Building Magazine


  • 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.

  • Tales from the Crypt

    January 6, 2017 by David Lasker

    After +VG Architects’s 14-year, $128-million renovation, Toronto’s historic St. Michael’s Cathedral is light, bright and resplendent.

  • Feature Building Design

    Dining with the Army

    January 6, 2017 by

    Part of a large masterplan to create a pedestrian campus at the Canadian Forces Base in Borden, Ontario, the Curtiss Kitchen and Dining Facility is one of two new dining facilities intended to not only replace the dozen or so

  • The Real Deal

    January 6, 2017 by Shannon Moore

    How a single branch in the Department of National Defence realistically and successfully manages a $26-billion real estate portfolio.

  • Feature Architecture

    Stir of Echoes

    January 5, 2017 by Rhys Phillips

    It was a bold, even inspired idea. Like-minds gathered in Ottawa on October 21 for a day-long interactive discussion called POP/CAN/CRIT on the “current conditions in popular Canadian architecture criticism,” led by 12 of “Canada’s leading critical architectural voices” to

  • The New Marketability of Title Paradigm after MacDonald

    January 5, 2017 by Jeffrey W. Lem and Megan J. Lem

    The Supreme Court affirms that good and marketable title now includes freedom from latent defects.

  • Feature Construction

    “Trump likely to be a plus for the construction industry”: Dodge Data & Analytics

    November 28, 2016 by Dodge Data & Analytics

    Federal, State and Local Infrastructure Investment Seen As Set to Grow