Speech from the throne set for 2 p.m.
Gov. Gen. Julie Payette will deliver a speech from the throne today just after 2 p.m. EDT in the Senate Chamber. Construction stakeholders are looking for a commitment to further stimulus spending, spending on green projects and a package to support retrofits among expected pandemic recovery policies. And what will Prime Minister Justin Trudeau address during his 6:30 p.m. tele-conference?
MOL to hire 98 new inspectors
Ontario’s Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development announced this morning it is launching a recruitment campaign to increase its roster of health and safety inspectors by 98, to “help ensure workplaces across the province are doing their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19,” noted a statement. The new hires will boost the number of active inspectors in the province from 409 to 507. Training is set to begin later this fall.
CDPQ to partner with U.S. investor
The Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec (CDPQ), a Quebec-based institutional investor, and S2G Ventures (S2G), a U.S-based multi-stage investment firm, announced today the creation of a co-investment partnership where CDPQ will invest up to US$125 million over the next three years in ventures that aim to make the food and agriculture industry more sustainable. The co-investment agreement results from CDPQ’s partnership with CREO Family Office Syndicate, a New York City-based not-for-profit organization that supports low–carbon solutions.
City Building Ryerson targets cycling infrastructure
City Building Ryerson continues its COVID in Focus series next week with a presentation by Dr. Anne Harris, from the Ryerson School of Occupational and Public Health, titled How Cycling Infrastructure Can Save Lives. Leading a team of epidemiologists, Harris investigated how different cycling infrastructure designs could reduce injuries and fatalities along Bloor-Danforth in Toronto, and how separated cycling infrastructure is critical to supporting public health. The address is scheduled for Sept. 30 at 11 a.m.
Four Seasons plans new Mexican resort
Toronto-based Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts and Paralelo 19 Desarrollos, a real estate development company in Mexico, today unveiled plans to build a new luxury resort located in Tamarindo, Mexico. Targeted to debut in 2021 as Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico, the project will be located on a private peninsula along the Pacific Ocean in the state of Jalisco, between the towns of La Manzanilla and Barra de Navidad.
Guelph project receives sustainability honour
It was announced this morning that the Baker District development by the City of Guelph and Windmill Developments has become only the second development in Canada and the third in North America to receive international endorsement under the One Planet Living sustainability framework. The mixed-use development will rise in Guelph’s downtown anchored by a Central Public Library.