Councillor Josh Matlow

As mayor celebrates program, critics say definition of affordable housing needs review

Monday, October 2, 2017
Jennifer Pagliaro, Emily Mathieu
The Toronto Star

Mayor John Tory, with Councillor Josh Matlow and late Councillor Pam McConnell, announces the Open Door program, at 200 Madison Ave., in April 2015. The program is designed to boost the creation of affordable housing through deals with developers.
“Over the past three years, we have been working to knock down each of these barriers and finally create housing for those in our city who need it most,” Tory said in an opinion piecein the Star Sept. 15. “We are finding ways to say ‘yes’ to developers who want to work with the city.”

But an analysis of the program to date shows that while multiple projects have received preliminary approval, none of the projects approved under Open Door have been completed, thus failing to meet the target set by council back in 2009.

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