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Why mid-rise development could be a boon for Toronto

At last week’s Young BILDers Forum, we discussed the best way to bring projects to your city councillor. Naturally, the discussion veered towards the various obstacles that might get in the way of a project being seen through to completion. The discussion was a timely one. There was an article in the Toronto Star last week that identified mid-rise developments…






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Soaring house prices signal a demand for low-rise homes

It seems like we hear news of increasing prices for single family homes every day, most recently in this Toronto Star article. The trend signals high demand, low supply and obstacles in the way of building new low-rise homes.






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The Mikey Network does it again

One of our winners at the recent BILD Awards gala made the news yesterday, but not for building a bigger, taller condo. The Mikey Network, winner of the Stephen Dupuis Community Building Award, has saved another life, their 14th so far. 






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Rudolph P. Bratty and the Mikey Network honoured at the 32nd Annual BILD Awards

Renowned real estate developer, philanthropist, Chairman and CEO of The Remington Group Inc. Rudolph P. Bratty, was honoured with the prestigious BILD Lifetime Achievement Award at the recent 32nd Annual BILD Awards.






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Congrats to our 2012 Builder of the Year, Geranium Homes

Quality, service and customer commitment come together in equal measure to make a Home Builder of the Year. From the moment the agreement of purchase and sale is signed right through to post-closing service, the team at Geranium Homes has consistently met & surpassed customer expectations. A key component of the judging process is the Association’s survey of the builder’s recent occupants in…






Ontario & federal budgets will protect housing affordability

BILD is pleased to announce a couple of recent budgetary wins for the building and land development industries. On a provincial level, the Ontario government has decided to protect and enhance core infrastructure investments as part of the 2012 Ontario budget. OHBA President Doug Tarry praised the decision, saying the commitment will “strengthen Ontario’s economic growth, job creation and complement…






Diversity in the GTA

At last Wednesday’s low-rise forum, we heard from our panel (John Amardeil of BAM, Andrew Brethour of PMA Brethour Realty Group, Susan Wong of Markham Centre Realty. Inc. & Jenny Park of The Epoch Times) on diversity in the GTA. While we all know we live in an exceptionally diverse part of the country, and the world, the forum provided…






Will we all have to get used to living in the sky?

It’s not exactly breaking news that the GTA is building up rather than out. Anyone who has recently searched for a newly built home knows that for the most abundant options, you have to look upwards. Not only that, but with increasing government charges and fees, which lead to increasing prices, units are getting smaller to maximize affordability. To be…






Q&A with Paul Golini & Joe Vaccaro on location at Migrating Landscapes

Migrating Landscapes kicked off its Toronto exhibition at Brookfield Place yesterday. BILD is a big supporter of the project along with our friends at Cityzen Group. In the below video BILD chair Paul Golini and acting president Joe Vaccarro offer their perspectives on what the exhibition means to them and the industry as a whole. Enjoy!     






How new green technologies will go from promising to proven

The need to live our lives more sustainably is now on pretty much everyone’s radar. In the building and land development industry, we are in an especially strong position to make an impact (or reduce our impact, as the case may be) because we work at the fundamental levels of community-building.