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  • 2021 Budget for Housing

      In an effort to address the housing crisis in Canada, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government’s 2021 Budget plans to invest and reallocate significant funds to speed up the construction, repair, or support of 35,000 affordable housing units across Canada. The bu … Read more »

  • Inclusionary Zoning – A New Reality

    The concept of Inclusionary Zoning – a regulatory response to the need for affordable housing – has been in place in different cities in the world for some time. Further, it has been on the agenda in Toronto for at least 15 years or more. But now it is edging closer and closer to reality with empowe … Read more »

  • Highlights of Hot Low-Rise Housing Market in Southern Ontario

    Altus Group Presents Highlights of Hot Low-Rise Housing Market in Southern Ontario Peter Norman of the Altus Group gave an exceptionally virtual informative analysis of the residential housing market in Southern Ontario to BILD members April 27, 2021.  Everyone knows that it is a hot market but here … Read more »

  • Government Intervention Looms as Housing Market Continues to Overheat

    CMHC, even without the benefit of the very colourful if not contrarian CEO, Evan Sidall, is now raising the alarm bells that many municipalities in Canada are facing overheated housing markets in Canada such as Toronto, Ottawa and Halifax in addition to a host of other smaller cities including Monct … Read more »

  • Ontario Purchasers of New Homes Delayed by LIUNA Local 183 Illegal Labour Tactics

    LIUNA 183 is one of the largest, if not the largest, trade union in the residential housing industry in Ontario.  It was recently decided that representing all of the bricklayers was not enough; they eyed the growing EIFS/stucco industry in Ontario as its next target to grow its unionized base. … Read more »