Friday, September 21, 2018

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Ontario Finance Minister open to idea of a casino on Toronto’s waterfront

  Ontario’s Finance Minister says the provincial government is open to having a casino in downtown Toronto, but any decision will be made in consultation with the city as part of a larger waterfront redevelopment. Vic Fedeli’s comments...

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Menkes breaks ground on Waterfront Innovation Centre on Toronto Waterfront

  TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - Menkes Developments Ltd. ("Menkes"), in partnership with Alcion Ventures, today broke ground on the Waterfront Innovation Centre – a new landmark office building on...

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City council approves rezoning major parts of Vancouver to allow duplexes

  After two days of public hearings, Vancouver city council has voted to rezone the majority of the city to enable duplex use in single-family home neighbourhoods. The decision, approved in the final city council meeting of Gregor...

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New University of Toronto Tower for Student Housing

  The University of Toronto is busy trying to improve the accommodation shortfall for it's students according to the Globe and Mail. A 2017 report showed that the university would need another 2,300 beds by 2020 and proposed a 511 bed...

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Winnipeg homeowners on hook for tens of thousands for sewer hook up they didn’t want

  At 65-years-old Gary Slota had to go back to work to pay for upgrades to the sewer and water system on his Transcona street. “My retirement fund is depleting,” he said. “It’s very stressful, I don’t sleep properly, I have...

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CaGBC Atlantic Chapter announces Leadership and Green Building Award winners

  Halifax, NS – Sept 19, 2018 – Atlantic Canada’s green building projects and innovators were in the spotlight at the Halifax Convention Centre last night, as the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) honoured the 2018 CaGBC Atlantic...

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Act Now: 2018 Canadian Construction Association’s Awards Program submission deadline is November 16

  Canadian Construction Association’s Awards recognize the important contributions of individuals, organizations and projects that promote and enhance the Canadian construction industry, whether through innovation, projects, or dedication...

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Construction Links Network: Weekly Round Up September 15, 2018

    Below are links to the top news items posted on Construction Links Network over the past week. Thank you for stopping by and have a great week!   Best Regards, Arnie Gess, President   Save time -...

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What will it take to make buildings carbon neutral?

If cities are going to curb the rise of global temperatures to less than 2 degrees Celsius, they’ll have to address the single largest contributor, by sector, to their carbon footprint: buildings. Buildings account for roughly 50 percent of...

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