Ontario task force calls for new construction, more density to combat skyrocketing housing prices

By Jessica McDiarmid, National Observer

A government-appointed task force grappling with Ontario’s skyrocketing housing prices is calling for a major increase in new construction and density in the province’s cities and suburbs.

In a report released Tuesday, the Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force proposed measures to spur the building of 1.5 million new homes within the next 10 years.

...As much as 70 per cent of residential land is restricted to single-detached or semi-detached homes, while an estimated half of Ottawa is zoned for single homes only, severely limiting options for increasing density. 

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