Category Archives: Editorials

Editorial: The ‘other’ factors of housing affordability – it’s not just about price.

There has been lots written on the price of housing, and its impact on housing affordability for all sectors of the population. But coupled with the price of housing are two other factors: incomes that are not keeping pace with housing prices, and mortgage rules that affect who is allowed to enter the housing market. … Continue reading Editorial: The ‘other’ factors of housing affordability – it’s not just about price.

Editorial: Does Growth really pay for growth?

I am often confronted with the comment: Growth doesn’t pay for growth. This is usually followed by the question: why should taxpayers finance growth? And I smile. You see, I believe that generally growth DOES pay for growth. And I believe if it was broken down for people, they might just be a little surprised … Continue reading Editorial: Does Growth really pay for growth?

Editorial – Inclusionary Zoning and Problem Solving Affordable Housing

Whenever I’m out, whether it be at a party with friends, a networking event, etc. the conversation often turns to the price of housing. Most are surprised at the rate by which the price of housing continues to climb, and wonder if it will peak or max out. People say: “how can my kids afford … Continue reading Editorial – Inclusionary Zoning and Problem Solving Affordable Housing

Editorial – Greenbelt vs Urban Sprawl

It seems like everyone is talking about the Greenbelt these days. For those in the know, the Crombie report on the Greenbelt and Growth Plan changes is imminent, the result of many months of public consultation and submissions by municipalities, organizations, companies and individuals. For those not as up to date, when the Greenbelt was … Continue reading Editorial – Greenbelt vs Urban Sprawl