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.
Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6:00-8:00pm
Join us for a free webinar on the evening of September 29th, 2021. When Toronto City Council sits this coming October 1st and 4th, they will be considering revisions to citywide regulations on multi-tenant rooming houses.This event convenes three experts on the history and status of rooming houses in Toronto, to discuss regulating and preserving this important source of affordable housing in the city.
- Philippa Campsie – Adjunct Professor, University of Toronto
- Joy Connelly – Affordable Housing Consultant
- Regini David – Outreach and Law Reform Coordinator, West Scarborough Community Legal Services
- Moderated by Jeremy Withers, PhD Candidate, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto
- The city’s proposed framework for rooming houses can be found here: https://www.toronto.ca/…/951e-Information-Sheet-FINAL.pdf
- Philippa Campsie: Rooming Houses in Toronto: 1997-2018: http://neighbourhoodchange.ca/documents/2018/04/campsie-toronto-rooming-houses.pdf
- Joy Connelly: The Common Sense Case for Rental Rooms: https://openingthewindow.com/2021/04/30/the-common-sense-case-for-rental-rooms
- Regini David: Legalizing rooming houses in Scarborough will be good for everyone: https://www.toronto.com/opinion-story/8932901-legalizing-rooming-houses-in-scarborough-will-be-good-for-everyone
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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