Based on City Council directives, the initial phase of Concept 2 Keys (C2K) is focusing on affordable housing development applications identified as priorities by the City’s Housing Secretariat. This includes some Long-Term Care applications as well.

In collaboration with the Housing Secretariat, priority affordable housing projects were identified as suitable candidates to participate in the Concept 2 Keys program based on a rigorous set of criteria. The criteria, developed by the Housing Secretariat, are aimed at accelerating the supply of affordable housing units in Toronto. Participation in C2K will advance the application process in a number of ways, including fast-tracking internal and external timelines and establishing new escalation processes and procedures.

In addition to affordable housing applications, Modular Housing Initiatives and Rapid Housing Initiatives will be incorporated. The C2K team will also work with the City’s Housing Secretariat to identify and incorporate city-wide priority affordable housing projects approved through the 2020 Open Door Program.

Concept 2 Keys is now starting to incorporate various types of development applications in Etobicoke York into the program to evaluate how C2K’s new processes and technologies perform in a typical development review environment with a broader range of applications in preparation for an eventual city-wide scale-up.

To help meet the targets of the City’s HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan and help the City deliver much-needed affordable housing faster, applications for C2K are prioritized based on affordability criteria adopted by City Council.

You will find more information on application eligibility in the City’s report on the Concept 2 Keys Development Review Operational Pilot.

Criteria for participation includes:

  • Number of units at or below Average Market Rent (AMR)
  • Number of affordable units and the levels of affordability proposed
  • Number of years rental units will be maintained as affordable
  • Number of affordable units (at or below AMR) reserved for priority populations
  • Government investment

To obtain an application form to see if your development application qualifies for C2K in terms of criteria developed by the City’s Housing Secretariat, please email Erik.Hunter@toronto.ca

Once your project information is reviewed, the City will let you know whether your project has been selected for inclusion in the C2K program.

These are the affordable housing development applications that are currently part of C2K. New applications will be added based on capacity and whether they meet eligibility requirements.

Under Review

  • 537 Broadview Ave.
  • 175 Cummer Ave.
  • 1409 Gerrard St. E.
  • 27 Grosvenor St.
  • 2217 Kingston Rd.
  • 2667 Kipling Ave.
  • 685 Queen St. E.
  • 751 Queen St. E.
  • 20 Bracebridge Ave.
  • 90 Mill St.
  • 525 Markham Rd.
  • 1555 Queen St. E.
  • 7 Glamorgan Ave.
  • 130-150 Dunn Ave.
  • 355 Sherbourne Ave.

Statement of Approval Issued

  • 425 Coxwell Ave.

In addition to affordable housing applications, Concept 2 Keys is now focusing on Etobicoke York in order to evaluate how C2K’s new processes and technologies perform in a typical development review environment with a broader range of applications in preparation for an eventual city-wide scale-up.

New applications received in the Etobicoke York area will be assigned to C2K’s interdivisional application review teams, supported by the application manager and coordinators.

In addition to affordable housing applications, Modular Housing Initiatives and Rapid Housing Initiatives are being incorporated into the Concept 2 Keys program. The C2K team will also work with the City’s Housing Secretariat to identify and incorporate city-wide priority affordable housing projects approved through the 2020 Open Door Program.

Additionally, C2K is now focusing on the geographical area of Etobicoke York in order to evaluate how new processes and technologies perform with a broader range of applications in preparation for an eventual city-wide scale-up.

Concept 2 Keys presented an update report to City Council on July 14, 2021, which was adopted without amendment.

The C2K Chief Operating Officer, Development, and the Executive Director, Housing Secretariat, will report back to City Council on the results of the affordable housing application stage of Concept 2 Keys in Q3 2021.