GTA regional governments ignoring land requirements says report

Many of the regional governments of the Greater Toronto Area are not complying with Ontario’s requirement to have three years worth of serviced land for new home building.

That’s according to a new report by Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Research and Land Development, which concludes that the situation is fueling the housing shortage in the area.

The study’s author Frank Clayton told the Toronto Star that there is a demand for ground-related housing that is not being met. He is calling for an inventory to be compiled showing what land is available across the regions and for what housing type it is ready for.

Clayton says only Whitby and Oshawa currently have accurate data on what is available. 

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