Policy Options for Inclusive Neighbourhoods
GPA members prepared a report identifying and detailing policy tools to limit the negative impacts of gentrification and displacement in Toronto’s west-central neighbourhoods. The project was part of a larger research initiative that was tied to an analysis and mapping of income disparity in Toronto. The study examined tools that could be implemented to address gentrification of commercial strips, housing affordability and community services. Tools included inclusionary zoning, tax incentives and density bonuses in return for provision of services. The final report was presented to the Centre for Urban and Community Studies following discussion with an advisory committee that included community agency representatives from west central Toronto and members of the academic community with specialized knowledge of affordable housing and community development.