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CAMH breaks ground on Queen Street West redevelopment project

CAMH breaks ground on Queen Street West redevelopment project

TORONTO - On October 2, 2017, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) held the official groundbreaking for the boldest phase yet of its Queen Street Redevelopment Project. When construction is completed, the two new buildings, with approximately 600,000 square feet of space, will feature 235 inpatient beds,…

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Industry Perspectives: Lead with your heart in the company of hard hats

Industry Perspectives: Lead with your heart in the company of hard hats

The construction industry is under extreme pressure to deliver high-quality projects on time and within budget. In this high-stakes sector, there isn’t much time or inclination to talk about matters of the heart. But in Part 2 of this five-part leadership series, I want to explore the “L” in my leadership model: LEA…

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CanaData East speaker bullish on construction growth

Peter Hall at CanaData East conference 2017.

Construction stakeholders attending the recent CanadaData East conference in Toronto were alerted to growth possibilities for their sector emerging from several different global sources. Export Development Canada vice-president and chief economist Peter Hall told delegates in a presentation billed The World, U.S. and…

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GWL Realty Advisors breaks ground on Vancouver Centre II

GWL Realty Advisors breaks ground on Vancouver Centre II

GWL Realty Advisors' 33-storey office tower signals eastward shift of Vancouver's core business district; Launches amid heightened demand for downtown office space. GWL Realty Advisors officially broke ground today on Vancouver Centre II, a 33-storey AAA office tower in downtown Vancouver. The 371,000 square foot bu…

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Industry Perspectives: Transcend mere management and watch your bottom line soar

Industry Perspectives: Transcend mere management and watch your bottom line soar

Effective leadership is crucial to the success of any business. But construction, with its web of interdependent activities, has some unique difficulties uncommon in other industries. Some of these challenges include seasonal work, unforeseen conditions, delays, design errors and the uniqueness of each project. W…

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Fenn report calls for expansion of IO’s AFP model

The Hudson Yards project in New York City is using AFP model.

A new report on the future of large-scale infrastructure planning and delivery penned by one of Ontario’s most respected project delivery consultants recommends an expansion of the Alternative Financing and Procurement (AFP) system pioneered by Infrastructure Ontario (IO). A former deputy minister in several provin…

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Grush addresses uncertainty around automated vehicles at CanaData East

Tesla Model S Autopilot system.

While fully automated vehicles seem like a futuristic concept, they could become reality in the not too distant future, but more planning is needed before these vehicles hit the road in Ontario. In his presentation, the Challenges for Construction in a World of Unprecedented Technological Change at the CanaData East …

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Graham snags $62-million Calgary Crowchild improvement project

Graham snags $62-million Calgary Crowchild improvement project

CALGARY, ALTA. — Graham Construction has been awarded a contract to improve the City of Calgary’s Crowchild Trail, a major north-south transportation link. The project intends to enhance the route in response to ongoing traffic growth. The route now serves an average of 107,000 vehicles each day. The $62-mill…

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Oakville council rejects Glen Abbey demolition bid

Oakville council rejects Glen Abbey demolition bid

OAKVILLE, ONT. — An Ontario town council has voted unanimously to reject a plan to demolish the historic Glen Abbey golf course despite its heritage status. Glen Abbey's owner ClubLink filed an application Sept. 25 to demolish or remove the golf course and some buildings to make way for a mix of homes, offices and …

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Toronto’s Canoe Landing facility officially underway

Toronto’s Canoe Landing facility officially underway

After more than 20 years in the making, construction is underway on the massive Canoe Landing multi-use community facility in downtown Toronto, which will feature two elementary schools, a community centre and a child care centre in one complex. Dignitaries and members of the project team were on hand Sept. 13 to mar…

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