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Affordable Housing Summit to address challenges and solutions

Affordable Housing Summit to address challenges and solutions

TORONTO — An Affordable Housing Summit, Supply Chain Expo and Skilled Trades Career Fair being held this month will focus on demystifying Canada’s housing challenges while formulating innovative solutions.

It will be held in collaboration with the University of Toronto from May 24 to 26 at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus at 1265 Military Trail. 

Organizers are set to host approximately 300 community stakeholders such as the UnitedWay, RESCON, the College of Carpenters and Allied Trades, Altus Group, HousingNowTO, CentennialCollege, City of Toronto, TTC, the University of Toronto — EaRTH District and others along with various branches of government. Over 7,000 attendees are expected.

Along with exploring the potential of off-site modular construction, the event will also highlight other advancements such as mass timber, construction robotics, advanced building materials and 3D printing.

The summit will address several areas including:

  • Affordable rental;
  • affordable home ownership;
  • co-ownership/fractional housing;
  • modular builds (single family, multi-unit, ADUs);
  • financing (grants, incentives, loans);
  • skilled trade training and employment;
  • sustainable living, renewable/green energy; and
  • Landlord Tenant Board Issues.

The event is well-suited for real estate investors, individuals looking to enter the trades, those with a passion for addressing the housing crisis, mortgage brokers, real estate brokers, government agencies and non-profit organizations.

In addition to the expo, the Skilled Trades Career Fair will implement a holistic, multi-sector strategy to stimulate economic growth at the community level, concentrating on narrowing economic disparities while cultivating a sustainable inclusive vital economic, states a release. The event will conclude with a bus tour sponsored by the TTC to three affordable housing sites across the city.

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