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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…






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Affordability of housing is important to everyone

The GTA is in need of affordable housing and there are many challenges when it comes to building more of it.






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Video: Building sustainable communities

BILD worked with the Toronto Star to produce a video that defines and captures sustainable building techniques used in a Toronto condominium building by Minto Communities and a Newmarket low-rise community by Bazil Developments and Mosaik Homes.






Challenge in building affordable housing

These two terms: ‘affordable housing’ and ‘housing affordability’ mean different things and addressing the first can impact the second.






Today’s new-home sales are tomorrow’s jobs

The building, development and professional renovation industry is a major driver of economic growth and prosperity in the GTA, creating thousands of jobs across a variety of sectors.






Dedicated construction students recognized

When the catastrophic earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, it destroyed the university where Jose Junior Desravines was studying civil engineering. Born and raised in Haiti, Jose’s plan was to study hard and graduate with a degree. Without a school to attend, Jose decided to follow his parents and two sisters and immigrate to Canada.






Powerhouse Marketing 101

More than 90 BILD members gathered at our HQ on Wednesday to hear from an esteemed panel of marketing experts about the latest trends, strategies and vehicles in today’s market.