Planning and Housing

  • New 10-year HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan

    Toronto City Council approved the City of Toronto’s new 10-year HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan. The action plan addresses the full spectrum of housing from homelessness and social housing to affordable rental housing and long-term care. The action plan will assist more than 341,000 Toronto households and includes: approving 40,000 new affordable rental homes, including 18,000 new supportive homes approvals for vulnerable residents, some of whom are homeless or at risk of being homeless, and a minimum of 25 per cent...
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  • Toronto Needs Missing Middle Housing Options to Address Housing Affordability

    This week, Toronto City Council will consider an important motion presented by Mayor John Tory and myself, expanding housing options and types in our city buy reviewing planning permissions in low-density areas. We have made tremendous progress on our city's housing needs in recent years including our Housing Now Plan, the Housing TO Action Plan, the Laneway Suites initiative and the renewal of our social housing stock to name a few transformative actions. Council now has the opportunity to modernize...
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  • Modular Housing Pilot

    At Council this month, I put forward a motion for City staff to investigate the implementation of a new modular supporting housing pilot initiative.  Housing development approvals and construction in Toronto is a long-term, multi-year process, while the reality of homelessness demands rapid solutions. Modular and prefabricated housing construction presents an opportunity for the City to pilot the delivery of affordable, supportive housing opportunities for Toronto's homeless faster and at a much lower cost than traditional construction. A new modular...
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  • Toronto Receives $60 million in Provincial Funding to Build More Rental Housing

    I joined Ontario Minister of Housing Peter Milczyn and Mayor John Tory for the announcement that the City of Toronto will be receiving $60 million to help encourage the construction of rental housing to create complete communities that are accessible, livable, walkable, and close to transit and other services.  As part of the announcement, the Province also announced the winning proponents of two projects that will transform surplus Provincial land into rental housing for approximately 2,150 families at the West...
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  • Laneway Suites Vote Deferred One Month

    Unfortunately, Councillors on the Toronto and East York Community Council decided to defer making a decision on laneway suites until the June 6, 2018 Community Council meeting and has asked City staff to report back on affordability and to consider a variety of zoning requirements. You can review the report that City staff brought forward recommending the implementation of laneway suites in the Toronto and East York District for yourself by clicking here. City staff also presented to Community Council...
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  • National Housing Strategy Co-Investment Fund Launched

    Earlier this month, I was pleased to join the Federal Government in welcoming the $13.2 billion National Housing Co-Investment Fund, which along with the recently signed bi-lateral Canada-Ontario National Housing Strategy Agreement will help us deliver action on housing.  The National Housing Co-Investment Fund provides funding and low-interest loans to maintain our existing social housing and create new affordable homes. It will help attract additional funding from other levels of government, not-for-profit and co-operative housing providers, and the private sector. The...
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  • Province Adopts the City of Toronto's Call for Flexible Inclusionary Zoning Regulations

    Last week, the province released their much anticipated inclusionary zoning regulation and I welcome Minister Milczyn's efforts to establish a flexible framework. Building affordable housing is a partnership between all levels of government and sectors. The Minister's support for local decision making ensures that we can design a made-in-Toronto affordable housing solution that meets our city-building objectives and work creatively with our partners. With housing costs increasing significantly in major cities around the world, we need local tools to address the...
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  • Changing Lanes: Laneway Suites Community Consultation Meeting

    The City hosted a Community Consultation meeting this past March 29 to solicit feedback regarding laneway suites. Laneway suites are self-contained dwelling units situated on the same lot as a detached house, semi-detached house or townhouse, generally located in the rear yard abutting a laneway. They are subordinate in scale and completely detached from the main house on the lot which fronts the street with outdoor access via both the street and the lane. Laneway Suites are intended as rental units, and will...
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  • City of Toronto recognizes the 2018 Affordable Housing Champions

    Today, I was proud to recognize, with Mayor John Tory, 18 housing organizations as Toronto's 2018 Affordable Housing Champions. The awards were presented at the City's Affordable Housing Committee meeting to non-profit and private sector organizations with rental and ownership affordable housing developments currently under construction. I want to thank our non-profit and private sector partners for their dedication to building quality, affordable housing in Toronto. It is only through these strong and ongoing partnerships that the City can succeed...
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  • Public consultation meetings on Toronto's development charges

    Toronto residents and businesses are invited to learn more about and provide input on the City's development charges bylaw review, including the proposed rates and related bylaw policies. The City is hosting two evening public information and consultation sessions on January 15 and 17, as well as the statutory public meeting at Executive Committee on January 24. Development charges are fees collected from developers at the time a building permit is issued. The fees help to pay for the cost...
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Toronto City Hall
100 Queen Street West, Suite C42
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

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Toronto, ON M6H 1N5

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