market

GTA new housing supply crisis continues to shatter market records

In March, the GTA’s housing supply challenges resulted in record smashing prices, continued unprecedented inventory scarcity, and a never seen before level of new condo apartments sales.






cranes

The Housing Market and Unintended Consequences

The just released new housing market data for February are both encouraging and discouraging. The data, provided by our official source of new home market intelligence Altus Group, shows record sales for the condominium market, especially in the 905 Region, and it shows an unprecedented scarcity of new housing inventory, particularly for low-rise homes.






buildings

Our housing supply crisis would be worse without the OMB

The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) is independent arbitration body that provides a public forum for appeals on local land-use planning matters and it is an important part of the checks and balances that make our land-use planning process fair, transparent and accountable.






townhomes

New forms of housing are stacking up

The GTA land development and home building industry is constantly innovating and looking for ways to meet housing demand and provide consumer with affordable housing options while still complying with provincially mandated Growth Plan density targets.






market

New ground-oriented homes surpass $1 million

The average price of available new single-family ground-oriented homes in the GTA has now surpassed $1 million.






buildings

2016 a record year for GTA new high-rise sales

More than 35 million people now call Canada home, according to data released by Statistics Canada last week. That’s five per cent growth since 2011, when the population was 33.5 million, the highest rate of growth among G7 countries.






housekeys

Governments need to address the GTA’s housing supply crunch

We have a shortage of housing supply in the GTA that is approaching crisis levels and it’s time for governments to acknowledge the problem and take action to address it.






home-sales

The rising cost of constrained housing supply

The shortage of housing supply in the GTA and Vancouver is getting more and more attention as prices continue to climb.






traffic

The GTA West Corridor is a much needed link

The GTA has experienced considerable growth in recent years and with it we’ve seen a huge increase in traffic congestion. The roads that move people and goods across the GTA haven’t been able to keep up with the increase of vehicles using them.






housekeys

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.