Casting Call

Why precast concrete has an increasing role to play When traditional wood and steel construction has consistently provided a successful and predictable outcome for most residential builders, it [...]

Real Demand For Real Supply

Transformation is needed if Ontario is going to deliver 1 million new homes Change requires work and commitment. To paraphrase Albert Einstein: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a [...]

A World Of Inspiration

Winning residential designs from around the globe While the competition at Ontario’s annual Awards of Distinction and CHBA’s National Awards for Housing Excellence consistently push entrants to [...]

Obstacle Course

Ten hurdles to overcome on your path to change What do diets, the metric system and new construction products and methods have in common? If you guessed ‘change,’ you’re partially correct. But [...]

Opening Up New Possibilities

Efficient windows and doors continue to make a big impression Size isn’t everything, but it sometimes seems that way.  “People keep wanting bigger doors—eight feet high and five and six feet [...]

Taxing Times

Tips from the experts to help you save on your 2019 returns Nobody wants to pay the Canada Revenue Agency any more than they have to. But what you can and can’t deduct isn’t always clear. Sure, [...]

Branching Out

Is There Room To Grow For Toronto’s Vertical Forests? Within the next few years, a forest will rise from the concrete and asphalt along Davenport Road and Bedford Road in Toronto’s upscale [...]

2020 Vision

Ontario Housing Market is on the Rebound In January 2018, the federal Liberal government introduced the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) Mortgage Stress Test to cool [...]