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  1. http://www.cyberpresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/societe/201001/08/01-937487-urbanisme-a-vancouver-la-grande-audace-de-la-cote-ouest.php
  2. mtlurb

    SNC-Lavalin : actualités

    SNC-Lavalin: deux milliards en contrats dans l'Ouest 5 mai 2007 - 15h04 La Presse Martin Vallières Vancouver Pour la première fois, SNC-Lavalin tenait son assemblée d'actionnaires dans la métropole de la côte ouest canadienne. Et pour cause. La Colombie-Britannique et l'Alberta, en plein boom économique, pèsent au moins deux milliards dans le carnet de commandes de 10,4 milliards de SNC-Lavalin, a confirmé son président, Jacques Lamarre, à La Presse Affaires. Il y a bien sûr, en Alberta, plusieurs contrats reliés aux projets pétroliers et gaziers. Mais la province voisine est aussi en plein boom d'investissement. À preuve, les nombreux chantiers dans les environs immédiats de l'hôtel du centre-ville de Vancouver, où avait lieu l'assemblée de SNC-Lavalin. Et la firme montréalaise dirige même le plus gros et le plus compliqué de ces chantiers vancouverois. Il s'agit de la ligne de métro au centre-ville et de train aéroportuaire qui doit ouvrir quelques mois avant les Jeux olympiques d'hiver, en février 2010. SNC-Lavalin est le maître d'oeuvre de ce projet de 1,9 milliard, ainsi qu'un investisseur dans la société d'exploitation de la «Canada Line», pour un mandat de 30 ans. La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec est aussi impliquée. Ailleurs en Colombie-Britannique, SNC-Lavalin a un autre projet particulier d'ingénierie et de gestion. Il s'agit du remplacement du «pont autoroutier flottant» sur le lac Okanagan, à Kelowna. Ce projet d'un peu plus de 200 millions est dans une région de villégiature et d'agriculture en forte croissance, située au milieu des chaînes montagneuses entre Vancouver et Calgary.
  3. IluvMTL

    #DontHave1Million

    Don't have a million dollars for a Vancouver home? A new Twitter campaign shows youre not alone The #DontHave1Million hashtag is spreading on Twitter, as people complain about being priced out of the housing market. Photograph by: Screenshot , Twitter Don’t have $1 million for a house in Vancouver? Turns out you’re not alone. A hashtag campaign created by 29-year-old Vancouverite Eveline Xia is encouraging priced-out urbanites to speak up about their home ownership woes by sharing their age and profession on Twitter. The campaign, called #DontHave1Million, is attracting posts from engineers, planners and scientists, as well as real estate agents from other B.C. communities where housing is cheaper. “Will never be able to afford living in the city I grew up in,” tweeted a business graduate. “Every city everywhere in this country needs the people that keep it going,” added an industrial rigger and specialty mover. “If only I could plant a money tree instead of bok choi, kale or mustard,” said another poster. But others countered with posts calling the tweeters entitled. “Don’t be foolish ... rent and invest instead,” said one. “Buy within your means. Move to the burbs. Suck it up, buttercup,” said another. Responding to critics of her campaign in a statement on Twitter, Xia said her generation is “not looking for a handout,” but rather “asking for a fighting chance to stay here in the city we love.” Salaries have not kept pace with housing prices, she noted, and young, talented workers are beginning to leave in favour of communities where they can afford to buy a home for their families. “To have a diverse, interesting and thriving community, Vancouver needs people like us to stay, work and raise our families here,” she said. According to a VanCity report released in March, the average detached Vancouver home could cost $2.1 million by 2030. “Although 75 per cent of Millennials think that home ownership is a primary long-term goal ... many will have to revise their goals to accommodate rising unaffordability in Metro Vancouver,” said the report. Warning that if trends are not reversed, homes in the suburbs will also become increasingly unaffordable for people earning the median income, the report said a reversal would be possible through public policy and changes in financial practices. Those using the #DontHave1Million hashtag expressed hope that the social media campaign would be the start of a “revolt” leading to change. gluymes@theprovince.com sent via Tapatalk
  4. L’Ontario veut investir 17,5 milliards de dollars dans le transport en commun dans la région de Toronto : http://www.premier.gov.on.ca/news/Product.asp?ProductID=1383 La Colombie Britannique mets 14 milliards de dollars pour améliorer le transport collectif à Vancouver : http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=f3218ef4-c4fb-413f-bebb-cb8fea512570&k=47746 La ville de Montréal prépare un plan d’investissement en transport en commun beaucoup moins ambitieux (et concernant uniquement la ville de Montréal et non pas toute la région): http://ville.montreal.qc.ca/portal/page?_pageid=4577,7757563&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL Et le gouvernement du Québec dit que ça ne l’intéresse pas! Maudit qu’on est cave au Québec!!!!!!!! :banghead:
  5. steve_36

    Vancouver

    Voici deux articles intéressants sur la situation de Vancouver présentement. L'une en rapport avec les nombreux condos non vendus du Village Olympique qui commencent à peser lourd sur les épaules de la ville et l'autre sur le tourisme qui n'est pas à la hauteur espéré surtout en période post olympique. Je post les articles en questions pour démontrer qu'ailleurs aussi on peut faire des erreurs et qu'il y a des problèmes, meme si cela peut paraitre relatif. Montréal, (et le Québec), malgré les ''méchants séparatistes'' et malgré plusieurs problèmes dans l'administration, n'a pas le monopole de la mauvaise gestion et des mauvaises prévisions. Imaginons un peu les commentaires des ''antis'' si cela se produisait à Montréal ?
