Peter Munk Centre for Free Enterprise Education
Across the Greater Golden Horseshoe it takes an average of 18 months to obtain a building permit.
In 2011, average rents were just over $1,000—in 2016, they jumped to $1,242.
Between 2011 and 2016, the city gained more than 116,000 new residents.
In the Greater Golden Horseshoe, per-unit building costs to comply with regulation amount to nearly $50,000.
It takes 21 months, on average, for Vancouver to approve housing projects compared to seven months in Burnaby.
Since sprawl is limited, to grow its housing supply, Toronto must build up.
Compliance costs and fees in Toronto are typically more than twice what they are in Hamilton.