Community Groups and Toronto City Councillor say “Lift the Ban” let us build affordable housing

MEDIA ADVISORY -- Community Groups and Toronto City Councillor call on Ontario government to give cities inclusionary zoning powers to build affordable housing

On Monday, November 9 at 9:30 am, Social Planning Toronto, ACORN, and Councillor Mike Layton will be speaking to media about the urgent need for the Ontario government to give municipalities the power to adopt inclusionary zoning policies. Despite widespread support for this important tool for creating affordable housing, the Province’s Bill 73, Smart Growth for our Communities Act, fails to provide municipalities with inclusionary zoning powers. Groups call for an immediate change to the bill to give cities the freedom to implement inclusionary zoning.

When: 9:30am, Monday, November 9, 2015
Where: Media Studio, Queen’s Park Legislative Assembly, Main Legislative Building, 1st Floor, West Wing, Room 148

Who: Sean Meagher, Executive Director, Social Planning Toronto
Mike Layton, Toronto City Councillor, Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina
Alejandra Ruiz Vargas, ACORN Spokesperson

For more information:
Beth Wilson, Senior Researcher
Cell: 647-380-7382
[email protected]

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