As construction continues at Toronto’s massive The Well development, Tridel officially kicked off the latest phase on Monday, June 3 by opening sales and marketing for three residential condominium buildings at the downtown site.
Group Mach has gone public with its offer for Transat AT Inc., the airline in merger talks with Air Canada. The real estate developer wants to buy Transat on terms that include a 25% investment from Spanish company TM Grupo Inmobiliario.
U.S.-based Ventas Inc. will spend $2 billion to acquire an 85 per cent interest in the seniors housing assets and operations of Quebec’s Le Groupe Maurice. LGM owns 31 purpose-built seniors housing communities in Quebec and has four projects under development.
Faced with tax losses and downtown layoffs, Calgary council has imposed huge tax increases on surviving businesses, ensuring many of them shut down too. Yet at the same time it has established a $100-million fund to attract new business.
It had taken two years to build and was nearly four times over budget when Toronto’s SkyDome opened to the public 30 years ago. Then, rain was forecast damping plans to show off the building’s signature retractable roof.
U.S. Census Bureau data for the 12 months ending July 1, 2018, showed population declined in Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles. Across North America, the second fastest growing metropolitan area was Toronto with 125,298 new persons, second only to Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington.
It’s not just Superman’s change room anymore; the phone booth could be coming to your workplace as a solution to the loss of privacy endemic to open-concept offices. An Edmonton-based company is creating a “modern take on private space”.
Goodlife Fitness is pumping more than $30 million into the Winnipeg fitness scene with plans to renovate, relocate and build three developments in the city. This two-year makeover is the largest investment in the country by the Canadian-owned and operated company.
On the northwest corner of one of the city’s busiest intersections — which Calgary Mayor Nenshi called “a gateway in and out of the Beltline district (and) in and out of the downtown core” — council has approved construction of two towers.
Residents of Masson-Angers in eastern Gatineau, Que., are raising a stink about the emissions coming from a massive cannabis production plant. Hexo operates a 1.3 million-square-foot facility that produces almost a third of all the legal pot sold in Quebec.
A report revealed a crucial vote by Waterfront Toronto’s board of directors on the controversial Quayside project, scheduled for September, is likely to be delayed by three months or more adding to the growing criticism about the development.
The proposal for a new version of the downtown relief line – dubbed the Ontario Line – was part of a bigger subway plan that raised questions at both the federal and municipal levels: depth of tunnels, type of trains, technology.
Air Canada has signed an agreement with Drone Delivery Canada Corp. to help market and sell drone delivery services across Canada. Air Canada Cargo has also agreed that it won’t use or engage with any other drone delivery service providers.
The $29.4-million compensation package for Hudson’s Bay CEO Helena Foulkes is raising red flags among governance experts. The amount, which includes extensive stock-based awards, was one of the highest executive compensation plans among Canada’s publicly traded companies last year.
Although self-storage rents showed signs of recovery, oversaturated metros and new completions led to a decline in the month of April. Year-over-year basis street-rate rents dropped 1.7 per cent for the average 10×10 non-climate-controlled and by 2.2 percent for climate-controlled units.
Compared to skyrocketing housing costs in many Western cities, Japan has seen remarkable success supplying affordable housing – even in cities with lots of economic growth. While average mean rents in London are upwards of £2,000, in Tokyo they are about £1,300.
We won’t get the national picture until mid-May however so far this month local real estate boards highlight the sharp housing market differences across Canada; a “foul mood” in Vancouver, a “floor” in Toronto, a “new normal” in Ottawa.
Would you pay more for a condo with an extra bedroom, even if the square footage matched a unit with fewer bedrooms? The CMHC has found Vancouver buyers will pay more, while Toronto buyers don’t feel that pressure.
Last week’s cease-and-desist order against Jay Kanth Chaudhary, accused of using fake financial documents to dupe lenders into giving out a half-billion dollars in loans, is significant because a network of licensed professionals is being investigated for helping.
John Zinati says even when he was young he was interested in buildings but, when it came time to launch his career, he lacked connections in the commercial real estate industry. He needed credibility and knowledge of the Ottawa market.