Jessica Bell MPP, University–Rosedale

Government of Ontario

Help Toronto build more affordable homes

Published on September 28, 2022

Last year, City Council adopted an inclusionary zoning policy framework to get more affordable housing built across Toronto. 

The framework makes it mandatory for new developments near transit stations to include some affordable rental and ownership housing units.  You can read about the details of the city's inclusionary zoning laws right here. To date, Toronto’s City Council has approved 104 areas near transit stations where inclusionary zoning should apply.

Here's the problem.  The Ontario government is refusing to sign-off and allow inclusionary zoning to proceed in these 104 areas. The Ontario government hasn't given the city or us any reason why they are stopping the city from requiring developers to build more affordable homes.

That's why we are asking you to help us by sending a message to the Ontario government asking them to stop holding up the construction of new affordable homes.