The City of Toronto partners with housing providers to create new affordable homes in purpose-built rental developments. These partnerships provide residents with better access to affordable housing, by ensuring that a portion of new homes in purpose-built rental developments are offered at or below Average Market Rent (AMR). The AMR is published yearly by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) in the Rental Market Report.

To match prospective tenants with affordable homes, the housing provider launches an expression of interest (EOI) period, during which time interested potential tenants can submit their EOI. When this period closes, the list of names is randomized. Households are then invited by the housing provider to apply in order of the randomized list.

Depending on the number of available homes, this process may take between 60-90 days from the close of the EOI phase. After successful applicants from the top of the randomized list have accepted homes, the remaining households will comprise the waitlist for homes upon turnover.  

Housing providers must abide by the Residential Tenancies Act for applicant screening and are expected to work with successful applicants to allow them to provide adequate notice to their current landlords.

The current random selection process for allocating affordable housing units is an interim approach used by both private and non-profit housing providers. The City is currently developing a Centralized Access for Affordable Rental Housing, as directed by Council in July 2022. 

The City is actively working to create more affordable housing. This work is guided by the HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan which will help create a range of housing opportunities. To help achieve this, the City aims to approve 40,000 new affordable rental homes, including 18,000 deeply affordable homes with supports, as well as 4,000 affordable ownership homes by 2030.

New Affordable Rental Homes at Galleria on the Park

150 affordable rental homes are opening in late Summer 2024. These one-, two- and three- bedroom rental homes will be rented at $1,589, $1,828 and $2,050 per month respectively and are subject to the provincial rent increase guidelines. Utilities are not included.

Interested and eligible applicants can register for consideration through an Expression of Interest (EOI) released by Galleria on the Park. More information about this EOI and the selection process is available on the Galleria on the Park website

  • Address: 1245 Dupont St. Toronto, ON M6H 4H7
  • Website:
  • Application Deadline: April 30, 2024 at 8 p.m. EST
  • Estimated Occupancy: late Summer 2024

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