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Modern Programs in Historic Spaces

The residential liberal arts colleges of the U.S., while not wholly invisible, do not figure highly in media commentary compared to that country's major public research and private universities. Typically a handful of higher educational…

Q & A: The Finder of Lost Value

Philip Goldsmith, principal of Toronto-based Goldsmith, Borgal and Co. Ltd., is a leading authority on building conservation, adaptive reuse and restoration. His impressive list of projects includes the North Toronto Station/LCBO…

Products: It was a Very Green Year

This past year has been an exciting one in the world of green building. Every major city across North America has prominent examples of superb green buildings under construction. The supply chain for green buildings has never been better,…

A new batch of Brownies awarded

MONTREAL - The 7th annual Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) Brownie Awards celebrated 2007 with over 300 conference participants at Le Palais des congrs in old Montreal. The CUI Brownie Awards, sponsored by Canada Mortgage and Housing…

Blackstone buys Hilton for $26 billion

NEW YORK - The Blackstone Group of New York City has bought Hilton Hotels of Beverly Hills, California, for US$20 billion, which does not include the assumption of about $6 billion in debt. The deal pays US$47.50 per share, a 40 per cent…

Brookfield acquires 52 U.S. properties

TORONTO - Opportunistic Real Estate Investments Group of Toronto-based Brookfield Asset Management has acquired a 3.6 million square foot portfolio of commercial properties in the U.S. from affiliates of JPMorgan Chase of New York. The $300…

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…
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