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BRAND-NEW RENTAL HOMES WITH LUXURY-CONDO AMENITIES

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BRAND-NEW RENTAL HOMES WITH LUXURY-CONDO AMENITIES

Taking shape in North Vancouver’s desirable Central Lonsdale is a much-needed new development – a dual-tower, purpose-built rental complex named The Royals. Created by award-winning Chard Development, The Royals comprises a renovated 16-storey tower that has been taken down to its shell and rebuilt with modern renters in mind, along with a brand-new 23-storey tower offering incredible amenities. Byron Chard, president and CEO of Chard Development, says the addition of a new tower on the same...

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VANCOUVER MOVES FORWARD WITH NEW ZONING ALLOWING 6-STOREY RENTAL BUILDINGS

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Development, Exterior Building, Industry Trends, Newsworthy

VANCOUVER MOVES FORWARD WITH NEW ZONING ALLOWING 6-STOREY RENTAL BUILDINGS

Developers and property owners of select commercial districts along arterial streets across Vancouver will have the option of building taller and denser developments if they construct secured rental-only housing for the residential component of their projects. In a meeting Tuesday morning, Vancouver City Council sent the amendments to the zoning and development bylaw for C-2 commercial districts to a public hearing later this summer. Currently, the zoning allows for four-storey buildings with...

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DEVIMCO TAKES AN IMPORTANT STEP IN COMPLETING A REVOLUTIONARY $500-MILLION PROJECT TAILORED TO TELEWORKING

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DEVIMCO TAKES AN IMPORTANT STEP IN COMPLETING A REVOLUTIONARY $500-MILLION PROJECT TAILORED TO TELEWORKING

Devimco Immobilier applauds the imminent signing of a memorandum of understanding with the City of Longueuil that will pave the way for the development of a major and avant-garde multifunctional real estate project in the area of the city’s downtown core and Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke métro station. The agreement must first be approved by Longueuil City Council on May 26. Valued at nearly $500 million, this transit-oriented development (TOD) project, with a total area of 1.2...

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WOOD HIGHRISES TO SHOOT UP THANKS TO NEW BUILDING CODES

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WOOD HIGHRISES TO SHOOT UP THANKS TO NEW BUILDING CODES

Tall towers have defined cities as “jungles” of concrete and glass. But what if we built highrises out of wood instead? Proponents say that could have two benefits: The wood stores carbon for the lifetime of the building, which (temporarily) prevents it from entering the atmosphere. It would reduce emissions linked to steel and cement production. The latter is the second-largest industrial emitter in the world, after the fossil fuel industry, generating seven per cent of global...

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New Toronto law means apartment buildings will be given colour-coded ratings, similar to restaurants

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, Communications, Exterior Building, Finance, Fire Safety, Health & Safety, Housing, Industry Trends, Interior Building, Legislation, Maintenance, Newsworthy, Pest Control, Suite Renovations

New Toronto law means apartment buildings will be given colour-coded ratings, similar to restaurants

Landlords in Toronto will have to pay a fee to the city if they fail to provide for tenants in the event the buildings they live in are evacuated due to fire, flood or other service disruptions — part of a suite of changes adopted by city council Wednesday strengthening tenant rights. Landlords will also have to post a colour-coded sign in a prominent location, displaying a rating from the city, similar to what restaurants currently have to do under DineSafe. The move comes as the city...

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Why it’s crucial to make older apartments sustainable

Posted in Communications, Exterior Building, Finance, Housing, Industry Trends, Utility Management

Why it’s crucial to make older apartments sustainable

A new study by FortisBC found that upgrading older apartment buildings and making them sustainable will not only contribute to the reduction of carbon emissions, but also help owners reduce maintenance costs. Based on the estimates of the study, simple energy-efficiency upgrades have the potential to reduce carbon emissions in British Columbia by about 200,000 tonnes annually, which is equivalent to removing 43,000 gasoline-powered cars from the road. Around four in five rental apartments in...

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RHBTV – WATCH INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS NOW.

Posted in Bylaws / Regulations, CMHC, Communications, Development, Employment, Events, Exterior Building, Finance, Fire Safety, Housing, Industry Trends, Insurance, Interior Building, Legal, Legislation, Marketing, Newsworthy, Professional Services, Real Estate Law, Rent Control, Restoration, Tax Law, Technology, Tenancy Law, Utility Management

RHBTV – WATCH INDIVIDUAL SEGMENTS NOW.

RHB TV is Canada’s first digital news broadcast for the RENTAL HOUSING INDUSTRY! Each episode covers a variety of topics affecting the multi-residential market, such as market insights and trends, legal, finance, development and acquisitions, CMHC data and reports, energy efficiency, capital expenditures and more.  Here is a segment-by-segment breakdown of the premiere episode. Visit the corresponding links to watch each segment NOW! NEWSDESK Bill 108 is making national headlines. Learn more...

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Positive Developments for Housing Providers on Reasonable Accommodation

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Positive Developments for Housing Providers on Reasonable Accommodation

Two recent decisions of the Human Rights Tribunal are instructive for those in property management with respect to the duty to accommodate.  Both cases involved physical modifications to residential complexes and include insight into: the procedural duty to accommodate; the substantive duty to accommodate; and, what is reasonable accommodation. In Polito v. Briarlane, the tenant requested accessible access to the residential complex by way of an automatic door opener on the front doors.  The...

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Canada’s First Accessibility Bill Could Become Law Next Month: Minister

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Canada’s First Accessibility Bill Could Become Law Next Month: Minister

The federal government will heed the calls of Canada’s disabled community and amend the country’s first piece of national accessibility legislation to include some of the changes they sought, the minister spearheading the effort said Thursday. Accessibility Minister Carla Qualtrough said the government will be adopting all the amendments the Senate introduced to Bill C-81, also known as the Accessible Canada Act, when it comes back before the House next week. Earlier this month, the upper...

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World’s tallest wood tower proposed in Vancouver

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World’s tallest wood tower proposed in Vancouver

A Vancouver developer is proposing a new 35 to 40 storey tower for the Broadway corridor, but the plan isn’t for a typical high rise. Bruce Langereis, president of Delta Land Corporation, is working with architect Peter Busby from Perkins + Will to design a mass timber building that could revolutionize the way developers build. The tower would be mostly mass timber, likely with a concrete core. The building will use a fraction of the carbon needed to build something similar in steel. According...

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