2018 Municipal Election

With the housing crisis a top priority for residents and mayoral candidates,the Board urges Toronto’s next City Council to adopt the four recommendations in our Better Housing playbook.

"The Board is urging Toronto’s next Council to confront this challenge in a tangible way: more affordable homes and rents, more ‘missing middle’ options, densified neighbourhoods and transitoriented development,” said Jan De Silva, President & CEO, Toronto Region Board of Trade. “Residents can play a pivotal role by voting for candidates with the will to tackle the city’s housing challenge. We can’t price out our young professionals if we’re going to remain a globally attractive place for business and talent to locate."

In the news: New report on housing in Toronto region via Metro Morning

Talking to the candidates videos

How do the campaigning parties plan to address Ontario’s housing needs? Watch these videos to hear candidates from all three parties answer questions on this election’s hot topics.





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2018 Provincial Election

The high cost of housing—driven by a lack of supply and the right mix of homes close to transit—is causing young professionals to consider moving out of the region, limiting employers’ ability to attract and retain the talent they need to be competitive. 

On the left you’ll find our Housing Policy Playbook: the result of a year of policy and advocacy initiatives by the Board to elevate the supply issue affecting housing affordability and impacting the business community’s ability to attract and retain to talent.

Housing Policy Playbook