2.12.01 - “[A] re-elected Ontario PC government will build 1.5 million new homes over the next 10 years to keep up with current and future demands of a growing province”
In August 2022, the Ford government introduced legislation that if passed would give mayors in Toronto and Ottawa more powers to build housing. This suggests action is being taken to build homes, therefore this promise is considered in progress.
“The Ontario government introduced legislation that would give the mayors of Toronto and Ottawa more responsibility to deliver on shared provincial-municipal priorities, including building 1.5 million new homes over the next 10 years.”
“The province doesn’t build housing, but we can cut red tape to create conditions that make it easier to build housing and introduce policies that encourage densification. We can also make the most of infrastructure investments and encourage more density around major transit stations. We can do all these things while maintaining important protections for existing residents of stable communities, a vibrant agricultural sector, employment lands, the Greenbelt, our cultural heritage and the environment.”