Your home deserves a pro

Home renovation is an important part of the GTA’s economic cycle, and with the affordability of new homes in a considerable decline, some people have chosen to renovate in order to improve their living space.






Renovation reveal: A wonderful space for Nicholas

Remember the 35-week contest BILD held with The Toronto Star last year? Out of more than 6,200 excellent entries, we named the Ferguson family as the winner of a $35,000 prize to put toward a new home or a renovation. Well, the four-week renovation project is complete and it’s a total transformation!






Building industry raises $36,000 toward affordable homes for low-income families

Greater Toronto, July 22, 2013 – Close to 600 builders, developers, sales and marketing professionals united recently to help the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) raise more than $36,000 for Habitat for Humanity Toronto – BILD members have raised more than $570,000 for the charity since 2003.






New home sales continue to slide in June

Greater Toronto, July 18, 2013 – The GTA’s low-rise sector saw a brief rise in new home sales, but the momentum was not enough to resurge the market in June, the Building Industry and Land Development Association announced today.






A dynamic history of doing good

What we love most about our industry is its commitment to making the GTA a stronger and more vibrant place to live. We’re not just talking about building quality, complete communities across the region, but rather its dedication to giving back to communities through volunteerism, philanthropy and sponsorship.






BILD is your voice on all media fronts

As a follow up to last week’s media blitz on the proposed increase to Toronto development charges, BILD Chair Steve Upton and Vice Chair Steve Deveaux went before the City’s Executive Committee on July 3 to make a passionate deputation and speak on the industry’s behalf.






Standing together in the name of affordability

Affordability continues to be a challenge for new home purchasers in the GTA and BILD is always at the forefront with key influencers and decision makers advocating for safe, affordable homes on behalf of home builders and buyers.






Development charges increase will put burden on new home buyers

Affordability of a new home poses a significant challenge to new homebuyers in the City of Toronto. The cost of building a home is driven by a range of factors, one of which is government fees and charges, which in the City, amount to nearly one-fifth the cost of a new home.






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.