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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Feds invest in Toronto affordable housing repairs

The federal government has announced a $116 million financial commitment to help support of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation's 2019 Capital Repair Plan.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada invests in new lending institution to spur affordable housing

Through the Government of Canada’s Affordable Housing Innovation Fund, $20 million is being invested in a new lending institution called HPC Housing Investment Corporation (HI-C).
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Brightside announces plans to redevelop five properties

Brightside Community Homes Foundation, one of Vancouver’s oldest and largest affordable housing societies, announced plans to redevelop five of its current buildings in an effort to respond to Vancouver’s housing crisis.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Ministers shift around expanded Ontario cabinet

The 28-member reconfigured roster brings some fresh faces to portfolios of key interest to the commercial real estate industry, but also leaves one of the most prominent players in place.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Calgary adopts new land sale policy

Calgary City Council announced it has adopted a new land sale policy in an effort to promote the development of more affordable housing.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Inclusionary zoning prompts debate in T.O.

Inclusionary zoning has become a heated subject once again in the wake of the Ford Government’s “More Homes, More Choice” action plan, otherwise known as Bill 108.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

“More Homes, More Choice”

The Ontario government's newly revealed "More Homes, More Choice: Ontario's Housing Supply Action Plan" aims to boost affordable housing supplies through legislative change.
Boardwalk and Riocan

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Greenwin Inc. and Choice Properties complete acquisition of Toronto land parcel

Greenwin Inc. and Choice Properties REIT have completed the acquisition of 26 Grenville St. and 27 Grosvenor St. in downtown Toronto, paving the way for an expansive revitalization of the 0.9-acre property.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Slow approval processes continue to hamper new development

Current approval processes are hampering the development of safe and affordable housing in Ontario, according to a new research paper published by the OBOA.
Toronto community housing

Canadian Apartment Magazine

A new dawn for Toronto Community Housing

Toronto’s crumbling community housing stock is receiving some much-needed financial support to the tune of 1.3 billion, making it the largest federal housing investment in the city's history.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Feds promise more funds for new rental supply

The 2019 budget promises the second top-up in as many years to the low-cost loan fund supporting construction of rental housing.

Canadian Property Management

Let’s build something better together

The time is now to create Canada’s next generation of affordable housing across the country.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Stigma fuels case for rethinking real estate

Much of the current negative sentiment relates to the emergence of informal rooming houses in predominantly single-family residential areas near suburban post-secondary campuses.
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Affordable housing set for surplus federal properties

Surplus federal properties in Ontario, Quebec and Newfoundland are set to be repurposed into affordable housing as part of the Federal Lands Initiative.

Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada invests in Montreal affordable housing

The federal government announced funding commitments for three affordable housing projects in the Montreal area, valued at $27.6 million.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Affordable rental housing on national agenda

As 2019 begins, Canadians continue to face a well-chronicled slate of challenges when it comes to finding affordable rental housing. Here, housing experts share their insights...and even a few solutions.
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Canadian Apartment Magazine

Canada issues update on national housing investments

The government of Canada has issued a detailed breakdown of its national housing investments, reporting that more than $5.7 billion has been spent on affordable housing since 2016.