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Ontario cancels Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse construction project to fund remote and online justice services

Ontario Construction News staff writer The provincial government has decided to pull the plug on the Halton Region Consolidated Courthouse construction project to free up funds to expand the delivery of remote and online justice services – a change in direction motivated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “This investment will be repurposed to transform and update […]

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Survey says: 98 per cent of Ontario contractors impacted by COVID-19

Ontario Construction News staff writer According to an Ontario Construction Secretariat survey, 98 per cent of contractors have been impacted by COVID-19, with more than half reporting that most or all their work has halted. The Coronavirus Contractors Survey: Impacts and Actions survey targeted 200 industrial, commercial and institutional construction companies across Ontario. Here are some of […]

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Home prices won’t recover from COVID-19 for years: CMHC

By The Canadian Press Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. officials said Tuesday they expect real estate prices won’t return to pre-recession levels until late 2022 at the earliest. The housing agency also cautioned that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is unpredictable and beyond its worst-case estimates prior to the outbreak. CMHC routinely does stress tests to estimate […]

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Foundations of construction: Aladdin conjured up homes; factory-built kits starting a century ago

By Susanna McLeod Special to Ontario Construction News Constructing homes with hand tools powered only by human muscle was a challenge at the best of times, and a painful, slow, and costly disappointment in the worst. In the early 20th century, the Sovereign brothers devised a system to make homebuilding accurate and by-the-numbers simple. As […]

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DataBid: Current project leads and opportunities

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