Campaign News:

Toronto sees a surge in purpose-built rental development

Shane Digman, Globe and Mail: After decades of slow or almost no growth in new purpose-built rental construction, the Greater Toronto Area may be in the middle of a mini-surge as a range different players are finding creative ways to keep some of the region’s land...

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National Housing Co-Investment Fund

The federal government announced the roll-out of the $17 billion National Housing Co-Investment Fund. This is another major step forward in the National Housing Strategy. Housing co-ops are ready to build more affordable, accessible and green housing across Canada.

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Charles Hastings Co-op hosts Premier, Housing Minister

On May 1, Charles Hastings Housing Co-op held a roundtable discussion with Premier Kathleen Wynne, Housing Minister Peter Milczyn and local MPP Han Dong. Co-op members discussed the difference co-op living makes, and urged the Province to help build more co-op housing.

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Rental prices surging in Mississauga

While buyers got a tiny bit of relief after the winter 2017 market cooled (thanks in large part to the Ontario government’s Fair Housing Plan and the more vigorous OSFI stress test), prices did not drop astronomically.

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Inclusionary zoning comes into effect in Ontario

Today, Ontario’s new inclusionary zoning regulation comes into effect. The regulation allows municipalities to decide if new housing developments in their communities should include affordable housing, how long the units should stay affordable and when the units can be built offsite.

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E-mail your candidates

On June 7, more than 100,000 co-op members across Ontario go to the polls to vote in the provincial election. We want to make affordable housing the issue in this election.  YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS HAPPEN!