May 25, 2023
Toronto’s renters are disproportionately facing the effects of the housing crisis. Over the past year, average rents in the city have increased by an alarming 22%, and renters are more likely to pay unaffordable housing costs as compared to homeowners. Without meaningful action, the affordability challenges that so many renters face may worsen.
In our latest Rights Review, we take stock of recent housing developments in Toronto and assess the extent to which our governments have responded to the affordable housing crisis. This report is a follow-up to our first report on increasing affordable housing in Toronto, published last year.