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As both a practising architect and as the president of the governing Council of a provincial architecture regulator, I have been following the national housing design catalogue initiative with a lot...

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) has reported that actual 2023 housing starts were down seven per cent in centres with a population of 10,000 and over across Canada in 2023. A total of...

Allan Teramura is the past president of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. That the federal government is taking an interest in housing design is welcome news, as it’s an issue it has long...

Ontario’s housing crisis was a significant newsmaker in 2023 and despite measures, legislation and other initiatives the government rolled out, affordability and availability remained at crisis...

An adaptable dwelling unit means an accessible unit that can be tailored at any time to the specific accessibility needs of occupants, as those needs evolve without costly renovations, disruption, and...

As the world continues to seek solutions to a housing emergency that is reaching all corners of the globe, architects are increasingly being called on to contribute solutions. So it was appropriate...

Green Economy North, a program of reThink Green, hosted its Regional Business Forum on Thursday. This year’s event was titled: ‘Building the Future’ and focused on the development of a greener...

The Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) is applauding the Province of Ontario for introducing a new legislation that reverses the government’s former decision to remove protection for Greenbelt...

Practitioners of the emerging architectural movement called trauma-informed design see buildings as “the first line of therapy.” Providence at the Heights, or PATH, is a supportive housing facility...

Toronto is a city transformed. Since the turn of the millennium, Canada’s largest metropolis has introduced more high-rise residential density than any other on the continent, consistently topping...

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