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Fifty years in the making of Ontario’s housing crisis - a timeline

This overview provides insight into the significant housing issues that have influenced the living conditions of Ontarians.

  • Affordable Housing Crisis: Ontario has been experiencing an affordable housing crisis for the past five decades, primarily due to reduced government investment.

  • Impact on Low-Income Individuals: Lower income individuals are disproportionately affected, struggling with high rents and little savings for emergencies or debt repayment.

  • Exacerbation by COVID-19: The pandemic has intensified the crisis, increasing financial pressure on lower income households.

  • Government Response: The timeline highlights how government actions over the last 50 years have addressed housing issues, though it’s not exhaustive of all challenges and responses.



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