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Airport train, and housing among Calgary’s funding requests for provincial budget – Calgary

The City of Calgary is asking for around $1.3 billion in new and continued investments in the upcoming provincial budget, but the premier’s warning of spending restraint is raising questions around how much will be fulfilled. Topping the city’s budget wishlist is a $53 million provincial contribution to extend the …

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‘Deceptive’ or ‘awesome’? Ontario’s housing goal including LTC beds faces scrutiny

Ontario’s housing minister is defending his decision to count long-term care beds towards the province’s housing targets, even as data shows some communities added more long-term care beds than new houses in 2023. Housing figures for 2023, shared with Global News by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, show …

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Ford government begins boosting housing numbers with LTC beds, basements

The Ford government has officially started counting long-term care beds and basement units toward its overall goal of building 1.5 million homes by 2031, significantly boosting its housing supply numbers. According to the province’s housing tracker, there were 109,011 “new homes created in Ontario” in 2023 — representing 99 per …

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Doug Ford and Olivia Chow to hold joint housing news conference

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow will hold an event together on Thursday afternoon. The joint press conference is being billed as a “housing progress update” and will also be attended by the province’s housing minister, Paul Calandra. The …

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Ontario ministers referring to ‘attainable’ housing but docs show word has no definition

More than a year after Premier Doug Ford and his cabinet ministers began promising to build more “attainable housing,” internal documents show the government hasn’t worked out what the term actually means. Shortly after taking over as housing minister in September, Paul Calandra was tasked with creating an official meaning …

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Canada’s housing advocate has a roadmap to end homelessness. What is it? – National

The Office of the Federal Housing Advocate (OFHA) is calling on all three levels of government to create a strategy to end chronic homelessness in Canada. Marie-Josée Houle on Tuesday called for an end to forced evictions of encampments and urged “alternatives that are designed following meaningful engagement with encampment …

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Winnipeg Mayor’s State of City Address looks to tackle affordable housing crisis – Winnipeg

Affordable housing is few and far between in Winnipeg, and often called “a crisis.” It’s an issue Mayor Scott Gillingham said he is looking to fast-track in his annual State of the City address before the Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce. He said he wants to help housing keep up with …

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‘Harder to build’: How the housing crisis wrapped itself around a northern Ontario town

More than 1,000 miles north of the Greater Toronto Area, far away from the Greenbelt scandal and spats over who should pay for refugee shelter spaces, is a community that has been struggling to keep pace as it grows. Despite not sharing the spotlight with cities and towns in southern …

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Urban boundary reversal ‘quadrupled’ Ontario housing crisis, developer report says

The Ford government‘s attempts to free itself from the Greenbelt scandal may have magnified the long-term effects of Ontario’s housing crisis, according to a report from an influential development group. A recent report written for the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) found the Ford government’s decision to cancel …

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Woman ‘lives in fear’ of eviction as Ontario rents continue to surge

As rents continued to surge across Ontario during the past year, availability for people trying to make a home in a given city got a lot tighter, according to Canada’s housing agency. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.’s (CMHC) latest annual rental market report, which surveys property managers on key statistics …

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