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THIS WEEK'S TOP 5 TRENDING STORIES
1. New eligibility to offload electricity costs
Mid-sized to large office towers and retail malls in Ontario will soon qualify for electricity cost-saving opportunities that only about 300 industrial and commercial operations currently enjoy. The Ontario government’s new package of relief measures, announced yesterday, focuses largely on residential customers, but also dramatically expands eligibility for the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) that has allowed some savvy strategists to offload electricity costs onto the broader base of commercial consumers.
 
2. Push for revised rent control in Ontario
The controversial topic of rent control in Ontario is back in the news after two Toronto City councillors voiced concerns about what they are calling “unethical” rent hikes across the GTA.
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3. Quebec landlords wary of lifelong tenants
Some landlords report they are more reluctant to rent to older apartment seekers since added protection for long-term, low-income elderly tenants was adopted into Quebec’s civil code last year.
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4. Vancouver downtown office market tightening
As downtown Vancouver’s current cycle of new development winds down, the office market is gradually tightening and becoming more challenging for tenants.
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5. New AODA requirements underscore maintenance
With 2017 underway, Ontario-based employers, including cleaning and maintenance contracting companies, must now enact specific requirements to ensure accessibility for employees and customers.
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