Renters account for about one third of Canadian households and 50% of Toronto. Many live in deteriorating, decades-old buildings, but lack the income to trade up to homeownership because of price escalation and speculation in gentrifying neighbourhoods.
Rental Housing in Western Nations: Lessons for Canada? Duncan Maclennan, University of St. Andrew’s, Scotland
Rental Housing Disadvantage in Canada: Trends and Options, J. David Hulchanski, University of Toronto
Rental Housing Issues in Toronto, Israt Ahmed, Social Planning Toronto
Leanne Holt, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
Effie Vlachoyannacos, Board member, Federation of Metro Tenants Associations
Christopher Hume, Toronto Star, Urban Affairs Columnist