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Monthly Archives: October 2016

Plenty of land for GTA home building; serviced land is what's lacking

Plenty of land for GTA home building; serviced land is what's lacking

Each month, as the new home sales statistics for the GTA roll out, the building industry customarily points the finger at Ontario’s Growth Plan, implemented in 2006, as the cause of the ever-higher cost of new homes. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) argues that a lack of serviced, development-ready land is putting… Continue Reading

Plenty of land for GTA home building; serviced land is what’s lacking

Plenty of land for GTA home building; serviced land is what’s lacking

Each month, as the new home sales statistics for the GTA roll out, the building industry customarily points the finger at Ontario’s Growth Plan, implemented in 2006, as the cause of the ever-higher cost of new homes. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) argues that a lack of serviced, development-ready land is putting… Continue Reading

OMB reforms are coming, public invited to participate until Dec 19

OMB reforms are coming, public invited to participate until Dec 19

Probably the most commonly expressed opinion, among those who have an opinion about the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB), is that the tribunal that hears appeals on land-use planning favours developers over municipal councils and ordinary citizens. Councils make decisions that developers don’t like, so the developers go to the OMB and “far too often” they… Continue Reading

Toronto's Vital Signs strong, with many areas for improvement: report

Toronto's Vital Signs strong, with many areas for improvement: report

The Toronto Foundation has released its fifteenth annual report on the quality of life in Toronto. Vital Signs, it says, is the most comprehensive “check up” on ten key “issue areas” that comprise overall quality of life in any city—health and wellness, the gap between rich and poor, housing, demographics, economy and many more. The… Continue Reading

Toronto’s Vital Signs strong, with many areas for improvement: report

Toronto’s Vital Signs strong, with many areas for improvement: report

The Toronto Foundation has released its fifteenth annual report on the quality of life in Toronto. Vital Signs, it says, is the most comprehensive “check up” on ten key “issue areas” that comprise overall quality of life in any city—health and wellness, the gap between rich and poor, housing, demographics, economy and many more. The… Continue Reading

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