Building Magazine


  • Tech Talks

    March 23, 2017 by Shannon Moore

    Toronto and Vancouver are Canada’s top tech talent markets, but tech jobs are growing quickest in smaller and cheaper markets, says CBRE.

  • Smart Data, Smart Cities

    March 23, 2017 by Paul Barker

    The city of the future ‘looks very different from the one that has been the cornerstone of society for the past centuries.’ Building design professionals should and will have a huge role to play in this monumental transition.

  • Feature Real Estate

    Deal flow shrinks amid greater diversity

    March 23, 2017 by Daniel Davies

    The Canadian P3 market saw fewer deals reach financial close in 2016 than in its 2015 banner year, while the 2017 pipeline promises a number of new projects.

  • Go Big

    March 13, 2017 by Peter Sobchak

    Intelligent buildings have been around for decades, but we are being told that the real advantages are when they are connected to smart infrastructure, utilizing analytics, sensors and big data. But how big a deal is big data, anyway, you

  • Feature Design

    From Stencil to Speculum: Banksy in Toronto

    March 7, 2017 by Building

    Menkes Developments Ltd., a Toronto-based real estate firm, has unveiled a public art installation in downtown Toronto, featuring a stencil attributed to the anonymous British artist Banksy, referred to as ‘Guard with Balloon Dog’. Designed in the stenciled approach to graffiti

  • Feature Real Estate

    What to expect for Vancouver’s 2017 housing market

    February 28, 2017 by David Allison

    What will 2017 hold for real estate and development in the Lower Mainland? It’s a question that has a lot of us scratching our heads and looking for clues after a 2016 that scorched old records and sent prices through

  • Feature Real Estate

    Made-In-Ontario Land Transfer Tax Reforms

    February 23, 2017 by Megan J. Lem

    Ontario says “NO” to a foreign buyer tax, but “YES” to the land transfer tax on uber-high end residential and on almost all commercial real estate.

  • Feature Real Estate

    Renovating Around Tenants

    February 23, 2017 by Daoust Vukovich LLP

    When renovating or redeveloping a property, landlords must consider the covenant of quiet enjoyment in favour of their tenants. In the common law provinces, this covenant is implied in every lease. Conduct by the landlord that substantially interferes with a

  • Feature Building

    Passive House Building Boom

    February 15, 2017 by Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze, Dylan Heerema, and Karen Tam Wu

    The Passive House building boom shows that a low carbon future may be closer than we think. The building standard curbs carbon pollution and locks in ultra energy efficiency.

  • Feature Real Estate

    It’s More Than Mixed Use

    January 11, 2017 by Andrew Warren

    “Innovation is by far our biggest issue. We strive not only to lead — but also to attempt to remain far ahead of the competition.”

  • Feature Urban Planning

    Walk with Joy

    January 9, 2017 by Richard Joy

    ULI Toronto’s Executive Director believes John Tory’s road tolls proposal may be his “Nixon to China” triumph

  • Business Season Is Open

    January 9, 2017 by Daniel Wickie

    In late September, Building magazine was invited as the only Canadian business media to tour South Korea’s Free Economic Zones, which represent a tantalizing opportunity for foreign investors and builders.