Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate Affordable Housing in Peel Region
Mississauga, ON — More individuals, families and seniors will now have a place to call home in Peel Region. The federal and provincial governments are investing over $44 million to create 298 more affordable housing units through the Canada-Ontario Investment in Affordable Housing (IAH) agreement.
Omar Algabrha, Member of Parliament for Mississauga Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), along with the Honourable Dipika Damerla, Ontario Minister of Seniors Affairs and Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga East-Cooksville, on behalf of the Honourable Peter Milczyn, Ontario's Minister of Housing and Minister Responsible for the Poverty Reduction Strategy, made the announcement today. Martin Medeiros, Region of Peel Councillor, on behalf of Frank Dale, Region of Peel Chair and John Kovac, Mississauga City Councillor, on behalf of Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga also participated.
The announcement took place at an official groundbreaking for The Daniels Corporation's affordable housing development at 360 City Centre Drive, which will provide 174 units of affordable rental housing, including 154 units funded by the IAH program.
Other affordable housing developments throughout Peel Region were also celebrated at the event.
- The Region of Peel Affordable Rental Housing Project will be part of the 23-acre award-winning Mississauga City Centre neighbourhood and feature pedestrian-friendly pathways, a community park and public art.
- One building of the two-tower development will include affordable units, rent-geared-to-income units and market-rate units.
- The Region of Peel also contributed more than $66 million to these projects.
- The governments of Canada and Ontario have partnered together to deliver the IAH program since 2011. Under the IAH, Ontario and the federal government are investing a total of $1.9 billion to improve access to affordable housing across Ontario.
- As Canada's authority on housing, CMHC contributes to the stability of the housing market and financial system, provides support for Canadians in housing need, and offers unbiased housing research and advice to all levels of Canadian government, consumers and the housing industry. For more information, please visit cmhc.ca or follow us on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.
- Investing in affordable housing is part of Ontario's plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change. Since 2003, the province has committed more than $5 billion in funding for affordable housing, which has helped support more than 22,000 new affordable rental housing units, more than 335,000 repairs and improvements to social and affordable housing units and rental and down payment assistance to more than 93,000 households in need. These investments complement the commitments made through Ontario’s recent Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy update, and support the province’s goal of ending chronic homelessness by 2025. For more information on affordable housing in Ontario, visit ontario.ca/affordablehousing or follow us on Twitter.
- Canada's first ever National Housing Strategy is a 10-year, $40-billion plan that will give more Canadians a place to call home. Under the National Housing Strategy, the federal government will recognize and progressively implement every Canadian's right to access housing that meets their needs and that they can afford. For more information on the National Housing Strategy visit www.placetocallhome.ca.
“Our Government is investing in affordable housing here in Mississauga Centre and across Canada to help create jobs and improve the quality of life for those who need it most. Thanks to the combined efforts of our partners, we are able to give a helping hand to individuals in need, and in doing so, we are contributing to the economic and social well-being of the entire community.”
“Providing access to affordable housing in Peel Region will give individuals and families the opportunity to reach their full potential. Communities like this one make a meaningful difference to Mississauga, and help to ensure that everyone has a safe, affordable place to live, work and raise their family.”
“The need for affordable housing in Peel continues to grow, making it a priority of Region of Peel Council to increase affordable housing for Peel residents. This new development and other investments in Peel are examples of strategies we identified in the Region’s new long-term housing and homelessness plan, ‘Home for All,’ which support our long-term outcomes that affordable housing is available to all residents and homelessness is prevented. The Region looks forward to ongoing partnerships with the federal and provincial governments, our local municipalities, the private sector and the community to increase affordable housing and create safe and connected communities where all Peel residents can live and thrive.”
“Housing affordability is a priority for our City and is fundamental to a healthy, inclusive and sustainable community. This new development supports our City’s goal of making housing affordable for all by ensuring that a range of units geared to all income levels is made available. Together, we are building a city where residents from all walks of life continue to thrive and enjoy a quality of life second to none.”
“We congratulate all four levels of government for taking the initiative to bring affordable housing to Mississauga’s City Centre. Healthy and vibrant communities are richer with a variety of uses, peoples and incomes. This public-private partnership demonstrates the success of how well affordable and market housing can co-exist, fostering inclusiveness, and is what we as city-builders want to continue doing in our communities.”
Martin Blake, Vice President