Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association

New GOHBA executive director forecasts elevated levels of new home construction in Ottawa
City staff, developers offer different theories for decline
However, vacancy rates are expected to face upwards pressure in 2019 as developers complete rental construction projects.
MediaStyle and the Ottawa 2017 Bureau are among those winning recent accolades in the city.
Association says problems are caused by non-members who prioritize profits over reputation
Ottawa home builders aren’t optimistic they’ll see a better 2017 after several years during which a shrinking public-service workforce weakened the local housing market. By Ryan Tumilty.
Businesses in Ottawa will now have to obtain permits if they want put up new illuminated signs in their windows.
The Ontario government’s plan to allow municipalities to mandate affordable housing in new developments will hurt homebuyers by jacking up prices, a key local industry advocate says.
The arrival of Ottawa’s first “micro-condo” development is another sign housing has become out of reach for many local buyers, a leading industry advocate says.
The head of the Greater Ottawa Home Builders’ Association says he is hopeful his group won’t have to go to the Ontario Municipal Board to fight a city council decision to raise development charges.