Biofuel production increasing in Canada

INNISFAIL, AB - New York-based Riverstone Holdings, the Carlyle Group of Washington DC, and Florida-based Dominion Energy Services are building a refinery in Innisfail, Alberta, that will annually produce 1.12 billion litres of ethanol,…

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…

Where Did You Think the Sewers Went?

A recent Ontario court case is raising quite a few eyebrows amongst the ranks of Ontario real estate lawyers, and it is a case that could have repercussions for builders and developers across Canada.In Ridgely v. Nielson, a prospective…

the spirit of green

Architectural history, until the last century, is dominated by how humans have made manifest their theology through the built expression of sacred places. If the central position held by Egyptian and Greek temples gave way in Rome to a…

Back in Place

There is probably no city in North America more deserving of the moniker "city of steeples" than Montreal. Between the conquest of 1759 and the crystallization of the so-called "quiet revolution" in 1960 with the election of Jean Lesage's…

the road to 2010

Many of us know that the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games will host the world's best athletes in some of the most breathtaking areas of British Columbia. But did you know that, along with the three pillars of Sport, Culture, and…

Edmonton mall gets bigger

EDMONTON - Montreal-based Ivanhoe Cambridge has begun a $108-million expansion and redevelopment of the Southgate Centre shopping mall in Edmonton. The project will add significant retail space to Southgate, most of which will be located in…
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