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Shift happens

BILD is rolling out an eight-part advertorial series in the Toronto Star called Shift Happens, which covers topics such as what it takes to build a home; when a neighbourhood has development potential; the economic impact of the renovation industry and more.






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Economic & Housing Outlook 2013 Breakfast

On Thursday morning more than 450 BILD members gathered at Bellvue Manor for an expert presentation about where the economy and the housing market are headed as we move towards 2013. We were joined by Benjamin Tal, the Deputy Chief Economist of CIBC World Markets Inc. and Peter Norman, Chief Economist at Altus group.






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Going back to school to address transit in the GTA

Last Friday, Bryan Tuckey represented BILD at a transit summit the day after meeting with staff at Metrolinx, the provincial agency behind the regional transportation plan dubbed The Big Move. We support the Metrolinx plan and believe that investment should be targeted to support jobs and aligned with the province’s principles in the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.






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Consumer confidence & its effect on August home sales

Consumer confidence plays an important part in any market, and the new homes industry is no exception.






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Paul Golini named OHBA Member of the Year

BILD Chair Paul Golini Jr. was presented with the 2012 OHBA Member of the Year Award by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) at its annual conference in Collingwood on September 25.






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Skyline stories: Panama

This is the last in a three part series looking at cities around the world with famously high skylines. After taking a look at the towers of Hong Kong, we explored the Chicago skyline, finding similarities and differences in both examples. In this instalment we’re going to examine yet another international city that has recently experienced a boost in high rise construction,…






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RenoMark gets an official endorsement from the province

Homeowners in the GTA know what a renovation can do for their homes. Just in 2011 alone, more than $23 billion worth of home renovations were completed in Ontario. Not only did this boost homeowners’ property values, as well as the economy, it helped create 211,000 jobs in the home renovation industry, according to the Ontario government.






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Skyline stories: Chicago

The other week we featured a brief overview of the similarities and differences between the City of Toronto and Hong Kong, illustrating how learning from the success and failures of others is a great way of making educated decisions and, in turn, building great cities.






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Skyline stories: Hong Kong

As city builders, we’re constantly learning from the successes and failures of others. It seems to be working if the GTA’s thriving high rise market is any indication. There are 213 high rise projects currently under construction in the GTA consisting of 56,294 new homes, making our condo market the most active in North America. Given the success of the…






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BILD members dominate on the OHBA Awards short list

The Ontario Home Builders’ Association announced the finalists for the 2012 Award of Distinction. The awards will be presented at the Village of Blue Mountain Conference Centre in Collingwood on September 24, and the list is full of BILD member companies.