Ontario Government releases Housing Affordability Report with Mixed Reviews

The Ontario government recently released the Housing Affordability Task Force report that makes 55 recommendations aimed at reining in home prices by dramatically boosting the supply of housing. The report was released publicly on February 8, 2022, less than two months after Ford and Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark appointed the task … Read more

Previous attempts to empower the City of Toronto have not gone far enough.

The City of Toronto Act, in 2006, gave the city the power to establish its own form of governance, subject to review by the Ontario Municipal Board. The province revoked that power in 2018 with legislation unilaterally reducing the number of councillors from 47 to 25, in addition to changing the ward system. ​ A City Charter will … Read more

Worried about water and sewer capacity, Toronto staff move to pause development at Yonge-Eglinton

It’s the first time staff have drawn a line in the sand over concerns that infrastructure is not keeping pace with development. By Jennifer Pagliaro City Hall Bureau – April 3, 2018 Amid concerns the Yonge-Eglinton area could be reaching water and sewer capacity, staff say a proposed two-tower condo development should be put on hold … Read more