Toronto housing boom driving economic growth in Ontario; masks weak business investment

Weak business investment in Ontario has the provincial economy increasingly dependent on Toronto’s housing market for growth, leaving the province especially vulnerable if the market slows, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.


Building cities, creating jobs

The building, development and renovation industry builds homes and cities which creates jobs and provides employment for thousands of GTA residents.

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.

Strong new-home sales fuel job growth

Sales of new homes and condominiums in the GTA reached nearly 40,000 last year, creating thousands of new jobs and paving the way for job retention for years to come.

Economic impact of new condos

The residential construction industry is a major economic engine in the regional, provincial and federal economy, and is an essential part of the economic strength and prosperity of the GTA. Here’s why:

Experts cautiously optimistic for housing in 2015

Two respected economists painted a mostly hopeful picture for the GTA and Ontario economies in 2015 for BILD’s membership on Thursday.

Report confirms Toronto is second-most unaffordable market in Canada

According to a recently released report by the Toronto Foundation, 2013 was not a good year for Torontonians, who find themselves living in the second-most unaffordable market in the country.

Building champions

BILD Government Relations team has created new booklets offering development industry statistics on six regions across the Greater Golden Horseshoe.

Industry creates good jobs, higher quality of life

Quality jobs are a key contributor to the high quality of life for GTA residents and continued prosperity of our region.

OECD report confirms GTA affordability issue

A recent report released by the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development has confirmed that residents of major Canadian cities, particularly the GTA, face severe challenges in being able to afford a home.