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Open Door Affordable Housing Program

Toronto City Council approved the Open Door Affordable Housing Program in 2016 to accelerate affordable housing construction by providing City financial contributions including capital funding and fees and property tax relief, fast-tracking planning approvals, and activating surplus public land.

The first Open Door call for applications closed May 31, 2017. Staff recommendations concerning the successful proponents will be considered by the Affordable Housing Committee on September, 20th, by Executive Committee on September 26th and by City Council at its October 2-4 meeting.

NOTE: Watch this site for details of the next Open Door call for applications in early 2018.

Sign up for the Open Door Registry

By signing up for the Open Door Registry, you will be the first to:

  • be notified when affordable rental and ownership housing RFPs/ Calls for Applications are available
  • Learn about affordable housing development opportunities on public land across Toronto.
  • Learn about other Open Door projects which are creating affordable housing

How to sign-up

Laneway Suites Report

A new report on laneway suites, from City Councillors Ana Bailão (Ward 18, Davenport) and Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32, Beaches-East York), was adopted by the Toronto and East York Community Council at its June 13th meeting. It will be considered by City Council at its July 5-7 meeting.

Have your say on rooming house proposals

The City is holding a series of public consultation meetings on proposed regulations for multi-tenant houses – commonly referred to as rooming houses. Details.

Toronto's proposals for a National Housing Strategy

Toronto has submitted its proposals to the federal government's National Housing Strategy consultation. Taking Action on Housing is based on Council decisions, cross-divisional input and public consultations and sets out six strategic recommendations and 25 recommended actions. It speaks to the housing crisis in Toronto and across the country that has engulfed so many – from seniors to young professionals to vulnerable persons.

Note: The federal government has released a Summary Report of what it heard during consultations.

HOT Progress Report

Toronto City Council adopted Housing Opportunities Toronto, An Affordable Housing Action Plan 2010-2020 (HOT) in 2009 and it came into effect in 2010. HOT addresses the City’s affordable housing priorities, including moving vulnerable people from streets and shelters into stable homes, assisting people to stay in their homes, improving private apartments and social housing, building 1,000 affordable rental homes annually, and making home ownership more affordable.

HOT Progress Report 2015 (PDF)

HOT Progress Report 2014 (PDF)

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