Tag: RESCON

Federal government lays out ambitious housing plans in Budget 2024

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The federal government's Budget 2024, previewed with numerous announcements over the past few weeks, not surprisingly was heavy with housing-related spending, with Justin Trudeau's...

Builders call on governments to work together on housing supply crisis...

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With housing supply and affordability expected to dip even further in 2024, the Residential Construction Council of Ontario ( RESCON) is calling on political leaders from...

Get on the Housing Bandwagon

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By Richard Lyall The federal government’s decision to remove the five-per-cent GST on construction of new rental apartment buildings has come late in the game....

Housing top of mind in federal government’s fall economic statement

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The federal government released a housing-focused fall economic statement that promised to deliver 101,000 new homes by 2032. Starting in the next fiscal year, Ottawa...

Provincial government to create Ontario Infrastructure Bank

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While Ontario's fall economic statement revealed that the projected deficit for this year has more than quadrupled to $5.6 billion, it also announced that...

Infrastructure 2050 

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What will Canada’s infrastructure sector look like in 2050? From technological advancements, to solving labour shortages and making sure infrastructure projects are adapted for climate...

Solutions to housing supply crisis will be explored at free online...

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The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) is hosting a free online housing summit Oct. 12, 2023, to spark innovative discussions and discuss what needs to be...

Toronto mayoral hopefuls asked to consider actions to boost housing supply

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A leading construction association is proposing that Toronto mayoral candidates consider three actions that could be taken to speed up residential construction and boost...

Ontario to increase immigration to fill jobs in skilled trades, tech,...

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The Government of Ontario announced it is doubling the number of economic immigrants it selects in 2025 to over 18,000 to help solve the...

Research project to explore how digital technology can enhance approval process

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The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) announced that the AECO Innovation Lab will be teaming up with four prominent Canadian universities across the country...