OAA President Toon Dreessen issues an open letter supporting the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) position on paid internships, underscoring the value of intern architects.
Publish Date: 2019/MAY/31
Publish Date: 2019/FEB/27
Cancea's final report on the housing affordability study commissioned by the OAA and other funders. The report takes a systems approach to understanding housing affordability crisis.
OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to the Honourable Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to discuss the OAA's recent roundtable on design and the site plan approval process.
Publish Date: 2019/MAY/24
OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to Ontario Chief Building Officials and Directors of Planning affirming that architectural designs accompanying applications for site plan approval must be prepared by an architect.
Publish Date: 2019/MAY/09
Publish Date: 2019/OCT/21
A Review of the Site Plan Approval Process (commissioned by OAA) is released in the days leading up to the SPA Symposium, generating significant coverage across mainstream & industry-specific media.
This 2018 report updates and builds on earlier independent analysis. SPA costs for builders and end users up to $900 million annually. This negatively affects development, office rents and housing affordability.
The OAA responds to Ontario's pre-budget consultations with recommendations for the government to adopt Qualifications-Based Selection and reform the Site Plan Approval process.
Publish Date: 2021/FEB/16
OAA President John K. Stephenson writes to the Honourable Todd Smith, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade to discuss Bill 66: Restoring Ontario's Competitiveness Act.
Publish Date: 2019/JAN/18
Publish Date: 2019/DEC/12
Publish Date: 2019/MAR/12
OAA President Kathleen Kurtin writes to the Honourable Vic Fedeli, Minister of Finance to discuss Quality-Based Selection and Site Plan Approval Reform.
Publish Date: 2019/FEB/07
Publish Date: 2019/JUN/05
Publish Date: 2020/MAR/23
OAA Immediate Past President John K. Stephenson writes to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs to discuss Site Plan Approval and Quality-Based Selection.
Publish Date: 2019/JAN/29
BLOAAG - Queen's Park Picks
In light of COVID-19 and in the interest of public safety, we've brought the 2020 Queen's Park Picks online for a fully virtual experience.
Shift 2021 Resiliency Architecture Challenge
The theme for the second 2021 SHIFT Challenge is Resiliency/Architecture.
Check out our events calendar for a wide array of online and in-person events. Also submit an event using our new online form.