• Do we really need all of the condominium and other housing developments being built in the GTA?

    Our Answer

    Yes. And the reality is we need more. The fact is that there is a housing shortage in the GTA; our population is continuing to increase and will continue to do so long into the future. As of 2018 we have fallen short of the forecasts in the provincial government Growth Plan set in 2006…

  • What laws and regulations govern the home building and development industry?

    Our Answer

    The development, home building and renovation industry in Ontario is among the most regulated in North America. Industry guidelines are set by the provincial government, specifically through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Consumer and Business Services. It…

  • Does the home building and land development industry have a code of ethics?

    Our Answer

    Absolutely. In addition to being a highly regulated industry, home builders and developers who are members of BILD follow a code of ethics. This code lays out BILD GTA’s core values and mandate and outlines the standards of professional behaviour for our members to maintain the highest levels of ethical standards across our industry. BILD…

  • How does development benefit residents of the GTA?

    Our Answer

    We all strive to help make the GTA a world-class region, one where people around the globe aspire to live, work and play. We want the GTA to thrive. A city flourishes when it is made up of communities that are desirable, functional and sustainable for all, whether you live here already or you’re someone…

  • Why is there so much development in the GTA?

    Our Answer

    The GTA is a great place to live and work – as evidenced by ranking 7th on the 2018 Economist Intelligence Unit’s list of the world’s most livable cities. While the region continues to grow we have a housing shortage. People want to move to the GTA. It’s one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas…