June 13, 2024
Climate and Construction: Vancouver developer-builder sets a high bar for ESG reporting

From 2024 onward, eligible banks, insurance companies and federally regulated financial institutions in Canada must provide ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) disclosures on their climate-related risks. Canadian listed companies will also need to comply with other ESG-related provisions such as gender diversity disclosure related to board composition.

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June 7, 2024
23-storey rental housing tower with heritage preservation proposed near future Arbutus SkyTrain station

Triggered by the Broadway Plan and the incoming new subway, a taller secured purpose-built rental housing tower is proposed for the southwest corner of the intersection of West 8th Avenue and Yew Street.

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May 9, 2024
Townline builds out ESG bedrock for waste, embodied carbon

Developer and contractor Townline is setting a foundation for its sustainability goals and showcasing its work on environmental construction practices with its inaugural sustainability report, the company’s ESG and sustainability specialist told Sustainable Biz Canada.

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April 26, 2024
Townline developing 6 urban B.C. multires, housing sites: How is it doing this?

And that’s not all: Sister company TL Housing Solutions has 7 projects of its own on the go

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April 18, 2024
Cranes in Canada are old and unsafe, says expert

Cranes in Canada are old and often fail safety inspections according to Greg Teslia, president of Crane Safety & Inspections Inc. “The biggest problem they have is condition… they’re old cranes, they’re not being very well maintained.”

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January 2, 2024
Our Community: Townline Homes donations, Realtor Food Bank Challenge

Townline Homes CEO Rick Ilich was in Victoria this week to personally deliver early Christmas presents to two community organizations.

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November 28, 2023
Victoria hospitals fundraising campaign gains momentum with record-setting gala

A campaign to buy six pieces of medical imaging equipment for Greater Victoria hospitals is gaining momentum after a long-standing gala in support of the Victoria Hospitals Foundation raised a record $2.5 million.

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November 27, 2023
Opinion: Builders need to double down on green construction practices

Material from the construction sector accounts for more than one-third of Victoria’s landfilled waste, and material from construction, demolition, and the renovation of buildings accounts for one-third of Metro Vancouver’s waste.

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November 3, 2023
Plans approved for 20-storey tower at Pandora and Quadra

Townline Homes has cleared the first council hurdle for the project, which includes 197 rental units and just over 7,000 square feet of commercial space

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November 2, 2023
86% construction waste cut just the start for developer Townline

An 86 per cent cut in construction waste that was destined for landfills is only the beginning of the sustainability journey for Vancouver-based developer Townline, which is setting its baselines for the coming years.

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July 28, 2023
Townline JVs with Nicola Wealth on Burquitlam’s Meridian apartments

Nicola Wealth Real Estate (NWRE) has entered into a partnership with Townline on Meridian, a 37-storey rental tower under construction in West Coquitlam, B.C.

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June 7, 2023
Burke Mountain elementary school opens $83K playground

Coquitlam’s Smiling Creek Elementary now has a wheelchair accessible playground three years after its fundraising campaign started.

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April 17, 2023
Network of major Greater Victoria buildings charting the path to zero emissions

Local buildings have made substantial cuts in a short timeframe, are taking up innovative systems

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February 16, 2023
Hundreds of rental units proposed at former Mayfair Lanes bowling alley site in Saanich

A former bowling alley site in Saanich, B.C. could soon be transformed into hundreds of rental units and a large grocery store, if a Vancouver-based developer has its way.

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February 13, 2023
Rental towers, grocery store proposed for former Mayfair Lanes site in Saanich

Three residential towers of 21 to 24 storeys — containing 555 rental units — are proposed for the former Mayfair Lanes site adjacent to Mayfair shopping centre, along with a Real Canadian Superstore and other commercial outlets.

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October 14, 2022
4 Luxe towers form part of ‘new’ downtown Richmond

Vancouver-based developer Townline, in partnership with Canderel and QuadReal, has broken ground on its mixed-use Luxe project in Richmond, B.C. The site includes three high-rise residential towers totaling 363 homes and what it calls a unique offering of a 12-storey class-AAA office tower where the space is being sold rather than leased.

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September 2, 2022
Vancouver-based developer Townline Homes cleans up its act for a circular economy

In partnership with Rugged Coast Research Society, the developer removed 7,000 kgs of debris from Vancouver Island.

