Sep 30, 2016

By Andy Johnson

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Toronto Mayor John Tory is hosting mayors from Canada’s other big cities today to discuss  the affordable and social housing crisis in the country.
The mayors of Vancouver, Edmonton Calgary, Montreal. Mississauga, London and Ottawa are in Toronto to form a common front, urging the federal and provincial governments to do more on the social housing front.

Toronto s affordable housing wait list currently has 176,000 people on it, waiting for some 97,000 households.  In addition, the capital repair backlog for the Toronto Community Housing Corporation is pegged at $2.6 billion.  The Mayors are expected to demand that $20 billion of the money earmarked by the federal government for social infrastructure be dedicated to helping solve the housing crisis.

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