Municipalities employ zoning codes, bylaws and land-use plans.
According to the province's housing task force, 1.5 million homes must be built over a decade to close the housing gap.
The severe lack of housing options is hurting the prospects of many young Canadians.
From 2016 to 2021, more than one-quarter of city neighbourhoods lost more housing units than they added.
From 2013 to 2022, Canada’s population grew by 427,439 people annually yet only 196,872 housing units were completed annually.
In Canada, "ground-oriented” housing is 31 per cent more expensive than before the pandemic.
Among Canada’s largest metropolitan areas, the three with the fewest housing units per 1,000 were in Ontario.
Canada’s Housing Mismatch: Many Canadians prefer ground-oriented homes, but not enough are being built
Insufficient supply relative to demand means fewer homes available to renters and buyers alike.
The situation in California has important implications for Canada’s least-affordable cities including Vancouver and Toronto.