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Quebec’s Mega Parc to be a ‘retro-futuristic’ fantasy world

Quebec’s Mega Parc to be a ‘retro-futuristic’ fantasy world

The redevelopment of a 30-year-old indoor amusement park that includes an infrastructure overhaul to support a new cast of rides in a football field-sized space only begins to the tell the story of the $52-million Mega Parc in Quebec City. What it does not tell is that the project, by Oxford Properties Group, will be…

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Aging Balmoral Hotel deemed ‘stabilized to the city's satisfaction’

Aging Balmoral Hotel deemed ‘stabilized to the city's satisfaction’

VANCOUVER - Vancouver's Balmoral Hotel was deemed "stabilized to the city's satisfaction" by the chief building official after an inspection was carried out on July 14 to assess the shoring and stability of the aging hotel. A complete review is now underway by a contractor to assess the necessary work to rehabilitate…

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Building code means Vancouver highrises avoid Grenfell fate

Building code means Vancouver highrises avoid Grenfell fate

Don't expect a repeat of the London highrise fire in Vancouver, thanks to strict building codes and fire protection standards. The Grenfell Tower fire in London, England resulted in a tragic loss of life and created international headlines. In the days after the fire it was determined the building's cladding played a part…

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Bird team selected for Niagara Falls complex

Bird team selected for Niagara Falls complex

MISSISSAUGA, ONT. — The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) has announced that the consortium Niagara Falls Entertainment Partners has been named the preferred proponent in OLG’s procurement process to design, build and maintain a new Niagara Falls Entertainment Centre (NFEC). The winning team, announced…

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MotiveLab: Constructing a chamber that can handle all the elements

A climatic chamber that tests the performance of new vehicle technologies in temperature extremes is under construction at Red River College (RRC) in Winnipeg. The first of its kind in Western Canada, MotiveLab is a 3,000 square foot room clad in steel thermal panels being constructed inside an addition to the Heavy …

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Feds set to unveil details of $2.1 billion fund for trade, transport projects

Feds set to unveil details of $2.1 billion fund for trade, transport projects

OTTAWA — The federal government is set to unveil details about just over $2 billion in infrastructure spending targeting the country's ports, airports and border crossings. Transport Minister Marc Garneau is slated to make the announcement this morning in Ottawa where he will detail how $2.1 billion set aside in th…

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Our future prosperity depends on more automation, not less

It seems that almost every announcement of a major technological innovation that involves the automation of a production process is accompanied by a chorus of voices from those who fear that thousands of workers will be replaced by “robots” that can operate 24-7 and don’t need coffee breaks. The spectre of this…

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$1.185B flood protection project to lead to Toronto waterfront makeover

An artist rendering looking west across the Keating Channel.

TORONTO — A portion of Toronto's waterfront is set to undergo a nearly $1.2-billion flood protection project that will lead to a makeover of the area. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Mayor John Tory announced the Toronto Port Lands Flood Protection project at a joint news conferenc…

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The CN Tower: Canada's iconic tower

The CN Tower: Canada's iconic tower

More than 40 years after its grand opening, the CN Tower remains remarkably relevant: an engineering marvel, a major attraction and an irreplaceable part of the Toronto skyline. The city has seen major construction projects before and since, but not one so visible that almost every citizen could mark its stunning pro…

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