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.






Advocating for homes people can afford – Part 1

Earlier this year Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Linda Jeffrey announced that she would be launching a broad consultation to review aspects of the provincial planning system.






Quantifying the costs of delays in new developments

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) recently released a report outlining the financial impact of the delays in site plan review on new home buyers, jobs and the local economy.






Column Series on Development Charges

BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey has dedicated his Toronto Star column space to explaining the complex issue of development charges to the newspaper’s readers. The series focuses on the work that BILD Chapter members do throughout the year as various municipal and regional development charges by-laws come up for review across the GTA.






A look back at summer’s end

As we enjoy this long weekend, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the more interesting issues that the building and development industry has been dealing with over the summer months.






Let’s get influential

As the voice of the land development, home building and professional renovation industry, it’s our Association’s job to lend our expertise to key decision makers and influencers in the GTA and beyond. This is why President and CEO Bryan Tuckey has made it a priority to meet with politicians, chief economists and media partners to help shed some light on…






Transforming the suburbs

  Earlier week President and CEO Bryan Tuckey got to sit down with City of Toronto Chief Planner Jennifer Keesmaat to talk city building at one of her roundtable discussions.






GTA home builders to work with Wynne to improve state of housing industry

Greater Toronto, January 31, 2013 – Members of the Building Industry and Land Development Association are looking forward to working with Ontario Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne on improving communication between industry and government, as well as protecting the interest of consumers.