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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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