  6. Les effets des taxes à Toronto et Vancouver se font sentir. http://www.bnn.ca/montreal-emerges-as-luxury-real-estate-hot-spot-sotheby-s-1.860292
  7. Le marché de l'habitation montréalais plus en santé qu'à Toronto ou Vancouver Les dernières données de la Société canadienne d'hypothèques et de logement (SCHL) démontrent que le marché de l'habitation se porte plutôt bien à Montréal. Un texte de Marc Verreault Il n'y a pas de surévaluation des prix des habitations, contrairement à ce qui se produit à Toronto ou Vancouver. Lors du dernier trimestre de 2016, du côté des maisons unifamiliales, l'avantage était aux vendeurs sur l'île de Montréal, sur la Rive-Sud et à Laval, tandis que sur la Rive-Nord, c'était plutôt équilibré entre vendeurs et acheteurs. Par contre, la Rive-Nord est dans une situation particulière, puisque dans le marché de la copropriété, les acheteurs bénéficient d'un choix plus vaste. « Il y a eu beaucoup de constructions, ces dernières années, donc autant sur le marché de la revente que sur le marché du neuf, on voit beaucoup de stock, là », explique Marie-Claude Guillotte, analyste principale à la SCHL. Mme Guillotte observe aussi que le ralentissement des mises en chantier de copropriétés se poursuit, les promoteurs écoulant les condos invendus avant de démarrer de nouveaux projets. Pour ce qui est de l'année en cour, les conditions seront sensiblement les mêmes, estime l'analyste principale. « Du côté des mises en chantier, on s'attend à des niveaux autour de ce qu'on a eu en 2016; du côté du nombre de reventes, on s'attend à une légère augmentation, des prix aussi, il y a un peu de pression sur les prix, mais on est encore loin d'une accélération des prix », ajoute Mme Guillotte. Dans l'ensemble, les conditions de marché pour les maisons unifamiliales et les immeubles à revenus (plex) sont légèrement à l'avantage des vendeurs, contrairement à la copropriété, où les acheteurs sont favorisés. Le prix moyen des maisons dans la grande région de Montréal a augmenté d'un peu plus de 3 % en un an. http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1030391/marche-habitation-montrealais-donnees-schl-societe-hypotheques-logement-sante-toronto-vancouver
  8. I don't really foresee the volume of foreign capital required coming in to Mtl. and thus upsetting its affordability. There are too many vacant locations as is, and not enough population and economic growth to massively reverse the situation. The one-in-six rule: can Montreal fight gentrification by banning restaurants? | Cities | The Guardian The one-in-six rule: can Montreal fight gentrification by banning restaurants? A controversial law limiting new restaurant openings in Montreal’s Saint-Henri area has pitted business owners against those who believe they are fighting for the very survival of Canada’s ‘culture capital’. Who is right? In downtown Montreal, traditionally low rental rates are coming under severe pressure amid a deluge of new restaurants and cafes. Matthew Hays in Montreal Wednesday 16 November 2016 12.30 GMT Last modified on Wednesday 16 November 2016 12.31 GMT In Montreal’s Saint-Henri neighbourhood, the hallmarks of gentrification shout loud and clear. Beautiful old brick buildings have been refurbished as funky shops, niche food markets and hipster cafes. Most notably, there are plenty of high-end restaurants. More than plenty, say some local residents – many of whom can’t afford to eat in any of them. Earlier this month, the city council agreed enough was enough: the councillors of Montreal’s Southwest borough voted unanimously to restrict the opening of new restaurants. The bylaw roughly follows the “one-in-six” rule, with new eateries forbidden from opening up within 25 metres of an existing one. “Our idea was very simple,” says Craig Sauvé, a city councillor with the Projet Montreal party. “Residents need to be able to have access to a range of goods and services within walking distance of their homes. Lots of restaurants are fine and dandy, but we also needs grocery stores, bakeries and retail spaces.” It’s not as though Saint-Henri is saturated with business: a number of commercial and retail properties remain empty. In that environment, some residents have questioned whether it’s right to limit any business. Others felt that something had to be done. Tensions boiled over in May this year, when several restaurants were vandalised by a group of people wearing masks. At the grocery store Parreira Traiteur, which is attached to the restaurant 3734, vandals stole food, announcing they were taking from the rich and giving to the poor. “I was really quite shocked,” says co-owner Maxime Tremblay. “I’m very aware of what’s going on in Saint-Henri: it’s getting hip, and the rents are going up. I understand that it’s problematic. They were under the impression that my store targets people from outside the area, which isn’t really the case. I’ve been very careful to work with local producers and artisans. Why would you attack a locally owned business? Why not a franchise or chain?” Not everyone is sure the change in regulation will work. “The bylaw seems very abstract to me,” says Peter Morden, professor of applied human sciences at Concordia University who has written extensively on gentrification. “I wonder about the logic of singling out restaurants. I think the most important thing for that neighbourhood would be bylaws that protect low-income and social housing.” Alongside restaurants, chic coffee shops have become emblematic of Montreal’s pace of change. As the debate rages, Montrealers are looking anxiously at what has happened to Canada’s two other major metropolises, Toronto and Vancouver. Both cities have experienced huge spikes in real-estate prices and rents, to the point where even upper-middle-class earners now feel shut out of the market. Much of Vancouver’s problem has been attributed to foreign property ownership and speculative buying, something the British Columbia government is now attempting to address. This has led to concern that many of the foreign buyers – mainly Chinese investors – could shift their focus to Montreal. For now, the city’s real estate is markedly cheaper than that of Vancouver or Toronto: the average residential property value is $364,699, compared with Toronto’s $755,755 and Vancouver’s $864,566, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. And rent is cheaper, too: the average for a two-bedroom apartment in central Montreal is $760, compared with Toronto’s $1,288 and Vancouver’s $1,368. Montrealers have little desire for their city to emulate Vancouver’s glass-and-steel skyline. The reasons for this are debatable – the never-entirely-dormant threat of Quebec separatism, the city’s high number of rental units and older buildings, its strict rent-control laws and a small-court system seen to generally favour the rights of tenants. But regardless of why it’s so affordable, many Montrealers want it to stay that way. There is widespread hostility towards the seemingly endless array of glass-and-steel condos that have come to dominate the Vancouver and Toronto skylines. If Montreal does look a bit grittier than other Canadian cities, it owns a unique cultural cachet. The inexpensive cost of living makes it much more inviting to artists, which in turn makes the city a better place to live for everyone; its vibrant musical scene is the envy of the country, and its film, dance and theatre scenes bolster the city’s status as a tourist attraction. In this context, Montreal’s restaurant bylaw is designed to protect the city’s greatest asset: its cheap rents. “I would argue this is a moderate bylaw,” says Sauvé. “We’re just saying one out of every six businesses can be a restaurant. There’s still room for restaurant development.” He says the restaurant restriction is only part of Projet Montreal’s plans, which also include increased funding for social housing. “Right now, the city sets aside a million dollars a year to buy land for social housing. Projet Montreal is proposing we spend $100m a year. The Quebec government hasn’t helped with its austerity cuts: in the last two budgets, they have cut funding for social housing in half. There are 25,000 people on a waiting list.” Perhaps surprisingly, the provincial restaurant lobby group, the Association des Restaurateurs du Quebec, doesn’t have an issue with the bylaw. “We understand the impact gentrification can have,” says spokesperson Dominique Tremblay. “We understand the need for a diversity of businesses. Frankly, if there are too many restaurants on one street, it’ll be that much harder for them to stay open. There won’t be enough customers to go around.” Even despite having been robbed, Tremblay says he recognises the anxiety that swirls around the subject of gentrification. “People feel a neighbourhood loses its soul,” he says. “I get that. I’d rather we find a dialogue, not a fight.”
