Ontario Liberals Propose Ambitious Legislation to Build Towards Housing Affordability

Legislation is the first in a series that accelerates housing supply and eliminates barriers to advancing gentle density provincewide

QUEEN’S PARK, ON – Today, Dr. Adil Shamji, MPP for Don Valley East and the Ontario Liberal Critic for Housing, will introduce The Building Universal and Inclusive Land Development in Ontario Act (BUILD Ontario Act), designed to spur the construction of more homes across our province. 

If passed, the BUILD Ontario Act will implement the Housing Affordability Task Force’s (HATF) recommendation to allow up to four residential units and up to four stories to be built as-of-right provincewide on any parcel of urban land that is zoned as “residential.” This will result in more spacious, gentle-density dwellings being built across Ontario for young families, middle-income households, and seniors trying to downsize.

“We have a plan to deliver what Ontario families need, so the next generation has the same shot at success as their parents and grandparents. Our agenda is ambitious and based on a simple yet bold concept of abundance. Ontario’s Liberals are ready to be builders again.”

Bonnie Crombie, Leader of Ontario’s Liberals 

“Six years of mismanagement under the Ford Conservatives has plunged our province into a housing crisis. It’s time for concrete and decisive action that addresses housing with the urgency that it deserves. We will be relentless in delivering the dream of an affordable home for all Ontarians beginning with today’s bold first steps.”

Dr. Adil Shamji, Ontario Liberal Critic for Housing 

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