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Are we building complete communities today and for the future?

As an industry, we strive to build complete communities where residents can live, work and play.






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Love thy neighbour

Renovating is a great way to improve your home and your family’s enjoyment of it, and a refurbished home can enhance the look of your neighbourhood. However, the process can be hard on your neighbours.






Local Appeal Body has big shoes to fill

The City of Toronto Council recently decided to ask the Province to abolish the Ontario Municipal Board’s (OMB) jurisdiction over all of the City of Toronto’s planning decisions.






Building Futures

In fall 2013, BILD worked with the Toronto Star to put out a four-part civic awareness series to help educate new-home purchasers about some key issues in the building and development industry in the GTA.






Understanding Section 37

As mentioned in some of our previous posts, the Ontario government is currently working to improve land-use planning in our province through an 80-day public consultation process.






Zoning By-laws need to move to the 21st Century

Here at BILD, we’ve have seen numerous examples of NIMBYism when it comes to the introduction of new developments to neighbourhoods. So let’s look at a few misperceptions about the role development plays in communities and municipalities play in the approvals process.