Ottawa Business Journal: Strong sales but lower profits for many local businesses, retail reports suggest
Strong consumer spending patterns across Canada and particularly in Ottawa seem promising, but the data show only part of the picture, experts agree.
The Globe and Mail: Agreement between Treasury Board and public service workers shows working from home is here to stay
In 2016, about 4 per cent of Canadian workers worked from home. In the third quarter of last year, according to a Canadian Chamber of Commerce survey, more than a third of all workers spent at least part of the week at home.
The Globe and Mail: Empty Canadian offices fill 89 Rogers Centres – and it’s a chance to reimagine downtown
Almost 50 million square feet of vacant office space is available in Canadian downtowns, with nearly 40 per cent of that becoming vacant since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. That’s the equivalent of 89 baseball stadiums the size of Rogers Centre in Toronto.