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Despite December dip, housing ran high in 2022

CMHC reports housing starts decreased slightly in December, but Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver all posted increases in total SAAR housing starts.

Tax credit for multi-generational renovations now available

Canadians can now access a 15 per cent tax refund on expenses related to home renovations for elderly family members or adults with disabilities.

Ontario contractors raise money for affordable housing

The funds were used to build 22 affordable housing units and to renovate another 25 housing units in Toronto.

Home Hardware and FlipGive help sports teams across Canada

The home-improvement retailer and shopping rewards app developer partnered to help 500 youth sports across Canada through the annual grant-matching program.
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The Hammer 

The Hammer Episode #21: Line of Sight – Gavin Daly, Axis Communications

Gavin Daly of Axis Communications joins The Hammer to talk about the principles of security systems: what are the objectives? He touches on the other uses of site surveillance, too, including controlling access, identifying safety risks and improving operations. With possibilities for audio pickup, networked speakers, low-light and high-resolution cameras, facial recognition and remote monitoring, it’s not about getting a grainy black-and-white video picture any more. » Listen now...

The Hammer Episode #20: Where’s My Stuff? – Michael Gabert, Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Michael Gabert and the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors are tasked with understanding the prices and availability of all manner of construction supplies and generating accurate estimates and forecasts for their clients. So he was the perfect person to have on the podcast to explain why it’s so hard to get the things we need for our jobsites and plants. He gets into inflation, interest rates, aluminum futures shipping containers and the outlook for our globalized trading system. » Listen now...

Heavy-Equipment Repair Mechanic

Stephenson’s Rental Services is seeking a mechanic with experience in heavy-equipment repair for its fleet of heavy-construction- and aerial equipment. The company is based in Pickering, Ont., but has grown across Canada in over 65 years. Apprentices are welcome to apply. » Apply now

Restoration Foreman

Roof Tile Management Inc. in Mississauga, Ont., is seeking a restoration foreman. The company is seeking professionals with hands-on experience in general construction. Experience in Heritage construction is an asset. » Apply now

Structural Restoration Foreman

Heritage Restoration Inc. in Stouffville, Ont., is seeking a motivated, hard-working structural restoration foreman for projects in the Greater Toronto Area. The candidate should have significant experience in concrete rehabilitation and construction, waterproofing and machine operation, among other qualifications » Apply now