Fast Food

By Tracy Hanes

Builders and designers are addressing the changing nature of the modern meal ... Read more

Checking Off the Boxes

By Stephen Hamilton

Government policy changes and OHBA advocacy are helping to slowly counter renovators’ most pressing concerns ... Read more

Downstairs is Looking Up

By Ted McIntyre

From upgrades to added living space, basement renovations are gaining in popularity ... Read more

The Invisible Threat

By David McPherson

Addressing the realities of radon gas ... ... Read more

The Golden Years

By Rick Drennan

Seizing the opportunity to reinvent the burgeoning retirement living market ... ... Read more

Making a Grand Entrance

By Tracy Hanes

Condominum lobbies used to be humble entrances. Not so much anymore! ... Read more

The Millennial Effect

By Tracy Hanes

Affordability, Possible Trade Issues Will Slow the Market in 2017, But Rentals and Other Opportunities Lie In Wait ... ... Read more

Clearing The Air

By Ted McIntyre

What does the Climate Change Action Plan Mean for Ontario's builders and renovators? ... ... Read more

The Trendsetters

By Jonathon Oak

Who decides what the year's hottest colours will be and how pray tell did they come up with them in the first place? ... Read more

Builder Of The Year

By Tracy Hanes

A Towering Success Community-building and green-friendly measures help propel Tridel to Builder of the Year honours ... Read more

Renovator Of The Year

By Marc Huminilowycz

The Whole Package Amsted goes the extra mile in retaining reno crown ... ... Read more

The Go-To Guy

By Alison King

St. Catharines' McShane has gone from humble entrepreneur to humble OHBA bulldog ... Read more

Comfort Zone

By Ted McIntyre

Neil Rodgers Has Hiked The Inca Trail And Been To Mount Everest. But He Has Never Been Better Prepared Than For His Next Challenge As OHBA's Incoming President ... Read more

Digging Up The Dirt

By David McPherson

Getting To The Bottom Of Excess Soil Management ... Read more

The Big Potential of Thinking Small

By Marc Huinilowycz

with increased urban intensification and spiralling prices, some developers are building cozier, more efficient places to call home ... Read more

Timber!

By Marc Huminilowycz

The Art of Constructing Log Homes ... Read more

All Together Now

By Ted McIntyre

Inclusionary Zoning Legislation Requires An Inclusionary Process ... Read more

Land of Fire and Ice…And Geothermal Energy

By Kathryn Segal

OHBA Tour Showcases the Advantages of Iceland's Unique Geology ... Read more

No Place To Hide

By Ted McIntyre

A renewed commitment by the Ontario government promises to better expose - and address - the underground economy ... Read more

The Ties That Bind

By Tracy Hanes

Forging relationships with building officials makes life easier for renovators ... Read more

HER&D Mentality

By Mark Wessel

As Ontario contemplates a path to mandatory energy ratings for homes, European examples may help lead the way ... Read more

Homes in 2066

By Marc Huminlowycz

What Will Our World Look Like 50 Years On? ... Read more

Southern Exposure

By Tracy Hanes

Ontario Builders are Making an Impact in the U.S. and Beyond ... Read more

Plans for the Future

By Joe Vaccaro

Health, Prosperity and Growth are Benefits of Constant Change ... Read more

The Big Chill

By Ted McIntyre

Winter home building is filled with challenges ... Read more

A Turn for the Better

By Michael Ryval

Slight growth predicted, despite higher rates in 2016 ... Read more

The Affordability Challenge

By Tracy Hanes

New housing starts will take a hit from higher interest rates, but the reno market will benefit ... Read more

Building an Empire

By Tracy Hanes

Relaunched in 1993 and rebranded last year, a combined family partnership continues to spread its wings across Ontario ... Read more

Satisfaction Guaranteed

By Alison King

Experience, long-term commitment pays dividends for Amsted Design-Build ... Read more

Smooth Sailing, South Coast!

