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Stricter rules ahead for GTA apartment owners
Toronto city council has approved a plan that will impose stricter rules on apartment building owners, but may inadvertently lead to higher rents for tenants. The new regulatory program will require rental property owners to register their buildings with the city for an annual registration fee of $10.60 per rental unit and comply with an ongoing inspection regiment.
Tragedy accentuates fire safety in buildings
Following the recent tragic fire in Oakland, California, in which 36 people died in a warehouse that had been improperly turned into residential and event space, fire safety and legal experts are reflecting on the confluence of deliberate and inadvertent omissions that underlie most calamities.
Two new rental towers planned for Montreal
SmartREIT has entered into a letter of intent for a 50/50 joint-venture with Jadco Corporation, a Montreal-based residential developer, to build two new rental towers on a portion of SmartREIT’s shopping centre lands at the corner of boulevard St-Martin and boulevard Daniel-Johnson in Laval.
New Construction Financing
New rental construction is a hot topic these days with the media hyping apartment builds as the “big thing” in Canada. While there are some people realizing great returns from new rental construction, the headlines don’t necessarily tell the whole story.
Quadrangle recognized for accessible design
Quadrangle was recently presented with a Silver Award in the Architecture category at the sixth annual International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) Awards for its work on 100 Broadview Lobby.
Neilas rebrands as Storey Living rental
Toronto-based developer Neilas Inc. will be rebranding as Storey Living, Canada’s newest entry to luxury rental living.
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A primer for real estate investment decisions
Climate volatility, energy costs and a growing backlog of required capital expenditure are projected to drive real estate investment decisions in the near and long term.
National home sales slow in November
Canadian home sales fell 5.3 per cent from October to November, according to statistics recently released by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). This represents the largest monthly drop in activity since August 2012.
Advances in fire alarm technology
Fire alarm technology is an important consideration for any apartment building owner today. By installing a current system featuring the latest advances, facility owners and managers can better commit to the safety of an apartment building’s occupants and help to increase operational efficiency.

Best strategies for saving energy
Suneel Gupta, Director of Energy and Sustainability at FirstService Residential Ontario provides strategies for saving energy in multi-res buildings.
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