Building a home in Ontario means that you’re building in an area of endless possibility. As the second-largest landmass province in Canada -- with over a million square kilometres of land to choose from, Ontario is where we call home at Gilbert + Burke. We think that it shows all of the very best that Canada has to offer. When you build an Ontario home or cottage, you’re inviting adventure into your lives at every turn.
Whether you build in the Kawarthas, the Muskokas, Georgian Bay, Simcoe County or the Greater Toronto Area, your home will be within some of Canada’s most beautiful parks, natural areas and waterways. If you’re looking to build a custom home or cottage in Ontario, we’re here to break down everything you need to know.
From local laws and regulations to why you should choose design-build, you need to start in on your new adventure:
What are local laws and restrictions to keep in mind?
Be sure to choose a builder who is well-versed in Ontario’s laws and restrictions and the hyper-local regulations of the area you decide to build. Work with a team that knows their stuff, which helps minimize risk and ensure that you’re not fined for mistakes stemming from a lack of knowledge.
Here are some things to keep in mind when it comes to building a home in Ontario:
What are the steps to building a home?
Building a home or cottage is a big (and extremely rewarding!) decision, and we’d recommend it to almost anyone. However, before you get started, here are some key things to remember, big questions to ask and important reminders to consider:
Why choose design-build?
Choosing a design-build firm like Gilbert + Burke is a great choice for your new Ontario build. When you bring in the help of a design-build firm, you’re ensuring a consistent workflow, streamlined communication and a cohesive feel throughout the entire build. Design-build firms manage every single piece of the project, which helps immensely with project timelines, internal structures and financial savings.
With Gilbert + Burke, you’ll be working with trusted designers, contractors and builders who know how to communicate with each other for the best possible projects. Our teams have shown their excellence, and our homes are the proof.
Building a home opens so much possibility for you, and it’s an exciting (if exhausting and sometimes emotional) process. When building your Ontario home, choose a builder like Gilbert + Burke to be your teammate throughout the process. Every detail matters, which is why it’s important to choose a partner for your project who has proven their strengths time and time again.
17 William Street N.,
Lindsay, ON K9V 3Z9
1 Crescent Road, Box 14,
Huntsville, ON P1H 1Z6
54 Orma Drive.,
Orillia, ON L3V 4J9