On May 28, 2019, Planning and Housing Committee directed that proposed Official Plan policy directions for inclusionary zoning be endorsed as the basis for consultation and requested City Planning staff to report back in Q4 2019 with the findings from the consultation, the results of any further analysis, and prepare recommended Official Plan inclusionary zoning policies.
Inclusionary zoning is a land use planning tool that would enable the City to require new residential developments to include affordable housing units. Inclusionary zoning is one policy solution to help address the housing needs of Toronto’s low-income and moderate-income households (earning roughly between $35,000 and $88,500 a year depending household size).
City Planning staff will be hosting four public meetings to consult on proposed policy directions for inclusionary zoning. These meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to learn more about inclusionary zoning and share ideas and feedback on how this new affordable housing tool should apply in Toronto.
Toronto and East York June 17, 2019 at Metro Hall (Rotunda) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Etobicoke June 18, 2019 at Etobicoke Civic Centre (Meeting Rooms 1/2/3) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Scarborough June 19, 2019 at Scarborough Civic Centre (Rotunda) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
North York June 24, 2019 at North York Civic Centre (Committee Room 3) 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
All meetings will include a presentation beginning at 7 pm.
Staff will also be holding stakeholder meetings throughout the summer and sharing a ‘Do-It-Yourself’ (DIY) Workshop kit for groups interested in holding their own consultations on inclusionary zoning.
For more information, please contact the City Planning Project Manager Deanna Chorney [email protected].