  9. AeroMexico in the first quarter of 2017 is expanding service Canada, with expanded frequencies to Montreal and Vancouver. From 10JAN17 to 31MAR17, the airline will increase existing 7 weekly Mexico City – Montreal and Mexico City – Vancouver service to 11 and 10 weekly, respectively. Mexico City – Montreal AM680 MEX0104 – 0715YUL EQV D AM636 MEX1600 – 2217YUL 738 x246 AM681 YUL0901 – 1428MEX EQV D AM637 YUL2335 – 0506+1MEX 738 x246 AM680/681 is operated by a mix of 737-800 (738) and 737-800 with Split Scimitar Winglets (7S8).
  10. http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/montreal/montreal-real-estate-tax-foreign-investors-vancouver-1.3704178 A new tax on foreign buyers in Vancouver has real estate agents predicting a spillover effect into other Canadian markets. But it's unclear if Montreal, often an outlier when it comes to real estate trends, will be among them. "I really don't think this is something that's looming for Montreal," said Martin Desjardins, a local realtor. The market here is "nothing compared to what's happening in Toronto and Vancouver," he said. The new 15 per cent tax, which took effect Tuesday, was introduced by the British Columbia government with the intent of improving home affordability in Metro Vancouver, where house prices are among the highest in North America. Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa has said he is examining the possibility of a similar tax "very closely," as a measure to address Toronto's skyrocketing home prices. Experts believe the Vancouver tax could exacerbate the booming housing market in Toronto and, potentially, affect other Canadian cities. Brad Henderson, president and CEO of Sotheby's International Realty Canada, said some foreign nationals could turn to areas not subject to a tax — either elsewhere in British Columbia or farther afield. "Certainly I think Toronto and potentially other markets like Montreal will start to become more attractive, because comparatively speaking they will be less expensive,'' Henderson said. However, the Montreal market has so far remained off the radar of foreign investors. France, U.S top Montreal foreign buyers the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation said the number of foreign investors in the Montreal area is small and concentrated in condominiums in the city's downtown. The report found that 1.3 per cent of condominiums in the greater Montreal region were owned by foreigners last year. That number jumps to nearly five per cent in the city's downtown. Residents of the United States and France accounted for the majority of foreign buyers, while China (at eight per cent) and Saudi Arabia (five per cent) accounted for far fewer buyers. Francis Cortellino, the CMHC market analyst who prepared the study, said it's difficult to determine whether the Vancouver tax will change the situation much in Montreal. "We're not sure yet what [buyers] will do," he said. "There are a lot of possibilities." In Montreal, Desjardins said the foreign real estate buyers most often operate on a much smaller scale, often consisting of "mom and pop investors" or people from France looking for a more affordable lifestyle. "I don't think it will ever be to the point where we'll have to put a tax," he said. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. http://www.ledevoir.com/economie/actualites-economiques/476392/immobilier-l-ontario-pourrait-taxer-les-achats-faits-par-des-etrangers Immobilier: l’Ontario pourrait taxer les achats faits par des étrangers 27 juillet 2016 |François Desjardins | Actualités économiques La Colombie-Britannique veut réduire la pression sur les prix de l’immobilier en taxant notamment les achats faits par des étrangers. L’Ontario, également aux prises avec une surchauffe immobilière, pourrait s’inspirer de la province de l’Ouest. La taxe sur les transactions immobilières bouclées par des étrangers en Colombie-Britannique pourrait un jour en inspirer d’autres à l’imposer, notamment l’Ontario, dont le ministre des Finances a reconnu mardi qu’il étudie de très près cette possibilité. Québec n’a pas envisagé cette avenue. Alors que les prix de l’immobilier du Grand Montréal ont augmenté de 1,9 % sur un an et de 9,3 % sur cinq ans, selon les données de l’industrie canadienne, la situation à Toronto et à Vancouver continue de préoccuper. Dans le premier cas, les prix ont bondi de 16 % et de 51 % sur les mêmes périodes. Dans le deuxième, les hausses sont de 32 % et de 50,5 %. À Vancouver, le prix moyen d’une maison unifamiliale est maintenant de 1,77 million, deux fois plus qu’à Toronto, selon les informations publiées il y a deux semaines par les chambres immobilières de ces villes. Pour tenter de contrôler la situation, qui complique grandement l’accessibilité à la propriété pour les premiers acheteurs, la Colombie-Britannique veut imposer aux étrangers une taxe de 15 % sur le prix d’achat d’une résidence dans la région de Vancouver. Cette mesure extrêmement ciblée s’ajoute à un resserrement général des règles dicté par Ottawa depuis quelques années. « Je salue ce que le ministre de Jong a mis en avant », a dit en conférence de presse le ministre des Finances de l’Ontario, Charles Sousa. « Nous étudions certainement toutes les options. » À Québec, ce genre de scénario n’a « pas été envisagé, considérant que nous ne sommes pas dans le même contexte », a indiqué au Devoir l’attachée de presse du ministre délégué aux Finances, Catherine Poulin. L’annonce faite par la Colombie-Britannique a suscité mardi beaucoup de réactions de la part d’analystes. Le geste pourrait avoir comme conséquence d’exercer une forte pression à la hausse sur les prix torontois, car les étrangers seront portés à regarder ailleurs que le marché de Vancouver, a estimé la Banque TD. « Compte tenu d’une part de marché des étrangers de 5 à 14 % [à Vancouver], notre modèle prévoit une baisse de 15 à 20 % du nombre de ventes au cours des trois prochains trimestres et d’une diminution de 5 % du prix moyen », ont écrit deux économistes de la TD, Michael Dolega et Diana Petramal, dans une note aux clients. Puisque la province surveille