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August 15, 2022
Tackling plastics on jobsites and on shore

B.C. developer Townline Homes has partnered with Rugged Coast Research Society, a non-profit on Vancouver Island, to raise awareness about ocean plastics and how the construction industry can embrace a more circular economy.

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July 11, 2022
New Vancouver Alpen Club with residential proposed

Plans to redevelop the Alpen Club on Victoria Drive are moving forward, with a development application filed for a six-storey building on the property.

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June 2, 2022
New building for Vancouver’s Alpen Club and Deutsches Haus restaurant includes rental homes

The Vancouver Alpen Club is pushing forward with a redevelopment of its 72-year-old building at the northwest corner of the intersection of Victoria Drive and East 33rd Avenue.

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April 18, 2022
‘Striking’ 21-foot-high art piece installed at Burnaby development

“Rise and Fall.” a striking 21-foot-high outdoor art installation, was recently unveiled by at 4711 Hazel St. in Metrotown.

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January 19, 2022
“Co-living” suites part of new rental building approved in Victoria

The City of Victoria has approved a 16-storey purpose-built rental building that will include first-of-a-kind co-living suites. Vancouver-based developer, Townline, received unanimous approval for the unique housing model after a City of Victoria public hearing last week.

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December 17, 2021
Luxe Lansdowne offers urban convenience and amenities galore

Residents of Luxe Lansdowne, a 363-unit project to rise in the heart of Richmond, will have myriad on-site amenities from which to choose — amenities that will eventually be augmented enormously by the offerings across the street.

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June 1, 2021
Construction to begin this summer for Chinatown high-rise

Construction is poised to begin this summer for Chinatown’s first ground-up high-rise building in decades. Harmony, a joint venture between Canadian real estate firms Forme Development and Townline, will rise at the former site of a shopping center at 942 North Broadway.

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March 30, 2021
Ottawa announces $100M loan for affordable apartment tower in downtown Victoria

The federal government is providing a local developer with a $100-million loan to build a new affordable rental building in downtown Victoria. The loan will go towards the development of the Hudson Place 2 apartment tower at 1700 Blanshard St.

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January 9, 2021
Tranquil setting enhances appeal of townhomes at Forester at Burke Mountain

The distinctive gables, stone and wood detailing that define Townline Homes’ Forester development at Burke Mountain, Coquitlam, evoke a Whistler-inspired, mountain-craftsman style for the 100-home project that benefits from its proximity to forests and trails and the site of the future Burke Mountain Village.

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December 30, 2020
Proposed rental unit project nearing end of Maple Ridge’s approval process

Renters in Maple Ridge could soon have a new option in the downtown core. Maple Ridge council is in the process of approving a plan for 209 new rental apartments in a five-storey complex. It will be comprised of two buildings located at 12155 Edge St., which is directly across from Eric Langton Elementary.

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December 1, 2020
Hudson District builds on unique Victoria redevelopment

It started with the conversion of downtown Victoria’s iconic Hudson’s Bay building into a uniquely historic condominium project called The Hudson Building. Vancouver-based developer Townline completed the heritage restoration, in the 1700 block of Douglas Street, in 2010.

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September 27, 2020
‘Variety Week’ raises $2.6 million

Variety – the Children’s Charity and Global BC are thrilled to announce that this year’s Variety Week has raised a total of $2,624,487 to help BC’s kids with special needs.

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June 25, 2020
New tallest building on Island is in downtown Victoria

The tallest building on Vancouver Island is officially complete. After three years of construction, the 25-storey Hudson Place One, on the site of the former Hudson’s Bay parkade in the 700 block of Herald Street, has been capped and is ready for occupancy early next month.

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April 29, 2020
Downtown Victoria development proposes co-living suites for students

An upcoming downtown Victoria development plans to host a unique co-living situation for more than a third of its 121 rental units. The 16-storey project by Townline Homes Inc. at 1468 Vancouver Street will include 54 co-living suites, ranging in size from three to five bedrooms.

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April 24, 2020
COVID-19: Vancouver seeks donated personal care items for vulnerable citizens

Protecting the most at-risk citizens, including low-income residents, many of whom are seniors or have health conditions, from the COVID-19 virus is essential for ensuring the health of the entire city.

