Ottawa to resurrect home design catalogue

The federal government begins consultations next month on the creation of a catalogue of pre-approved home designs. The effort harks back to the housing boom following the Second World War, when the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. issued a similar document in order to expedite construction. Where that catalogue was largely geared toward detached homes, the new iteration will concentrate on low-rise projects such as small multiplexes and housing for students and seniors.