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Can You Dig It?

New regulations are breaking ground on excess soil management It’s rather difficult to build a home or condo without having a little dirt left over. OK, a lot of dirt. In fact, an estimated [...]

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The Pandemic Prez

It’s been a unique term for OHBA’s current leader The term “unprecedented times” seems on the tips of everyone’s tongue these days, and so it is for the Ontario Home Builders’ [...]

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In Plain Sight

The Industry Does Not Have To Look To Far To Solve The Trades Shortage While Jane Almey knew there would be many occupational paths for her as a civil engineering graduate, never in her wildest [...]

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Defying The Pundits

Despite recurring predictions of collapse, the housing market has marched onward The housing market is about to crash. Well, it probably will. Or maybe it will. Or maybe not. For two decades, [...]

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Invention of The Condo

The changing skyline of Ontario’s biggest cities was a long time coming As  the history of construction goes, the onset of condominiums seems comparatively recent. Yet the concept actually [...]

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Office Space

Flexibility, pre-planning and early collaboration keys to office-to-residential conversions Among the many things that the COVID pandemic has changed forever is the way we work. Employees in many [...]

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Face Lift

The Drama of Exterior Renovations They say you can’t judge a book by its cover. But you can certainly catch the eye of passersby before they notice any other book on the shelf.  Or, in this case, [...]

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So What’s Next?

The pandemic has changed us all. What does this new reality mean for the industry? As we move forward, it’s clear that the pandemic has changed us—publicly, personally and professionally. [...]

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Sponge City

The Advance of Permeable Surfaces In 2010, flood damage in urban areas, including homes, businesses and public infrastructure in Canada, registered at approximately $3 billion according to the [...]

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Shared Experience

The Comeback of Multi-Generational Homes  A  blast from the past—the multi-generational home—is making a strong comeback in Ontario. Pre-World War II, this form of housing was common, but it was [...]