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What happens when we put politics ahead of good planning and build Fewer Homes?
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WE RISK NOT BEING ABLE TO MEET REAL DEMAND
Ontario’s population is projected to grow by 30.3 per cent over the next 25 years. Out-of-date zoning means we aren’t optimizing opportunities to build and meet the increased demand in urban centres.
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WE REDUCE SUPPLY MAKING IT HARDER FOR PEOPLE TO AFFORD A HOME
Every new housing option – from condo to single family home – has had a price increase in the last year. Fewer floors means fewer homes on the market when we need them. This drives up prices and makes it less affordable for people to buy a home.
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WE LOSE REAL JOBS
A typical 20-storey building represents 500 jobs. We lose the opportunity to optimize employment when there are fewer homes built in those communities.
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WE AREN’T INTENSIFYING TO SUPPORT TRANSIT INVESTMENT
Ontario is investing over $100 billion in new transit and transportation infrastructure. Fewer homes means less density and lower ridership making it harder to plan, operate and sustain transit.
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WE WILL NOT MEET PROVINCIAL PLANNING FOR COMMUNITIES
The Provincial Policy Statement and Growth Plan require that we optimize housing to create places to live, work and play in our communities. Less housing makes it harder to create these planned communities in our cities.
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Get informed. These recent examples from communities across Ontario show how politics are being put before good planning and building homes.

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Posted by Ontario Home Builders' Association on Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Posted by Ontario Home Builders' Association on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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Posted by Ontario Home Builders' Association on Monday, November 27, 2017

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Posted by Ontario Home Builders' Association on Monday, November 27, 2017

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Posted by Ontario Home Builders' Association on Friday, November 24, 2017

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Posted by Ontario Home Builders' Association on Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Posted by Ontario Home Builders' Association on Monday, November 20, 2017

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Posted by Ontario Home Builders' Association on Wednesday, November 15, 2017