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.
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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
'It was discouraging. The prices are too high and the vacancy rate isn't high enough'
Councillor calls for “courageous” plan to improve housing with “rental affordability eroding.”
Tenants' rights advocates issued their appeal to Hamilton city councillors during an event at city hall on Thursday.