Great Gulf that has created new affordable residential opportunities for artists in two...
Dec 11, 2014 12:52PM


WEB EXCLUSIVE: Behind-the-scenes look at the LRT encapsulation for Calgary's New Central Library

2014 has been a landmark year with excitement building for the New Calgary Central Library and striking architectural designs released to the public in September. Beyond the look of what’s being described as Calgary’s most...
Dec 11, 2014 12:20PM


Major renewal launched for the National Arts Centre

Today the Government of Canada announced $110.5 million in capital funding for the rejuvenation and transformation of the National Arts Centre (NAC) on Confederation Square in Ottawa, to be led by project designer Diamond Schmitt Architects.
Dec 10, 2014 2:35PM


Downtown Montreal office market space availability surges

In its Real Estate Market Study published today, Newmark Knight Frank Devencore reported that vacancy rates in downtown Montreal's Class "A" and "B" office buildings have increased significantly over the past six months, from 6.8 per cent to 8...
Dec 10, 2014 11:49AM


Cost of new homes in B.C. will increase because of new national rebar tariff, warns Contractors Association

Homeowners can expect the cost of buying a new home to increase because of a new national tariff on rebar, predicts the Independent Contractors and Businesses Association of BC (ICBA), which services and represents 1,200 members in B.C.'s...
Dec 9, 2014 2:42PM


Ladacor completes largest shipping container-based hotel in North America

Ladacor today announced the official hotel opening of Days Inn in Sioux Lookout, Ont., following fast-tracked construction utilizing Ladacor's Advanced Modular System building technology, making it the largest shipping container-based hotel in...
Dec 9, 2014 11:33AM


Professions unite to create global ethics standards

FIABCI, the International Real Estate Federation, is a member of an international coalition of professional organizations which was launched this week with the aim of developing and implementing the first set of globally recognised ethics...
Dec 8, 2014 11:20AM


Four dead construction workers illicit "slap on the wrist" fine in plea bargain deal: Construction Trades

Right on the heels of a response to a court decision to fine the company responsible for the death of a young Operating Engineer in October 2011, the Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council of Ontario has come out strongly...
Dec 6, 2014 11:12AM


Diamond Schmitt scoops up trifecta of awards for material use

A new academic facility at the University of Ottawa has garnered three design awards this season. The Faculty of Social Sciences was recognized with the Institutional Building Award on December 3rd at the Ontario Concrete Awards. Diamond...
Dec 5, 2014 11:49AM


Artscape launches first affiliate in British Columbia, announces funding partnership

The Toronto-based not-for-profit urban development organization Artscape has announced the launch of an affiliate organization, BC Artscape, and a funding partnership that will allow the new organization to take root in British Columbia. A...
Dec 4, 2014 11:47AM


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