In the real estate world, it's common knowledge that attempting to save money by delaying building maintenance is simply a false economy.
That's a concept, however, the federal government hasn't yet grasped.
According to a weekend story in the Toronto Star, nearly 5,000 federal real estate holdings are in serious disrepair.
These are sites that the Treasury Board defines as "poor" or "critical" where "operational and maintenance costs are high" and "risk of building and building systems failure is high."
The list of buildings with "poor" and "critical" designations include:
- RCMP headquarters in Ottawa
- Parliament's West Block
- More than 2,300 National Defence buildings, including housing for soldiers and their families on military bases in Ontario and beyond
- 370 buildings run by the Correctional Service of Canada, including prisons and treatment centres
- 600 structures maintained by Parks Canada
According to a recent article by CBC News, several other buildings in the nationalRead More »from Thousands of federal buildings need urgent repair