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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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InterRent announces new development in Ottawa

InterRent announces new development in Ottawa

OTTAWA — InterRent Real Estate Investment Trust has announced a new multi-use development along the Light Rail Transit (LRT) line in Ottawa. In a joint venture with Trinity Developments and PBC Real Estate Advisors Inc., InterRent purchased a third of the 3.6-acre site at 900 Albert St. for $14.2 million. The …

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Waterloo LRT spurs billions in development

The Breithaupt Block - Google HQ

With billions invested in scores of new developments along Waterloo Region’s new transit corridor over the past 10 years, Waterloo’s ION Light Rail Transit (LRT)/Bus Rapid Transit project is living up to the grandest hopes stakeholders had when the system was approved. A Region of Waterloo report documents some 8…

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Metrolinx urged to let Hamilton operate LRT

Metrolinx urged to let Hamilton operate LRT

A recent decision by Hamilton city council to ask Metrolinx to revamp its proposed procurement model for the city’s proposed light rail transit (LRT) to permit local operation and maintenance of the system has raised concerns the start of the project could be delayed past its proposed 2019 target. The recommendatio…

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Window project takes CN Tower view to new heights

Window project takes CN Tower view to new heights

The LookOut level at Toronto’s iconic CN Tower will be getting a complete overhaul, which started with a unique window replacement project enhancing the view from above. The first phase of the project, located at 1,136 feet, involved the installation of two new floor-to-ceiling panoramic window walls that offer a n…

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Morguard expansion could double size of Markham building

Morguard expansion could double size of Markham building

MISSISSAUGA — Real estate firm Morguard Corporation has announced the purchase of an eight-storey office building in Markham, Ont., calling it an opportunity to construct an additional 270,000 square feet of office space on the property. The existing Class A building totals 203,500 square feet on 10.6 acres of land…

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Construction partners execute concrete plans for medical marijuana

Co-founder Warren Bravo in a grow room at Green Relief’s Flamboro, Ont. site.

No one was as surprised as Warren Bravo and Steve LeBlanc when Health Canada approved their application to become a licensed producer of cannabis for medical purposes. As co-founders of Green Relief, the business partners have leveraged their experience in the construction industry to make the business a success. Bra…

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Prequalified teams invited to bid on OPP modernization project

Prequalified teams invited to bid on OPP modernization project

TORONTO — A request for proposals (RFP) has been released to three prequalified teams to design, build and finance nine new detachments for phase two of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) modernization project. Infrastructure Ontario (IO) and the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) relea…

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GWL Realty Advisors launches flagship rental building in downtown Toronto

GWL Realty Advisors launches flagship rental building in downtown Toronto

TORONTO — A new purpose-built rental building in downtown Toronto is the largest of its kind in terms of number of units currently under construction in Canada. Unveiled July 18 as The Livmore, the GWL Realty Advisors (GWLRA) flagship is a 43-storey apartment tower that offers such amenities as a media room, a part…

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Hamilton school board moving forward with multiple new construction projects

Hamilton school board moving forward with multiple new construction projects

The Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is undertaking a total of $142 million in construction projects during the 2017-18 school year. The board is moving ahead with its $108.5-million renewal strategy aimed at compensating for school closures. "We are thrilled to be in the midst of an unprecedented…

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