The Planning and Housing Committee met today. There were are a number of important items on the agenda, including expanding housing options in neighbourhoods, Toronto Building Division requirements for laneway suites, and the City’s submission on Bill 184, the provincial government's new law that weakens tenant protections.
Highlighting PH15.6 Expanding Housing Options in Toronto Neighbourhoods
The expansion of housing options in areas of the City where zoning regulations are too stringent is an initiative I introduced and have been leading since last summer along, working with Mayor Tory and Councillor Bradford. This initiative is critical to our City as we meet our housing challenges and will allow for gentle densification in areas where this is currently not permitted. Policies which will be worked on in the coming months and brought in stages for implementation will look to create more gentle density across our city's neighbourhoods areas, adding much needed housing stock to our communities. These neighbourhood areas, many of which are actually shrinking in population, are located near our parks, schools, libraries and community centres. This important initiative will help create vibrant neighbourhoods and allow for a diversity of housing options to meet the contemporary housing needs of a dynamic and growing global city. Click on the image above or this link to watch my comments at Committee today. Furthermore, click these links to read the report and/or view City Planning’s presentation.
We want to hear your experience with missing middle housing!
A large section of Davenport permits this type of housing in our R-zoned residential areas. We invite those of you receiving this E-newsletter who are either live in a duplex, triplex, quad, townhouse, stacked town or 3-4 storey apartment building to share your experience with fellow Torontonians. In areas where these housing types are not currently permitted, I think it might be helpful to hear from fellow Torotonians who have first-hand experience! Tell us what it’s like to live in this form of housing, in our neighbourhood. What does it mean to you to have this housing choice available?
Write to [email protected] with the subject I Live in Davenport “Missing Middle" with your story for us to share!