RioCan and Allied Properties REITs have provided a leasing update for their landmark The Well development in Toronto, with more than 110,000 square feet of retail space and a million square feet of office space now accounted for.
Reliance Properties will partner with international real estate developer and investor Hines to build its 32-storey class-AAA office tower at 1166 West Pender, currently the site of the Canada Revenue Agency tower.
IKEA has acquired the 129,000-square-foot Shops at Aura mall in downtown Toronto as part of its strategy shift toward inner cities. It bought the mall, which has been struggling to attract tenants and visitors, from private equity firm KingSett Capital.
The once-stodgy world of industrial real estate is being forced to turn to novel solutions such as vertical warehouses and repurposed retail as the growing popularity of e-commerce and other new business trends drive demand for space.
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour has five active investigations at Amazon facilities in addition to one recently completed at a company warehouse in Brampton that the local public-health unit shuttered after 617 workers tested positive for COVID-19 since October.
Sobeys owner Empire Company Ltd. (EMP-A-T) and Food, Health & Consumer Products of Canada announced they are proposing the Canadian government adopt a code of conduct to oversee the relationships between retailers and the product vendors who stock their shelves.
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George Weston Ltd. (WN-T) is hoping for a lineup for its bakery business, which churns out well-known brands including Wonder Bread, ACE Bakery and Country Harvest. A number of North American private equity funds are expected to take a look.
St. Catharines-based Boathouse, a retailer of men’s and women’s clothing, footwear, and accessories, is expanding its footprint across Canada seeking out retail spaces recently vacated by Le Chateau, says Janet Weatherhead, director of sales and operations.
After a year of restructuring, Vancouver-based RYU (Respect Your Universe) Apparel (RYU-X) believes it has set the foundation for success as the retailer focuses on growing its omni-channel strategy while operating some key flagship stores in Vancouver and Toronto.
London city council Tuesday updated its vacant building bylaw to include penalties of $400 per infraction and double that for repeat offences. The fine applies for a failure to submit a floor plan for buildings left empty for more than 30 days.
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The Ontario government is renewing its small-business support grants and providing extra help to sectors hit hardest by the pandemic. The Ontario budget, tabled Wednesday, included the announcement of a second round of the Ontario Small Business Support Grant.
The federal Liberals are facing calls from some of the hardest-hit businesses in the pandemic to use the coming budget to extend emergency relief programs beyond June, saying many will still need help even as the economy picks up.
A skyscraper-sized cargo ship wedged across Egypt’s Suez Canal further imperiled global shipping Thursday as at least 150 other vessels needing to pass through the crucial waterway idled waiting for the obstruction to clear, authorities said.
Avison Young Thursday announced two new strategic affiliations that expand the firm’s service delivery to clients further across Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) with the addition of a newly established venture in the Czech Republic and Slavtchev Consulting in Bulgaria.
In its latest housing market assessment released Thursday, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Moncton and Halifax are highly vulnerable to instability – its highest warning level.
A booming mortgage market “needs to be monitored” to make sure rising housing prices and surging home sales aren’t being driven by borrowers taking on excessive debt, National Bank of Canada’s (NA-T) CEO Louis Vachon said on Wednesday.
As Canadian home prices continue to skyrocket, one common real estate practice is coming under increased scrutiny: blind bidding. Many bidders aim high in hope of beating out everyone else.