By Ted McIntyre

Marz Homes’ commitment to its vision pays dividends ... Read more

All For One & One For All

By Ted McIntyre

Smaller locals have a champion as master recruiter John Meinen assumes the OHBA Presidency ... Read more

For Rent

By Alison King

Low vacancy rates have builders exploring new options ... Read more

Building to a Higher Standard

By Mark Wessel

What will the next generation of energy-efficient practices look like? ... Read more

Trading Futures

By Stephen Hamilton

The Demand for Skilled Tradespeople is High, But Here are Five Helping to Fill the Void ... Read more

The Wright Stuff

By Marc Huminilowycz

More Than 56 Years After His Death, An Architectural Genius Continues to Inspire ... Read more

Solving the Puzzle

By Joe Vaccaro

Fitting the pieces together: The Growth Plan and greenbelt in a changing Ontario ... Read more

What’s Cookin’?

By Tracy Hanes

Exploring the Ever-Changing Landscape of Today's Kitchens ... Read more

Bunker Mentality

By Steve Maxwell

How Five Pros Finish Basements ... Read more

Wine Not?

By Chris Waters

Stellar Cellars are on the Rise ... Read more

Growing Trend

By Erica Phillips

Landscaping Packages Can be Hard to Resist for Homebuyers ... Read more

Will They Stay or Go?

By Alison King

Predicting the Future Homes for Ontario Seniors ... Read more

A World of Difference

By Mark Wessel

From Denmark to Japan, checking out trends in global residential construction ... Read more

Don’t Fear the Future

By Tracy Hanes

Market Analysts Discuss Affordable Housing and Rental Trends in 2015 ... Read more

HOT SPOTS

By Jeffrey Reed & Ted McIntyre

Kitchener, Cambridge and Hamilton Top the List of Ontario's 12 Best Places to Build ... Read more

Everything is Old Again

By Alison King

Builders Are Breathing New Life Into Classic Architecture ... Read more

Magic Touch

By Tracy Hanes

Green-friendly expertise helps carry Minto to second Home Builder of the Year title in three years ... Read more

Solid As OakWood

By Ted McIntyre

Ottawa renovator claims inaugural award ... Read more

Straight to the Point

By Ted McIntyre

Noted for his direct and passionate approach, Peter Saturno nets Lifetime Achievement Award ... Read more

Paying it Forward

By Kathryn Segal

50 Good Deeds initiative is a resounding success ... Read more

Silence is Golden

By Dennis McCloskey

Design changes can help a home become a true sanctuary ... Read more

Leading Man

By Ted McIntyre

Setting an example for others to follow, charismatic Vince Molinaro is ready to play a starring role for OHBA ... Read more

Reality Check

By Elaine Kapogines

Modelling and rendering technologies add new dimensions to project marketing ... Read more

Cottage Kings

By Tracy Hanes

Builders have evolved the once-humble summer retreat into some of Ontario's grandest four-season getaways ... Read more

In the Course of Business

By Ted McIntyre

Golf is making a comeback, and so are golf communities ... Read more

Hammering Home The Point

By J.P. Donaldson

Seven Ontario renovators address key issues of concern ... Read more

Getting the Message Out

By Cory Smith

Tips for marketing your renovation business ... Read more

Teaching Green

By Marc Huminilowycz

EnerQuality spearheads renovator training program ... Read more

All In The Family

By J.P. Donaldson

For these home builders, it's been a multi-generational labour of love ... Read more

Election Direction

By Joe Vaccaro

Courting Ontario Voters in the days ahead ... Read more

Missing In Action

By Tracy Hanes

Theft on job sites is piling up. How do we better protect our building sites? ... Read more

Defining Moment

By Ted McIntyre

A pair of provincial consultations provide an opportunity for Ontario to make profound changes in infrastructure planning ... Read more

Missing Links

By Ted McIntyre

A new proposal seeks to alleviate traffic congestion in the GTA and Hamilton ... Read more

