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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...

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...

In May, six organizing members of the group Architects Against Housing Alienation (AAHA) held a rally in front of the Canada Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. "What do we demand?" they yelled toward a...

A research team at the University of Manitoba is cooking up ideas to help tackle the housing crisis in Manitoba's north, developing new materials made not from steel or concrete — but...

Ontario residential construction stakeholders have unqualified praise for a recent Housing Affordability Task Force report that calls for sweeping changes to the province’s planning, zoning...

A quick look at official plans and zoning. Both have been in the Toronto news more often recently because of talk spurred by our rising housing affordability crisis: between our Official Plan and our...

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