Development for dummies revisited
I’ve been thinking about this idea some more. To the extent that knowledge of byzantine development procedures and processes is tacit within development firms, passed down from senior staff to junior staff, I think that acts as a barrier to new housing supply and to Toronto being bigger and better.
Not a major barrier, mind you, but a barrier nonetheless.
I think that the City’s procedures, processes, and requirements should be more readily accessible and legible to new entrants and seasoned developers alike.
To that end, I will be dumping my knowledge online, and hope that other knowledgeable people will be encouraged to reach out and add to it. Over time, we might have something like a comprehensive and centralized knowledge base covering everything you would need to know to build a new condo or rental building in Toronto.
If this sounds at all interesting to you, please email me at [email protected]