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This section explores current news articles related to all things housing. These articles may have a direct impact on the developmental service sector, or simply be an interesting and informative read. Click on the article title to be connected to the webpage. 

February 4, 2018


This is the first case in Canada in which people with disabilities are claiming their right not just to live in communities but to receive public assistance.

November 13, 2017 

Ontario Working With Municipalities, Industry To Bring New Housing To Market Faster               download (1)
Ontario is taking immediate steps to streamline the approvals process for new housing developments, which will help bring more housing to market sooner. Streamlining housing approvals will help more people find affordable homes.

November 1, 2017                                                                                                                download (1)

Ontario Expands Support for the City of Toronto's Bridges to Housing Project for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
"Ontario is providing $730,000 in continued support for the City of Toronto’s Bridges to Housing project. This includes $465,000 in annualized funding beginning in 2018/19 to continue the project and maintain supports for individuals currently housed..."

November 1, 2017                                                                                                               

Ontario unlocks land in Toronto’s northwest for affordable housing development                                         logo_globalnews
"By unlocking these lands, we are helping individuals, families and seniors find the affordable and market housing they need. We believe increasing housing options for people from all walks of life will help build stronger, more inclusive communities."                                     

October 7, 2017 

Builder Daniels Corp. opens doors for greater accessibility in the home                          download
"Now, all future developments will include power-operated entry doors; wider doorways with a minimum 34-inch clearance; balconies with swing doors and low-threshold, roll-out access; increased clearance between cabinets and islands; at least one bathroom with a roll-in shower, handheld faucet, grab bars and seat, as well as undersink knee clearance."

September 15, 2017                         

Creating more affordable housing must be a priority: Tory, Bailao                                        download
"For the first time since setting that affordable housing goal almost a decade ago, this city council will actually meet — and exceed — that target this year and we are already working to repeat that hard work again next year."

September 1, 2017 

Ontario relaxes rules for ODSP, Ontario Works                                                                                     download                                                                    
"Effective Friday, the government is loosening some of the stringent rules governing the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW). The two are the primary social support systems for residents with disabilities, although Ontario Works assists residents with out disabilities as well."