The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the precarity of many people’s housing situations. In recovering from this crisis, Toronto must redouble its commitments to create more homes where essential workers can afford to live. Otherwise, the city will jeopardize its social and economic prosperity.
To aid with that challenge, this report identifies important factors that have the potential to produce a good workforce housing model. The report then groups these factors into six categories, highlighting several questions that can help determine each project’s affordability and scalability.
The models profiled here demonstrate that the Toronto Region has the expertise, creativity and ambition to build what is urgently required.