Affordable Housing

Long Term Care & Affordable Condos Coming to West Don Lands

June 16, 2017 11:30 am | by Eric Chen | Comments
The Province of Ontario recently announced that it will be supporting Cherry Place, a mixed long term care centre and affordable housing project in a joint development by The Rekai Centres ... read more

Toronto Community Housing: City Creates Tenant Advisory Panel

Looking west across Regent Park in early March, image by UT Forum contributor Ja
April 5, 2017 2:18 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
This year, 13 residents of Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) properties are helping shape the future of TCHC and Toronto's non-profit housing sector. Active since February of this year, the City's ... read more

Toronto's Housing Crisis: A Problem of Supply or Demand?

The Downtown Toronto skyline, image by UT Forum contributor Razz
March 17, 2017 6:07 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The headlines are hard to avoid, and by now, the words "Toronto housing crisis" come across as a mere statement of fact, rather than any sort of prognostication. And rightly so. In 2017, our ... read more

Ontario Passes Promoting Affordable Housing Act, Introduces IZ

Downtown Toronto's growing density, looking north, image by Greg Lipinski
December 13, 2016 11:49 am | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
On December 6th, the Ontario passed the Promoting Affordable Housing Act, legislation that takes aim at the province’s affordable housing crisis. The Act, which amends seven other public acts ... read more

Proposal To Bring Affordable Housing to Coxwell and Gerrard

355 Coxwell Avenue, Toronto, by Innstead Co-operative Housing Inc.
October 27, 2016 12:06 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
A new proposal by Innstead Co-operative Housing Inc. seeks to bring a 6-storey co-op building to the northeast corner of Coxwell Avenue and Gerrard Street East on the east side of Toronto. Located ... read more

Ontario Announces New Funding to End Urban Homelessness

October 5, 2016 2:30 pm | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
The Province of Ontario has increased its efforts to end homelessness by providing new funding for municipalities through the Community Homelessness Prevention Initiative. Chris Ballard, Ontario's ... read more

Big City Mayors Come Together at 2016 Toronto Housing Summit

October 4, 2016 11:37 am | by Doug Ascanio Graffeo | Comments
Regent Park’s Daniels Spectrum served as the ideal location to host the 2016 Toronto Housing Summit, an event that brought together mayors and representatives from Canada’s largest municipalities ... read more

Inclusionary Zoning Debate Continues as City Opposes Bill 204

September 13, 2016 4:50 pm | by Sophia Reuss | Comments
Toronto’s affordable housing crisis is no secret. The number of families on waiting lists for subsidized housing increased by 1.6 per cent this year, the average home price increased by 18 per ... read more

Have Your Say: Shaping the National Housing Strategy

September 2, 2016 11:33 am | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Below Toronto's skyline of cranes and steel, a housing crisis grips the city. Alongside the glassy totems of progress and prosperity, over 80,000 Toronto households remain on the wait list for ... read more

Province Introduces Inclusionary Zoning Legislation

St. Jamestown Promoting Affordable Housing, Inclusionary Zoning, Marcus Mitanis
May 19, 2016 4:50 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
In an effort to boost the stock of affordable housing across Ontario, the provincial government has introduced legislation that would bring a host of changes to four provincial acts. The move ... read more

City Announces Public Meetings for Community Housing Strategy

Looking northeast across Regent Park, Toronto, image by Jack Landau
April 8, 2016 5:16 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Drawing on input from the Mayor's Task Force on Community Housing, the City of Toronto will be holding a series of public consultations to inform the future of the Toronto Community Housing ... read more

Queen's Park to Introduce Inclusionary Zoning Legislation

Ted McMeekin announces the updated Affordable Housing Strategy, image by Stefan
March 14, 2016 1:02 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Speaking at the Fred Victor Mission in Toronto's Moss Park neighbourhood this morning, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Ted McMeekin announced a Provincial framework allowing ... read more

Mayor's Task Force on Housing Recommends TCHC Reform

Looking northeast across Regent Park, image by Jack Landau
January 26, 2016 4:33 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
The Toronto Community Housing Corporation faces an overhaul that could transform the structure and delivery of affordable housing throughout the city. Today, the Mayor's Task Force on Toronto ... read more

Toronto Council Adopts 'Open Door' Affordable Housing Initiative

Open Door Affordable Housing Program, City of Toronto
December 11, 2015 12:15 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Toronto City Council has formally adopted the Open Door Affordable Housing program, an initiative that frees up publicly held land and provides financial incentives for private developers who ... read more

Tory Announces 'Open Door' Affordable Housing Program

Open Door program, City of Toronto
November 19, 2015 4:26 pm | by Stefan Novakovic | Comments
Earlier today, Mayor John Tory and Councillor Ana Bailão—the City's housing advocate—announced the City of Toronto's new Open Door program, a new initiative to fast track the development of ... read more

City Seeks Public Input on Affordable Housing Strategy

November 13, 2015 5:35 pm | by Adrian Gamble | Comments
As temperatures drop throughout November and December, the City of Toronto's Affordable Housing Office will host a series of public consultations as a part of a five-year review of ... read more

City of Toronto Cutting Red Tape for Affordable Housing

Mixed-income affordable housing planned for 200 Madison Avenue, Toronto
April 28, 2015 11:25 am | by Salena Barry | Comments
On a plot of City–owned land yesterday at 200 Madison Avenue, south of Davenport Road, Mayor John Tory announced his Open Door initiative which will encourage developers to build more affordable ... read more

Canada and Ontario Announce Affordable Housing Funding

The IAH agreement extension is signed. Image by Marcus Mitanis.
August 12, 2014 12:00 pm | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
Finding affordable housing in Toronto, especially housing that is in good condition, can be a daunting task. The wait list for affordable housing continues to climb and a backlog of repairs is ... read more

City Approves 80 Units of Affordable Housing for Artists

Early render of Aquavista's northeast side. Image by Waterfront Toronto.
June 11, 2014 11:25 am | by Marcus Mitanis | Comments
City Council has approved a plan to include 80 units of affordable housing for artists in a new development by Hines and Tridel in the East Bayfront community. The units will be owned by the City ... read more