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September 12-13
Interior Designers of Canada Design Symposium
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
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September 26

Landscape Ontario Snowposium
Landscape Ontario, Milton
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September 19-22
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Interior Design Show
Vancouver Trade and Exhibition Centre,
Vancouver
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October 8
Green Building Festival
Marriott Downtown Easton Centre Hotel.
Toronto. Ontario
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October 17
Flooring Expo
Delta Hotel Confernce Centre
4331 Dominon Street.
Burnaby BC
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HFC ban will aid environment
Canada and other developed nations under the Protocol have set a target of 2020 to replace the latest class of blowing agents—hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)—with Hydrofluoroolefins (HFOs).

Homebuyer incentive kicks in
Canada’s First Time Home Buyer Incentive program kicked in September 2 and while some say it is not generous enough to affect new homebuyers in high-priced markets like Toronto and Vancouver, it should benefit those in most regions of the country.

Housing demand heats up in Montreal
Montreal’s strong employment growth and immigration make it one of the strongest and most affordable housing markets in the country this year, according to a report from global real estate firm Marcus & Millichap.



Genesis plans 800 new houses in Calgary
In a remarkable show of confidence in Calgary’s new home market, one of Canada’s largest residential developers has purchased 130 acres of land for a massive new home build.

Contractor shuts down condo tower
A 15-storey condo tower—well under construction in the Metro Vancouver suburb of Richmond­—was stopped cold in August following a dispute between the construction company and the developer.

Money laundering data questioned
A B.C.-commissioned report—Expert Panel on Money Laundering in Real Estate— claimed $5.3 billion was laundered through provincial property transactions in 2018.

Private mortgage insurer sold
U.S.- based Brookfield Business Partners has bought a controlling interest in Genworth MI Canada Inc., Canada’s largest private mortgage insurer, for $2.4 billion.

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La belle province has its housing groove back.


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Despite government disruptions home builders delivered 200,000 new homes and more than one million jobs in 2017.

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