Housing targets will be challenged by labour shortage, rising costs

By Michael Lewis Special to Ontario Construction News While some bank economists call government plans to more than double the pace of national home building excessively...

League of Champions launches Campaign for Safety Culture

Ontario Construction Report staff writer The League of Champions (LOC) has launched the Campaign for Safety Culture. The multi-year campaign, supported by the Ministry of Labour,...

Paper records reveal story of disappearing Bondfield emails relating to $300...

Ontario Construction Report staff writer Investigators with Ernst and Young Inc. (E&Y) have alleged in court filings that Bondfield Construction Company Ltd.’s former chief executive...

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Stouffville’s mayor wants Ontario to fast-track an ‘agrihood’ developments

Ontario Construction Report staff writer Whitchurch-Stouffville Mayor Iain Lovatt is thinking outside the box when it comes to new development in his rural communities. His...
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Protectionism vs. globalization: How will increasing trade barriers affect A/E/C?

Editor’s note: Ontario Construction Report publisher Mark Buckshon wrote the following article for the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Marketer Magazine. The...
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Used construction equipment prices skyrocket across Canada, U.S.

Ontario Construction Report staff writer Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers is reporting massive price increases across the spectrum of used equipment indexes in Canada and the U.S. Comparing...
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Cities and towns continue adapting services and planning recovery in a post-COVID-19 world

Ontario Construction Report staff writer COVID-19 has highlighted just how much municipalities across Ontario are on the front lines when it comes to delivering services. CityWatch...
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Investors seeing green with energy-efficient properties

By John Devine Special to Ontario Construction Report Green is increasingly the currency of large-scale developments as investors looking for long-term returns put their money in...

Feature profile: Greenshield sustainable glass block recycling earns LEED points with flexibility, innovation

Newtonbrook Block and Supply develops GreenShield sustainable concrete block glass-recycling technologies,...

Building on its more than 65-year history and affirming its commitment to the future as a third-generation family owned and operated company, Newtonbrook Block...

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