Canadian capital markets expect P3 financing windfall from Ottawa’s stimulus spending

Canadian capital markets expect P3 financing windfall from Ottawa’s stimulus spending

26/01/17

As the federal government prepares to spend billions of dollars on infrastructure projects to help stimulate the floundering economy, Canadian capital markets are expecting a corresponding bonanza in financing opportunities for public-private partnerships. During the election, the Liberals committed to spending $125 billion on infrastructure during the next decade. It’s assumed that a large portion […]

Canada backs US move to advance construction of two pipelines

Canada backs US move to advance construction of two pipelines

26/01/17

US President Donald Trump has signed executive actions to advance the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipeline projects. Trump told reporters in the Oval Office that the moves on the pipelines will be subject to the terms and conditions being renegotiated by the US. Former US President Barack Obama killed the proposed […]

Montreal to host 2017 World Design Summit

Montreal to host 2017 World Design Summit

26/01/17

Fifty years after the tremendously successful Expo 67, Montreal will again host a design-oriented world-class event. From October 14 to 25, 2017 the UNESCO City of Design will showcase all the disciplines of design by hosting the 2017 World Design Summit.  Through the collaboration of 50 international organizations, the Summit’s objectives will be to establish […]

RAIC supports proposed tax credit for rehabilitation of recognized historic places

RAIC supports proposed tax credit for rehabilitation of recognized historic places

26/01/17

As a champion of prosperous, livable and healthy communities, the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) expresses strong support for Bill C-323 which would create a 20 per cent federal tax credit for rehabilitation of recognized historic places. The RAIC believes there is an important federal role for leadership in heritage conservation. Policies that promote […]

Construction jobs to soar in Toronto by 2031: Report

Construction jobs to soar in Toronto by 2031: Report

13/10/16

Toronto Region Board of Trade estimates 147,000 construction-related jobs will be available in GTA over next 15 years Over the next 15 years, the Toronto area will need almost double the number of construction workers it currently has in order to accommodate new infrastructure projects along with an aging workforce, says a new report by […]

Infrastructure sectors face potentially crippling ‘insider’ cyberthreat, feds warn

Infrastructure sectors face potentially crippling ‘insider’ cyberthreat, feds warn

13/10/16

OTTAWA—Federal officials have quietly warned operators of electrical grids, transportation hubs and other key infrastructure of the cyberthreat from insiders who could unleash devastating viruses and cripple systems, internal government notes reveal. Crucial networks that Canadians rely on for everyday needs face a “substantial threat” from rogue employees out to wreak digital havoc, warn the […]

CivicAction report takes a long view of federal infrastructure spending

CivicAction report takes a long view of federal infrastructure spending

13/10/16

Ottawa’s $60 billion payout must go toward “future proofed” projects and account for a broad array of needs, report says. With Ottawa earmarking $60 billion for infrastructure spendingover the next decade, a coalition of GTA civic leaders is urging investment in projects that will help communities prosper over the long haul. CivicAction, in a report […]

Architecture and engineering students head outdoors for design-build contest in Toronto

Architecture and engineering students head outdoors for design-build contest in Toronto

13/10/16

What to do with a pile of lumber will be the challenge facing architectural science and civil engineering students at Ryerson University as they team up in a fast-paced reality-TV-like design/build competition outdoors at the university campus on Gould St. in downtown Toronto. Eight teams (of six each) will race against the clock and each […]