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  • November 26, 2021 3:22 PM | Durham Region Home Builders' Association (Administrator)

    On October 25th, 2021 the City of Oshawa passed their amended development charges bylaw.  The new schedule of fees came into effect on November 1, 2021.

    Current rates (subject to indexing) are as follows:

    Single & Semi-Detached Dwelling - $25,737

    Duplex (for 2 units) - $32,394

    Apartments - 2 Bedrooms + - $16,197

    Apartments - Bachelor and 1 Bedroom - $9,945

    Townhouse Dwelling - $20,735

    Lodging House (per unit) - $8,935

  • November 26, 2021 10:09 AM | Durham Region Home Builders' Association (Administrator)

    On January 1, 2022, there are new Ontario Building Code requirements related to stairs that come into force which members should be aware of.

    OHBA is hosting an information session with Michael Lio, President of buildABILITY, to help members navigate this change and the impacts it will have on projects and designs.  

    Date: Wednesday, December 8

    Time: 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

    Register: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LXIXWcUuSSq7ViTLy2rnSg

  • November 26, 2021 10:04 AM | Durham Region Home Builders' Association (Administrator)

    On Thursday, November 25, the Empire Club of Canada hosted Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark.

    During the webinar, Minister Clark discussed key issues regarding housing and affordability facing Ontarians today.  This included how the province is working to remove duplication and barriers to building homes and encouraging innovation.

    Minister Clark also spoke to his collaboration with municipalities, and how the province is providing them with the tools they need to unlock the full range of housing options in communities across Ontario so that every Ontarian can find a home that meets their needs and budget.

    You can watch the recording of the webinar here.

  • November 25, 2021 3:34 PM | Durham Region Home Builders' Association (Administrator)

    Oshawa will be hosting a special council meeting on Wednesday, December 1 at 10 a.m. for council to review the latest update in the City's Parking Study.

    The City of Oshawa engaged IBI Group to undertake this study, which began several years ago.

    Council is being asked to endorse the final report and prioritized recommendations of the City of Oshawa Parking Study, subject to the comments and recommendations of City staff as contained in Report CNCL-21-110.

  • November 24, 2021 10:33 AM | Durham Region Home Builders' Association (Administrator)

    Click the link below to learn who your Enbridge Residential New Construction representative in Durham Region is.


  • November 22, 2021 5:17 PM | Durham Region Home Builders' Association (Administrator)

    On November 16th, 2021 the 2021/2022 DRHBA Board of Directors were sworn in at the DRHBA Annual General Meeting. This years board consists of the following:

    Tiago Do Couto (Minto Communities) - President 

    Johnathan Schickedanz (FarSight Homes) - Past President

    Domenic Chiodo (Accubuilt Construction) - 1st Vice President

    Emidio DiPalo (Infinity Custom Homes) - 2nd Vice President

    Shannon Hunt (PGL Environmental Consultants) - Director

    Eddy Chan (Delpark Homes) - Director

    Mark Chan (Upperview Homes) - Director 

    Nick Henley (Henley Contracting) - Director

    Geoff Osborne (D.G. Biddle & Associates) - Director 

    Marco Coscarella (Candevcon) - Director

    President Tiago Do Couto also appointed Peter Saturno (Midhaven Homes) as a Presidential Appointee. 

    To learn more about our board please visit Meet Our Board

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