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THIS WEEK'S TOP 5 TRENDING STORIES
1. T.O.'s debut six-storey wood-frame development
Heartwood the Beach Condos is poised to become Toronto’s debut six-storey wood-frame development. The collection of 40 luxury suites, set to rise on the northeast corner of Queen Street and Woodbine Avenue, is scheduled to enter construction this spring.
 
2. Older renter demographic is content not to own
In a recent consumer survey of Canadian attitudes about mortgage debt, younger respondents most often cite financial reasons for staying out of the home ownership market, while an older renter demographic indicates it is more of a lifestyle choice. Read More »
 
3. Building materials impact human health
As the buildings industry attempts to meet new demands related to human health and wellness, an important concept that has emerged is the use of various building materials and finishes. Read More »
 
4. More reinvestment in municipal buildings urged
Canadian municipalities collectively own a large and varied portfolio of public buildings with an estimated replacement cost of more than $120 billion, according to the newly released 2016 Canadian Infrastructure Report Card.
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5. Rental market demand propels sector
A new report from Urbanation suggests rental market demand is high given both condo rentals and purpose-built construction starts saw record numbers in 2015. Read More »
 
 
 
 
     
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