Tag Archives: affordable housing

Affordable housing is never a bad idea. Or is it?

You know what’s wrong with good ideas?  They demand that we shed our preconceptions and act on a new premise.  You cannot with sincerity say, “what a great idea!” without next thinking, “we really ought to try that”.  Because of that compulsion to act, the best ideas often remain undeclared, are politely ignored, or are…
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Two tens for a five?

I haven’t been blogging much for the past year. Things have been happening too fast. By the time I register a reaction to one thing, something new is impressing itself on me. The themes and issues get stacked up in my mind, like airliners circling a runway, waiting for permission to land. One preoccupation over…
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A false dilemma about Section 37 deals

I’ve been urging that we manage public-private partnerships differently, and that we use Section 37 agreements to better effect.  I should be more careful what I wish for. Affordable housing is already possible under Section 37 of the Provincial Planning Act.  Only a small portion of the developers contributions have been used for this purpose.The City…
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