Currently there is much discussion about the GTA housing affordability crisis. It is important that the three levels of government are fully engaged and talking to each other. But a sometimes-neglected critical dimension is what ideas the private sector can contribute. The market is constantly adapting to evolving needs with creative and economically-viable solutions.
Whereas the government interventions may take the form of policy “sticks” to cool speculation, this project intends to explore a variety of potentials including regulatory innovations and “carrots” to augment delivery of a greater range of housing options in our built-up areas.
This CBI-supported report is being undertaken by Steven Webber of Ryerson’s School of Regional and Urban Planning.