The City of Toronto has released the 2021 Open Door Call for Affordable Rental Housing Applications. Contact Sarah Power at for any questions.

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.

The Open Door Program is designed to assist the City in achieving the goals of its Housing TO 2020-2030 Action Plan. The Action Plan sets targets for the approval of 40,000 new affordable rental homes and 4,000 new affordable ownership homes by 2030.

Sign up for the Open Door Registry below to be the first to learn about affordable housing development opportunities.


By signing up for the Open Door Registry, you will be the first to:

  • Be notified when affordable rental and ownership housing RFPs/Calls for Applications are available
  • Learn about affordable housing development opportunities on public land across Toronto
  • Learn about other Open Door projects which are creating affordable housing

How to sign up:

The Open Door Guidelines (2021) 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)