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Kicking off the RenoMark summer ad campaign

With summer almost in full swing, many homeowners across the GTA are planning renovation projects. We think this is the perfect time to remind them that hiring a RenoMark contractor will give them peace of mind that the job in question, big or small, is being done right.






The next Young BILDers networking event is coming up

Even though our Young BILDers events are fairly new, they’ve all been well attended and the feedback has been phenomenal. Our next event is coming up on the evening of June 27. This will be a chance for members to network in a relaxed setting. Feel free to mingle and exchange business cards around the cigar station or immortalize yourself in…






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Will Canadian-style homes start popping up in Austria?

This week, a team from BILD hosted some special guests and gave them a tour of a couple of Geranium Homes sites. The Austrian Home Builders’ Association selected the GTA as the best place to learn about wood-frame construction practices. And why not? We were happy to show them around some exemplary communities in the making.






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The BILD Charity BBQ is back

Our BILD Charity BBQ is back for its 20th year supporting Habitat for Humanity. The BBQ immediately follows the Race for Humanity on July 19, providing some much needed refreshments for the participants. Food will be provided courtesy of  PeterandPauls.com, Coppi Restaurante, Distinctive Appliances, and Sacks LLP.






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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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Stephen’s Ride for Humanity 2012

All cycling enthusiasts are invited to join BILD Chair Paul Golini and leading industry members as they gear up for Stephen’s Ride for Humanity – an annual cycling event honouring our friend Stephen Dupuis in support of BILD’s community partner Habitat for Humanity Toronto. 






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Talking politics, NIMBYism and good design with city councillors

How to Talk to your Councillor, the second professional development seminar hosted by the Young BILDers Forum, was an informative, lively session about the who, what, why, where and how of approaching councillors with a development plan. Toronto City Councillor Adam Vaughan, Richmond Hill City Councillor Carmine Perrelli and former Toronto City Councillor Kyle Rae (now a development consultant) were the panellists invited by…






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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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BILD Awards season wraps up for 2012

  The atmosphere at Friday’s 32nd Annual BILD Awards was exciting to say the least. Our members have been working hard, so it’s always nice to see everyone relax in style and celebrate the achievements of the community. Of course, food and drink were bountiful as our friends and members cheered for each other throughout the night.