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Time for Ontario to streamline the approval process

A more unified approach and standardized data for approving residential construction projects would benefit the entire industry – and therefore, our customers.

Speeding up approvals processes essential to post-COVID-19 recovery

As we emerge from under the dark cloud and uncertainty of COVID-19, municipalities must speed up the process of change into a digital world so homebuilding can kick-start the economy.

Safety remains construction’s top priority during COVID-19 pandemic

We may be in the middle of a pandemic, but it's critical the construction industry continue to build homes, infrastructure and transportation systems – safely. Here's why.

Young skilled trades workers enjoy rewarding careers

Skilled trades aren't just a job opportunity in Ontario, they're a quickly growing need. The province, in fact, will have 100,000 of these well-paying, highly-satisfying positions by 2029.

How Building Information Modelling can revolutionize Canadian construction

Canada is the only country in the G7 without a Building Information Modelling mandate, and that needs to change. Here's why, and what you can do to help.

A water crisis is looming for Toronto – and here’s why...

There's a water crisis looming in Toronto, and if we don't act now, it will costs us – financially and in other ways. READ MORE

Bill 108 the bold solution the GTA needs to increase housing...

Imagine planning a subway line without considering housing. That's what our governments have done. Until now. READ MORE

Phew – Toronto concrete noise issue sees a compromise

It's difficult to wait for the fate of an entire industry to be decided by 25 people, but that's exactly what happened at a recent Toronto city council meeting.

THE COUNCIL: Keeping the trades satisfied: Labour crunch leads to survey

Labour crunch leads to survey to learn how to keep construction workers happy on the job.

THE COUNCIL: Bill 148 and new homebuyers

For hard-working people who have scraped together a downpayment for a new home over the course of many years, Bill 148 is a tough pill to swallow.