Building Affordable Rental Housing at 1117 Dundas Street West
I have written to the City's Planning and Housing Committee to begin work on transforming the City-owned surface parking lot at 1117 Dundas Street West into new affordable rental units.
We desperately need more rental housing in our city that people at all income levels can afford. By leveraging City-owned parking lots like this one (near the intersection of Dundas and Ossington), we can create new housing that can be fully affordable and operated in partnership with a local non-profit organization.
If approved, my recommendations will call on the Housing Secretariat and CreateTO to report back this fall with an update and work plan on how to activate this site for 100% affordable housing, and issue a call for proposals to identify a non-profit housing operator.
Creating new affordable rental housing in our communities is how we ensure that they are vibrant, diverse, and accessible. You can read my letter to the Committee here.
I look forward to providing updates on this initiative as they become available. There will be public meetings to discuss a planning proposal once work advances to that stage of detail. Sign up for my email newsletter to stay up to date: https://www.joecressy.com/newsletter