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Reed Construction Data Echoes Roots with Name Change to CMD

Leading Construction Data Provider’s New Brand Emphasizes its Innovative Beginnings ATLANTA — Reed Construction Data, one of the leading providers of construction information in North America, today announced it is rebranding itself as CMD, a nod to the company’s original name: Construction Market D...

Enbridge to expand Quebec wind holdings

TORONTO—Enbridge Inc. recently announced that it is set to purchase additional ownership stakes in two Quebec wind projects from an existing partner, EDNF EN Canada, according to a press release. An agreement was made and is expected to close in mid-October,  where Enbridge will invest $225 milli...

PHOTO: Laboratory Work

Work is moving up on York University’s New Engineering Building at the Keele campus in Toronto, Ont. The construction manager for the project is Laing O'Rourke in partnership with The Gillam Group and completion is scheduled for September 2015. The owner is York University and the principal user wil...

Former union boss in Quebec guilty of fraud and forgery

MONTREAL—An influential former Quebec union boss has been found guilty of fraud and forging documents stemming from inflated expense claims. Jocelyn Dupuis was accused of charging the Quebec Federation of Labour for tens of thousands of dollars in expenses by using fake or inflated bills. A Quebe...

PHOTO: Keepin’ On Track

Construction progresses on the Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension at the York University station in Toronto, Ont. General Contractor for the project is EllisDon Civil Ltd. and completion has been scheduled for fall 2016. The owner is Toronto Transit Commission and the station was designed by ARUP...

MCAC renews call for prompt payment

The president of the Mechanical Contractors Association of Canada (MCAC) is advocating for the re- introduction of prompt payment legislation in Ontario and wants similar initiatives to be launched in provinces across the country and at a national level.  "With regards to Ontario, technically spe...

The U.S. Southeast Commercial Market Outlook

The Southeast (SE) Region of the United States is comprised of eight states. In alphabetical order, they are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Among those states, the lowest unemployment rates are currently being recorded in Florida (6...

March of the Centenarians (Part 2)

By 2063, not only will the West be considerably more dominant than the East, but it will also ‒ and this is something that hasn’t been remarked upon much, to my knowledge ‒ put Ontario in its slipstream.  Continued from Part 1. During the whole 50 years, the population growth rate for the East (ac...

March of the Centenarians (Part 1)

Statistics Canada recently published its population projections, 2013 to 2063, for the nation as a whole, plus the provinces and territories. The data set is available online in Cansim Tables 052-0005 and 052-0006. Ottawa’s statistical agency is adamant that its numbers are projections rather th...

Plans unveiled for new GO Bus terminal at Union Station

TORONTO — The Ontario government says it is partnering with a global real estate player to build a new GO Bus terminal in downtown Toronto.   The province says its regional transport agency Metrolinx will join with Montreal-based Ivanhoe Cambridge to integrate its bus and train services in one cent...

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