Abandoned Montréal studio restored as vet clinic

In the Mile End neighbourhood of Montréal, a storefront space and basement was transformed by Thomas Balaban Architect’s (TBA) into a 345-m2 (3714-sf) mixed-use building. The structure is now home to the Pierrefonds Animal Hospital (HVdP), a Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) emergency clinic, and four residential units in and on top of a small, abandoned photo studio.

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Saskatchewan seeks to update construction act

The Government of Saskatchewan introduced legislation today to better protect and define the rights and obligations of owners, developers, contractors, and subcontractors. The proposed Builders’ Lien (Prompt Payment) Amendment Act, 2018, will create a payment process to establish reasonable timelines for providing payment for construction projects.

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