OHBA in the News


The Energy Mix (March 4, 2022) Canada Plans Mandatory Energy Audits Before All Home Sales Read More

Simcoe County News (February 1, 2022) ‘I think it was long overdue’: New Tecumseth municipal leaders react to housing summit Read More

Burlington Local News (January 26, 2022) Housing Affordability Task Force Read More


Timmins Today (December 11, 2021) Free job-readiness program to train workers in residential construction techniques  Read More

Daily Commerical News (December 8, 2021) Jobseekers can get training in residential construction in Ontario Read More

Canadian Consulting Engineer (May 17, 2021) New Skilled Trades Ontario to replace Ontario College of Trades Read More

The Hamilton Spectator (March 29, 2021) Live next to the Ontario Line? You’ll soon have to ask Metrolinx permission to build a deck Read More

Daily Commerical News (March 26, 2021) Commodity prices reach ‘extraordinary’ levels, with lumber rising to new heights Read More

NewsTalk 1010 (February 20, 2021) Balancing Greenbelt Expansion With Future Growth Needs Read More

GlobeNewswire (February 17, 2021) Building industry urges the government to balance Greenbelt expansion with growth needs Read More

GlobeNewswire (February 8, 2021) Building industry supports Ontario government’s direction on re-opening the economy Read More

GlobeNewswire (February 1, 2021) One Ontario initiative to standardize and streamline the development application approval process hits critical mass Read More



GlobeNewswire (December 21, 2020) Building industry supports Ontario move to tighter COVID-19 restrictions to combat rising cases Read More

The Niagara Independent (December 1, 2020) The hidden fees that drive up housing costs Read More

GlobeNewswire (November 10, 2020) OHBA Congratulates 2020 Awards of Distinction Winners Read More

GlobeNewswire (September 28, 2020) OHBA Announces the 2020 Awards of Distinction Finalists Read More

Mr Hamilton (September 3, 2020) COVID-19 lumber shortages cause serious residential building project delays Read More

Storeys (September 1, 2020) Greater Golden Horseshoe Growth Plan Calls for Sufficient Housing Supply Read More

GlobeNewswire (June 8, 2020) The Residential and Non-Residential Construction Industry Will Lead the Post COVID-19 Economic Recovery Read More

Barrie Today (May 14, 2020) Area home builders applaud government’s decision to restart construction Read More

Daily Commerical News (April 3, 2020) BILD, RESCON and OHBA support Ontario’s decision to restrict certain construction Read More

Toronto Star (February 28, 2020) Developer funding for parks, daycares, affordable housing may be at risk under Ford government’s proposed rules Read More



Toronto Storeys (November 28, 2019) GO Transit Hub Cities Urged To Speed Housing Developments Read More

Toronto Star (July 30, 2019) Why this veteran builder thinks prefabricated homes are the way of Toronto’s future Read More

Global Newswire (July 17, 2019) Ontario Home Builders’ Association Welcomes the Industry to the 2019 Annual Conference Read More

TVO (June 18, 2019) The Right Way to Build More Homes Watch 

Daily Commercial News (June 18, 2019) Sticks to Bricks initiative shoots to have players score a post hockey career in building trades Read More

Daily Commercial News (May 16, 2019) Surplus land can ease province’s affordable housing challenge: report Read More

Daily Commercial News (May 3, 2019) Retention, recruitment plans for future workforce need to evolve, says Panel Read More

BNN Bloomberg (May 2, 2019) Ontario to make it easier to build secondary suites, rental housing Read More

Canadian Real Estate Magazine (April 12, 2019) Builders welcome Ontario budget action on housing supply Read More

BNN Bloomberg – Real Estate Talk Show (March 7, 2019) Ontario housing industry advocating for more density around transit lines Watch

BNN Bloomberg (January 29, 2019) Doug Ford’s fix for Toronto housing crisis is easy: Build more homes Read More

Construction Canada (January 17, 2019) Ontario to increase housing supply in Greater Golden Horseshoe Read More



Homes Publishing (October 29, 2018) Ontario’s new apprenticeship ratio a boon to home building industry Read more

GlobeNewswire (October 10, 2018) Doug Ford: The Millennials’ Best Friend? How the Ford Government Can Solve Millennials’ Biggest Heartbreak: An Affordable Place to Call Home Read more

GlobeNewswire (September 27, 2018) Empire Communities Honoured with Three Awards at the OHBA 2018 Awards of Distinction Read more

Kingston Whig-Standard (September 26, 2018) Ottawa builders and renovators take top honours at OHBA awards gala Read more

