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Growing up

There is a remarkable trend happening in condominium neighbourhoods across the GTA and especially in the City of Toronto, families are looking into high-density communities to raise their young families.






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The GTA can build its way to affordable housing

The GTA is in danger of becoming the next London, Hong Kong or New York City, places that are highly desirable but unaffordable for most people.






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Innovative program goes further on accessibility

Builders and developers in the GTA are making great efforts to design and build accessible homes that meet the needs of the 15 per cent of Ontarians who live with disabilities.






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Land-use policies contribute to GTA’s housing shortage

A new report by Fortress Real Developments, a BILD member, suggests that there is a disconnect between Ontario’s land-use policies and demand in the GTA’s housing market. The report’s findings echo what I’ve been saying in these columns and elsewhere for years.






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Comparing quotes is the first step to a successful renovation

Before undertaking any renovation project, you should get a realistic estimate of how much your project will cost so that you don’t run into any surprises part way through.






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Award-winning projects showcase excellence

The home building, land development and professional renovation industry in the GTA is constantly striving for excellence. So it is small wonder that so many BILD members and their projects are award winners.






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Year-to-date GTA new home sales strong despite quiet August

Greater Toronto, September 25, 2017 – Sales of new construction homes in the GTA were down in August, but the year-to-date sales are still very strong, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today.






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Condo buyers come from all stages of life

What a year it’s been for condo sales. As of the end of July, condo apartments in high-rise and mid-rise buildings and stacked townhomes accounted for almost 80 per cent of the year-to-date sales of new construction homes in the GTA.






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Toronto Fall Home Show will help you shape your space

If you’re looking for advice or inspiration for your next home project, be sure to visit the Toronto Fall Home Show which will run from Sept. 15-17 at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. With more than 300 exhibitors, celebrity experts, and service professionals the Show offers something for everyone. From design help, to advice from renovators, or an opportunity…






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New home buyers want storage, great kitchens, and energy efficiency

What do new home buyers really want in their new house, townhouse or condo? Lots of storage, energy-efficient features and a great kitchen, according to a survey by BILD member Avid Ratings Canada.