It’s Time to Support Home Renovations

Renovation is a critical part of the residential construction industry that often doesn’t get talked about in terms of policy.   It won’t shock anyone who’s heard of lumber and other building material supply shortages that demand for renovations has gone up during the pandemic.   This is partly due to all of us being […]

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Embracing Intensification is Part of Growing Up

Ottawa has a lot of growing up to do. I’ve repeated this stat often in our updates and I’ll continue to do so – Ottawa is expected to grow by an additional 400,000 people over the next 25 years. This is a 40% increase over our current population of 1 million. All of those people […]

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Housing Resolutions for 2021

Each year at this time I talk about resolutions for housing in Ottawa for the coming year. For 2021 I would still like to see the public conversation focus more around the contribution homes make to our communities, to our fellow citizens, and to ourselves and our families. Last year the City committed to seeing […]

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