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More Homes for More People: Increasing Housing Supply

Ontario is in a housing crisis, and the City of Richmond Hill is working to increase the housing supply for its residents.


One of the City's initiatives for the Federal Government’s Housing Accelerator Fund is to build more housing across neighbourhoods, especially those near rapid transit stations, which will increase gentle density and supply much-needed missing middle housing in the city.


This will be achieved by proposing amendments to the City's Official Plan and Zoning By-laws to allow up to:


Currently, property owners are allowed to create up to three units on each property. The proposed amendments will help to build even more homes in the city.


The City will assess the impact of these changes on the neighbourhoods’ infrastructure, such as water, stormwater, and transportation systems, and make the necessary adjustments. Consultation firms have been retained to complete this initiative. 


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