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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Mid-rise development solution to housing shortage in Toronto

The Pembina Institute and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association believe that five “simple changes” to present development rules could help build better neighbourhoods in the GTA. A Pembina Institute report, Making Way for Mid-Rise, lays out the changes that could provide the housing diversity the city needs, as well as making neighbourhoods more walkable and more transit connected. Transit is the dominant issue in the GTA these days. The provincial government’s Big Move plan provides for spending about $40 billion over the next decade on subways, LRT and other initiatives. The problem, the Pembina report says, is that there are no density requirements for housing and commercial development along the ... Read More »

Built green means built smart

Tridel is a leader in the green building movement. For the sixth time since 2007, Toronto’s pre-eminent condo builder has been named Green Home Builder of the Year by the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD). The award recognizes builders and developers who have shown leadership in sustainable development. Tridel has delivered several thousand LEED certified condo homes in the past several years, with many new LEED projects in various stages of development. More than one-quarter of all LEED high-rise residential buildings in Ontario are from Tridel. Tridel also won the P2G award for its Aquavista at Bayside development on the waterfront. Jim Ritchie, Senior Vice President, Sales & ... Read More »

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