Toronto City Council approved the Open Door Affordable Housing Program in 2016 to accelerate affordable housing construction by providing City financial contributions including capital funding and fees and property tax relief, fast-tracking planning approvals, and activating surplus public land.

Council also approved Open Door’s Investment Plan for 2016-2020 that provides funding to assist in achieving the goals of the City’s Housing Opportunities Toronto Action Plan 2010-2020 (HOT) and approve 5,000 new affordable rental and 2,000 new affordable ownership homes.

Note: The 2019 Open Door Call for Applications will be issued in January 2019. Sign up for the Open Door Registry to be the first to learn about affordable housing development opportunities.

The Open Door Guidelines provide details on who should apply, eligibility criteria, resources and financial incentives and other information.

City Council adopted the Open Door Program directions in December, 2015 to improve the City’s capacity to work with non-profit and private-housing sectors to create affordable housing at a faster pace.

Open Door Sites (Last updated March 2017)

News Release (February 2017)

News Release (November 2015)

News Release (April 2015)