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Hear From Tony Irwin, President & CEO of the Federation of Rental-housing Providers of Ontario (FRPO)

The FRPO was established in 1985 and we are the largest association that advocates for strong and stable rental housing in the province of Ontario. We represent approximately 2200 Members who own, build, manage supply and service purpose built rental housing throughout the province. Collectively we represent about 350,000 apartment rental homes within our membership across Ontario...

Hear From Alex Carrick, Chief Economist at Construct Connect

Canada is experiencing a remarkable increase in population. You have to go back almost a century to see similar numbers. Last year, the population increased by 3.2%, with the nation adding 1.2 million people, according to Statistics Canada. This growth is unprecedented in recent times. Another significant change will come from the Trans Mountain pipeline and the LNG project in northwestern British Columbia. When products start to flow through these channels, it will have a major impact on trade statistics...

Hear From Chris Walton, Associate at SMP Engineering

The biggest challenge we face with historic buildings is the inability to touch the actual structure. While retaining the building's historic essence is important, it often works against modern upgrades that engineers are trying to implement. Building codes and minimum requirements have advanced, and historic buildings were not designed with these in mind. So, making these necessary upgrades minimally impactful to the building is the major challenge we face...