Increasing Housing Supply in Ontario

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Notice type
Posted by
Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Notice stage
Proposal posted
Comment period
November 28, 2018 - January 25, 2019 (58 days) Closed
Last updated

This consultation was open from:

November 28, 2018
to January 25, 2019

Proposal summary

The government is consulting to inform the development of an action plan to help increase the supply of ownership and rental housing in Ontario.

Proposal details

A strong demand for housing and limited supply in Ontario has resulted in rapidly rising housing costs over the last few years. In high-growth urban areas, high prices and rents have made it too hard for people to afford the housing they need. High prices also affect other parts of Ontario, including northern and rural communities, where a lack of supply has made ownership more difficult and quality rental housing hard to find.

To help increase the supply of housing in Ontario, the government is developing an action plan that will address the barriers getting in the way of new ownership and rental housing.

To inform the action plan, the government is undertaking consultations on how to expand the housing supply in Ontario.

How to participate

  1. Read the consultation document
  1. Submit your feedback
    • There are two ways to submit feedback. Submit your feedback by January 25, 2019
    1. Online survey
      • Complete the survey or upload your submission from our survey page.
    1. Email your submission
      • Email your written feedback to and: 
        • include your name or the name of your organization
        • attach your submission as a PDF or Word document

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Important notice: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, viewing supporting materials in person is not available at this time.

Please reach out to the Contact listed in this notice to see if alternate arrangements can be made.

Market Housing Branch

777 Bay Street
14th Floor
Toronto, ON
M5G 1Z3

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Commenting is now closed.

The comment period was from November 28, 2018
to January 25, 2019

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