ACORN rally in East York demands more affordable housing in new buildings


Members of ACORN say that apartments within new construction projects in Toronto are simply not affordable and are urging city councillors to require developers to make them so.

They’re calling on the city to create Inclusionary Zoning that ensures 20 to 30 per cent of new apartment units be deemed affordable. The city is currently developing a policy that would require five to 10 per cent of new units to be affordable.

The organization that advocates for renters’ rights staged a rally on Eastdale Avenue Saturday, April 17, in front of a rental apartment building. Beside it, property owner Preston Group, is building a pair of buildings — one to be 35 storeys tall, the other seven.