Ontario's Government Helping Create More Housing

Government of Ontario

News Release

Action plan will make housing more affordable and increase choice

Ontario's Government is committed to making more good-quality places to live available for the hardworking people of Ontario

Ontario is knocking down barriers to people getting housing they can afford that meets their needs, through:

  • Legislation that would make new rental units exempt from rent control, effective November 15, 2018, while preserving rent increase limits for existing tenants
  • Ending the previous government's expensive and ineffective Development Charges Rebate Program
  • Seeking public input on ways the government can remove barriers to building the right kind of housing in the right places. This input will inform a broader housing supply action plan. The consultation includes a downloadable toolkit so community groups can host local roundtables and share their thoughts with the province.

The demand for housing in Ontario has risen rapidly in recent years, driven by strong population growth and low interest rates. However, the supply of housing has not kept pace, leading to higher prices and rents. 

Building more housing will also help make Ontario more attractive to businesses and investors, restoring the province to its rightful place as the economic engine of Canada.

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