Affordable Housing

Creating and maintaining affordable housing is a key City of Toronto priority. The Affordable Housing Office expedites affordable housing development, facilitates policy development and partners with the federal and provincial governments and the private and non-profit sectors on a range of initiatives.

Featured News

Where Toronto's federal candidates stand on housing

Conservative, Green, Liberal and New Democrat candidates in Toronto's 25 federal ridings were sent questionnaires about their support for the Close the Housing Gap campaign and asked to respond by September 30th. A total of 20 individual candidates in 14 different ridings replied:10 Liberals, six Greens, four New Democrats and no Conservatives. To see responses and the parties' housing platforms, click here.

In addition to the individual responses, the Liberal Party of Canada and the New Democratic Party replied on behalf of all of their Toronto candidates.

Letter from Co-Chairs


Economic Impact Brochure

News Release

The Close the Housing Gap Campaign

The City of Toronto and Toronto Community Housing are working hard to put people first by fixing social housing. And the work is paying off.

City Council has approved an unprecedented investment of $864 million over 10 years.That's equal to one-third of the $2.6 billion in additional capital repairs Toronto Community Housing faces in the next decade.

But there is still a funding gap. The City and Toronto Community Housing cannot fill the gap on their own. More provincial and federal government funding is required - because raising property taxes is not the answer.

That's why we've launched the Close the Housing Gap campaign

Video: Councillor Ana Bail√£o on Campaign 2015

Close the Housing Gap 2015 is off to a rousing start following a campaign rally that overflowed City Hall Council Chambers. Councillor Ana Bailão describes this exciting event and other 2015 activities and how you can get involved.

Investing in TCH revitalization and repairs creates jobs, spurs economic growth

Repairing Toronto Community Housing buildings and revitalizing TCHC communities will create 220,000 employment years of new jobs, spur some $5 billion in private investment and generate $4.5 billion in federal and provincial taxes, says a new study prepared by the Canadian Centre for Economic Analysis.


Repair funds benefit rooming house residents

The living conditions of some 480 lower-income residents will be improved following City of Toronto approval of funding for repairs and upgrades to 26 rooming houses. Some $5 million from the federal/provincial Investment in Affordable Housing program has been approved for 26 rooming house owners. Work is expected to begin towards the end of 2015.

Preserving, repairing and developing licensed/legal rooming houses are priorities under the City's 10-year housing plan, Housing Opportunities Toronto.


HOT Progress Report 2014

Toronto City Council adopted Housing Opportunities Toronto, An Affordable Housing Action Plan 2010-2020 (HOT) in 2009. This Progress Report reviews housing initiatives and activities undertaken by the City to help achieve HOT's goals.

Affordable Housing Opportunities

Financial Assistance

Toronto Renovates Homeowners Program

Note: In the fall of 2014, the Toronto Renovates Homeowners Program had more than 700 Assessment Requests processed or waiting to be processed. Due to this oversubscription and to avoid a long waiting time, the Affordable Housing Office temporarily suspended accepting Assessment Requests on September 30, 2014.

It is anticipated that the program will again begin accepting Assessment Requests before the end of 2015, once current clients have been served. A brochure listing other sources of potential funding for home repairs is available here.

The Toronto Renovates Homeowners Program offers federal/provincial funding for lower-income seniors and people with a disability who wish to make health and safety repairs or accessibility modifications to their homes.


Home Ownership Assistance

The City of Toronto works with a number of groups that provide affordable home ownership opportunities. Please contact our community partners directly to learn what assistance they can offer:

Canary District Condominiums - MyHome Program at 416-603-7576 or canarydistrictmyhome.com

Toronto Community Housing and the Daniels Corporation at 416-955-0559 or danielsoneparkplace.com

Options for Homes at 416-867-1501 or optionsforhomes.ca

Habitat for Humanity Toronto at 416-755-7353 ext. 490 or torontohabitat.ca/apply-for-a-home/information-session-dates.html

Aboriginal purchasers should also contact the Miziwe Biik Development Corporation at 416-640-4688, 416-640-4688 or mbdc.ca/housing_loans.html