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.






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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.






Low-rise sales push October new-home sales to spike year over year

Greater Toronto, November 21, 2013 – Sales of new low-rise homes rose by 67 per cent in October from October 2012, and high-rise sales were up 17 per cent in the same period. Combined, new-home sales rose 32 per cent from October 2012.






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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.






AGM

And the 2012 Associate Awards winners are…

It was great to see everyone at Wednesday’s AGM. It’s a nice conclusion to the year and a time to start looking forward to the year ahead. We were also really excited to give out the Associate Awards. These awards were created in 2004 to recognize BILD associate members who work in the service, contracting, manufacturing and supply end of the…






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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…






AGM

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…






MAIL

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.