COVID-19 Industry Update June 2, 2020

City of Burlington Update

Burlington Shadow and Wind Study – Project Update

A draft of the City of Burlington’s proposed new Guidelines and Terms of References for both Shadow and Pedestrian Level Wind Studies is now available.

WE HBA provided feedback via a submission in January on the initial draft of the proposed guidelines.

A staff report is scheduled for the Community Planning, Regulation and Mobility Committee on June 9, 2020. Please have a look at the following documentation:

Appendix E: Overview of Proposed Policy and Guideline Amendments

If approved by Committee / Council, these guidelines and terms of references will provide directions for all new shadow and pedestrian level wind studies including:

  • Study Terms of Reference;
  • Study Submission Requirements;
  • Evaluation Criteria;
  • Design Guidance; and 
  • Graphical Standards.

If any members have any feedback or comments to provide on the attached documents, please contact Kirstin Jensen at as soon as possible.


OHBA Update

OHBA’s 2020 Awards of Distinction is going Virtual!

The OHBA Awards of Distinction is going virtual! The early bird submission window is officially live now from June 1st to June 26th.

Since 1991, the OHBA Awards of Distinction (AoD) recognizes the creativity, innovation and talent of land developers, builders, renovators, designers and marketers within our dynamic industry.

What’s new for 2020? This year OHBA has created a new category as well as allowed for partner submissions in specific categories. For partner submissions, architectural designers, interior specialists, and marketing agencies will be eligible to submit in partnership with a builder/developer/renovator, in specified categories. The new category being featured is Amenities. This award recognizes the best single amenity within a multi-unit residential building by an OHBA builder member.

For more information, please visit OHBA looks forward to another successful Awards of Distinction and appreciates all the time and effort their members put into making this event possible. Here’s your chance to shine – do you have what it takes to be the best? #OHBA2020AoD


Early Bird Submission Window

June 1, 2020 – June 26, 2020

$175 per entry


Regular Submission Window

June 27, 2020 – July 17, 2020

$225 per entry

No extensions will be permitted.