housing supply

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Filtering—how markets, not national strategies, make housing affordable

In Toronto the approvals process costs nearly $47,000 per housing unit (on average), compared to $21,000 in Hamilton.

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Queen’s Park and Toronto City Hall put the squeeze on renters

In 2011, average rents were just over $1,000—in 2016, they jumped to $1,242.

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when reviewing the OMB
Long and uncertain building permit approval timelines make it more difficult to build in cities like Toronto.

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On average, it takes more than 15 months to get a permit to build a new housing unit in Vancouver.

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If taxing foreign buyers affects demand for homes in some cities, where might that demand migrate to?