BBQ

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.






mid-rise

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.






Mikeys

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.






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The BILD Awards are back with two new awards

The 32nd annual BILD Awards will soon be upon us. A quick glance at out Twitter stream confirms that excitement is building, especially among those nominated for awards.






Awards season is back with a new People’s Choice category

If you’ve been following us on Facebook & Twitter lately, you’ve been hearing a lot about the BILD Awards and the finalists. While the winners were chosen our panel of judges, you can have your say with the People’s Choice Awards.






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…