Private Housing/Public Interest: A Debate


Debaters included:

Ana Bailao, Councillor Ward 18, Toronto's Housing Advocate

Heather Tremain, Options for Homes

Hunter Milborne, Milborne Real Estate Inc.

Frank Clayton, Ryerson's Centre for Urban Research and Development

Opening Remarks Housing Minister Peter Milczyn

Moderator Steve Diamond, DiamondCorp

Closer Brandon Sage, Landlord Property & Rental Management Inc.

See more photos from the event on our Facebook page here.

On October 3, 2017, Kehilla hosted a public debate on housing affordability in the Greater Toronto Area at the Design Exchange. The debate was meant to address topics about the growing housing crisis in the city. The wide-reaching problem impacts nearly every segment of the population from recent graduates, to new families, low-income workers, newcomers and the growing senior population. Buying or renting housing that meets individual needs (i.e. is the right size, in the right location at a price that is affordable) is becoming increasingly challenging. Kehilla brought together professionals in the real estate, government and development sectors to hear workable solutions from all points of view.

Memorable Quotes

We have never had a crisis as big as we have right now.
— Ana Bailao
If you want to do something for your kids, buy them a single detached home, it will be worth a fortune.
— Frank Clayton
The public sector and private sector are working better together than ever.
— Steve Diamond

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