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Toronto-based firm TVM Group is building a 40-unit condominium development along the waterfront in Sault Ste. Marie’s downtown. It’s part of an ongoing effort to revitalize and enhance that portion of the city.
Condo suites enhancing Sault’s downtownBoutique-style condominium living in Sault Ste. Marie. That’s how the city’s newest residential development is being marketed to potential buyers, and it’s already getting plenty of attention.Riverwalk Condominiums, a project of Toronto-based development company TVM Group, is a 40-unit development going into the former Plummer Hospital along the banks of the St. Mary’s River. Designed by MGP Architects of Sault Ste. Marie, the company that produced the iconic Roberta Bondar Pavilion, the projec...


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Building code changes coming to permit taller wood buildings
The wood industry is celebrating changes to Ontario Building Code to boost the height of wood frame buildings from four storeys to six.Also known as mid-rises, the code changes go into effect on Jan. 1.Michael Giroux, president of the Canadian Wood Council, said the changes come as a result of a “l...
Cement boss not a fan of mid-rise wood buildings
The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) says Ontario legislators are putting people’s lives at risk by permitting taller wood-framed buildings.The association said recent fires involving wood-framed mid-rises are proof positive that this type of construction leaves seniors and the disabled vulnerabl...
Study assesses health of Northern downtowns
When it comes to the visibility of Northern Ontario’s five major cities, Glenn Miller wants to retire the tired, old emblems.Loosen the grip on Sudbury’s Big Nickel, he advises; see past the McIntyre headframe in Timmins. Rebrand the symbolism to better reflect the contemporary cities they’ve becom...
Two-year freeze on fees to give Sudbury builders some breathing room
Sudbury’s city council has imposed a two-year freeze on the fees it charges developers to help pay for infrastructure upgrades.The freeze will leave a $2.6-million shortfall in the city budget, since revenue from a hike in the development charges was already included in revenue calculations in the ...


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