Affordable Housing in Markham

The Reality

Housing in Markham is among the least affordable in the GTA.

The Challenge

Many people who want to work in Markham can’t afford to live here. We need sufficient housing for seniors, students and young professionals.

The Opportunity

Consider all housing options and provide incentives for developers to build affordable units for rent and purchase:

  • Consider City-owned land for development of affordable housing
  • Implement inclusionary zoning and development charge rebates
  • Allow and regulate safe secondary suites

Read more on the province’s Affordable Housing Strategy and the city’s recently published housing plan.