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We are all paying the price for the GTA’s lack of shovel-ready land

The affordability of housing in the GTA is complicated and while many things have brought us to our current record high prices, no one should say that the Province’s growth policies are not contributing to the problem.






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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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Building industry creates jobs and drives economy

The building, development and professional renovation industry is one of the largest employers in the GTA, creating thousands of jobs every year.






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What does a new detached home cost in the GTA?

The average price of a new detached home in the GTA now exceeds $1 million. This is a significant threshold that a lot of people won’t be able to meet and it’s largely happening because there aren’t enough homes out there to satisfy demand. We’ve all seen signs of demand outpacing supply; lineups in the winter to get into new…






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Annual awards recognize quality and innovation

Every year the building and development industry recognizes the GTA’s best new projects, marketing efforts and architectural designs for excellence and innovation.






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Federal funding for housing and transit good news

The recent federal budget included funding for public transit and affordable housing and that’s good news for the GTA.






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How to know when you need a building permit

So you’ve decided to renovate. A home renovation is a great way to increase the value, not to mention your enjoyment of your home.






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Mid-rise made possible with wood construction in the GTA

A new type of building is coming to the GTA; the first six-storey wood residential projects are just months away from construction. Mid-rise buildings, which are generally five to 11 storeys, are an important built form for the future growth of the region and the home building and land development industry wants to construct more of them. Building them is…






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What do we do with stormwater?

During a rainstorm or after the snow melts, have you’ve ever wondered where does all that water go?






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Filling gaps in Toronto’s budget

As Toronto City Council grapples with ways to fill gaps in its annual budget, it’s important councillors look for creative solutions and not ones that could harm a significant industrial sector and its consumers. A group of associations representing the real estate industry, including BILD, wrote to council and said that any new or increased levies will add to an…