Project in Old Ottawa South piloting a way to retrofit and improve comfort in older homes
A pilot project in Old Ottawa South is aiming to provide the information homeowners need to properly retrofit their century-old homes.
Students struggle to find an affordable place to live as costs of accommodation soar
As rent prices in Ottawa soar, students are left with few options but to pay the hefty costs of life in the capital of Canada.
Liberals’ rent-to-own policy proposal ‘nibbling at edge’ of housing affordability problem: expert
The rent-to-own program proposed by the Liberals may not be enough to make housing more affordable for Ottawa residents.
Ottawa struggling to cope with increase in homeless population during pandemic, say city officials
Community members and advocates are calling for more resources in the ByWard and Lowertown regions after a rise in homelessness raised concerns about safety.
Innovative Indigenous-led housing project set to rise beside Vancouver’s Burrard Street Bridge
Known as Senakw, the 12-tower housing development will mark a major milestone for Indigenous urban planning in North America.
Election 2021: Federal role in providing affordable housing and ending homelessness a key election issue, advocates say
Regardless of which party wins the election, the next federal government needs to address housing and homelessness issues in Canada.
Pushing the boundaries: City planners need to consider how to make the suburbs sustainable, experts say
Responding to the demand in population growth, cities are expanding outwardly, often at the cost of higher carbon emissions and a loss of biodiversity.
Baked in: Extreme heat waves pose life-threatening risks for homeless, experts say
As the climate warms, longer, hotter heat waves are becoming the norm even in Canada. For the homeless this poses serious risk, experts say
Council delays decision on size limits for secondary dwellings
City council has delayed a decision of limiting the size of secondary rental units to take into account concerns expressed by small landlords.
Ontario breaks ground on new $55 million LTC home in North Bay
Ontario government officials gathered in the empty lot of what used to be the old St. Joseph’s McLaren Hospital site overlooking downtown North Bay to break ground on one of the province’s newly announced long-term care projects. “We are going to build the nicest long-term care home this town has…