Building sustainable communities

Builders are raising the bar on the overall environmental performance and sustainability of new homes and businesses by using innovative design and construction practices across the GTA.

Can you afford a new home in the GTA?

As the price of new homes continues to increase, homeownership is slipping out of reach for many first-time buyers. This is an important issue that affects young GTA residents and society as a whole.

BILD welcomes Michelle Noble, VP Communications, Marketing and Media Relations

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) is pleased to announce that Michelle Noble will be the Vice President, Communications, Marketing and Media Relations, effective May 5.

A few pointers from the greenest city in Europe

Members of the industry were treated to a special presentation yesterday by Johan Thorsell of the City of Vaxjo, Sweden to learn more about the benefits of woodframe construction.

Advocating for homes people can afford – Part 2

A few days ago we wrote about the province of Ontario’s consultation to review aspects of the provincial planning system. BILD and OHBA will be at the table representing the industry and new home buyers in two very important discussions: one focusing on Ontario’s land-use planning system and decision-making process, and the other on the financial components of the development…

Quantifying the costs of delays in new developments

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) recently released a report outlining the financial impact of the delays in site plan review on new home buyers, jobs and the local economy.

Deadline looms for Associate Awards entries

The submission deadline for BILD’s annual Associate Awards is just around the corner, so make sure you get your entries in before October 21!

Let’s start spreading the facts!

A new report released last week by the Conference Board of Canada addresses the health of the condominium market in our country’s biggest cities. The main takeaway – a crash is unlikely.

Tell us your good news!

BILD is made up of more than 1,400 members who are committed to building a greater GTA and we want to tell the world about it.

A look back at summer’s end

As we enjoy this long weekend, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the more interesting issues that the building and development industry has been dealing with over the summer months.