Regulations & Codes
New inclusionary zoning legislation in Ontario could soon give municipalities the power to require that builders include affordable housing units in all new residential developments. If passed, the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, 2016, will be the first of its kind in Canada and could take effect in early 2017, if not sooner.
A recent survey conducted by FRPO sheds light on the public's ambivalent attitude toward the rental housing industry and the Ontario Government's policies shaping it
As the rental industry grows and changes, so do residential tenancy laws. Joe Hoffer, Partner Cohen Highley LLP, highlights three specific areas of concern.
Affordable housing shortages for working Canadians have hit critical levels in most major cities across Canada. For years, grim statistics of growing waitlists far outpacing the number of affordable rental units under construction have made headlines nation-wide. Despite the alarming numbers, not much in the way of viable, sustainable solutions have been presented. That is, until now...
The Tower Renewal Project is a program to drive broad environmental, social, economic, and cultural change by improving Toronto's concrete apartment towers and the neighbourhoods that surround them. Home to a million people across the GTA, now is the time to reinvest in these vertical communities that have huge potential.
Ontario’s affordable housing wait list continued to swell in 2014 with more than 3,600 applying for rent-geared-to-income (RGI) accommodations.
Toronto is taking steps towards implementing a development permit system to make the planning application process more efficient and predictable.
Ontario is looking at permitting wood-frame building construction up to six-storeys tall in its proposed building code changes.
To manage urban growth in Ontario, the provincial government is seeking input the 10-year review of its Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe.
As green roofs become more popular, experts say that owners and managers should start improving green roof performance by focusing on diversity.
As Toronto prepares to phase in updates to its Green Standard, some building industry members have concerns about ...
BILD has renewed its call on the Ontario government to raise the height limit of wood frame structures ...
Toronto’s leadership in the industry is due to the fact that green roofs are not only encouraged but mandatory.
Voluntary action will continue to be the predominant dismantler of barriers in Ontario’s built environment and landscapes ...
Engineering and life safety specialists are currently examining stairwell concerns in preparation for possible new or revised rules that would be introduced in the 2015 National Building Code.