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Housing plan does little to address the real problems with new housing supply

While we are glad that the Ontario government has finally taken some action on our housing crisis in the GTA, something we have been urging for many months, it is unfortunate that they are not doing enough to address the underlying causes of our housing supply problems.






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Meet the winners of a $35,000 home renovation

For 35 weeks between March and November, we ran a contest with the Toronto Star to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their New in Homes section. Up for grabs was a prize worth $35,000 to put toward a new home or a renovation to be redeemed with a BILD member. There were 6,235 entries from readers across the GTA and beyond.






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Start thinking about your BILD Awards submissions

We’re excited to announce the call for submissions for the 2013 BILD Awards. With so many exciting new projects released in 2012, this is bound to be an exciting year of competition. Each year, the BILD Awards recognize the very best of the GTA’s building and development industry, with the winners announced at a exclusive gala with nearly a thousand…






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BILDers are heading to Vegas: The Nationals 2013

The National Sales and Marketing Awards (aka The Nationals) are coming up in Las Vegas and as usual, an impressive number of BILD members are finalists. It’s to be expected from one of the fastest-growing regions in North America, but a short-list featuring 52 entries from the GTA in the 53 available categories? That’s pretty amazing.






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Join us at the Town Hall

This fall we teamed up with the Toronto Star have to create Shift Happens, an eight-part series that educates readers and elevates civic awareness around the land development, home building and renovation industry in the GTA. From places to grow to urban hubs to how homes get built in the first place, we’ve covered the topics that are shaping our city…






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The AGM is coming up on December 5

With 2012 drawing to a close, it’s time once again for our Annual General Meeting. The AGM is an opportunity to celebrate our successes and reflect on the year that passed and the one ahead. We’ll  hear from Paul Golini on the state of the industry as well as election results for the 2013 Board of Directors. We’ll also reveal the…






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You’ve got mail: addressing community mailbox fees

Following the announcement by Canada Post regarding changes to the process of installing community mailboxes in new developments, BILD and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) have made media appearances on behalf of the industry to voice discontent.






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Shift happens

BILD is rolling out an eight-part advertorial series in the Toronto Star called Shift Happens, which covers topics such as what it takes to build a home; when a neighbourhood has development potential; the economic impact of the renovation industry and more.






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The new look of RenoMark.ca

“The success of the RenoMark program is evident by its rapid growth over the past 11 years,” said BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey. “This program has improved consumer confidence in the renovation sector because every RenoMark renovator agrees to abide by a Code of Ethics and renovation-specific code of conduct.”






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Green Building Festival: New Codes, Better Buildings

This year’s Green Building Festival, themed New Codes, Better Buildings, was hosted by Sustainable Buildings Canada and took place at the Evergreen Brickworks on October 11 & 12. The Festival welcomed about 200 industry leaders in the green innovation and technology sector for a two day conference filled with interesting speakers, workshops and panel discussions. BILD sponsored the festival and…