Creating a New Housing Plan
The City believes all Torontonians should have safe, secure, affordable and well-maintained homes where they can realize their full potential. Over the next year, we will be working with all housing stakeholders and the public to develop a comprehensive solutions-based plan to address housing and homelessness challenges over the next decade. The public engagement process is launched and we want to hear from you.
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Provide input, ask questions, and share your ideas to help shape the City’s 10-year housing plan. All meetings are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 10, Scarborough Council Chambers, 150 Borough Dr.
- Thursday, April 18, Etobicoke Council Chambers, 399 The West Mall
- Tuesday, April 30, Metro Hall, Rooms 308/309, 55 John St.
- Wednesday, May 1, North York Council Chambers, 5100 Yonge St.
Toronto Community Housing Consultations
While Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) tenants are welcome to attend the public consultations, the City will also offer four TCHC-specific consultations at the following times and locations:
- Tuesday, May 7, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 65 Greencrest Circuit (Cedarbrae Manor)
- Tuesday, May 14, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 495 Wilson Ave. (Champlain Apartments)
- Thursday, May 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., 341 Bloor St. W.
- Tuesday, May 21, 1 to 3 p.m., 341 Bloor St. W.
This questionnaire will take approximately 10 minutes to complete and will ask you questions about your current housing concerns, future housing needs, and your ideas and advice to improve housing in Toronto.
This is an anonymous questionnaire. Please do not provide any personal information in your responses.
Financial Assistance for Community- Led Consultations
The City will provide up to $1,000 per qualifying community organization to assist in delivering community-led consultation activities.
The City’s goal is that each community-led consultation event engage a minimum of 20 people who are members of equity seeking groups and/or vulnerable populations that might not otherwise participate in the public consultation process.
How to Apply:
Please email the completed Application Form by end of day on April 26, 2019 to email@example.com.
If you have any questions, please email or phone the City of Toronto Affordable Housing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-392-4039.
Engagement with Indigenous Communities
While members of the Indigenous community are invited to provide feedback at the public consultation sessions, the City will host dedicated consultation session(s) for Indigenous communities and service providers. The consultation session(s) will be designed with the Indigenous Community Advisory Board and will be held at a location and time determined by the Indigenous community.
Housing Stakeholder Workshops
The City is hosting focused stakeholder consultations throughout the month of May. These sessions will work to provide solutions for particular challenges along the housing continuum and feed into the development of the housing plan recommendations. The City will work to ensure these stakeholders include organizations that serve individuals seeking housing and housing supports, organizations serving marginalized and equity-seeking groups, and those representing various aspects of the housing sector.
A Housing Forum will be held on the evening of June 12th and the full day of June 13th. The focus of the forum will be to highlight the results of the consultations and discuss proposed recommendations for the plan. While guest speakers from other jurisdictions will be invited to share best practices, the goal will be to ensure that the City’s plan reflects a made-in-Toronto approach to addressing housing challenges in our City.
In response to a Council direction through Housing Opportunities Toronto Action Plan (2020- 2030) Directions Report an External Advisory Committee is established to advise staff in developing the City’s new 10-year housing plan. It comprises of external experts from a wide variety of organizations and sectors as well as people with lived experience of poverty, housing insecurity and homelessness.
HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan – Discussion Backgrounder
To guide the consultation process, a discussion backgrounder has been prepared which describes different components of the housing spectrum, provides highlights of the City’s performance as part of its first housing plan (2010-2020), and outlines some of the housing challenges Toronto faces today and in the future.
Existing Housing Plan
In 2009, the City approved Housing Opportunities Toronto (HOT): An Affordable Housing Action Plan 2010-2020 which provided a city-wide roadmap for action on housing and homelessness, and guided the work of the many divisions and agencies that have a role in delivering related policies, programs and services.
See our HOT annual update reports.
Housing Plan 2020-2030 – Council Direction
In July 2018, City Council approved a framework to develop the 2020-2030 Housing Plan throughout 2018 and 2019, including undertaking a comprehensive engagement with housing stakeholders and the public.
Toronto Housing System
The housing system chart outlines the City’s various roles as a service manager, regulator, funder and administrator in the housing system.
Toronto Housing Market Analysis
City Council adopted the results of the “Toronto Housing Market Analysis: Insight to Action” in February 2019. The Study provides a unique look at past trends, present and future housing demand and the need for the City to be ready to address the pressures of accelerated population growth over the next 20 years.
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