Toronto government launches housing transparency portal

New online platform to highlight details on city's plan to boost housing supply

Toronto government launches housing transparency portal

The Toronto government has announced the launch of a new online dashboard that is meant to provide transparency towards the city’s plan to boost the pace of residential construction across the region.

The Toronto Housing Data Hub is a digital platform that will be compiling data on the city’s affordable rental and subsidized housing.

This data would include the status of affordable rental homes that have been approved, are currently under construction, or have been completed; details on rental housing that has been demolished or replaced; information on waiting list applications for social housing; and up-to-date maps for affordable rental projects.

“The hub will help publicly showcase the city’s clear and cohesive approach to enabling housing production to achieve or exceed the provincial housing target of 285,000 new Toronto homes in the next 10 years,” the local government said.

“It will also help track the city’s progress towards meeting its HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan target of approving 40,000 affordable rental homes by 2030.”

The hub will also provide information on the first annual release of the Toronto Housing Data Book.

“Data included in the Housing Data Hub will ensure that new policies, programs and financial investments are evidence-based to help optimize limited public resources while maximizing outcomes for Toronto residents, targeting areas and populations most in need,” the city government said.