CISION Newswire (September 25, 2018) OHBA Congratulates 2018 Awards of Distinction Winners Read more

All Things Home (August 18, 2018) Ottawa companies up for 23 provincial housing awards Read more

Urban Toronto (August 17, 2018) Finalists Announced for 2018 OHBA Awards of Distinction Read more

CISION Newswire (August 16, 2018) OHBA Congratulates 2018 Awards of Distinction Finalists Read more

CISION Newswire (July 19, 2018) Ontario Home Builders’ Association Welcomes the Industry to the 2018 Annual Conference Read more

North Bay Nugget (June 11, 2018) Homebelievers are people just like you and me. Read more

Globe and Mail (June 8, 2018) Uncertainty reigns, though Ford’s win may signal shift for Ontario housing policy Read more

TVO The Agenda with Steve Paikin (May 24, 2018)  Affordable Housing in Ontario Watch the episode

Next Home: Ontario Condo & Home Builders’ Annual 2018 (March 2018) Are You a #HomeBeliever? Read more

Next Home: Ontario Condo & Home Builders’ Annual 2018 (March 2018) Q & A with Joe Vaccaro Read more

Novae Res Urbis (February 14, 2018) – Inclusionary Zoning Regulations: Perspectives on Funding (p.3) Read more

[Inclusionary zoning] Key part of Ontario’s housing plan slammed as ‘giving in’ to developers (January 23, 2018) Read more

Ontario Construction Report (January 11, 2018) – Province announces Inclusionary Zoning framework: OHBA gives generally (but not totally) positive response Read more

Toronto Star (December 8, 2018) – Ontario may expand Greenbelt to protect water supply Read more



NRU Publishing (October 11, 2017) – OHBA Industry Priorities (President’s profile: Pierre Dufresne) Read more

Daily Commercial News (October 4, 2017) – Guelph association honoured with Home Builders award Read more

Toronto Star (September 4, 2017) – Trying to stop prime Ontario farmland from being ‘entombed forever’ Read more

Ottawa Citizen (September 28, 2017) – Tartan Homes exec PierreDufresne first Ottawan in quarter century to lead Ontario home builders body Read more

Ottawa Sun (September 27, 2017) Ottawa builders bring home five Ontario Home Builder Awards Read more

The Walrus (August 15, 2017) – Why You Can’t Afford an Apartment in Canada’s Biggest Cities Read more

Daily Commercial News (July 6, 2017) – Excess soil regulations headed down a ‘rabbit hole’ Read more

Toronto Storeys (May 24, 2017) – Without OMB, we will have no one to blame but ourselves Read more

Toronto Star (May 18, 2017) – Anti-sprawl plan for GTA and beyond gets an update Read more

Aurora Banner (May 18, 2017) – Replacing OMB with development tribunal empowers communities: groups Read more

Canadian Press  (May 19, 2017) – Ontario sets tougher anti-sprawl targets in updated growth plan for Golden Horseshoe Read more

(CBC Ottawa ) May 17, 2017 – OMB changes will save community groups money, advocates say Read more

TVO (May 16, 2017) – Are the Liberals about to undo their own housing policies? Read more

Globe and Mail (May 16, 2017) – Ontario Municipal Board reforms will stifle new housing: developers Read more

Global News  (May 16, 2017) – Province to replace Ontario Municipal Board with less powerful tribunal Read more

Urban Toronto (May 16, 2017) – New Tribunal Could Soon Replace The Ontario Municipal Board Read more

Globe and Mail (May 12, 2017) – OMB challenges to be barred within 500 metres of transit stations Read more

Sudbury Star (May 16, 2017) – Sudbury program aims to stop illegal building Read more

Toronto Star (April 20, 2017) – New tax, rent controls part of Wynne’s plan to protect tenants and homebuyers Read more

Toronto Sun (April 20, 2017) – Ontario to tax non-resident foreign housing buyers 15% Read more

Yellow Pages Next Home (March 30, 2017) – The quest for energy-efficient homes continues Read more

Oakville Beaver (March 20, 2017) – Tarion and the Town want to stop illegal building in Oakville Read more

Stratford Beacon Herald (March 15, 2017) – Tarion and OHBA in Stratford to warn homebuyers about dangers of illegal building Read more

Yellow Pages Next Home (March 11, 2017) – Condos in the suburbs in high demand Read more

REMI Network (March 10, 2017) – Province should address affordability: OHBA, OREA Read more

Mortgage Broker News (March 7, 2017) – Associations for housing affordability Read more

Toronto Star (February 22, 2017) – Millennials are ‘generation screwed’ on real estate Read more