BILD gets political
June 20 2018
Fresh off the election of Doug Ford and the Progressive Conservatives as the new Ontario government, the building community is now focused on the Ontario municipal elections this October.
Premier-elect Ford is widely considered pro-development and has pledged to open up parts of the Greenbelt around Toronto and Hamilton to home building—a position supported by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association.
On June 18 the Greater Toronto’s Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) kicks off its 2018 municipal election campaign in Vaughan.
BILD will “will put forward some ideas to improve the housing supply problem and affordability of new homes by working with investment-ready cities like Vaughan to ensure that the right infrastructure is in place, modernize outdated bylaws, cut red tape and ensure that shovel ready land is in place,” according to BILD manifesto.
Vaughan is considered an “investment ready” city, according to BILD, and “BILD wants other municipalities to be investment-ready like the City of Vaughan.”