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As Canada’s ONLY trade show serving the waste, recycling and public works markets, Waste & Recycling Expo Canada and the Municipal Equipment Expo Canada are pleased to announce their move to Niagara Falls for the 20th edition, October 25 – 26, 2017, hosted at Scotiabank Convention Centre.

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June, 2017
Auditor general raises red flags about Toronto's oversight of commercial leases at Union Station


The city has failed to collect almost $10 million it’s owed by commercial tenants at Union Station and has not exercised basic oversight of some leases at the rail hub for years.

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June, 2017
Toronto tenant is calling for more transparency regarding fire inspection reports


The city confirmed that fire inspection reports fall under privacy legislation and are available only through freedom of information requests.

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June, 2017
Lock-off suites touted as affordability fix in Vancouver


The units are being built with a studio or one-bedroom suite in the basement that homeowners can either rent out to help pay their mortgage, or use themselves.

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June, 2017
Passive housing is a very active way to combat climate change and cut costs


They are built with great attention to detail and rigorous design and construction principles, certified through an exacting quality assurance process.

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June, 2017
Can green construction compromise fire safety?


Some fire experts worry that, with energy efficiency a priority worldwide, the proliferation of 'green' buildings has the unintended consequence of fanning fire danger.

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June, 2017
CBRE's new Vancouver office attains gold-level WELL Certification


CBRE’s approximately 30,000-square-foot Vancouver office recently attained gold-level WELL Certification for New and Existing Interiors, becoming the first in the City of Vancouver to achieve the designation.

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June, 2017
Ontario building inspectors: London fire will affect enforcement of safety codes


London’s Grenfell Tower fire is a tragic incident that is bound to affect how safety codes are enforced in Ontario, one building inspector says.

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June, 2017
Vertica Resident Services reports revenue outperformance using YieldStar® Revenue Management Software


Long used in the airline, hotel, car rental and other industries, revenue management software allows property managers to calculate ideal rent pricing by automatically weighing supply and demand for various unit types, competitor pricing, upcoming lease expirations, turnover cost, seasonality and other criteria. 

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June, 2017
Canadian home sales drop sharply in May


According to statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), national home sales posted a sizeable decline in May 2017.

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June, 2017
How safe are old buildings? Lessons from the London tower fire tragedy


High-rise buildings like Grenfell are designed with fire safety in mind, with methods of isolating a blaze built in. Wednesday’s deadly event was highly unusual—but not unique.

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June, 2017
Property developers call for changes to Ontario rent-control measures


Property developers in Ontario are calling for changes to rent-control measures announced by the province in April, saying they are too harsh and are already causing builders to cancel apartment construction projects.

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June, 2017
Downtown Toronto is getting its first new long-term care home in years


The Rekai Centres, which has run long-term care homes in the city dating back to 1955, and Options for Homes, builders of some 3,100 affordable units in Ontario, have partnered to buy a plot of land in the West Don Lands — at the intersection of Front Street East and Cherry Street.

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June, 2017
Construction problems cause delay of new affordable housing development in Calgary


An affordable housing project in southwest Calgary may look like it's ready for the first tenants to move in. But extensive damage on the inside means the development likely won't be turned over to the city's housing agency until at least September.

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June, 2017
Property manager orders apartment building residents to remove Canada flags weeks before 150th celebration


A pair of Oshawa residents are upset they've been ordered to remove a Canada flag from their balcony just weeks before Canada's 150th birthday.

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June, 2017
Development boom causes contractor shortage in Powell River


At the halfway point of the year, 2017 is shaping up to be a banner year for development in Powell River, but the large number of new builds and regulations around them are making it difficult to find contractors.

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