if you watch BNN, all the REITS are on the hunt for rental units.
It's possible that View Towers is in the process of being sold. It would be a bonus for the REIT if the units are empty. Many of them have business models that buy up older units, fix them up and increase rents.
The REIT might even prefer if the building is half empty, it allows them to renovate faster and increase rents faster.
Take a look at Canadian Apartment Reit. over 30,000 units across Canada. Always have to add new units to increase growth.