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Mid-rise housing can help ease supply challenges

Building more mid-rise housing is one of the potential solutions being talked about to help ease our housing supply challenges in the GTA.






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Vote for the GTA’s project of the year

Every year, we recognize innovation and excellence in the land development and homebuilding industry through our annual BILD Awards program. In April we will present 50 awards to members who are raising the bar in the marketing, designing, planning and building of communities across the GTA.






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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…






Making Mid-Rise Housing Happen

On the heels of last week’s release of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and Pembina Institute’s report, Make Way for Mid-Rise – How to build more homes in walkable transit-connected neighbourhoods, the Canadian Urban Institute (CUI) hosted a panel discussion on mid-rise urbanism. BILD President and CEO Bryan Tuckey moderated the breakfast session held at the University of Toronto’s Innis College…






A few pointers from the greenest city in Europe

Members of the industry were treated to a special presentation yesterday by Johan Thorsell of the City of Vaxjo, Sweden to learn more about the benefits of woodframe construction.






Wood is good: BILD applauds province’s six-storey wood-frame proposal

BILD welcomes the provincial government’s proposal to allow for the construction of wood-frame buildings up to six storeys.






BILD wins award for six-storey wood construction report

Some of you may remember the report BILD released a year ago, advocating for the provincial government to change the Ontario Building Code to allow six-storey wood construction. Now we can officially say its award-winning!






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.






Building Industry Releases Report, calls for changes to OBC that will result in safe, affordable homes

Greater Toronto, May 22, 2013 – An extensive report advocating for an Ontario Building Code change that will result in the construction of safe, affordable homes for residents across the GTA was released earlier today by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD), the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) and the Canadian Wood Council.