déjà de près les achats immobiliers faits par des étrangers, nous saurons d’ici le mois de septembre si la mesure fonctionne, a dit au Devoir John Andrew, professeur à l’Université Queen’s où il dirige la Real Estate Roundtable, qui réunit les acteurs de l’industrie pour échanger sur les pratiques immobilières. « Si vous êtes un investisseur de Hong Kong, verrez-vous le marché de Vancouver comme étant abordable, êtes-vous en train de sortir de l’argent de votre pays ? Qui sait quels sont les avantages fiscaux ? Qui sait d’où provient précisément l’argent ? se demande M. Andrew. Je crois que l’Ontario pourrait souhaiter faire la même chose, mais il n’y a pas tant d’activités étrangères à l’extérieur du créneau des condos. » Scénarios Mardi matin, l’organisme fédéral de surveillance de l’industrie financière a demandé à certaines institutions de simuler des chutes de prix de l’immobilier afin de mesurer leur résistance aux chocs. La demande ne vise pas les grandes banques, mais les autres institutions financières qui consentent des prêts hypothécaires. L’avis du Bureau du surintendant des institutions financières (BSIF) les prie de simuler une descente de 50 % pour Vancouver, de 40 % pour Toronto et de 30 % pour le reste du pays, une exigence qui survient deux semaines après avoir insisté sur la prudence dans les prêts hypothécaires résidentiels. « La faiblesse persistante des taux d’intérêt, les taux records d’endettement des ménages et la hausse rapide du prix des logements dans certaines régions du pays (notamment dans les grandes régions de Vancouver et de Toronto) pourraient entraîner des pertes sur prêts considérables si les conditions économiques devaient se détériorer », a écrit le BSIF le 7 juillet. « Les institutions financières peuvent encourir des pertes découlant à la fois de la possibilité que les emprunteurs ne puissent rembourser leurs dettes et du déclin de la valeur des biens immobiliers résidentiels auxquels sont adossés les prêts hypothécaires », a ajouté le Bureau du surintendant.
  12. http://www.ledevoir.com/economie/actualites-economiques/474116/immobilier-le-canada-pourrait-resserrer-son-controle Le Devoir Immobilier Le Canada pourrait resserrer son contrôle D’autres pays encadrent déjà l’achat de maisons par les étrangers, rapporte Desjardins 23 juin 2016 |Éric Desrosiers | Actualités économiques Le Canada aurait les moyens de ralentir l’ascension effrénée du marché immobilier de régions bien précises en encadrant mieux l’activité des investisseurs étrangers, rapporte Desjardins. L’Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques (OCDE) a encore une fois mis en garde le Canada, la semaine dernière, contre le danger de la flambée du prix des maisons et son impact sur l’endettement des ménages de la classe moyenne. Le pays a pourtant déjà resserré plusieurs fois ses règles hypothécaires ces dernières années dans l’espoir de freiner le phénomène, commence par rappeler l’économiste du Mouvement Desjardins Benoit P. Durocher, dans une analyse dévoilée mercredi. On a entre autres réduit plusieurs fois la période maximale d’amortissement d’une hypothèque (de 40 à 25 ans), augmenté la mise de fonds minimale (de 0 % à 5 %), réduit le refinancement maximum (de 95 % à 80 %) et durci les règles pour les maisons secondaires. Le problème est que le Canada est aux prises aujourd’hui avec des tendances bien différentes, entre la poursuite du boom immobilier à Vancouver et à Toronto, un ralentissement marqué dans les provinces de l’Ouest depuis la chute du prix du pétrole, et une progression modérée des prix au Québec et dans les provinces atlantiques. « Sans être complètement à court de munitions, il semble difficile [dans ce contexte] d’introduire de nouvelles modifications aux conditions du crédit hypothécaire qui ralentiront de façon efficace le marché de l’habitation en Colombie-Britannique et en Ontario sans nuire aux autres régions », observe Benoit P. Durocher. Le gouvernement fédéral a bien augmenté cet hiver la mise de fonds minimal pour l’achat des maisons valant plus de 500 000 $. Cette mesure qui visait particulièrement les marchés de Vancouver et de Toronto semble toutefois avoir un impact marginal. Freiner les acheteurs étrangers Le ministre des Finances, Bill Morneau, a indiqué au début du mois qu’Ottawa effectuait un examen « en profondeur » des divergences entre les marchés immobiliers du pays et qu’on essayerait notamment de tester l’hypothèse voulant que le principal facteur derrière la montée des prix à Vancouver et à Toronto soit les acheteurs étrangers. Or, « un consensus apparaît de plus en plus au sein des analystes du secteur prix concernant le rôle déterminant que jouent les investisseurs étrangers dans la vitalité du marché immobilier de Vancouver et Toronto », rapporte Desjardins. Une étude d’un chercheur de l’Université Simon Fraser, Josh Gordon, a notamment établi que les deux villes canadiennes comptent parmi les six villes étrangères où les riches Chinois investissent le plus dans l’immobilier, avec Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York et Seattle. Un moyen de freiner cette tendance, dit Benoit P. Durocher, serait que les provinces ou les villes introduisent une taxe annuelle qui augmenterait en fonction de la valeur des propriétés afin de limiter la vente de maisons de haut de gamme particulièrement prisées par les investisseurs étrangers. Le Canada pourrait aussi s’inspirer du Royaume-Uni qui impose une taxe sur les gains de capitaux réalisés au moment de la vente par un étranger d’une propriété britannique. D’autres pays, comme l’Australie et Hong-Kong, imposent aux étrangers une taxe spéciale lors de l’achat d’une propriété. Comme plusieurs investisseurs n’habitent jamais ces maisons ni même ne se donnent la peine de les louer, on pourrait aussi taxer les logements inoccupés. Plusieurs pays exercent un contrôle plus direct des achats immobiliers des étrangers. En Australie, ces derniers ne peuvent habituellement acheter que des maisons neuves. En Suisse, ils sont soumis à des quotas par région. Au Mexique, les investisseurs étrangers ne sont généralement pas admis trop près du centre de la capitale ni à moins de 50 km à l’intérieur des côtes. Vite, mais prudemment Le bon dosage, avec de telles mesures, est important, note l’économiste du Mouvement Desjardins. Il ne faudrait pas que le Canada entache sa réputation d’économie ouverte sur le monde ni ne provoque un ralentissement du marché immobilier trop prononcé. « Cela dit, le temps presse, car plus les prix des propriétés progressent à Vancouver et à Toronto, plus les risques de déséquilibre augmentent et plus la possibilité d’une éventuelle correction s’intensifie. »
