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Toronto’s Unhoused and The Unprepared (P 4): Alternative Housing

By Katia Galati and Talha Hashmani, CJRU 1280 AM, Toronto through an LJI grant from Canada-info.ca

Ontario’s housing market has seen skyrocketing rent prices, lowering the margins of those who can afford a place to stay.

The situation is most prominent in major metropolitans, like Toronto where rent has gone up by nearly two per cent, according to a report by the the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released on February 2022. But while such an increase has made it difficult for many low and middle-income Torontonians, the need for housing remains.

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