August 17, 2018 -- As the municipal elections taking place across the GTA on October 22 fast approach, TREB is working with the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) to pressure election candidates to support effective housing policy choices.
BILD represents nearly 1,500 residential and commercial building, land development and professional renovation industry members in the Greater Toronto Area.
It is no secret that the GTA is experiencing an ongoing shortage of housing supply. A combination of factors, including the impact of government regulations and policies, is also slowing the pace of construction of new homes and having a negative impact on supply and affordability. Compared to all other levels of government, municipalities have the most direct influence over where new housing will go, what type it will be, the number of homes built and pace of building.
On October 22, municipal elections will be held across the GTA. As part of this year's elections, BILD is running a non-partisan campaign across all the municipalities of the GTA to highlight the importance of policies and actions that can increase housing supply and have a positive impact on affordability. TREB will also be launching a similar campaign shortly.
You can show your support on this important issue and help make the 2018 GTA municipal elections the "housing elections."
Together we can lay the groundwork for effective housing policy and choices with future municipal councils.
Take a minute to learn more about the BILD campaign here.
You can also show your support for the BILD campaign by taking one (or all) of the following actions below:
Take two minutes and send an email to your candidates for municipal council and mayor.
Like or share the BILD campaign on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BuildforGrowth/ or follow us on Twitter at @Build4Growth.
Encourage others you work with, friends and family to support the campaign by doing steps 1 and 2.