Category: Building and Protecting Affordable Housing

‘Renoviction’ rates soar due to big-city housing crunch

“Toronto city Coun. Paula Fletcher says she wants the provincial government to require that a building permit is obtained before a renoviction, and have building inspectors ensure that the renovation/demolition is so substantial that it is indeed imperative the tenant move out.”  From the CBC,  visit their website to view the rest of the article… Read more »

Queen and Coxwell revitalization will bring new affordable housing to area

Housing affordability is one of the most pressing issues facing us today so I am pleased to support the proposed Queen Coxwell Revitalization on the current site of the Don Summerville Apartments on Queen Street East. For a year following the city election, I pushed to ensure that Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) added new affordable… Read more »

A better way to get the housing mix Toronto needs

October 29, 2019 Toronto Star Editorial Board Two aging Toronto Community Housing buildings are being demolished to make way for new and improved social housing units, rentals and condominiums. The new buildings aren’t up and the old ones haven’t even been torn down yet, but this project is already a big success. The redevelopment in east-end… Read more »

New Affordable Rental Housing at 685 Queen Street East

At its June 2019 meeting, City Council approved entering into a pre-development agreement with Riverdale Co-operative Houses Inc. (“Riverdale Co-operative”) to provide up to $500,000 in section 37 funds to conduct pre-development activities for the purpose of redeveloping Riverdale Co-operative’s property located at 685 Queen Street East, adjacent to the 77-79 East Don Roadway and… Read more »