Toronto City Council Adopts Inclusionary Zoning Policy

Tuesday Dec 14th, 2021


Toronto City Council has adopted a new Inclusionary Zoning policy framework intended to get more affordable housing built across Toronto.

The City of Toronto is the first city in Ontario to implement inclusionary zoning which will require certain new residential developments to include affordable housing units.

Council approved an Inclusionary Zoning Official Plan amendment, a Zoning Bylaw amendment and draft Implementation Guidelines, which will make it mandatory for certain new developments around Protected Major Transit Stations Areas to include affordable rental and ownership housing units beginning in 2022.

TRREB’s input to the City, during consultations on this policy, indicated that inclusionary zoning may be able to help Toronto’s housing needs, but raised numerous issues including the need for a delayed and phased implementation, which were included by City Council in the final version that was adopted. 

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