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ISBN: 9781459409408-05

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Creating Affordable Housing in Real Neighbourhoods

From: How We Changed Toronto


1970s. One of the very significant actions of the new Council was to embark on an affordable housing program. This resulted in thousands of affordable units being built by Council’s housing company and by others throughout the city, in developments that integrated moderate- and low-income families within buildings and neighbourhoods, and matched the form and style of the new housing to surrounding existing structures.



John Sewell

A lifelong Torontonian, JOHN SEWELL grew up in the Beach neighbourhood and graduated from the University of Toronto Law School. After his career in city politics, he chaired an Ontario Royal Commission on land use policies, taught at Osgoode Hall Law School, worked as a columnist for The Globe and Mail and NOW Magazine, and wrote books on city planning and police. He is a member of the Order of Canada.