Yellowbelt and the Missing Middle

I was very proud to put forward a motion with Mayor John Tory at this month's City Council meeting to address the 'Missing Middle' in Toronto. The missing middle refers to gentle intensification in existing neighbourhoods. Currently, 70% of Toronto's housing land is restricted by outdated zoning restrictions, preventing changes that will better accommodate changing housing needs. This is called the 'Yellowbelt' as it is marked yellow on our zoning map.  Despite Toronto's rapid growth, our neighbourhoods are shrinking as people are being forced into towers in the City's core. I look forward to hearing back from City Staff at the end of 2019 and consulting with residents on moving this forward. You can see the full motion here.

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