Waldron: Housing report targets the wrong Ottawa neighbourhoods

By Andrew Waldron, Ottawa Citizen Op-Ed

...The intensified neighbourhoods that Ontario’s Housing Affordability Task Force wishes for would, ironically, destroy my 15-minute neighbourhood. Good recommendations are provided by the task force, but it undermines heritage conservation and sustainability goals.

Exclusionary zoning in suburban areas, post-industrial land rehabilitation, developing underused vacant properties and density around public transit — these are refreshing proposals. But the authors did not understand urban living, quality of life and how to approach the affordability of housing, specifically on heritage conservation, the one area where legislation saved many of the kinds of spaces they wish to create.

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