The City of Toronto has launched a new housing data hub, a centralized and publicly accessible source for information and data related to housing in the city and the executive committee will approved the new Housing Action Plan that highlights “the importance of making more housing-related data accessible to the public.”
“We remain laser-focused on providing meaningful solutions to Toronto’s housing challenges. The Housing Data Hub helps us track our accomplishments and opportunities for growth and allows us to continue to develop data-informed, evidence-based policies and initiatives to create new, safe and healthy homes quickly,” said Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie.
The data hub will track progress on creating more housing in Toronto by showcasing strategies to achieve or exceed the provincial housing target of 285,000 new Toronto homes in the next 10 years and the 2020-2030 Action Plan target of approving 40,000 affordable rental homes by 2030.
The Housing Data Hub tracks:
- the affordable rental housing pipeline with homes that are approved, under construction and completed
- details on rental units that have been demolished and replaced
- the existing social housing stock and data from the Centralized Waiting List
- maps showing where affordable rental projects in the pipeline are, as well as where social housing buildings are located in the city
- the first annual release of the Toronto Housing Data Book
Data will be presented on online data dashboards and will be published annually in Data Book, which provides insights into the health of Toronto’s housing system by bringing together housing-related data, including looking at key housing indicators, from both City of Toronto sources and external sources, including Statistics Canada and the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation.
“We are committed to creating real solutions to Toronto’s housing crisis, and we continue to ensure that more people in need of housing are getting keys to their own permanent homes, not temporary solutions,” said Councillor Brad Bradford. “This Housing Data Hub increases our accountability to the public and key stakeholders, informs the development of effective strategy and moves us quickly toward our goal of ensuring that more Toronto residents have a place to call home.”