AHCP Seminar Series: Inclusionary Zoning: Understanding Its Potential to Address Toronto’s Housing Crisis

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.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 7:00-8:30pm
Via Zoom

Event Description:

Join us for a free webinar on the evening of April 13th. Toronto is months away from debating and implementing Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) — a policy that could create thousands of affordable rental units every year simply by requiring developments include them. This event convenes academics, politicians, and activists to discuss their perspectives on the potential of IZ to address Toronto’s affordable housing crisis.


  • Ana Bailão – Deputy Mayor, City of Toronto
    • Update: Christine Ono (Senior Planner, City of Toronto) to join instead
  • Steve Pomeroy – Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Urban Research Education (CURE), Carleton University
  • Alejandra Ruiz-Vargas – Organizer, ACORN
  • Jeremy Withers – PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
  • Moderated by Alan Walks, Professor, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto

Instructions for Attending the Webinar (via Zoom):

Password and details to access the seminar will be emailed out ahead of the event. Note, you must register for this event on Eventbrite here to receive your access password.

For accessibility purposes, closed captioning will be available.

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Update: Event recording available now