Star’s intensification message on the right track

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A column in the Toronto Star on Friday hits the nail on the head.

A term that seems to be bandied about in the media a lot lately is “the Manhattanization of Toronto.” It can be used with a negative connotation implying that Toronto is being over-developed too quickly. Read More

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What’s the Big Idea here?

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BILD has been following with great interest the Toronto Star’s “Big Ideas” series. This was created to collect and publish the most important issues presented to the newspaper by its readers and city experts on remaking Toronto. The process of the Big Ideas began eight months ago, and led to more than 1,000 ideas. It was whittled down to a top-35 list. The newspaper is now in the process of narrowing down the list to a top-10 on Sept. 20 by asking its readers to VOTE on which they feel are the most important. Read More

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What you need to know about buying a condo in the GTA

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As the GTA continues to grow by up to 100,000 new residents every year, our industry has committed to implementing the intensification targets of the provincial growth plan by building quality, complete communities across the region. Read More

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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BILD was called out to do the ALS Ice Bucket challenge by one of our members, so four brave staff started their week off with a cold shower. Read More

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New-homes market continues to show strength

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Sales of new homes and condominiums across the GTA continue to improve after a slow 2013. Read More

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Economic impact of new condos

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The residential construction industry is a major economic engine in the regional, provincial and federal economy, and is an essential part of the economic strength and prosperity of the GTA. Here’s why: Read More

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Breathing new life into old neighbourhoods

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Our industry is well known for building new homes and businesses across the GTA and BILD members take pride in the communities they create. But what sometimes gets lost in the story is the impact they make on the communities that once defined our cities. Read More

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Infrastructure funding should not rest on the backs of new neighbours

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According to a new report recently released by the Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance (IMFG), the City of Toronto cannot maintain the infrastructure it has or invest in what it needs without new revenues. Yet, it claims that there is no funding available for big new proposals like the transit investments that surround all election-related discussions. Read More

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A few pointers from the greenest city in Europe

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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. Read More

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The condo: From start to finish

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BILD and the OHBA are presenting a 10-expert panel discussion called Condo: Start to Finish to talk about each stage of development. Read More

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