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Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program

Small BusinessThe Ontario Government is committing $241 million to partner with the federal government and deliver more than $900 million in urgent relief to small businesses and their landlords through a new program, the Ontario-Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance Program (OCECRA).

Smart Growth: SmartVMC, Vaughan, Ontario

VMC renderingJust the promise of a subway station is enough to launch serious development. More than a decade ago, the TTC committed to building a station in Vaughan, at the northern end of Toronto’s University Line extension. This announcement provided the fuel for an enormous development called Vaughan Metropolitan Centre (VMC). The project’s ambition is plainly stated in the name—nothing less than a new urban area in the sprawling suburbs of Vaughan. 

Markham-based Flato Developments Supporting Ontario Communities in the Fight Against COVID-19

flato truck with PPE suppliesMARKHAM, April 2, 2020 /CNW/ – The COVID-19 pandemic has put a significant strain on all healthcare institutions and hospitals resulting in an increased need for donations to help protect workers. As a response to this crisis, the team at Flato Developments, a builder and land developer of commercial and residential communities, has begun distributing personal protective equipment (PPE) in the form of KN95 and surgical masks to front line workers serving communities across southern Ontario.

Government of Canada Boosts Wage Subsidy to 75% for Small, Medium Businesses to Avoid Layoffs During COVID-19 Crisis

Covid 19 Economic Response PlanePrime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced more help for small and medium-sized businesses to keep employees on the payroll during the COVID-19 crisis, including a 75 per cent wage subsidy and guaranteed interest-free loans.

York Region is Now Home to More Than 57,000+ Businesses and Over 615,000 Jobs

The Regional Municipality of York released the 2019 Employment and Industry Report which provides an annual overview of industry and employment trends in York Region.

Vaughan Metropolitan Centre's First Purpose-Built Rental Breaks Ground

Condos in VMCIn addition to those two most recent condo towers—to rise 50 and 45-stories respectively—the new phase also includes a 36-storey purpose-built rental building, which officially broke ground last week. The three-tower development will also include a one-acre park, and 25,000 square feet of amenity space.

SmartCentres Announces Three Additional SmartStop Self-Storage Locations; One in Markham

SmartStop StorageSmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust, one of Canada’s largest real estate investment trusts, announced today that it has executed agreements for three additional self storage locations in its joint venture arrangement with SmartStop Self Storage REIT, Inc. and its affiliates (“SmartStop”).

SmartCentres and Mitchell Goldhar Announce Four Additional Retirement Residence Projects with Revera in Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area

SmartCentres And Revera LogosSmartCentres Real Estate Investment Trust, the Penguin Group of Companies owned by Mitchell Goldhar, and Revera Inc., a leading Canadian senior living sector company, announced today that the three companies have executed four more conditional site specific joint venture agreements to develop and own retirement living residences in strategic urban locations including Markham.

Don’t Waste a Good Crisis: 6 Real-Life Lessons in Digital Transformation From Vaughan Headquartered Mircom

Glass Building WindowsA crisis might be just what you need to kick start your digital transformation. For Mircom, a Canadian-based manufacturer and distributor of smart building solutions, a 2019 email security incident led to a highly successful company transformation, completed within a few months.

Vaughan Headquartered Royal® Building Products Celebrates 50 Years of Building and Staying Power with Innovative New Products at the 2020 International Builders’ Show

Vaughan, Ontario​–Royal® Building Products, a Westlake company, will celebrate 50 years as a leading manufacturer of exterior building products, as well as the launch of new products and colors at the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 21-23, 2020.

Towering Mixed-Use Development Proposed for Vaughan's Downtown

Proposed 15 storey office tower in VaughanAn application submitted to the City of Vaughan proposes a three-tower redevelopment of 3300 Highway 7 in the Vaughan Metropolitan Centre area, the suburban Toronto city’s downtown now forming around the 2017-opened subway station of the same name.

SmartCentres Place Bus Terminal / Vaughan Opens November 3, 2019

SmartCentres Bus TerminalSmartCentres Place Bus Terminal will open for service on Sunday, November 3, 2019. This 9-bay YRT terminal will be in the centre of everything that is anything in Vaughan, with easy connections to the subway and bus rapid transit.

An Important Rail Line Gets Its Due – Stouffville Sees Advances in Installation of Second Track

Construction on Stouffville Rail LineAs part of the effort by GO Transit to offer two-way, all-day service on the Stouffville line, up to Unionville, crews have been making major headway in creating a new train line, next to the existing track.

New Forest Group Office Construction Completed in Vaughan

Forrest headquartersConstruction is complete on a new headquarters office building for Forest Group in Vaughan, Ont. International design firm Ware Malcomb provided architecture, interior design and civil engineering services and Forest Group served as general contractor for the project.