Ottawa to open temporary emergency overnight centre

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Gatineau – As Ottawa continues to face extreme weather, the Government of Canada and the City of Ottawa are partnering to offer vulnerable people and those experiencing homelessness a warm indoor space to rest. Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) has signed an agreement with the City of Ottawa to temporarily use the Graham Spry Building, located at 250 Lanark …

Proposed 2024 Toronto Budget to increase property taxes

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Toronto  – The City of Toronto launched the 2024 Budget process with a staff prepared budget that protects core services and makes investments in transit, shelters and community safety. The budget aims to set the City up to achieve financial stability and sustainability through a new multi-year approach. The Budget Committee was presented with the staff prepared rate and tax-supported …

Feds lay foundation to change how Canada builds homes

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Ottawa — The Government of Canada is adopting new and innovative ways to build high-quality housing, in line with our work to make infrastructure climate resilient, and boost Canada’s housing supply at an unprecedented rate. Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, announced consultations that will begin in early January 2024 on a housing design catalogue initiative, building on …

Building More Affordable Housing in Peterborough

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Provincial investment will support vulnerable people in the community PETERBOROUGH — The Ontario government is providing an additional $177,958 through the province’s Homelessness Prevention Program to help create housing units at Hunt Terraces in Peterborough for seniors and people experiencing homelessness. This funding is in addition to over $1 million in new funding provided to the project in partnership with …

Unacceptable in country like Canada asylum-seekers sleep on Toronto streets: Trudeau 

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 Hamilton – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said it was “unacceptable” that asylum-seekers were forced to live on Toronto streets when they were turned away from the city’s overwhelmed shelter system last month. Speaking to reporters in Hamilton, he said the federal government will “continue to work together” with the city in “constructive ways” to address the issue. He was joined …

Providing More Affordable Housing in Smiths Falls

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Provincial investment will support low-income households in the community SMITHS FALLS — The Ontario government is providing over $1.63 million to create five affordable housing units in Smiths Falls to support low-income households on the rent-geared-to-income housing waiting list. Located at 188 Chambers Street, the brand-new building has four one-bedroom apartments and one bachelor apartment. The building and all five …

Ontario Providing More Affordable Housing in Brant County

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Provincial investment will support people with accessibility needs in the community Paris — The Ontario government is providing $340,000 to help create 15 affordable housing units in Paris in the County of Brant to support people with accessibility needs, as well as individuals and families who have experienced domestic violence, and people of Indigenous ancestry. The new, four-storey apartment building, …

Supporting over 30 new homes in Markham

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Markham, Ontario – Helena Jaczek, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville, on behalf of Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Housing and Diversity and Inclusion, alongside Nina Tangri, Ontario’s Associate Minister of Housing, Frank Scarpitti, Mayor of the City of Markham and Mike Clare from Markham Inter-Church Committee for Affordable Housing, announced an investment of over $4.8 …

Trudeau meets with Mayor of Winnipeg Scott Gillingham

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Winnipeg – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau met with the Mayor of Winnipeg, Scott Gillingham, to discuss shared priorities, including issues related to infrastructure, trade corridors, public safety, and housing. The Prime Minister and the Mayor discussed key infrastructure priorities such as improving trade and transportation corridors for the benefit of the people and the economy of Winnipeg, Manitoba, and all …

Providing More Affordable Housing in Dunnville

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Dunnville — The Ontario government is providing more than $1.7 million through the Social Services Relief Fund to help create nine affordable housing units in Dunnville that will support people with mental health and addiction challenges. Located on Elizabeth Crescent East, the True Experience Project includes three, one-and-half story, detached homes. Each home has three private bedrooms and a shared …