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March 16, 2020
Phase two of The Holland Surrey approved

GBL Architects says the second tower of The Holland, Townline Homes’ community on Old Yale Road and 133 St. in Surrey, has received unanimous support from the city’s Advisory Design Panel.

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February 20, 2020
Surrey is on pace to become Metro Vancouver’s new downtown

Vancouver remains one of the most desirable places to live in the country. But rising costs have led many to explore opportunities for homeownership elsewhere in Metro Vancouver.

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February 19, 2020
Significant donation boosts Victoria Hospitals Foundation’s most ambitious fundraising campaign

The Victoria Hospitals Foundation is celebrating a significant donation to their Big Picture Campaign, which was able to purchase a new 3 Tesla (3T) MRI machine for the Royal Jubilee Hospital. Townline, a real estate developer in Victoria and Vancouver, has donated $600,000.

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January 4, 2020
Sense of space maximized at The Holland

Townline takes pride in being able to offer well-thought-through spaces that are much more functional than some larger spaces built in the past.

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February 19, 2019
Check out these amazing views from Hudson Place One in downtown Victoria

Earning the title of Victoria’s tallest building, construction of Hudson Place One is now well underway – with a great selection of homes still available, you could move-in by early 2020! Offering up picturesque ocean, mountain and skyline views of our beautiful city, the 26-floor tower will have you falling in love with Victoria all over again.

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September 15, 2018
Hudson Place One to be a standout in Victoria

While Townline’s 25-storey Hudson Place One residential tower will stand out as the tallest building in Victoria when completed in 2020, a 30-foot-high illuminated installation on top of the structure will be an unmistakable beacon for locals and visitors to the province’s capital city.

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June 25, 2018
Victoria’s tallest building is now under construction

Earlier this year, the City of Victoria approved the construction of the tallest tower to ever grace the horizon on Vancouver Island. The 26 storey mixed-use building at 777 Herald Street is designed by popular Vancouver-based Rafii Architects and built by Townline developers.

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April 14, 2018
City approves development permit for Victoria’s tallest building

A giant addition to Victoria’s skyline is now on the horizon. As of Thursday, April 12th, the motion to grant a development permit for a 26 storey mixed-use building at 777 Herald Street was passed, five votes to three. Set to be Victoria’s tallest building, the structure will contain 176 residential units, with a rooftop patio and a 1500 sq. ft. ground floor reserved for commercial use.

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April 14, 2018
Victoria’s tallest building, at 26 storeys, gets approval

Developer Townline has won city hall approval to construct Victoria’s tallest building at 26 storeys, and maybe its deepest, too. In a 5-3 vote, Victoria council approved a development permit and variances for the 777 Herald St. condo project.

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February 26, 2018
Affordability needs collaboration say developer and mayor

An initiative by the developer putting the finishing touches on The Strand condo project in Port Moody helped put those 84 units within reach of first-time home buyers. But the city’s mayor says making housing affordable should be the product of government policy working in collaboration with developers.

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December 20, 2017
Richmond developer donates assignment fees to affordable housing

One of Richmond’s most prominent developers, who believes the free market should dictate where people live, announced he is making a significant contribution to the City of Richmond’s reserve account for subsidized, affordable housing.

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August 12, 2017
Developer’s reputation drives interest in The Parker

Savvy buyers of new apartments in Metro Vancouver tend to do their research on who’s building them. Good reputations take years to develop and the people at Townline are using the company’s reputation for quality in their sales pitch for The Parker, a new 47-home development in the ever-popular Cambie corridor.

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January 12, 2016
New condo, no money down

A B.C. developer is proposing a plan to sell condos in a new Port Moody building to people who don’t have the cash for a down payment. Townline Homes has worked with BC Housing to structure the program, which will offer first-time buyers the chance to purchase a unit in The Strand for eight per cent less than the appraised market value.

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January 12, 2016
B.C. real estate developer proposes ‘no down payment’ on Port Moody condos

It’s a bold promise catching the eye of many within B.C.’s tough housing market. Townline Homes Inc. is offering what it calls a “historic” zero per cent down offer on its development in Port Moody.

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