Queen's Park Brings in Inclusionary Zoning

In another victory for tenants, the Province has passed legislation that will allow Cities to do Inclusionary Zoning.

Inclusionary Zoning allows Cities to mandate developers to include affordable rental and owner units in developments to help increase the stock of available apartments.  The FMTA and other advocates have been pushing for inclusionary zoning for two decades as the amount of purpose built rental stock has dwindled.

Thanks to groups like the FMTA, who pushed for changes to the legislation at Queen's Park, the Province dropped a previous requirement that would have forced Cities to choose between Inclusionary Zoning (affordable housing) benefits and other community benefits that Cities can now take advantage of.

You can read more about the new bill here: http://urbantoronto.ca/news/2016/12/ontario-passes-promoting-affordable-housing-act-introduces-iz