In the name of safeguarding sunlight on public parks, city policy is taking bites out proposed buildings and effectively protecting people who have housing at the expense of those looking for it, writes Emma Teitel.
In the name of safeguarding sunlight on public parks, city policy is taking bites out proposed buildings and effectively protecting people who have housing at the expense of those looking for it, writes Emma Teitel.www.thestar.com
Not strictly zoning related, but the provincial government is attempting to sell this as a housing-driven policy (just look at the Act name):
Doug Ford delivers new law that will give sweeping powers to ‘strong mayors’ in Toronto and Ottawa — and maybe other citiesThe mayors of Toronto and Ottawa would have sweeping new authority over municipal budgets and the hiring and firing senior staff under Premier Doug Ford’s “strong-mayor” legislation.www.thestar.com
I really, really have my doubts that Tory is going to use this to push hard for change against the housing status quo, and do something like…I dunno…change the low density limits at certain MTSAs.
It is weird that they’re attempting to paint it as such via the Act name.I don't see any connection between this legislation and housing
Key quote: "We can't anymore only have the option between two-storey housing and 60-storey towers. There are many more options in between that and we need to take advantage of those options."
Talk is cheap, yes. But it's good seeing this realization trickling into the mainstream.
The “inventor“ of the McMansion has left the building.The most American-Mcmansion-y suburbs are way up in York Region. Around King and Aurora.