by Alan Walks, PhD, Associate Professor, Cities Centre and Department of Geography, University of Toronto
Neighbourhood Change Research Partnership Policy Brief #2, August 2012
Research conducted has found that maintaining non-market affordable housing is one of the best ways of building and encouraging inclusive communities and preventing the negative aspects of gentrification. Selling TCHC properties into the private market will only exacerbate polarizing trends and work against the goal of building inclusive communities. We thus recommend that these properties not be sold into the private market.