Affordable Housing

Creating and maintaining affordable housing is one of the City of Toronto's key priorities. The Affordable Housing Office expedites affordable housing development, facilitates the development of new policy and works in partnership with the federal and provincial governments and the private and voluntary sectors on a range of initiatives. City Council established the Affordable Housing Office and the Affordable Housing Committee in 2005.

Featured News

Council Approves Innovative Waterfront Housing

City Council has given the green light for an innovative plan to develop 80 affordable rental homes within a market condominium building on Toronto's waterfront. The Bayside development integrates affordable housing with market residential housing and retail space and contributes to the creation of a mixed community in the emerging East Bayfront neighbourhood.

The development, expected to be completed in 2018-2019, is the result of a partnership between the City of Toronto, Waterfront Toronto, developers Hines/Tridel and Artscape, which will lease the homes from the City and operate them.

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Affordable Housing Opportunities

Financial Assistance

City Development Fee Exemptions

Non-profit housing developers can qualify for exemptions from the City of Toronto's planning application and development fees. In this way, the City helps make new affordable rental housing even more affordable.

Application/Information Sheet (PDF)

Home Ownership Assistance

The City of Toronto works with a number of groups that provide affordable home ownership opportunities.

How We Can Help

Who Does What: Poverty, Housing and Homelessness

A number of City Divisions offer assistance for residents coping with poverty, inadequate or unaffordable housing and homelessness. More information can be found in this handy list:  City Divisions (PDF).

Aid for low-income homeowners

Low-income homeowners seeking assistance for health and safety repairs can access a  variety of government, non-profit and private sector programs for assistance. The City of Toronto has prepared a brochure about these programs, please view Assistance for Lower-Income Homeowners (PDF).

Affordable Housing Office and Committee

Affordable Housing Committee

This committee oversees Affordable Housing Office activities, which include directing federal/ provincial  investments in affordable housing in partnership with private and non-profit developers.