Residential Intensification: Density and Its Discontents [EPUB]
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Residential intensification has been a planning objective in Ontario for decades, but has recently followed a path quite different than in the past. The type of building that provides a home to many people can now be as tall as an office tower. New, multiple residential buildings, in Ontario and BC, have a larger share of the market than ground oriented low-rise housing. This has not happened without controversy. The purchase of a home may be the most important investment decision most Canadians will make. The Council intends that this 360° Report educate and inform consumers of events that could impact a decision to purchase a home in new developments with increased density. It also identifies policies and market trends, lists the rights and responsibilities consumers possess, describes where to obtain information, and the information that is still lacking. It was developed to form the basis of discussion for a panel of stakeholders concerned with the issue area.
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