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May 02, 2019, 16:08 ET Ontario government's Housing Supply Action Plan will make home ownership a reality again: RESCON

VAUGHAN, ON, May 2, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario government's ambitious Housing Supply Action Plan paves a pathway for the province to start patching up its shattered housing system and failed policies...


May 01, 2019, 14:47 ET RESCON: Residential construction bargaining update

VAUGHAN, ON, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - RESCON is pleased to announce that most collective agreements have been renewed without a labour disruption for residential construction in the GTA. While some...


Apr 17, 2019, 18:11 ET Noise bylaw compromise positive for Toronto homebuyers and residential construction

VAUGHAN, ON, April 17, 2019 /CNW/ - The residential construction industry has just inhaled. This afternoon, Toronto city council voted 21-4 in favour of Councillor Ana Bailao's motion to the noise...


Apr 11, 2019, 19:30 ET RESCON applauds Ontario budget focus on cutting red tape, supporting skilled trades

VAUGHAN, ON, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) commends the government on its first provincial budget, "Protecting What Matters Most," and its strong...


Apr 09, 2019, 14:51 ET 7,000 jobs under threat as Toronto moves to restrict critical concrete work for high-rise construction

VAUGHAN, ON, April 9, 2019 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto is poised to restrict concrete work for the construction of high-rise buildings through amendments to the noise bylaw in a move that will...


Mar 19, 2019, 07:00 ET Construction skilled trades have high job satisfaction levels, but recruitment is a challenge

VAUGHAN, ON, March 19, 2019 /CNW/ - Ontario's construction industry is facing labour supply issues despite the tremendous opportunities that await young people across a wide spectrum of trades. These ...


Mar 18, 2019, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Media Advisory: Construction targets young people for #skilledtrades19 jobs as wave of retirements loom/

VAUGHAN, ON, March 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Recruiting and retaining young people in skilled trades jobs is a huge issue for the Ontario construction industry. It's projected that the industry will need to...


Mar 14, 2019, 15:28 ET Media Advisory: Construction targets young people for #skilledtrades19 jobs as wave of retirements loom

VAUGHAN, ON, March 14, 2019 /CNW/ - Recruiting and retaining young people in skilled trades jobs is a huge issue for the Ontario construction industry. It's projected that the industry will need to...


Mar 04, 2019, 13:13 ET Residential agreements set to expire on April 30

VAUGHAN, ON, March 4, 2019 /CNW/ - Collective bargaining agreements for residential construction are set to expire on Tuesday, April 30. Renewal efforts have commenced and the parties have started...


Oct 24, 2018, 13:54 ET RESCON applauds repeal of Bill 148 and changes to the Ontario College of Trades

VAUGHAN, ON, Oct. 24, 2018 /CNW/ - The Residential Construction Council of Ontario looks forward to working with the Doug Ford government to implement the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, which...


Sep 27, 2018, 10:22 ET RESCON applauds the WSIB for eliminating unfunded liability

VAUGHAN, Sept. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - Thirty-five years after it was recorded, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) has finally eliminated Unfunded Liability (UFL) and marked today's annual...


Jul 04, 2018, 12:00 ET Streamlined approvals to deliver more housing for the people

VAUGHAN, ON, July 4, 2018 /CNW/ - Whether you're a millennial or a first-time homebuyer, it is difficult to get on the housing ladder. The housing supply chain in the GTA is mired in red tape, but...


Jun 01, 2017, 14:20 ET Toronto condo buyers face constrained supply as approval delays soar: U of T report

VAUGHAN, ON, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Millions of property tax dollars are being left on the table and thousands of condo units are being delayed as the building approvals process continues to slow. That ...


May 23, 2017, 09:00 ET Ease GTHA housing crisis by boosting family-sized rentals and 'missing middle' homes, report suggests

TORONTO, May 23, 2017 /CNW/ - At the heart of the GTHA housing crisis, a report released today says about 70% of Ontarians live in homes with too little or too much space for their households. The...


May 22, 2017, 09:00 ET /R E P E A T -- Understanding Ontario's Housing Affordability Challenge: A Big Data Evaluation/

TORONTO, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ - At a time when the GTHA's housing crunch is one of the hottest toppics in the media, the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) is launching a report that...


May 17, 2017, 15:05 ET Understanding Ontario's Housing Affordability Challenge: A Big Data Evaluation

TORONTO, May 17, 2017 /CNW/ - At a time when the GTHA's housing crunch is one of the hottest toppics in the media, the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis (CANCEA) is launching a report that...


Apr 26, 2017, 15:00 ET Wynne government's Fair Housing Plan not helping housing supply: RESCON

VAUGHAN, ON, April 26, 2017 /CNW/ - While intentions may be good, "Ontario's Fair Housing Plan" does not do enough to increase the supply of housing in Ontario during the biggest housing crisis in...


Mar 28, 2017, 17:21 ET Home builders welcome ideas to improve consumer protection in Ontario

VAUGHAN, ON, March 28, 2017 /CNW/ - Home builders welcome the release of the "Cunningham Report" which provides many new ideas to improve accountability and consumer protection for buyers of newly...


Nov 17, 2016, 10:58 ET OCOT legislation a step forward for homebuyers, builders and the residential construction sector

VAUGHAN, ON, Nov. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - The Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON) welcomes yesterday's introduction of legislation focused on the Ontario College of Trades (OCOT). It was...


Jun 15, 2016, 10:40 ET GTA's residential strikes end

VAUGHAN, ON, June 15, 2016 /CNW/ - The residential strikes which started on June 2nd have come to an end as the parties without a new collective agreement turn their attention to binding arbitration. ...


Jun 01, 2016, 14:09 ET GTA's construction strikes will end in two weeks or less

VAUGHAN, ON, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - While new-home buyers are suffering through the worst round of collective bargaining for residential construction for the GTA in almost 20 years, the strikes will be ...


May 03, 2016, 10:47 ET Residential Construction Bargaining Update

VAUGHAN, ON, May 3, 2016 /CNW/ - On April 30th, all collective bargaining agreements for residential construction in the GTA expired. RESCON has been notified that the bargaining efforts for the...


Mar 14, 2016, 17:03 ET Builders group: inclusionary zoning isn't 'silver bullet' for GTHA's affordability crunch

VAUGHAN, ON, March 14, 2016 /CNW/ - A lot of work needs to be done to help low- and middle-income earners with housing, says the Residential Construction Council of Ontario (RESCON), so the...