Finding the Missing Middle in the GTHA

October 2018

We found more than enough room to build the urban housing people want. A guide to intensification planning and its application in the GTHA.


The Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) is one of North America’s fastest growing regions. Currently, the region is not building enough appropriate, affordable housing for a range of family sizes and incomes to accommodate its growth. Finding the Missing Middle in the GTHA examines how we can address this challenge through intensification.


Authored by Graham Haines and Brianna Aird

“As a life long resident, member of the Missing Middle, and now Planner working in my neighbourhood and city, this is a breath of fresh air. ”

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