MPP Christine Hogarth Applauds More Homes, More Choice: A Housing Supply Action Plan to Help EtobicokePublished on May 02, 2019
ETOBICOKE – Our government is committed to helping people struggling to find affordable housing that fits their family budget. We have put forward a plan that will bring real relief and real choice to people in Etobicoke.
More Homes, More Choice: Ontario’s Housing Supply Action Plan is a major first step in tackling Ontario’s housing crisis. With this plan, our government is encouraging our housing and building partners to do their part to build more housing that meets the needs of people here in Etobicoke and across the province. We will encourage the industry to address challenges like affordability, size of rental units, and housing type.
“South Etobicoke is home to a wide range of residents with diverse housing needs,” said MPP Christine Hogarth, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Our Housing Supply Action Plan will make it easier for you, whether you are buying your first condo in Humber Bay Shores, a growing family looking for a larger place to rent in Mimico, or an empty-nester in Long Branch downsizing into a smaller and more accessible home.”
The Housing Supply Action Plan follows months of consultations, including roundtables across the Province led by MPP Hogarth in her capacity as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
Encouraging builders to build a mix of different types of housing: family-sized condos, starter townhouses, to mid-rise rentals. These changes will provide local residents greater choice to achieve the dream of home ownership. Our government also wants to convert old, vacant buildings into new modern homes and expand existing neighbourhoods, while protecting their character.
“We all know that finding the right type of home that meets people’s needs is a challenge for many in Etobicoke,” said MPP Hogarth. “Our plan is a major step that will make it easier to build the right type of homes in the right places, giving our residents more flexibility to help them find a home they can afford.”