Category: Housing Plans

The Importance of Green Building: Benefits for the Environment and Your Health

Green building, also known as sustainable building, is the practice of designing and constructing buildings in an environmentally responsible and resource-efficient way. It aims to reduce the negative impact of buildings on the environment and to promote the health and well-being of the people who live and work in them. In this article, we’ll explore the importance of green building and the benefits it can provide for both the environment and your health.

Benefits for the Environment

  1. Reduces Carbon Footprint

Green buildings use materials and resources efficiently, which can significantly reduce their carbon footprint. This includes reducing the use of non-renewable resources and minimizing waste.

  1. Improves Air and Water Quality

Green buildings are designed to improve indoor air quality by reducing the use of harmful chemicals and increasing ventilation. They also incorporate systems to conserve and reuse water, reducing the impact on the environment and promoting sustainable water use.… Read More

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Toronto launches new portal aimed at boosting transparency around housing plan

The city has launched a new online data hub aimed at improving transparency around its recently approved plan to build more housing across Toronto.

The Toronto Housing Data Hub is a public dashboard compiled of data related to affordable rental and subsidized housing, including:

  • The status of affordable rental homes that are approved, under construction or completed.
  • Details on rental units that have been demolished or replaced.
  • Data on waiting list applications for social housing.
  • Maps showing where affordable rental projects will be located.
The City of Toronto has launched a new online database to track data related to affordable rental supply.
A snapshot of the city’s new online database where the public can track data related to affordable rental supply. (City of Toronto)

This new reporting system comes three months after Toronto City Council voted overwhelmingly in favour of a proposal from former mayor John Tory to create a “housing action plan” that could see major changes to zoning bylaws, including allowing the building of multiplexes

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