Brad Bradford Housing Plan to Prioritize Supply of Attainable Housing

Mayoral Candidate Brad Bradford announces his housing plan

TORONTO – Brad Bradford and his family understand, firsthand, the challenges of finding a home in Toronto. For many, Toronto is just too expensive.  Today, the average home selling price in Toronto is $1.1 million and the average one-bedroom apartment now rents for more than $2,500 a month.

“Something has to change,” said Brad Bradford. “If we want a vibrant city that attracts and retains the best and brightest, we need to ensure there is housing available at every price point. The promise of Toronto is predicated on that idea that if you want to build your life here, we want to have you.”

With Brad’s experience as an urban planner for the City of Toronto, Councillor, and Chair of the Planning and Housing Committee, he has more experience than all the other candidates combined in getting housing built. That insight informs his plan to address the affordability crisis in this city by providing more housing for more people.

Today, bureaucratic silos across city divisions result in endless delays for Torontonians looking to build or renovate homes. It’s illegal to build more than a bungalow in the majority of the city. The flagship “Housing Now” affordable housing program hasn’t seen a single home built since launching in 2019. Acres of city-owned land sit vacant growing weeds and serving as playgrounds for rats and racoons.

There needs to be less talk about housing and more action to get it built, and Brad’s housing plan will do just that. Brad’s plan will:

  • Increase housing supply:
    • Deliver the “missing middle” and make mid-rise possible
    • Unlock government-owned lands
  • Streamline approvals:
    • Empower the Development and Growth Division
    • Reduce delays, over-consultation and drawn-out appeals
    • Simplify the rules, eliminate red tape and hold staff accountable

SOURCE Brad Bradford Campaign

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