Campaign News:

Province wants to speed sale of 243 surplus properties

Tess Kalinowski, Toronto Star: The Ontario government is expediting the sell-off of 243 surplus government properties.on 14,600 acres to raise between $105 million and $135 million in the next four years. The Co-operative Housing Federation of Canada said it is...

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Private deals to develop GO stations need to meet public needs

Editorial Board, Toronto Star: Building up, particularly around transit lines, has been the urban planners’ mantra for decades. And with 100,000 people moving to Greater Toronto every year, what better place to intensify than right at GO Transit stations? Certainly a...

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Niagara homelessness a major concern for agencies

Kris Dube, Welland Tribune: Syed Mustafa says he owes his life to various mental health and addiction services in Niagara. The 52-year-old had it all as recently as three years ago — a loft apartment in downtown Toronto, and income from two jobs rolling in. Suffering...

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High rents, low vacancies add to London housing challenges

Jonathan Juha, London Free Press: Aside from being a seller’s market, London is also becoming a landlord’s one, with the vacancy rate in the city sitting at an 18-year low and average rents continuing to increase. According to apartment-hunting website PadMapper,...

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OPEN THE DOOR TO CO-OP HOUSING

Many low- and middle-income households in Ontario are feeling the squeeze in the housing market. Co-ops are part of the solution. We need all levels of government to come to the table to fix the affordable housing squeeze.

WE CALL ON ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT TO OPEN THE DOOR TO CO-OP HOUSING.