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Housing Sub-Committee Summary Report

Updated: February 2018


History To-date:

  • February 2016 – Formation of TDSA Housing Sub-committee
  • February 2016 – Housing Partnership Template
  • April 2016 – TDSA Housing Survey Results
  • April 2016 – Introduction Meeting with Build Toronto and Director, City of Toronto Affordable Housing Office (AFO)
  • May 2016 – Final approval of Terms of Reference
  • July 2016 - Inclusionary Zoning letter for Sean Gadon at City’s AFO
  • July 2016 - Cover letter and fact sheet re: Affordable Home Ownership
  • August 2016 - Inclusionary Zoning Consultation Feedback
  • October 2016 - Literature Review re: The Impact of Housing and Homelessness on Persons with Developmental Disability
  • October 2016 - Affordable Housing Information Guide
  • October 2016 - TDSA Affordable and Supportive Housing Forum
  • February 2017 - Housing Allowances To Maintain Successful Tenancies RFP
  • February 2017 - MCSS proposal for contract staff approved
  • May 2017 – TDSA Housing Navigator hired
  • May 2017 – Inclusive Housing Design session at BUILD Toronto
  • September 2017 – Referral Agreement Template
  • September 2017 – TDSA Brochure focused on affordable, barrier-free, supportive and inclusive housing
  • November 2017 – Confirmed commitment with private developer to explore partnership for Tippett
  • November 2017 – TDSA facilitated partnership on RFP for West Don Lands, Grenville and Grosvenor with a private developer, partners from DS and other service areas for a total of 89 units across three locations
  • November 2017 – TDSA public website with Housing Sub-committee and housing-related information launched
  • November 2017 – TDSA Housing Forum
  • To-date, the committee members have participated in multiple housing forums at the municipal, provincial and federal levels
  • January 2018 – TDSA meeting with Minister Jaczek’s Office re: our work on affordable housing
  • January 2018 – Submitted final TDSA HSC Work Plan to MCSS Toronto Region Office
  • February 2018 -Submission of TDSA Housing Forum Report to TDSA members for review 

Current Work:

  • Affordable Homeownership for family access on behalf of their family members with an intellectual disability – may have to look at alternative means, i.e. Options for Homes model
  • Partnership on RFP for West Don Lands, Grenville and Grosvenor – made it to final round, but not successful in the end Futures Mapping Group re: Housing and Supports
  • Follow-up on partnership for Tippet affordable rentals – discussions moved to Feb/March 2018
  • Potential partnership for Jarvis and Church rentals for families – following up from December 2017 meeting
  • Socially Inclusive Housing Design follow-up from May 10, 2017 session with Build Toronto – 2 working groups active and pursuing work related to other two groups through Evergreen Housing Action Lab
  • TDSA HSC Work Plan – update attached
  • Briefing Note for Minister Jaczek’s Office – final version attached for website and next steps
  • TDSA Housing Forum Report for submission to MCSS Toronto Region Office - attached


  • TDSA Affordable Housing brochure – utilize for outreach to local City Councillors re: upcoming housing projects
  • TDSA Housing Navigator position – next steps for discussion at meeting