  13. mont royal

    Nextjet Canada

    The following describes Nextjet as a virtual carrier. Can anyone describe how they are virtual and what part of their operations is, like, real? Nextjet Canada (Vancouver Int'l) commenced revenue operations on Monday, May 2, as previously announced. Using a combination of Beech (twin turboprop) King Airs and Beech 1900Cs chartered from Propair (PRO, Rouyn), the virtual carrier currently runs regular flights connecting Peterborough to Gatineau, Kitchener, and Montréal Trudeau. About Nextjet Canada Type Virtual Carrier Base Vancouver Int
  14. http://www.aircanada.com/en/offers/air/newroutes_rouge/newroutes_rouge.html?icid=fl|achome|newroutes_rouge|caen|151208|txt#YUL-NA Always wanted to see Miami go year round! Mexico City now goes 5x weekly instead of 4.
  15. Après Vancouver... Toronto... dans une tour de condos dans le centre-ville de Montréal??? http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/m/episodes/the-condo-game
  16. La firme britannique Framestore, spécialisée dans les effets spéciaux pour le cinéma et la publicité, a confirmé lundi son implantation à Montréal, ce qui devrait créer 200 emplois d'ici la fin de l'année. La première ministre Pauline Marois, en mission au Royaume-Uni, a participé à l'annonce officielle en compagnie du PDG de Framestore, William Sargent, au siège social de l'entreprise, à Londres. Le gouvernement consentira un prêt sans intérêt de 900 000 $ étalé sur cinq ans, ce qui lui coûtera environ 35 000 $ par année. En conférence de presse, Mme Marois a soutenu qu'aucun crédit d'impôt n'allait être accordé au projet, mais il en est tout autrement. Les clients de Framestore, principalement les grands studios de cinéma de Hollywood, auront droit à des avantages fiscaux pouvant représenter jusqu'à 44% de toutes les dépenses effectuées à Montréal et jusqu'à 60% en incluant le crédit d'impôt fédéral. M. Sargent a d'ailleurs expliqué que l'une des deux raisons pour lesquelles Framestore a choisi Montréal, c'est l'existence des généreux crédits d'Impôt, l'autre étant le bassin de main d'oeuvre qualifiée qu'on trouve dans la métropole québécoise. Vive concurrence Montréal était notamment en concurrence avec Toronto, Vancouver et des villes asiatiques pour obtenir le studio. À l'heure actuelle, l'industrie canadienne des effets spéciaux est concentrée à Vancouver. Québec espère que l'arrivée de Framestore à incitera d'autres entreprises du secteur à s'y établir également. Les premières productions auxquelles travailleront les artisans de Montréal, et ce dès le mois de mars, sont RoboCop (Columbia Pictures et MGM), et All You Need Is Kill (Warner Brothers), qui doivent tous deux sortir en 2014. Framestore compte trois studios à Londres, un à New York et un à Los Angeles, où travaillent environ 700 personnes. Si tout va comme prévu, le studio de Montréal sera le plus important de l'entreprise à l'extérieur de Londres d'ici la fin de l'année. Pauline Marois s'est également rendue lundi matin au Foreign & Commonwealth Office pour rencontrer le ministre délégué responsable de l'Amérique du Nord pour le Royaume-Uni, Alistair Burt. Sur l'heure du midi, elle prononcera un discours devant la Chambre de commerce Canada-Royaume-Uni auquel assistera notamment l'ancien premier ministre de Colombie-Britannique, Gordon Campbell, qui est maintenant haut-commissaire du Canada à Londres. http://www.lesaffaires.com/techno/technologies-et-telecommunications/cinema-framestore-creera-200-emplois-a-montreal/553618
  17. J'ai de la misere a croire que Montreal a plus d'investisseur étrangers que Vancouver et Toronto. http://ici.radio-canada.ca/regions/montreal/2015/05/12/002-centre-ville-montreal-ile-des-soeurs-proprietaires-condus.shtml
  18. IluvMTL

    Satisfaction by city - Stats Can

    STATISTICS CANADA April 20, 2015 1:34 pm People in Vancouver and Toronto least satisfied with their lives: StatsCan Man under umbrella in Vancouver Vancouverites report being less satisfied with their lives than residents of other Canadian cities, according to Statistics Canada. Maybe it's the rain? Jonathan Hayward / The Canadian Press Residents of Vancouver and Toronto report being less satisfied with their lives than people in other Canadian metropolitan areas, according to a new study published by Statistics Canada. Researchers asked the residents of various census metropolitan areas to rank their overall life satisfaction on a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 was “very dissatisfied” and 10 was “very satisfied.” In Vancouver, the average score was 7.808, followed closely by Toronto at 7.818. People living in Canada’s most-satisfied metropolitan area, Saguenay, gave an average score of 8.245 out of 10. The differences are larger when you look at the percentage of people who rate their life satisfaction as a 9 or 10 out of 10. In Sudbury, 44.9 per cent of residents ranked their overall life satisfaction that high. In Vancouver, it was only 33.6 per cent. When it comes to people who were comparatively unsatisfied with their lives – giving themselves a score of only 6 or less, there are again significant differences between cities. 