IMA Fall Meeting

Upcoming fall event hosted by the Institute of Municipal Assessors…

May 2017: Jane’s Walk and Open Doors Winnipeg kick off Spring

The snow has melted.  And in Winnipeg, the month of May is book-ended by two popular events:  Jane’s Walk and Doors Open Winnipeg. For 2017 Jane’s Walk runs May 5 to 7th.  This year their walks include a trip to West Kildonan for” The Ghosts of Seven Oaks”.  Or to Whittier Park in St Boniface […]

2016 Doors Open Winnipeg May 28-29

2016 marks the 13th annual Doors Open Winnipeg, a free event put on by Heritage Winnipeg that opens up build­ings of histor­ical and archi­tec­tural interest to the public. Dozens of build­ings and sites are avail­able May 28-29. Volunteers offer a variety of tours. Many of the build­ings remain “working” build­ings rather than museums. This year’s offer­ings include the Burton Cummings Theatre, Mariaggi […]

Extreme Buildings: Tall Timber at UBC

The world’s tallest wooden building is under construction on the UBC campus in Vancouver. Brock Commons Student Residence will be 18 storeys or 174 feet high.  The $51.5 million project is slated to provide housing for 404 students. It will have a hybrid structural system with a one-storey concrete podium, two concrete cores and 17 […]

10th Annual Winnipeg Forecast Breakfast

It was bacon and eggs and house prices on January 27.
Winnipeg Realtors rolled out their annual forecast for 2016 and looked back at the 2015 results.Peter Squire, Director of Public Affairs, said the rising number of listings in recent years has been a “game-changer.” Listings reached 24,603 in 2015.

Homes magazine loses out to the internet

Chalk up another victory for the digital age. ComFree,the sell-it-yourself company created in 1997, has ceased publication of their monthly listings magazine-Homes. This is no reflection on business volume.  In a time when some homeowners are selling on Kijiji, most shoppers have probably being using the ComFree website.  The company was also certified as a […]

Sky’s the Limit in BC

Once again, January brings the annual shock from the West Coast. The B.C. Assessment Authority has released their list for 2016 of the top valued home assessments in the province .  As always, it is hair-raising viewing. The Vancouver Sun reports that as many as 55,000 British Columbia homeowners are now above the previous year’s […]

Summer 2015: where are they now?

Summer in the city: not everyone is at the beach. People sightings and saucer sightings too. Construction on the Jetsons’ new home is underway on the fringe of the Exchange District.

$11 Million: New Record Listing for Winnipeg

June 2015 has set another record-this time for the highest residential listing in living memory.  Ok, highest ever. Currently listed for $11 million on MLS, this Wellington Crescent mansion boasts some 14,000 square feet, plus a large finished basement. It also offers both indoor and outdoor pools, with room to spare on its 1.7 acre […]

Doors Open Winnipeg 2015 May 30-31

  In a rut?  Too many inspections of the same type of building? 2015 marks the 12th annual Doors Open Winnipeg, a free event put on by Heritage Winnipeg that opens up buildings of historical and architectural interest to the public.  Over 80 buildings and sites are available this weekend.  Volunteers offer a variety of […]

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