Minutes after community members and advocates finished a rally at Marion Dewar Plaza on Wednesday morning calling for more money for affordable housing, the city revealed a 2019 draft budget that contained a record-breaking investment in the area.
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“With Doug Ford in power, it’s going to be even easier for landlords to force people out and raise the rents.”
Mayor John Tory says he is confident a plan to build nearly 10,000 new rental units on city-owned land will help alleviate some of the demand for affordable housing in Toronto.
Hamilton councillors agreed to create a draft bylaw for a two-year pilot program that would license rental housing units in wards one and eight. The report is expected to be before councillors this year.
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It stopped short of recommending vacancy control, in which rental increases would be tied to the unit rather than the tenant
Vancouver-West End MLA Spencer Chandra Herbert, who headed up the Rental Housing Task Force, called the 23 recommendations it produced "balanced."
Statement on the BC Rental Housing Task Force's decision re vacancy control