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February 26, 2024


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February 26, 2024

As Toronto continues to grapple with a severe housing crisis, some housing advocates say the City’s refusal of this proposal is yet another example of unnecessarily constraining land use policy that limits housing development in a neighbourhood that’s already in demand for housing.”

“I think the culture needs to change in the [City] planning department; we’ve got to put people first when we’re making decisions about housing. This is a place where not a single rental apartment is being demolished. No one’s being displaced with this application…” says More Neighbours Toronto (MNTO) organizer, Zakerie Farah. “I know a lot of people I grew up with that are looking for an apartment right now, and it’s so hard to find one. This [development would add] a whole bunch of new homes in downtown Toronto, and I don’t understand why we had to say no to that.“Farah worries that even if the applicant were to successfully appeal the City’s decision to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT), the delay in getting a decision would result in higher prices for units to offset the cost of delay in breaking ground, would tie up much-needed staff resources, and would ultimately delay the development of much-needed housing.”

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