Inclusionary Zoning Now a Subject of the Toronto-Ontario Spat

Ontario and Toronto keep finding ways to disagree.

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May 27, 2019, 7:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell

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"Toronto is moving forward with plans to implement inclusionary zoning — a tool the city is counting on to meet its affordable housing goals," reports Emily Mathieu.

The news comes after the Progressive Conservative government announced Bill 108 earlier this month, proposing "changes to the planning act that could result in inclusionary zoning only applying to buildings close to major transit hubs unless special clearance is granted by the province."

The former Liberal government proposed inclusionary zoning regulations two years ago, "after years of debate and consultation, and municipalities were told local governments would have a strong hand in crafting local policies."

Deputy Mayor Ana Bailao is on the record in the article saying the new proposal could set back the process another two years, and the city can't afford any more delays.  

The local government of Toronto and the provincial government of Ontario have been feuding on governance structures, urban growth boundaries, and transit planning since Ontario Premier Doug Ford and the Progressive Government took office in 2018.

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