Inclusionary zoning ‘is coming’ but it’s not a silver bullet for GTA’s housing crisis
July 28th, 2021 10:40 pm

By Aonghus Kealy / RESCON
Nobody should think that inclusionary zoning (IZ) is a silver-bullet solution for the GTA’s housing crisis. However, the developers who have ignored the IZ debate will be in for a shock, say industry leaders....  Read more...
Yes, Ontario’s construction workforce faces a mental health crisis, but help is available.
July 23rd, 2021 8:58 pm

By Amina Dibe / RESCON

The Ontario construction workforce has always had a strong culture of safety, and it’s been put to the test for 16 months since the COVID-19 pandemic hit Canada....  Read more...
‘Get vaccinated,’ says RESCON safety boss as Ontario chief prevention officer warns construction holdouts ‘we’re still in a pandemic’
July 22nd, 2021 12:42 pm

By Aonghus Kealy / RESCON
While Ontario’s COVID-19 numbers are trending the right way, there is no room for complacency, says Ontario’s chief prevention officer....  Read more...
Meet the future of construction – the students of George Brown College’s construction management program
July 21st, 2021 12:49 pm

By Richard Lyall/RESCON

The future of construction is one of my favourite subjects to write about.

Every year, it is an absolute pleasure to meet and greet students in George Brown College’s residential construction management post-graduate program, which is organized in partnership with RESCON....  Read more...
Health and safety approach can help mitigate racism and discrimination in construction: RESCON
July 5th, 2021 7:31 pm

By Amina Dibe
It has been a year since the GTA was rocked with the news that nooses were showing up on several construction sites. We think it is important to reflect on what happened in the summer of 2020 and the positive response that has occurred since that time....  Read more...
Development approvals process needs to be streamlined
June 25th, 2021 5:42 pm

By Grant Cameron

Ontario’s development approvals process takes far too long and needs to be streamlined with a digital electronic permitting (e-permitting) system, says Paul De Berardis, RESCON’s director of building science and innovation....  Read more...
Construction industry’s COVID-19 protocols form template for future crises
June 25th, 2021 4:20 pm

By Ahd AlAshry, Andrew Pariser & Aonghus Kealy / RESCON

June 10, 2021 was a day of hope during the COVID-19 pandemic, a day where we could see light at the end of this seemingly endless tunnel....  Read more...
Inclusionary Zoning, “affordable housing” imprecise language
June 13th, 2021 3:54 pm

By Michael de Lint

Precise language leads to better public policy.
Good public policy results from properly balancing multiple factors based on an honest and rigorous analysis of the facts, supported by precise thinking and precise language. ...  Read more...
MZOs can cut red tape, streamline ladened approvals process
June 3rd, 2021 2:59 pm
By RESCON staff
The Ontario government’s introduction of minister’s zoning orders (MZOs) has drawn critical media coverage in recent months. At RESCON, we firmly believe that they can be useful tools to cut through a mire of red tape and streamline municipal development approval processes across the province....  Read more...
Skilled trades pros inspire next generation of women in Ontario construction
June 2nd, 2021 11:23 pm

By Amina Dibe & Aonghus Kealy / RESCON
When concrete former Mulisius “MJ” Joe is asked what her message is to young women who are curious about the Ontario skilled trades and construction, her eyes light up....  Read more...
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