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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Builders group rejects inclusionary zoning, favours mid-rise development

Builders group rejects inclusionary zoning, favours mid-rise development

In response to the Ontario government’s announcement that it intends to make inclusionary zoning an option for the province’s municipalities to provide more affordable housing, the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) has said it opposes the move. Inclusionary zoning “is not a silver bullet solution,” the builders group said in a statement. While the… Continue Reading

Tridel communities nominated for a dozen 2016 BILD Awards

Tridel communities nominated for a dozen 2016 BILD Awards

Tridel is nominated for twelve building industry awards, including the prestigious Green Builder of the Year. The finalists for this year’s Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) Awards have been announced, and once again Tridel, Toronto’s best-known condominium developer, is nominated in several categories. Tridel has won the Green Builder of the Year award several… Continue Reading

New law would let cities use inclusionary zoning to build affordable housing

New law would let cities use inclusionary zoning to build affordable housing

A long-held hope among advocates for affordable housing in Ontario looks a little closer to being realized. The Ontario government announced that it will introduce inclusionary housing legislation in the legislature before the current session ends in June. The legislation would give municipalities the power to increase the amount of affordable housing built, through inclusionary… Continue Reading

Occupancy fees standard practice, but pay attention to what you are charged

Occupancy fees standard practice, but pay attention to what you are charged

Occupancy fees for new condo owners in Ontario are standard practice, defined in the Condominium Act 1998 (the Act). These are fees paid by the owner of the condominium during the interim occupancy period. This is the period, determined by the developer and included in the agreement of purchase and sale, when the owner is… Continue Reading

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