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No longer the tallest

TORONTO -- According to its developers, Dubai-based Emaar Properties, the Burj Dubai, currently under constructed in Dubai, is now officially the world's tallest building, surpassing the height of the CN Tower in Toronto, which for 31 years…

Housing’s New Frontier

Considering how important our houses are to us, and how emotionally connected we are to them, we sometimes easily forget what an enormous impact they have on the environment. For example, according to a 2006 report from Natural Resources…

Vancouver real estate globally overpriced

VANCOUVER - According to Forbes magazine, real estate in the Greater Vancouver Area is the sixth most overpriced real estate market in the world.Using information gathered by GlobalPropertyGuide.com, an international real estate research…

In(dense)city

The Hong Kong handover in 1997 produced waves so high, Asian towers were uprooted, swept across the ocean, and landed on Canada's western shores, taking root before Vancouver realized the magnitude of this financial coming of age. As of…

LEED comes to Quebec City

QUEBEC CITY - A subsidiary of La Capitale Financial Group of Quebec has begun construction of Quebec City's first LEED-certified office building. The $41-million building, named the Delta 3, will have 170,000 square feet of leasable space…

Best of Both Worlds

Imagine you could sell a building and still own it. It sounds impossible, but smart developers recognize the value of flexibility and choice when managing their assets. There is at least one situation in which builders can sell part of an…

Where the bungalows roam

"A house is a machine for living in," Le Corbusier once famously wrote, but it is also a significant cog in the machine of our nation's economy. Housing is big business, and as we all know, business is very good right now. Well, at least in…

Revitalizing a downtown

KITCHENER, Ontario - Toronto-based Quadrangle Architects and developer Andrin Building Group of Brantford, Ont. are redeveloping a downtown block in Kitchener. The $90-million mixed-use development, named Centre Block, is intended to…
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