Federal, Provincial Govts Support Affordable Homes in Orillia

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Orillia – The Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario announced a combined investment of over $8.1 million to build 42 new affordable homes in Orillia. Orillia Development, located at 250 West Street North, counts 130 affordable apartments ranging from studio to three-bedroom sizes for seniors, families, and individuals. The project will also have a community room and social …

Canada Community-Building Fund

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Ottawa — Sean Fraser, Canada’s Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, Paul Calandra, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Olivia Chow, Mayor of Toronto, and Colin Best, President of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), released a joint statement: “The three levels of government have finalized a Canada Community-Building Fund (CCBF) agreement, which will ensure that critical infrastructure …

Ontario Building More Supportive Housing in Ottawa

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Ottawa — The Ontario government is providing over $9.5 million to help create more than 100 supportive housing units in Ottawa that will support individuals experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. “Our government is making it easier for our partners to build homes of all types faster,” said Paul Calandra, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Increasing community, affordable, and supportive …

Building More Supportive Housing in Thunder Bay

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Thunder Bay — The Ontario government is providing a total of $9,238,000 under the Homelessness Prevention Program (HPP) to help create a combined 52 supportive housing units in Thunder Bay. Funding will support the most vulnerable individuals, such as those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. “Our government is making it easier for our partners to build homes of all types, …

Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes

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Government’s measures now saving people and businesses 1.5 million hours and $1.2 billion every year TORONTO — The Ontario government introduced the Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act, 2024, as part of its ongoing commitment to cut red tape, speed up government processes and build at least 1.5 million homes by 2031. This spring 2024 red tape reduction …

ON Expanding Mass Timber Construction Up to 18 Storeys

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Mass timber expansion will help build more homes and support Ontario’s forestry sector TORONTO – Ontario is expanding the use of advanced wood construction like mass timber to help build homes faster and reduce costs over time while supporting good-paying jobs in forestry, technology, engineering design and manufacturing. Currently, Ontario’s Building Code allows Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction buildings to be …

Township of Chisholm offered Wildfire Recovery Support

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Funding will help cover costs of emergency response hisholm – The Ontario government is providing the Township of Chisholm with $88,000 in provincial disaster recovery funding to help cover emergency response costs related to a wildfire. This financial support is being provided through the Municipal Disaster Recovery Assistance (MDRA) program. On May 12, 2022, the Township of Chisholm experienced a wildfire which started …

Ontario Investing Over $1.8B to Build More Homes

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New housing-enabling infrastructure funding will help municipalities get shovels in the ground TORONTO — The Ontario government is investing more than $1.8 billion in housing-enabling infrastructure funding to help build at least 1.5 million homes by 2031. This funding includes $1 billion for the new Municipal Housing Infrastructure Program and $625 million more for the Housing-Enabling Water Systems Fund, bringing its total …

Guelph gets $4.68M for Making Progress Towards 2023 Housing Target

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Funding can be used to invest in housing- or community-enabling infrastructure Guelph — Paul Calandra, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced Ontario is providing Guelph with $4,680,000 in funding through the Building Faster Fund after the city made substantial progress towards meeting its 2023 housing target, breaking ground on a total of 1,287 new housing units last year. “I applaud …

St. Catharines Gets Over $2.3M for Meeting 2023 Housing Targets

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Funding can be used to invest in housing- or community-enabling infrastructure St. Catharines — Paul Calandra, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, announced Ontario will be providing St. Catharines with $2,355,390 in funding through the Building Faster Fund as the city made substantial progress towards its 2023 housing target, breaking ground on a total of 648 new housing units last …