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Jun 19, 2019

The Stress Test Controversy Continues to Boil: CMHC Head Continues to Defend the Tough Lending Rules

Wednesday, June 19, 2019  Two weeks ago, CMHC CEO, Evan Siddall took an aggressive and in the view of this writer, inflammatory position in h... Read More

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Mortgage Amortization Period  |  Minister of Finance  |  Benjamin Tal  |  Evan Siddall  |  CMHC  |  Residential Construction Industry  |  Mortgage Stress Test  |  Mortgage Lending Rules  |  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Apr 17, 2019

Feds missed boat on affordable housing

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 ​| Published in The Lawyer's Daily The federal Liberals had a golden opportunity in this last budget to make some simple... Read More

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non-profit  |  Trillium Housing  |  Liberal Housing Affordability Caucus  |  Canadian Home Builders’ Association  |  Ontario Home Builders’ Association  |  The Lawyer's Daily  |  federal Liberals

Apr 12, 2019

Condominium Cancellations – Part 2

A recent article in the Toronto Star http://tinyurl.com/y3nvub69 highlighted continuing purchaser complaints as to the financial impact of condomin... Read More
Mar 21, 2019

Putting the ‘M’ back into CMHC: New housing incentive plan

Judging by the reaction, the federal government caught more than a few people by surprise with their new housing incentive plan in Tuesday's budget... Read More

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equity loans  |  development  |  affordable housing  |  SNC-Lavalin  |  CMHC  |  Budget  |  Federal Government

Dec 4, 2018

National Housing Co-Investment Fund

Last May, as part of its National Housing Strategy, the Federal Government launched the new National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF). The NHCF, w... Read More

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Affordable Rental Innovation Fund  |  Rental Construction Financing Initiative  |  Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation  |  Canada Mortgage  |  National Housing Co-Investment Fund (NHCF).  |  Federal Government  |  National Housing Strategy

Aug 1, 2018

NIMBYISM and Politics – A Bad Combination

Last month we saw most flagrant examples of NIMBYISM combined with political interference for vote-getting purposes occur, which destroyed 3 years ... Read More

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Minister of Municipal Affairs  |  BILD  |  Land Development Association  |  Building Industry  |  Planning & Growth Management Committee  |  Yonge-Eglinton Secondary Plan  |  City Council

May 22, 2018

FAIR HOUSING PLAN – Fair, Unfair, or more than Fair?

At the Land and Development Conference last week in Toronto, I was invited to participate on a panel to discuss legislative changes stemming from t... Read More

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rent control  |  ontario municipal board  |  new developments  |  NDP  |  liberals  |  land and development conference  |  Inclusionary Zoning  |  Fair Housing Plan  |  conservatives

Apr 25, 2018

Tarion’s Adventure into Residential Condominium Conversion

Effective January 1, 2018, builders backed by Tarion will be providing new home warranties for residential condominium conversions as a result of... Read More

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Condominium Act  |  condominium market  |  Condo Development  |  Condo Developers  |  commercial real estate  |  Property Assessment Report  |  Pre-Existing Elements Fund  |  Non-residential  |  Conversions  |  Capital Replacement Plan  |  Amendments

Jan 2, 2018

A Stocking Stuffer from the Ministry of Housing - Inclusionary Zoning - Proposed Regulatory Content

On December 18, 2017 the Government of Ontario posted a summary of proposed regulations under the Planning Act relating to Inclusionary Zoning. The... Read More

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provincial official  |  by-law  |  Housing affordability  |  Condo Developers  |  municipalities  |  Non profit housing  |  The Provincial rules  |  Inclusionary Zoning  |  Government of Ontario  |  the Ministry of Housing

Nov 27, 2017

All Buyers To Be Impacted by New OSFI Mortgage Rules

In an attempt to cool the Toronto and Vancouver housing markets, the provincial and federal governments are pulling no punches in throwing big pots... Read More

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OSFI Mortgage Rules  |  Ontario legislature  |  Ontario  |  provincial legislation  |  mortgages  |  Development Industry  |  Condo Projects  |  Condo Development  |  commercial real estate  |  condominiums  |  condominium market

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