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.
The City’s new 10-year Housing Plan is now approved. You can read the staff report and find the complementary materials on the City’s website.
The City of Toronto would like to thank residents and organizations that participated in the HousingTO consultation process. The Consultation Summary Report is now available.
Inspiring Ideas for Toronto: An International Public Panel Discussion on Housing
As part of developing the new HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan, the City hosted an International Public Panel Discussion on Housing. Panelists from Vancouver, Chicago, and Cleveland presented inspiring ideas and lessons learned on eliminating homelessness, creating mixed-income communities and boosting the supply of affordable housing in cities across North America.
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.
Inclusionary Zoning Policy
The City of Toronto is developing an inclusionary zoning policy that would require new residential developments to include affordable housing units, creating mixed-income housing. As our city grows, we want to make sure new housing is affordable for those who call Toronto home. Inclusionary zoning is one solution among a range of City initiatives to help address Toronto’s housing needs.
For more information, please visit the Inclusionary Zoning web page.
Housing Now is an initiative to activate 11 City-owned sites for the development of affordable housing within mixed-income, mixed-use, transit-oriented communities. Housing Now is one component within the City of Toronto’s emerging HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan to address the full spectrum of housing issues in Toronto.
For more information, please visit the Housing Now web page.
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