COVID-19 Industry Update July 6, 2020

OHBA Updates

OHBA Regional Conference Calls

OHBA has shifted to bi-weekly conference calls to provide a general COVID-19 update as well as other relevant government relations updates.

All of the regions together will be scheduled for one big “zoom” meeting this coming Tuesday July 7 @ 9:00. The short half hour meeting will be open to any interested members from the local HBA’s. WE HBA encourages our members to join in and stay up to date!

Tuesday July 7 | 9:00 AM

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


City of Burlington Update

Burlington now Accepting all Development Applications for Digital Review

The City of Burlington is now able to digitally review and finalize decisions for all types of development applications.

While City Hall remains closed to the public due to COVID-19, theirvirtual services are open for business.

For more information and guidance on development application processes, visit this link for:

  • Development Application Pre-consultation Process 
  • Burlington Planning Process
  • Committee of Adjustment*
  • Demolitions
  • Development Status Information
  • Grading And Drainage Clearance Certificate
  • LPAT current e-status case information
  • Official Plan Amendment*
  • Part Lot Control
  • Required Background Studies
  • Site Plan Control*
  • Subdivision*
  • Understanding the Development Application Process
  • Zoning By-law Amendment*
  • Zoning Clearance Certificate
  • *these applications must go through a pre-consultation with planning staff

    Other Development Resources:

    2020 Development Application Fees (PDF)


WE HBA Update

WE HBA Careers Page

Have you heard? The WE HBA has a launched a Careers Page!

Updated frequently! Visit the WE HBA website to see view our newest job opportunities in the industry from our many members.

Click here to check it out!


Enbridge Updates

Free Brochures to Builders

It’s landscaping season! Remind homebuyers to dig safe. Enbridge Gas is offering free brochures to WE HBA home builders to put in your home buyer packages if interested!

Once buyers take possession of their new homes, they’ll be keen to start landscaping. To help you explain the importance of safe digging and how to obtain a locate through Ontario One Call, Enbridge is pleased to offer a helpful guide, free of charge, to include in your welcome packages.

Click here to request brochures (link goes directly to email).


Enbridge Newsletter and System Outage Info

Enbridge has recently gone digitial! Available now, electronically view the Summer Builder Newsletter, along with a System Outage information sheet.

As a note, the system outage applied to areas that were historically ‘Enbridge’ territories, not areas that were Union Gas, i.e. Brampton, Mississauga, Niagara. 


Webinar Updates

Webinar with SmithValeriote Law Firm LLP

Back to Basics – Condominium Development

The legal process to bring a condominium development from concept to closings is complex. Developers know any misstep can represent costly delay. Hosted by Terri Johns, President of T. Johns Consulting Group, join Partner Robert Mullin as this webinar walks through, step-by-step, the overall development process, identifying the major risk points, recent legislative changes and new opportunities. Aided with take-away material, this webinar will help to replace confusion with certainty.

TUESDAY July 7 | 12 PM – 1 PM

Register here!