Construction of Ottawa’s first coach house is underway, and builder Ottawa General Contractors (OGC) is hoping the discrete form of infill represents a big market opportunity. "We think that this could be a huge hit in Ottawa,” says Fares Elsabbagh, president of Canadian General Contractors Group, which includes OGC. City council passed its approval on coach houses back in October, allowing homeowners to construct small, self-contained accessory apartments that are detached f
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The Bank of Canada is holding its benchmark interest rate at 0.5 per cent as economic conditions move along largely in line with its expectations.
In making the scheduled announcement, the central bank says while the global economy has strengthened, international uncertainty has negatively affected business confidence and investment among Canada's trading partners.
The bank says Canada's growth performance has also been close to its expectations, including a strong reboun