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Toronto, Vancouver housing markets to boom despite new rules to ease froth: CIBC

An excerpt from The Globe and Mail’s Janet Macfarland: Of the 338,000 hectares of land in the Toronto region covered by the plan, the report says 16,000 are vacant land where housing development could still occur and only 3,000 hectares, or 23 per cent of that land, are at the stage in which development applications are in process.






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Growing up

There is a remarkable trend happening in condominium neighbourhoods across the GTA and especially in the City of Toronto, families are looking into high-density communities to raise their young families.






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The GTA can build its way to affordable housing

The GTA is in danger of becoming the next London, Hong Kong or New York City, places that are highly desirable but unaffordable for most people.






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September GTA new condo sales on pace with 10 year average

Greater Toronto, October 26, 2017 – The market for new construction homes in the GTA picked up in September, primarily driven by sales of multi-family homes, condo apartments in high-rise and mid-rise buildings and stacked townhomes, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today.






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Innovative program goes further on accessibility

Builders and developers in the GTA are making great efforts to design and build accessible homes that meet the needs of the 15 per cent of Ontarians who live with disabilities.






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Land-use policies contribute to GTA’s housing shortage

A new report by Fortress Real Developments, a BILD member, suggests that there is a disconnect between Ontario’s land-use policies and demand in the GTA’s housing market. The report’s findings echo what I’ve been saying in these columns and elsewhere for years.






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Comparing quotes is the first step to a successful renovation

Before undertaking any renovation project, you should get a realistic estimate of how much your project will cost so that you don’t run into any surprises part way through.






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Award-winning projects showcase excellence

The home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the GTA is constantly striving for excellence. So it is small wonder that so many BILD members and their projects are award winners.






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Development near transit benefits people and businesses

Imagine a prime piece of land near a GO station in the GTA. What should be built on it? It’s an important question, especially when you consider that this region is growing by about 100,000 people a year. Intensive patterns of development near transit hubs is just smart planning and smart growth. Having people and businesses with easy access to…






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Year-to-date GTA new home sales strong despite quiet August

Greater Toronto, September 25, 2017 – Sales of new construction homes in the GTA were down in August, but the year-to-date sales are still very strong, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today.