COVID-19 Industry Update May 28, 2020

Federal Update CECRA Now Open for Applications This week, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance program for small businesses is open for applications. Property owners in Ontario were able to officially apply on Tuesday. The CECRA for small businesses program provides relief for small businesses experiencing financial hardship due … Continue reading COVID-19 Industry Update May 28, 2020

COVID-19 Industry Update May 21, 2020

Provincial Update New Construction Regulations Posted As of Tuesday this week, the Government of Ontario has permitted all construction activities under the COVID-19 Emergency Orders, reactivating construction activities across Hamilton, the Halton Region and Ontario.  Read the news release here. All construction is now deemed essential. Ontario Regulation 223/20 has been filed and is in effect … Continue reading COVID-19 Industry Update May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Industry Update May 15, 2020

Provincial Update Home Builders’ Associations Support Sector-Wide Construction Restart WE HBA and the OHBA applaud the Government of Ontario’s decision to permit all construction activities under the COVID-19 Emergency Orders. The reactivation of construction activities will allow the industry to meet the housing, commercial building and renovation needs of Hamilton, the Halton Region and Ontario.  Read … Continue reading COVID-19 Industry Update May 15, 2020

West End Home Builders’ Association Supports the Government’s Decision to Resume all Construction in Ontario

Hamilton, May 14, 2020 — The West End Home Builders’ Association and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) applaud the Government of Ontario’s decision to permit all construction activities under the COVID-19 Emergency Orders. The reactivation of construction activities will allow the Industry to meet the housing, commercial building and renovation needs of Hamilton, Halton … Continue reading West End Home Builders’ Association Supports the Government’s Decision to Resume all Construction in Ontario

COVID-19 Industry Update May 11, 2020

Provincial Update Industry Legal Opinion on Permitted Construction Activities OHBA, RESCON and BILD have secured an industry legal opinion to provide guidance and clarity in regards to the permitted construction activities under the new Residential Construction regulations posted last week. O. Reg. 200/20 was filed Friday morning which sets forth the language of the revisions … Continue reading COVID-19 Industry Update May 11, 2020

West End HBA partners with Local Business in thanking Essential Workers

  Hamilton, May 8 2020 – A group of local businesses is stepping up to thank first responders, health care workers, and other essential employees during this time of pandemic. The West End Home Builders’ Association, along with Utter Morris Insurance Brokers, The Leggat Auto Group and the John Trim Group at Scotia Capitol Wealth … Continue reading West End HBA partners with Local Business in thanking Essential Workers

COVID-19 Industry Update May 8, 2020

Provincial Update Premier Announces Below-Grade Construction can Proceed On Wednesday, Premier Ford announced that the Province is “expanding essential construction to include demolition work, related to essential construction projects and multi-unit residential projects, such as condos and apartments. For these buildings, below grade work will be permitted, and existing above grade projects can continue, so … Continue reading COVID-19 Industry Update May 8, 2020

West End Home Builders’ Association Supports Ontario’s Decision to Re-Activate Below-Grade Construction of Condominium and Apartment Buildings

  Hamilton, May 7, 2020 — The West End Home Builders’ Association and the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) welcome the Government of Ontario’s decision today to allow the resumption of below-grade construction under the COVID-19 Emergency Orders. Each step that is taken toward returning to normal construction activity allows the industry to meet the … Continue reading West End Home Builders’ Association Supports Ontario’s Decision to Re-Activate Below-Grade Construction of Condominium and Apartment Buildings

COVID-19 Industry Update May 4, 2020

Provincial Update Province Allows Certain Businesses to Reopen Under Strict Safety Guidelines On Friday, Premier Ford and fellow Ministers announced that the Ontario government is allowing certain businesses to reopen beginning today, May 4th, provided that they comply with strict public health and safety measures. OHBA will be updating this notice with additional information regarding … Continue reading COVID-19 Industry Update May 4, 2020