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Regional Research

"An analysis of COVID-19’s impact on the office sector: forecasts and outcomes

This study is the first in a four-part series that provides a new perspective on COVID-19’s impact on the commercial real estate (CRE) industry and the future of the office. In part one, “Global Office Impact Report and Recovery Timing,” we examine the aggregate cyclical and structural impacts on the office sector. We also present forecast scenarios and/or possible outcomes." 

"The St. Lawrence Corridor Region, with Brockville as the economic hub, is a community in transition. Over the past several decades the region has and continues to experience a loss of jobs due to the reduction of the traditional branch plant economy. Over the past ten years it is estimated that industrial downsizing has impacted 1,000 people. Leaders have expressed a desire and the community has demanded action to create more and better quality jobs This is in the context of a population that is older than the Canadian population compounded by a perceived youth retention issue.

"The City currently collects development-related charges (Development Charge and Impost Fee) when a building permit is issued. Such charges help support the creation of infrastructure required by future development. The existing rates and rules were established on the basis of the 2014 Development Charge and Impost Fee Background Study.

To continue imposing a Development Charge after the expiry of the current Bylaw (in September), the City has prepared a new Background Study to support the new Development Charge and a new Bylaw, as required by the Development Charges Act. "

"The Urban Growth Strategy study began in June 2002. It was the first comprehensive review of the growth issues faced by the amalgamated City of Kingston. The Official Plans prepared by the three former municipalities were based upon independent approaches to development. However, with the new City, there is a need for a single, unified concept to guide decisions on City wide issues. This Strategy provides an integrated approach to coordinated growth management of the City for the next 25 years (i.e. to 2026)."