Housing, homelessness and Toronto’s 2011 municipal budget: Presentation and notes from community forum

Even as Toronto’s affordable housing waiting list hits an all-time high and the overall supply of private rental housing continues to stagnate, the city’s 2011 municipal budget tightens the screws on housing and homelessness spending. Cuts in federal and provincial revenues has forced Toronto to eat into its reserves and divert money intended for shelters and use it to cover administrative costs instead. The Wellesley Institute’s Michael Shapcott delivered a presentation on the city’s 2011 municipal budget at a forum sponsored by Social Planning Toronto. His background notes set out more detail.

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