• yBILD Debate

  • calThursday, May 30, 2019
  • clocck 07:45 AM - 11:30 AM
  • location The Globe and Mail Centre; 351 King Street East, Toronto




In order to adequately house millennials, middle-income families and the growing population, the GTA needs built forms of all types.

Housing in the GTA, and in Toronto in particular, is expensive because there's not enough of it. Millennials and middle income families in particular are having an increasingly hard time making the numbers work for a first home purchase. Some advocates have proposed zoning liberalization in historically "stable" neighbourhoods to allow for "Missing Middle" housing types as a potential solution. Additionally, consumers most often identify with grade related, single-family dwellings as their preferred built form regardless of whether its cost prohibitive or possible.
What is the best path forward? What is the ideal mix of housing the GTA requires to address the growing and changing population? What are some of the opportunities and barriers of each option and is it desirable or feasible to focus on only on one built form?
How do we manage expectations of new home purchasers regarding choices? What policy solutions are required? Our panel will debate the issues and solutions.

Learn what our debaters have to say.

Breakfast: 7:45 am Program: 8:30 - 10:30 am

Location: The Globe and Mail Centre; 351 King Street East, Toronto