Policy & Advocacy

A crucial part of BILD’s mission is to be a strong, unified, proactive advocate for the home building, land development and professional renovation industry.

We facilitate information-sharing and discussion between the industry and government, provide solution-oriented recommendations to political decision-makers, and help shape legislation and policy so that they are effective and fair for the industry and new home buyers. See our policy positions.

We focus our advocacy on the Greater Toronto Area, but collaborate with the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association to reach governments at all levels.

Our advocacy work is carried out by a professional Policy & Advocacy staff team and by BILD members from across the GTA and Simcoe County, who participate in regionally based chapters and other committees and councils.

BILD Chapters

BILD’s advocacy work is carried out through regionally based chapters representing members across the GTA and Simcoe County. Chapters build relationships with key decision-makers, engage in productive dialogue with government officials, and influence policy. Our chapters include:


Chapter co-chairs:
Gary Switzer & Kathryn Randle
This chapter is primarily active in the City of Toronto.


Chapter co-chairs:
Mike McLean & Gabe DiMartino
This chapter primarily covers York Region and local area municipalities, including Vaughan, Aurora, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, East Gwillimbury, Markham, Whitchurch-Stouffville, King and Georgina.


Chapter chair:
Gavin Bailey
This chapter primarily covers Peel Region and local area municipalities, including Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon.


Chapter chair:
Frank Filippo
This chapter primarily covers Durham Region and local area municipalities, including Clarington, Pickering, Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa.


Chapter co-chairs:
Kevin Singh & Shane Cooney
This chapter primarily covers Halton Region and local area municipalities, including Oakville, Milton, Halton Hills and Burlington.


This chapter primarily covers Simcoe Region, City of Barrie, and local area municipalities including New Tecumseth, Bradford West Gwillimbury and Innisfil.

BILD's Policy Positions