Anything But Scattered: The Proposed Sale of Toronto Community Housing’s Standalone Scattered-Site Housing and Implications for Building an Inclusive Toronto

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.

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