17.1 per cent of people in Windsor, Toronto and Abbotsford-Mission ranked their life satisfaction at a 6 or less. Only 8.6 per cent of people in Saguenay gave themselves such a low score. To figure out what accounts for the differences, researchers tested various hypotheses. They found that people who are married or are in good health tend to rank their life satisfaction much higher than others. Unemployed people are more likely to have low satisfaction, and richer people higher satisfaction. However, the report states, these personal factors don’t seem to account entirely for the variation across metropolitan areas. The researchers note that smaller communities with a population of less than 250,000 tend to report higher average life satisfaction. Also, when sorted by city size, metropolitan areas in Quebec tend to be at the top of the list: Montrealers are the most satisfied among individuals in Canada’s big cities and most likely to report life satisfaction of 8 or higher, Sherbrooke and Quebec are at the top of the mid-size communities, and Saguenay and Trois-Rivières at the top of the smaller metropolitan areas, according to the study. Although the Statistics Canada researchers don’t definitively say why this is, they point to other research that suggests levels of trust and social connections in local communities have an effect on people’s life satisfaction, as does income relative to one’s neighbours and economic inequality. sent via Tapatalk
  19. Andrew Duffy, Ottawa Citizen, Ottawa Citizen 03.17.2015 Ottawa’s share of new immigrants continues to decline as newcomers increasingly opt for the economic opportunities of Western Canada or the cultural diversity of Montreal. A Statistics Canada study released Wednesday reveals that the percentage of immigrants who cited Ottawa as their intended destination has dropped to 2.4 per cent in 2012 from 3.4 per cent in 2000. It means that the actual number of immigrants settling in Ottawa has gone down even as Canada welcomed more newcomers. Annual immigration to Canada rose to 280,700 in 2012 from 227,500 in 2000. “The recession hit Ontario pretty hard and it’s normal that immigrants don’t want to go to someplace where economic conditions are not as good,” said Gilles Grenier, a University of Ottawa economics professor who specializes in labour market and immigration issues. The Statistics Canada research paper, Changes in the Regional Distribution of New Immigrants to Canada, examines the country’s evolving settlement pattern. It shows that new immigrants have started to look beyond Toronto and Vancouver to destinations such as Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Saskatchewan, where — at least until the recent crash in oil prices — economies have been booming. Montreal, already a major destination, has also seen its share of newcomers increase substantially to 18.1 per cent in 2012. Meanwhile, Toronto, which attracted almost half (48.4 per cent) of all new immigrants in 2000, saw its share of newcomers fall to 30 per cent in 2012. Still, that city remains the country’s biggest magnet for immigrants. StatsCan analysts suggested that the new settlement pattern reflects changes in regional economic activity and employment. “In short, labour market conditions were better in Western Canada than they were in the rest of the country,” the report concluded. That more newcomers were settling outside of Toronto and Vancouver was also a reflection of Canada’s revised immigration system. Provincial nominee programs (PNPs) allow provinces to select and nominate immigrants to meet their own economic goals and growth targets. “Over the 2000s, the PNPs considerably increased the number of immigrants going to destinations that previously received few immigrants,” the study found. The percentage of immigrants arriving in Canada as provincial nominees increased to 13 per cent in 2010 from one per cent in 2000. The program has been particularly successful at attracting immigrants to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. StatsCan analysts said the distribution of newcomers within Canada has also been affected by shifts in the country’s immigration sources. In the late 1990s, most of Canada’s immigrants came from China and India, and they tended to settle in Toronto and Vancouver. By 2010, however, the Philippines was the biggest source of Canadian immigrants, and they have settled in cities across the country, the report said. Montreal’s growth as a destination city was driven by increased immigration from Africa, South America, Central America and the Caribbean. Gilles Grenier said the study shows that Canada’s immigration system is maturing. “It’s a good thing that immigrants disperse in Canada,” he said. “Because Ontario, for many years, was the main destination for immigrants in Canada, especially Toronto, where almost half the population is foreign-born.” The recent drop in oil prices, however, could cause immigration patterns to shift again, Grenier warned, as immigrants chase new job opportunities. BY THE NUMBERS 48.4: Percentage of new immigrants who wanted to settle in Toronto in 2000 30: Percentage of new immigrants who wanted to settle in Toronto in 2012 5.5: Average unemployment rate in Toronto in 2000 9.2: Average unemployment rate in Toronto in 2010 21.3: Percentage of Canadian immigrants that came from China in 2000 12.8: Percentage of Canadian immigrants that came from China in 2010 14: Percentage of Canadian immigrants that arrived from the Philippines in 2010 Source: http://www.montrealgazette.com/News/ottawa/Ottawa+share+immigrants+decline+newcomers+look+Montreal/10902540/story.html
