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About the Project

The Affordable Housing Challenge Project is an initiative of the University of Toronto School of Cities. The AHCP collective brings together scholars from across the University of Toronto, who are researching issues related to housing affordability from different disciplinary perspectives, with the objective of working together to research, discuss and debate the causes, processes, policies and consequences of declining housing affordability. Scholarly discussion and work will be shared through our monthly Seminar Series and Paper Series to be published on our website.

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Events

THE FIGHT TO legalize Rooming Houses: Winning Rights For Toronto’s Most Vulnerable Tenants

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

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Inclusionary Zoning: Understanding its Potential to Address Toronto’s Housing Crisis

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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Against Evictions and Encampment Clearance in Toronto

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

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Updates

Housing Platform Crunch: New Democratic Party

By Dr. Alan Walks (Professor, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto), Sean Grisdale (PhD Candidate, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto), and the Affordable Housing Challenge Partnership collective Summary Of the three major platforms, the NDP does the best job of emphasizing the need for more affordable rental housing as a key component in addressing…

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Housing Platform Crunch: Liberal Party

By Dr. Alan Walks (Professor, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto), Sean Grisdale (PhD Candidate, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto), and the Affordable Housing Challenge Partnership collective Summary The Liberal Party, as the current governing party, began rolling out their National Housing Strategy (NHS) in 2018/9, and their platform proposes to add to and…

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Housing Platform Crunch: Conservative Party

By Dr. Alan Walks (Professor, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto), Sean Grisdale (PhD Candidate, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto), and the Affordable Housing Challenge Partnership collective Summary Underlying the Conservative Party’s housing platform is a core belief that the private sector and the production of new housing supply “in general” is the ultimate…

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Housing Platform Crunch: Introduction

By Dr. Alan Walks (Professor, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto), Sean Grisdale (PhD Candidate, Geography and Planning, University of Toronto), and the Affordable Housing Challenge Partnership collective Affordable housing has emerged as one of the biggest concerns of voters during the 2021 federal election, in part because of the rapid increase in house prices…

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Affordable Housing Challenge Project
Email: affordablehousing.sofc@utoronto.ca

School of Cities
Email: schoolofcities@utoronto.ca
Phone: (416) 946-7083

University of Toronto School of Cities
Myhal Centre, Suite 853
55 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 0C9

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