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  • Ontario to Introduce Ranked Ballot Option for Municipal Elections

    Ontario will introduce changes today to the Municipal Elections Act that would, if passed, modernize municipal elections and provide the option of using ranked ballots in future municipal elections.

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  • Ontario Transforming Housing and Homelessness System

    Ontario is introducing a suite of legislative and policy measures, and investing $178 million over three years, to ensure that the people of Ontario have access to affordable and adequate housing and to help them secure employment, raise a family and build strong communities.

    News Release | Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Ontario Welcomes Report on Greenbelt and Smart Growth

    Ontario has received recommendations on how to build more complete communities in the Greater Golden Horseshoe area - Canada's fastest-growing urban region, the province's economic engine and the home of the Greenbelt.

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  • Ontario Passes Legislation to Promote Smart Community Growth

    Today Ontario passed legislation to give the province's residents a greater say in how their communities grow and to provide municipalities with more opportunities to fund community services like transit and recycling.

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  • Ontario Commits to Ending Chronic Homelessness in 10 Years

    Ontario is moving ahead with an ambitious target to end chronic homelessness in 10 years and is implementing recommendations from an Expert Advisory Panel on Homelessness.

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  • Ontario Reminding Student Renters About Their Rights and Responsibilities

    As more than 600,000 university and college students across Ontario are preparing to go back to school, many of whom are becoming renters off-campus for the first time, Ontario is reminding students to understand their rights and responsibilities as tenants.

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  • Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Rental Housing in Waterloo Region

    Cambridge, Ontario - The governments of Canada and Ontario celebrated the official opening of seven new affordable rental housing projects for people with disabilities and low-income individuals and families in Waterloo Region today. Combined, these seven projects received more than $5.1 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments. The construction of these new rental housing properties has supported economic growth and helped create 103 jobs in Ontario.

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  • Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing in Toronto

    TORONTO, Ontario - The official opening of new affordable rental homes for low and moderate-income seniors and families was held today in Toronto. The West Don Lands development received nearly $25 million from the federal and provincial governments. The construction of these new units helped stimulate the economy and create approximately 605 jobs.

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  • Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing in Brampton

    Brampton, ON - The governments of Canada and Ontario, and the Region of Peel, visited Norton Lake Residence today to formally announce the 200 new affordable housing rental units that have become home for local residents. The project was supported by more than $15 million in funding through the Canada-Ontario Affordable Housing Program. The construction of this property has supported economic growth and helped create 500 jobs in Brampton while providing more affordable housing options for local seniors, families and persons with special needs.

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