Doug Ford to Host Housing Affordability Summit with City of Ontario Mayors Next Month | The Canadian News

Ontario Prime Minister Doug Ford is inviting city leaders to a summit on housing affordability.

The meeting with Ford, Municipal Affairs Minister Steve Clark and the mayors and regional presidents of the big cities is scheduled for December 16.

Ford says his goal for the summit is to work on solutions to address the housing affordability “crisis” so that more families can become homeowners.

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Clark also plans to hold a session on housing affordability with rural municipalities in January.

The progressive conservative government’s latest plans come after an earlier announcement by a housing affordability task force that will also study the issue.

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Ontario Real Estate Association Executive Director Tim Hudak says the summit is a good step toward greater collaboration on the issue and called for zoning statutes to be amended to allow for more family-friendly housing.

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