In an exclusive interview, Daniel Ling, principal at Montgomery Sisam Architects, speaks to Construction Canada on Toronto’s first-ever permanent supportive housing project that uses an innovative modular construction method.
As part of the HousingTO action plan, two new housing complexes, 11 Macey and 150 Harrison, have begun to take shape in Toronto. The goal is to create more design-forward, dignified, inclusive, and welcoming homes for the homeless.
The federal government, through the National Housing Strategy (NHS) delivered by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), is providing $190,000 in funding to the CSA Group to support research and develop a national standard for affordable, adaptable, and accessible homes across the country.
Rising property values in Vancouver have resulted in the demolition of an unprecedented number of single-family homes in recent years, many of which were replaced with the same type of structure. Despite the better energy performance of the new homes, this cycle is likely to increase overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, according to an analysis from researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and a British Columbia-based data analytics firm.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s (CMHC’s) latest Housing Market Assessment (HMA) found moderate evidence of overvaluation across 15 centres in the Canadian housing market for the first quarter of 2016. Overvaluation was detected in eight centres and overbuilding in seven, making them the two most prevalent problematic conditions.