Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced the elimination of the goods and services tax (GST) for new rental apartment construction to reduce costs for builders due to high interest rates set by the Bank of Canada.
As the benefits of mass timber have become truly understood, architects, engineers and builders are realizing the potential of dowel-laminated timber (DLT) as a healthy, sustainable, and energy efficient option.
The Stack in Vancouver set a milestone in Canada’s real estate, by being the first commercial high-rise office tower to achieve the Canada Green Building Council’s (CAGBC’s) Zero Carbon Building – Design standard certification.
Influenced by Quebec’s Olympic speed skating champions, such as Gaétan Boucher and Robert Dubreuil, with its design encouraging movement year-round, the Centre de glaces in Quebec City is built to inspire both aspiring and seasoned athletes.
Centennial College’s new A-Building in Toronto’s Progress campus, completed at approximately $112 million, highlights Indigenous connections through collaboration with an Indigenous Working Group, Colliers Project Leaders, EllisDon Construction, DIALOG, and Smoke Architecture.
Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow, alongside Gregg Lintern, the city’s chief planner, and members of the design and development community, recently celebrated the recipients of the biennial Toronto Urban Design Awards. Notable winners included firms such as Diamond Schmitt, Studio JCI, DTAH, and KPMB Architects.
The University of Toronto’s (U of T’s) Innis College expansion project, nestled within a Diamond-and-Myers 1970s building and attached to a heritage-listed Victorian house, seeks to modernize while preserving the site’s distinct character, fostering a sense of community, and upholding the tradition of academic engagement.
CentreCourt Developments (CentreCourt) has revealed plans for a 22.3 ha (55-acre) development in Pickering, Ont., bringing additional residential, retail, and public spaces to the revamped Pickering Town Centre.
Vancouver’s Firehall 17, claimed as Canada’s first zero-carbon firehall, is now providing essential fire and rescue services, while showcasing a design approach that is better for people and the planet.
A prefab mass timber company is planning an inaugural mass timber parking structure in British Columbia. This initiative seeks to transform the construction industry by substituting conventional concrete and steel with the sustainable and renewable material.
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