After strong and sustained opposition from housing experts, tenants and four former mayors, Toronto City Council’s Executive Committee hastily pulled the proposal for the sell-off of 740 affordable homes in 675 buildings from its January meeting. The scheme is back on the agenda for the Feb. 13 Exec meeting with virtually no change. The Wellesley Institute’s formal submission to Exec calls for Toronto to establish a special task force with a variety of expertise, including tenants, that would chart the course to a sustainable future for Toronto’s affordable housing company. More background information on the proposed sell-off, including letters from the former mayors and the links between housing and health, is posted here. The report to Exec committee from city staff on the proposed sell-off is posted here.