  20. Greece | Oil | Keystone XL | RRSPs | BoC | Apple | Target | Bombardier How the falling loonie and low rates could lure more foreign investors to Canadian housing Republish Reprint Garry Marr | February 26, 2015 | Last Updated: Feb 26 7:12 PM ET More from Garry Marr | @DustyWallet Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email Typo? More Jason Payne/Postmedia News, file Jason Payne/Postmedia News, fileLennon Sweeting, a Toronto-based dealer with US Forex which trades in currencies, says the loonie is making housing more attractive to foreign buyers. Canada’s two priciest housing markets may not need the boost, but Toronto and Vancouver could be on the verge of a spike in foreign investment. Toronto's rental market reborn as housing prices surge out of reach for many ‘There’s a huge demand for rental… We are seeing for the first time in 40 years people are starting to build rental,’ says managing director of Timbercreek Asset Management With the loonie falling about 10% against the U.S. dollar in the last six months, foreigners who have their money parked in greenbacks or in currencies pegged to the American dollar are likely to ramp up their interest in the Canadian marketplace, say industry experts. Alberta, which is now facing a crunch of new listings and weak demand, is unlikely to see any benefit as investors run away from the province over oil price fears. “The reputation of the oilpatch here has been tarnished a bit,” says Dan Scarrow, the Shanghai-based managing director of Canadian Real Estate Investment Centre, which was set up just two months ago, and is run by Vancouver-based Macdonald Real Estate Group. He says the opposite is true in Vancouver and Toronto, where prices in January were up 7.5% and 6.1% respectively from a year ago, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association. “With the Chinese economy slowing down a bit and with the Canadian dollar depreciating 20% versus the RMB, it might change the calculus of some people of how much they want to leave in China and how much they want to bring to Canada.” To [foreign investors], the Canadian market has gone on sale Mr. Scarrow’s firm caused a stir last year with data it produced from its client base that showed 33.5% of all single-family homes sales in the Vancouver area could be traced to buyers from mainland China. Foreign buyers and their position in the marketplace have been a concern for some market watchers, who fear these investors are inflating housing prices. But there hasn’t been definitive data. Even the chief executive of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp., Evan Siddall, conceded there were data gaps. The Crown corporation finally produced data two months ago on the condominium market that showed as much as 2.4% of Toronto highrises were in foreign hands and 2.3% in Vancouver, with some people still disputing those findings. Mr. Scarrow says in terms of Chinese investors they are divided between people still living overseas and people already living in Canada but with money still parked in RMBs. With Chinese New Year over, he expects investment to pick up. Related Foreign buyers taking over — this time it's Canadians in Florida IMF says housing in Canada overvalued by as much as 20% “Decisions have been held off until this week,” he says. “There is a lag for these things in terms of stats and what we see on the ground.” Brian Johnston, chief operating officer of Toronto-based Mattamy Homes, has never been a believer of the idea that foreign investment was a huge factor in Canadian housing, but he says when you get can a 10% to 20% currency swing it has to be positive. “To [foreign investors], the Canadian market has gone on sale,” said Mr. Johnston, noting his company also develops property in the United States it tries to sell to Canadians. “The reverse is true for them. The price of U.S. real estate just went up by 10%.” Lennon Sweeting, a Toront0-based dealer with US Forex which trades in currencies, says the loonie is making housing more attractive to foreign buyers. “The Bank of Canada has tried to offset lower prices with a weaker currency making investing in Canada more attractive,” said Mr. Sweeting, adding most high net worth investors are likely holding U.S. dollars right now. “Absolutely it makes it easier to buy [Canadian real estate]. If you’re holding U.S. dollars you are looking at buying at a discount and there’s plenty of supply.” Low interest rates have also boosted demand, even though foreign investors tend to have to put up larger down payments when borrowing to buy property. Shaun Hildebrand, senior vice-president at condo research firm Urbanation Inc., noted new condo sales in the Greater Toronto Area in 2014 rose over 50% from a year ago but it’s hard to pinpoint how much is attributable to foreign investors. “I wouldn’t be surprised at all to see more foreign investment in 2015,” said Mr. Hildebrand, adding surveys of Urbanation clients peg the foreign component of Toronto’s condo market at just under 5%. sent via Tapatalk
  21. in Vancouver http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2015/02/national-bank-canada-anchor-exchange-office-tower/ National Bank of Canada to anchor The Exchange office tower he National Bank of Canada will be the anchor tenant of The Exchange building, a new 31-storey office tower under construction at Howe and West Pender streets in downtown Vancouver. According to Business In Vancouver, the Montreal-based banking institution will occupy 45,000 square feet of the building’s 369,000 square feet. This is part of National Bank’s recently implemented business strategy to expand its reach beyond Quebec and Ontario. As of last spring, the bank had 451 branches across the country, with 339 in Quebec, 74 in Ontario, 27 in New Brunswick and only nine branches west of Ontario. While many Western Canadians may be unfamiliar with National Bank, it was founded in 1859 and is Canada’s sixth largest bank. “National is looking at growing from being a super- regional bank to having much more of a national presence,” Kash Pashootan, a portfolio manager with First Avenue Advisory of Raymond James Ltd., told Bloomberg News in March 2014. National Bank’s occupation at The Exchange will not be possible until 2017, when the building is scheduled for completion. Construction on the $240-million building began in January 2014. The Exchange is designed by Swiss architect Harry Gugger and incorporates Vancouver’s 1929-built Old Stock Exchange building with the addition of office tower floors above the historic structure. In addition to restoring the historic facade and old trading floor, project proponents are aiming to achieve a LEED Platinum certification with “seriously green” elements such as rooftop solar panels, integrated geo-exchange thermal regulators, storm water retention and reuse, and hydronic heating and cooling systems. The office tower project is funded by Credit Suisse, one of the largest private real estate investors in the world.
