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Five doable steps towards an affordable Toronto

Four Mayoral candidates – John Tory, Jennifer Keesmaat, Saron Gebresellassi and Sarah Climenhaga – have said that affordable housing is a top election issue. Next Monday, October 15th, is their chance to show us what they’ve got in mind.

At the Toronto Mayoral Forum on Affordable Housing & Homelessness, each candidate will be asked five questions based on the TO Housing Pledge, an initiative sponsored by over 60 organizations. This pledge outlines five practical steps Toronto City Council could take in its next term of office – no need to wait on the Federal or Provincial governments to act — towards these outcomes:

  • No more homeless deaths
  • Financial stability for Toronto Community Housing
  • A definition of “affordable housing” that reflects what Torontonians can actually pay
  • New residential developments that include everyone, thanks to Toronto’s new Inclusionary Zoning powers
  • An “all in” approach that mobilizes Toronto’s land, money, borrowing capacity, planning and regulatory tools to increase the supply of affordable housing.

 See you there:

The Toronto Mayoral Forum on Affordable Housing & Homelessness 
Monday, October 15th: 7 – 9 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
OISE Auditorium, University of Toronto
252 Bloor St. West (at St. George subway)

You can register via Eventbrite, but seats will be first come, first served. You don’t need to register to attend. And pass the word! Our Mayoral candidates are not the only ones who think affordable housing is THE election issue.

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