By the Numbers

By Michael Ryval

Economic forecast for 2014 is for a freeze on interest rates, but so far it's mostly good news for resales ... Read more

Taking the LEED in Ontario

By Tracy Hanes

Forward-thinking Reid's Heritage Homes honoured as Ontario Home Builder of the Year ... Read more

Coming to the Industry’s Defence

By Ted McIntyre

Advocate Lyn Townsend named OHBA's Member of the Year ... Read more

Navigating New Waters

By J.P. Donaldson

Incoming President Eric DenOuden is set to steer OHBA and launch a charitable challenge ... Read more

Stacking Up Against the Competition

By Pat Brennan

Some Builders See a Future in a New Form of Housing Development ... Read more

Preparing for the Worst

By Tracy Hanes

Are Most Builders and Contractors Underinsured? ... Read more

WOOD IS GOOD

By Marc Huminilowycz

Raising The Roof On Wood-Framed Buildings ... Read more

Protective Measures

By Tracy Hanes

New Regulations Regarding Endangered Species are Taking Flight ... Read more

Golden Moments

By Ted McIntyre

OHBA Reflects on 50 Memorable Years in Ontario ... Read more

Paperless Trails

By Marc Huminilowycz

Tackling Ontario's Underground Economy ... Read more

A Failing Grade

By Marc Husen

The College of Trades Promises Self-Regulation And Quality Control, But At What Cost? ... Read more

Meet The Renovators

By J.P. Donaldson

Discussing the Renovation Industry with Sandra Baldwin, Stefanie Coleman-Dias and Matt Pryce ... Read more

A Tale of Two Markets

By Elaine Kapogines

Slow and steady growth is better than no growth at all ... Read more

Green Mortgages

By Tracy Hanes

Is energy efficiency translating to financial incentives for home buyers? ... Read more

Leading the WSIB

By Marc Huminilowycz

New chair, Elizabeth Witmer, welcomes the challenges ... Read more

Minto Magic

By Tracy Hanes

Minto takes home Ontario Builder of the Year ... Read more

The Meinen Touch

By Steve McNeill

John Meinen brings home Rooftopper of the Year…again ... Read more

Inspired Leadership

By Elaine Kapogines

Paul Golini takes home Member of the Year ... Read more

At The Helm

By Elaine Kapogines

From his office to his home, OHBA’s incoming president Leith Moore talks about his life and how his personal values influence his professional pursuits ... Read more

Housing for Higher Learning

By Marc Huminilowycz

Builders and developers tap into the university crowd ... Read more

The Healthy Home

By Penelope Graham

Happy, healthy and mould-free ... Read more

Builder Reflections

By Steve McNeill

Builders look back on communities past ... Read more

Due North

By Marc Huminilowycz

Replacing rustic retreats with the lap of luxury — in the woods ... Read more

The ‘G’ Word

By Tracy Hanes

The green trend may not be going anywhere but consumers just don’t want to hear about it anymore ... Read more

Rising Stars

By Tracy Hanes

Higher standard presents dilemma for Energy Star builders ... Read more

Home Zoom Home

By J. Lynn Fraser

Boomers & Next Gens: What they want in a home ... Read more

Trendsetters

By John Kernaghan

Advice from award-winning builders ... Read more

Lights, Camera, Renovate

By Elaine Kapogines

How television has influenced a generation of homeowners ... Read more

Getting On Track

By Michael Ryval

Transit expansion paves the way for new development ... Read more

Code Ready

By Tracy Hanes

Highlights from the 2012 OHBA Builder and Renovator Forum ... Read more

Humanitarian Build

By Steve McNeill

Humbling experience in the Dominican Republic ... Read more

Keep Calm & Care On

By Elaine Kapogines

Economic outlook marked by stability for 2012 ... Read more

Working Smarter

By Don Procter

Business decisions based on lessons learned ... Read more