GTA home builders to work with Wynne to improve state of housing industry

Greater Toronto, January 31, 2013 – Members of the Building Industry and Land Development Association are looking forward to working with Ontario Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne on improving communication between industry and government, as well as protecting the interest of consumers.






Hitting the airwaves

Being the voice of the building, development and renovation industry in the GTA means finding as many avenues as possible to help tell our story. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that BILD’s voice can now be heard on the Real Estate Talk Show every Saturday at 6 p.m. by tuning to AM640.






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BILDers are heading to Vegas: The Nationals 2013

The National Sales and Marketing Awards (aka The Nationals) are coming up in Las Vegas and as usual, an impressive number of BILD members are finalists. It’s to be expected from one of the fastest-growing regions in North America, but a short-list featuring 52 entries from the GTA in the 53 available categories? That’s pretty amazing.






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And the 2012 Associate Awards winners are…

It was great to see everyone at Wednesday’s AGM. It’s a nice conclusion to the year and a time to start looking forward to the year ahead. We were also really excited to give out the Associate Awards. These awards were created in 2004 to recognize BILD associate members who work in the service, contracting, manufacturing and supply end of the…






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Thank you for partying for humanity!

Last Friday our members came together again for the Party for Humanity. For the event’s fourth year we decided to try out The Warehouse in Downsview Park and add a White Party twist. Everyone looked amazing and we raised over $30,000 for Habitat for Humanity Toronto.






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You’ve got mail: addressing community mailbox fees

Following the announcement by Canada Post regarding changes to the process of installing community mailboxes in new developments, BILD and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) have made media appearances on behalf of the industry to voice discontent.






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The new look of RenoMark.ca

“The success of the RenoMark program is evident by its rapid growth over the past 11 years,” said BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey. “This program has improved consumer confidence in the renovation sector because every RenoMark renovator agrees to abide by a Code of Ethics and renovation-specific code of conduct.”






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Going back to school to address transit in the GTA

Last Friday, Bryan Tuckey represented BILD at a transit summit the day after meeting with staff at Metrolinx, the provincial agency behind the regional transportation plan dubbed The Big Move. We support the Metrolinx plan and believe that investment should be targeted to support jobs and aligned with the province’s principles in the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.






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The 20th annual BILD Charity BBQ wraps up for another year

Last Thursday’s 20th annual Charity BBQ in support of Habitat for Humanity Toronto went off without a hitch. A big thank you goes out to everyone who was involved in this amazing event, from the organizing committee, to our volunteers, to sponsors, to donors. You know who you are! 






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BILD’s Race for Humanity

Thursday’s Race for Humanity was a huge success. The event, a raucous scavenger hunt, had participants going all over Toronto solving clues that would lead them to their next destination. Team spirit was at an all time high as our teams raced not only to beat their opponents to the finish line but more importantly to support Habitat for Humanity Toronto. We’re…