This video presents “Toronto Community Housing: 365 Bay Mills Blvd”:

  • This is a video of photographs depicting conditions tenants of The Toronto Community Housing Corporation are living in

Above, Toronto Community Housing (TCH) State of Good Repair Needs: TCH has a $751  million capital repair backlog. The $751million breaks down like this as shown above: (+ / - compared to 2011 list)

Above, Toronto Community Housing (TCH) State of Good Repair Needs: TCH has a $751 million capital repair backlog. The $751million breaks down like this as shown above: (+ / – compared to 2011 list)

This is an update to my previous blog You’re Invited: Toronto’s Housing Working Group Meeting Today April 16, 2012, 2 PM

Toronto Community Housing (TCH) has a State of Good Repair Plan.

  • Problem:
    • Over the past 10 years, Toronto Community Housing in Ontario, Canada, has struggled to find a stable, sustainable source of the capital funds it needs to maintain its housing in good repair.
    • Toronto buildings have a $751-million repair bill.
      • Too many Toronto Community Housing tenants live in buildings that are falling apart because we can’t afford to fix them.
Calling Canadians: Special Housing Working Group in Toronto Wants Your Input July 10, 2012. Above, Toronto Community Housing's Capital Repair Backlog.

Calling Canadians: Special Housing Working Group in Toronto Wants Your Input July 10, 2012. Above, Toronto Community Housing’s Capital Repair Backlog.

  • Proposed State of Good Repair Plan for the benefit of all 164,000 tenants:

    • Sell more than 600 stand-alone properties
    • Use the estimated $222 million raised by the sales to pay for much-needed repairs to buildings throughout the city
    • Sales proceeds will be used strictly to pay for capital repairs
    • A new State of Good Repair Fund will track, in an open and transparent way, how TCH is using these dollars to benefit tenants and taxpayers

Please click here for more facts, Q &A, info about the State of Good Repair Plan and capital repair needs  as well as the addresses of the housing units recommended for sale.

Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport), Chair of the Toronto’s Affordable Housing Committee, have announced housing consultations using a dedicated e-mail address (yourvoice@toronto.ca)  and public meetings to seek innovative solutions and new partnerships to address the repair needs of Toronto Community Housing (TCH)  and the future of its single-family homes.

This start-up of housing consultations and review is a response to Toronto City Council’s endorsement of the  Special Housing Working Group to:

  • investigate alternatives to the sale of more than 600 occupied Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) single-family homes
  • provide Toronto City Council advice on:
    • a strategy to engage the federal and provincial governments in providing long-term, sustainable funding to meet Toronto’s affordable housing needs.

The Special Housing Working Group chaired by Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport) is holding the following public consultation event:

Suggestions for Action

A Public Consultation Meeting

by

Special Housing Working Group

Tuesday, July 10

2 to 8 p.m.

Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.

Please reserve a speaking time by calling the Affordable Housing Office at 416-392-8342

Also, Toronto residents can contribute their ideas at:  yourvoice@toronto.ca or by snail mail to:

Affordable Housing Office
Metro Hall, 7th Floor
55 John Street,
Toronto, Ont.
M5V 3C6

Please note that the Special Housing Working Group will deliver a final report to Toronto’s Executive Committee on September 10, 2012.

City of Toronto Contact Info

For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can phone :

  • within Toronto city limits: 311
  • outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
    (can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)
  • for TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
    Fax: 416-338-0685
    E-mail: 311@toronto.ca
  • (If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.)
  • always call 911 for emergencies

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

MEDIA ADVISORY

July 6, 2012

Housing Working Group seeks public input

The Special Housing Working Group chaired by Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport) is holding a public consultation event on Tuesday called Suggestions for Action. Media are welcome to attend.

Date: Tuesday, July 10
Time: 2 to 8 p.m.
Location: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge St.

Members of the public are invited to present their ideas and solutions concerning the future of Toronto Community Housing’s single-family homes and its repair backlog. People interested in participating are asked to reserve a speaking time by calling the Affordable Housing Office at 416-392-8342.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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