How to Create Affordable Housing Models in Toronto? The Discussion on Missing Middle and Financing Redevelopment

Toronto has been experiencing a housing affordability crisis for almost two decades and the house prices continue to increase. The increasing unaffordability causes many problems in the city including increasing social inequality and difficulty of accessing affordable housing essentially for newcomers and racialized communities. This project aims at focusing on the discussion of “missing middle” and attempting to analyze what type of redevelopment is necessary in order to create an affordable housing system in Toronto. The project situates the mid-rise apartment buildings into the centre of the discussion and seeks to find answer to the questions “how can more mid-rise apartment buildings overcome the affordability crisis in Toronto?”.

Murat Ucoglu
Faculty Supervisor: 
Ute Lehrer
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