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.

HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan Infographic 


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.

Advisory Committee Membership

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

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.

Subscribe for e-Updates

Type (do not copy and paste) your email address into the box below and click “Subscribe” to receive periodic updates about the work that is underway. You will receive an email with instructions to confirm your subscription. 

You can unsubscribe at any time.

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the City of Toronto Act, 2006. The information is used to allow the City to send you an email to confirm your wish to subscribe to a City of Toronto e-notice. Questions about this collection may be directed to the ListServ Administrator, Strategic Communications Division, City of Toronto, Toronto City Hall, 7th floor, West Tower, Toronto M5H 2N2. Telephone: 416-397-5318. By subscribing to one of the City of Toronto’s e-updates you are providing express consent, as defined by the Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), to receive email updates from the City of Toronto.