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That damn napkin…

If you've been living in Toronto for the past six years, then you probably felt like June 2, 2007 was a long time coming. On that day, the $270 million Michael Lee-Chin Crystal expansion of the Royal Ontario Museum finally opened to the…

New LEED system announced (August 01, 2007)

VANCOUVER - Ian Jarvis, Chair of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC), announced a restructuring of the LEED program at the Toronto Regional Sustainable Building Conference in June. The new program, called LEED Complete, is expected to…

the stars are out

When it was built in 1929, Fairmont's Royal York Hotel in Toronto was the tallest building in the British Empire, if you can believe there was such a time in the history of real estate. Now a new era of hotel development in Canada is upon…

The Green Outdoors

With summer in the air thoughts turn to outdoor projects. In the past, many people relied on CCA (Copper Chromium Arsenic) pressure treated lumber for projects such as decks, garden planters, and outdoor play sets. Yet research suggests…

Primaris adds Ottawa mall to portfolio

TORONTO - Primaris Retail REIT of Toronto has acquired Place d'Orleans, a 733,000-sq.-ft., two-level shopping centre in Orleans, a suburb of Ottawa, for $186 million. Built in 1979 and expanded in 1999, the mall covers 43 acres and includes…
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