Government charges on new homes in the GTA

The issue of home affordability poses a significant challenge for new homebuyers in the GTA. A new study, released by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) today, shows that on average, government fees and charges amount to more than one-fifth of the cost of new home.






Low-rise sales continue to slide

Greater Toronto, May 24, 2013 – Consumer confidence in the GTA’s new homes market is still low as sales amounted to the third-worst April on record, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today.






Building Industry Releases Report, calls for changes to OBC that will result in safe, affordable homes

Greater Toronto, May 22, 2013 – An extensive report advocating for an Ontario Building Code change that will result in the construction of safe, affordable homes for residents across the GTA was released earlier today by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) and the Canadian Wood Council.






New low-rise sales hit record low

Greater Toronto, April 23, 2013 – Sales of new detached, semi-detached and townhomes combined for the lowest March on record while prices continue to climb, BILD announced today.






Let’s get influential

As the voice of the land development, home building and professional renovation industry, it’s our Association’s job to lend our expertise to key decision makers and influencers in the GTA and beyond. This is why President and CEO Bryan Tuckey has made it a priority to meet with politicians, chief economists and media partners to help shed some light on…






A strong foundation starts with education

Last Friday BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey was invited by George Brown College’s Centre for Construction and Engineering Technologies to help break ground on their new Green Building Centre. It is the first facility of its kind and the applied research that will take place there will bridge the gap between industry and innovation.






Get the Shift Happens booklet

Last fall, BILD launched a media campaign to highlight our members and the homes they build across the GTA. The eight-part advertorial series, published in the Toronto Star’s Saturday GTA section, educated readers and elevated civic awareness around the land development, home building and renovation industry.






Transforming the suburbs

  Earlier week President and CEO Bryan Tuckey got to sit down with City of Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat to talk city building at one of her roundtable discussions.






Housing market continues to face challenges

Greater Toronto, March 21, 2013 – For the first time in many months, sales of new detached, semis and townhomes in the GTA outperformed those in the new condominiums in February, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today.






Transit funding tools

Yesterday, BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey and BILD Chair Steve Upton attended the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s announcement of its funding recommendations for Metrolinx’s The Big Move.