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Toronto-area couple flout zoning bylaws and build office building on residential lot

A North York optometrist and his wife are in hot water with the city, after they erected a two story medical office building —  complete with its own pharmacy, eyewear retailer and doctors' offices — on a lot that was meant for a single family...

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Government to remove secrecy over contractor pay at Muskrat Falls

A proposed change to the Energy Corporation Act means the identities and amount of money paid to contractors hired directly by Nalcor for work on the Muskrat Falls project will soon be available for public disclosure under Newfoundland and...

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Newly restored Canada Pavilion unveiled in Venice at the Biennale Architettura 2018 on the 60th anniversary of its inauguration

OTTAWA, May 24, 2018 /CNW/ - This afternoon, in the Giardini di Castello at the Biennale Architettura 2018 in Venice, Italy, representatives from the National Gallery of Canada, the Embassy of Canada to Italy, the National Gallery of...

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New technologies selected for testing in Toronto’s First Smart City Pilot Program

TORONTO, May 24, 2018 /CNW/ - UPPlift: Toronto today announced the winning innovators selected to pilot their smart city technologies in test-beds across the city, through the first-ever Urban Pilot Program in Toronto. The program,...

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Canadian Construction Association pleased with government’s support of free market system

OTTAWA, May 24, 2018 – The Canadian Construction Association (CCA) is pleased with the Canadian government’s decision to refuse the sale of Aecon Group Inc. to Chinese government-controlled CCC Holding Limited (CCCI). “CCA wishes to express...

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Maple Ridge housing development gets final OK

A major housing project planned for the east entrance to downtown Maple Ridge has cleared the last remaining hurdle. Council, on Tuesday, gave final reading to two bylaws allowing the construction of 84 single-family homes, 24 rental apartments...

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Réseau express métropolitain launches advisory committee for urban and architectural integration

MONTRÉAL, May 23, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - The Réseau express métropolitain (REM) is the largest public transit construction endeavour launched in Quebec in the last 50 years. In order to ensure the new transit network integrates seamlessly into...

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2018 Engineers Canada award recipients honoured

OTTAWA, May 23, 2018 /CNW/ - This Thursday evening at a gala held in Saskatoon, eight outstanding engineers from across Canada will receive top honours for their contributions to the engineering profession. Presented by Engineers Canada,...

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City of Toronto amends TOcore plan to put focus on two- and three-bedroom residential units

Nearly half of new residential developments in downtown Toronto could be made up of two- and three-bedroom units, a new plan for the core just approved by city council outlines. The city’s sweeping TOcore plan for downtown growth considers many...

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Alberta to allow wireless electricity control in new homes

Alberta is the first province to update its building code to allow for wireless electricity control in new residential construction and held an event Tuesday to showcase the change. The province issued an electrical safety information...

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Chinese takeover of Aecon blocked by federal government over security concerns

The Canadian government blocked a proposed takeover of construction firm Aecon Group Inc. by a unit of China Communications Construction Co. in the latest move by Western nations weighing national security concerns associated with Chinese...

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BOMA Québec launches a new friendly competition in energy performance for commercial buildings in Québec

Montréal, May 23, 2018 — BOMA Québec is proud to announce the launch of the Building Energy Challenge (BEC). This friendly competition is aimed at reducing the energy consumption and GHG emissions of Québec’s commercial, institutional and...

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