  22. Selons U.S. News and World Report http://www.montrealgazette.com/travel/RitzCarlton+Montreal+tops+list+luxury+Canadian+hotels+second+time/10764461/story.html Ritz-Carlton in Montreal tops list of luxury Canadian hotels for second time The Canadian Press | 01.26.2015​ U.S. News and World Report has ranked Montreal's Ritz-Carlton for the second year in a row as the best hotel in Canada, citing its stylish decor and amenities including a greenhouse and a French restaurant from celebrity chef Daniel Boulud. Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver, which features an indoor saltwater pool and multiple dining options, was ranked No. 2, followed by the Trump International Hotel and Tower, 65 storeys high, in downtown Toronto. Properties in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal took eight of the 10 spots in the American publication's 2015 list of top Canadian luxury hotels. Included in the ranking were Fairmont Pacific Rim and Loden Hotel, both in Vancouver; Four Seasons Hotel and Ritz-Carlton, both in Toronto; and Hotel Le St-James in Montreal. Outside the three big cities, Auberge Saint-Antoine in Quebec City and Sonora Resort on B.C.'s Sonora Island also made the cut. U.S. News and World Report said the 10 hotels "persistently wow travellers" with upscale amenities, top-notch service and "a sense of individuality." Visitor reviews and expert opinions were among factors used to compile the list, it said.
  23. http://journalmetro.com/actualites/national/587923/prentice-et-clark-sentendent-sur-loleoduc/ 03/11/2014 Mise à jour : 3 novembre 2014 | 18:04 Ajuster la taille du texte Prentice et Clark s’entendent sur l’oléoduc Par Rédaction La Presse Canadienne Partager cet article The Canadian Press Jim Prentice et Christy Clark VANCOUVER – Selon le premier ministre de l’Alberta Jim Prentice, lui et son homologue de la Colombie-Britannique, Christy Clark, ont mis derrière eux les jours houleux d’Alison Redford. L’ancienne première ministre de l’Alberta et Mme Clark entretenaient des relations glaciales en raison des demandes de la part de la Colombie-Britannique de partage des revenus d’un possible oléoduc. Pendant une rencontre à Vancouver, lundi, Mme Clark a affirmé que M. Prentice était le premier chef albertain à véritablement comprendre sa province. Elle n’a pas élaboré. Jim Prentice et Christy Clark ont accepté de continuer de travailler pour obtenir la construction d’un oléoduc qui transporterait le pétrole des sables bitumineux de l’Alberta jusqu’à la côte ouest, tout en respectant les inquiétudes de la Colombie-Britannique sur l’environnement, les questions autochtones, le partage des profits et la capacité à réagir en cas de déversement. M. Prentice a pour sa part dit que Mme Clark l’avait réinvité pour la semaine de la Coupe Grey, ce mois-ci, et qu’il prévoyait accepter.
  24. 9 from Quebec.. however again small compared to Ontario. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-growth/success-stories/canadas-50-fastest-growing-technology-companies/article21555204/ # Growth % Company Name City Province 1 69800% Chango Toronto Ontario 2 56514% HootSuite Vancouver British Columbia 3 16759% Shopify Ottawa Ontario 4 14299% Dejero Labs Inc. Waterloo Ontario 5 12332% QuickMobile Vancouver British Columbia 6 11528% Uken Games Toronto Ontario 7 10670% Aeryon Labs Waterloo Ontario 8 6589% AcuityAds Inc. Toronto Ontario 9 5857% ScribbleLive Toronto Ontario 10 5499% Clio Burnaby British Columbia 11 5339% 360incentives Whitby Ontario 12 4971% Robots and Pencils Calgary Alberta 13 1268% Firmex Toronto Ontario 14 1135% Securefact Toronto Ontario 15 956% Avigilon Corporation Vancouver British Columbia 16 865% Zafin Vancouver British Columbia 17 851% VIZIYA Corporation Hamilton Ontario 18 816% EcoSynthetix Inc. Burlington Ontario 19 749% Miovision Technologies Inc Kitchener Ontario 20 727% Achievers Toronto Ontario 21 655% SourceKnowledge Montreal Quebec 22 654% Appnovation Technologies Vancouver British Columbia 23 581% 5N Plus Inc. Saint-Laurent Quebec 24 461% Real Matters Markham Ontario 25 435% Acquisio Inc. Brossard Quebec 26 434% AskingCanadians Toronto Ontario 27 392% Venngo Toronto Ontario 28 382% CoolIT Systems Inc. Calgary Alberta 29 377% Symbility Solutions Toronto Ontario 30 322% CM Labs Simulations Montreal Quebec 31 319% Solace Systems Kanata Ontario 32 275% PointClickCare Mississauga Ontario 33 265% PEER Group Kitchener Ontario 34 259% Clevest Richmond British Columbia 35 248% Etelesolv Lachine Quebec 36 246% Solium Calgary Alberta 37 239% Doxim Markham Ontario 38 236% CloudOps Montreal Quebec 39 230% Berkeley Payment Solutions Toronto Ontario 39 230% Dominion Voting Systems Corporation Toronto Ontario 41 228% iBwave Saint-Laurent Quebec 42 220% Connexon Telecom Inc. Montreal Quebec 42 220% Photon Control Inc. Burnaby British Columbia 44 211% 3esi Calgary Alberta 45 204% Intelex Technologies Inc. Toronto Ontario 46 199% TransGaming Toronto Ontario 47 196% Phoenix Interactive Design Inc. London Ontario 48 192% Klick Health Toronto Ontario 49 187% Geotab Inc. Oakville Ontario 50 182% Stingray Digital Group Montreal Quebec