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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

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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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Kinder Morgan announces contractors for controversial Trans Mountain pipeline

Kinder Morgan announces contractors for controversial Trans Mountain pipeline

CALGARY, ALTA. —Kinder Morgan has announced six contractors it intends to work with on the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project in B.C. and Alberta. According to the company, the pipeline construction and associated terminal expansions are expected to take approximately 28 months to complete, with the work dis…

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B.C.’s Step Code raising eyebrows among builders

Pictured is the Britco Construction plant in Agassiz, B.C. where Passive House modules are constructed. Passive House standards are Step 5 on the Step Code.

B.C.'s Energy Step Code is turning heads in Canada for its framework of incremental standards that achieve energy-efficient buildings beyond the energy standards in the province's base building code. But despite a focus on energy efficiency, the Step Code's main purpose is to create one set of rules for municipalitie…

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Bentway phase one taking shape under Gardiner

Bentway phase one taking shape under Gardiner

Early works on the $23.5-million Bentway public space project under the Gardiner Expressway in Toronto are well underway with project managers predicting Torontonians will be gliding along a new skating trail and taking in cultural events at new outdoor performance spaces by the end of the year. Originally known as P…

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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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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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Total, Suncor Energy in funding dispute over Fort Hills oilsands project

Total, Suncor Energy in funding dispute over Fort Hills oilsands project

CALGARY - French oil giant Total and Suncor Energy are in a dispute over funding the Fort Hills oilsands project, the $17-billion development set to begin production later this year. The standoff is not expected to affect the overall cost or schedule of Fort Hills. Still, Steve Williams, CEO of Fort Hills operator Su…

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