Community Caremongering

OHBA members have shone during the pandemic   Canadian author Charles de Lint once observed, “Every time you do a good deed, you shine the light a little farther into the dark. And the thing [...]

Braving The Storm

COVID-19 has forced industry members to navigate uncharted waters, but there is light on the horizon As the saying goes, diamonds are formed under pressure. Although the past few months have been [...]

Stair Masters

Taking design to the next level Some people think of stairs simply as a means of getting from one level to the next. But as a central artery in the composition of homes and buildings, there’s an [...]

Enjoy The Ride

Work vehicles are decked out more than ever Rides are getting smoother and amenities more plush, with pickup truck manufacturers making further strides in 2020 to blur the line between [...]

Healthy Choices

Mind and body design practices are alive and well. They are embracing forest bathing and farm-to-table dining. They are wearing fitness trackers, meditating more, consuming less meat and more [...]

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 [...]