Editorial: Does Growth really pay for growth?

I am often confronted with the comment: Growth doesn’t pay for growth. This is usually followed by the question: why should taxpayers finance growth? And I smile. You see, I believe that generally growth DOES pay for growth. And I believe if it was broken down for people, they might just be a little surprised … Continue reading Editorial: Does Growth really pay for growth?

2017 Partner News

We have fantastic partners! We’d like to thank Meridian Credit Union for moving up to a Silver Partner starting 2017. We’d also like to welcome Durward Jones Barkwell to our partnership program as a Bronze Partner. Thank you both for your support of HHHBA!

Summer is almost upon us!

Even though summer is quickly approaching, we’re really quite busy around here at HHHBA! There are lots of policy issues going on, both local (Planning policy changes, new engineering guidelines, LRT) and provincial (inclusionary zoning, greenbelt mapping changes, Growth Plan amendments). We have lots of events scheduled as well – there’s something for everyone. Please … Continue reading Summer is almost upon us!

Editorial – Inclusionary Zoning and Problem Solving Affordable Housing

Whenever I’m out, whether it be at a party with friends, a networking event, etc. the conversation often turns to the price of housing. Most are surprised at the rate by which the price of housing continues to climb, and wonder if it will peak or max out. People say: “how can my kids afford … Continue reading Editorial – Inclusionary Zoning and Problem Solving Affordable Housing

Editorial – Greenbelt vs Urban Sprawl

It seems like everyone is talking about the Greenbelt these days. For those in the know, the Crombie report on the Greenbelt and Growth Plan changes is imminent, the result of many months of public consultation and submissions by municipalities, organizations, companies and individuals. For those not as up to date, when the Greenbelt was … Continue reading Editorial – Greenbelt vs Urban Sprawl