As Toronto struggles to keep pace in the delivery of new housing, and particularly rental housing, Airbnbs are reportedly taking up a large share of the supply, with 16,000 listings available; originally planned for January 2025, the breakup of the Peel Region could be fast tracked by the Ontario Government to occur as early as next year; after vocal response from Ontario farmers, the Ford government is reversing its course on a plan that would sever farmland lots for housing development; and other news. 

Why you can’t find an apartment in Toronto: The city added 15,000 units in 2022 — but Airbnb now lists 16,000 (Toronto Star)

Ontario government to fast track bill separating Mississauga, Brampton and Caledon (CTV News)

Ontario government abandons proposal to sever farmland lots in response to opposition (Globe and Mail)

Five things to watch for in tonight’s mayoral byelection debate (Toronto Star)

How wildfires are changing in Canada (CBC)

Canada’s economy stayed hot in the 1st quarter with 3.1% annual growth (Global News)

‘Waiter, where’s my patio?!’ Toronto restaurant and bar owners left high and dry over delays in CaféTO approvals (Toronto Star)

Reno in Toronto’s Little Portugal softens all the angles (Globe and Mail)

Could Toronto make drinking fountains accessible year-round? This engineering grad says yes (CBC)

Balcony fire at Spadina Avenue and King Street West results in brief closure of busy downtown stretch (Toronto Star)

Ottawa hopes for collaboration as Danielle Smith vows to stop federal energy and climate policies (Globe and Mail)

Renters might soon feel the pain as their landlords post losses. Here’s why (Global News)