Toronto Mayor Sets Clear Deregulation Goals on the Path to Meeting Housing Demand

Toronto is a city with a high-class problem. People are moving there in droves, and they’ve got to figure out a place for them to live. As such, Toronto’s Mayor has set an ambitious goal to deliver 285,000 new housing units over the next ten years.

It’s a story remarkable both for the lesson in goal setting, but also for the solutions they’re exploring to get them there. In a word, it’s deregulation. Specifically, the loosening of exclusionary zoning laws to allow property owners to invest and develop their properties to provide the highest return.

And here’s a question for Minot: how much federal money have we spent here in the past 10 years to advance the idea of ‘affordable’ housing?

Here’s the draft plan Toronto’s putting in motion.


Josh Wolsky

Developer & Writer @TheMinot Voice, Fan of the Souris River, SavorMinot Advocate. Fortunate to be a 'former' City Council member ;)

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