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March 7, 2017
Ontario offers unequal electricity cost cuts
The Ontario government is unsure how many small manufacturers are newly eligible for the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) since the minimum threshold for their participation was lowered last week. “Unfortunately, we don’t have these numbers,” acknowledges Natasha Demetriades, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Energy. However, it is clear how many commercial customers have been included in the program expansion. None.
Pursuing WELL at CBRE's new office in North York
CBRE’s new Toronto North office is one of the few in Canada to register under the WELL Building Standard and the final edition of a GTA office transformation project.
Climate data to be revamped for future codes
Historical climate data is losing relevance in Canada's model national building, energy, fire and plumbing codes as severe storms, drought and intense heat waves become more frequent.
Tips for Painting Your Commercial Property
Painting the interior or exterior of your commercial building may revive its look, but the job can turn out to be more complicated than you originally anticipated. That’s why it’s vital to choose the right contractor to get the job done correctly the first time. Here are some tips to keep in mind when considering your property’s next paint job.
Menkes is first Canadian real estate Fitwell Champion
Menkes Developments is the first Canadian real estate company to become a Fitwel Champion. Fitwel is a new metric-based certification program that measures the physical, emotional and mental well-being of people in the workplace through targeted improvements to design and operational policies.
Construction begins on new $479-million Toronto office tower
Ground has broken on a new 32-storey office tower at 16 York Street in downtown Toronto, one city block away from Union Station.

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Business applauds B.C. electricity cost relief
The newly released British Columbia budget will provide some electricity cost relief for customers in the commercial, industrial and institutional electricity sectors beginning in the fall of 2017.
Montreal office availability to climb in 2017
Office availability rates are expected to climb in downtown Montreal this year as construction tops off on three new projects.
MCM Interiors transforms iconic Vancouver hotel
MCM Interiors Ltd. was commissioned to re-design the Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver’s Pacific Club Guestrooms. Phase 3 of this lengthy hotel guestroom renovation project included the top three floors of this iconic Vancouver hotel, set to debut in spring 2017.

New B.C. liquor laws complicate retail leases
Retailers in British Columbia could soon be adding another dimension to their in-store offerings. As of late January, new amendments to the provincial Liquor Control and Licensing Regulation allow all types of businesses to apply for a liquor license — potentially giving physical store locations an extra perk to counter online competition, but also increasing landlords’ risks under the Occupiers Liability Act.
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