New home sales remain low in May

Reduced affordability in the GTA’s new homes market continues to impair sales. According to RealNet Canada Inc., BILD’s official source for new home market intelligence, the 2,539 new home sales in May amounted to the lowest May on record. The decline was mainly driven by the low-rise market, which dropped to 33 per cent below the 10-year average – also…






George Christopoulos joins BILD as Vice President Communications and Media Relations

BILD is pleased to announce that George Christopoulos will be joining the executive team in the position of BILD Vice President Communications and Media Relations. He will begin his new role at the Association on Tuesday, July 2.






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.






Choosing a kitchen layout

The kitchen is considered to be one of the most important rooms in any home and generally one of the most used. Many memories are created in the kitchen as it is a gathering place for family and friends and where some of the best parties are had.






BILD’s annual Charity BBQ celebrates milestone

It’s been a full decade since BILD first teamed up with its community partner, Habitat for Humanity Toronto, and members are invited to mark the occasion with a celebration.






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.






Helping the economy grow

A recent report released by TD Economics, has recognized the building and development industry as a key contributor to the economic prosperity of the GTA.






BILD partners with TDSB

Following the lead of a number of our members, BILD has entered into a partnership with the Toronto District School Board via a Construction Trades Exploration Program – a high-school co-operative education program that provides students interested in the construction industry with the opportunity to acquire valuable industry experience.






Metrolinx Regional Transportation Plan Investment Strategy – Proposed Tools for Consultation

As the voice of the home building, land development and professional renovation industry and its consumers in the GTA, BILD has put together a list of 15 recommendations for Metrolinx as the agency moves forward with its investment strategy and its shortlist of revenue tools to fund its regional transportation plan.