Mississauga’s affordable housing crisis has become an obsession for Councillor Carolyn Parrish. She’s trying to atone for past mistakes, she says, in this case her vote as a local MP more than two decades ago that helped download social housing from Ottawa to the provinces, and in Ontario almost immediately to municipalities.
Parrish talked to the Star about a game-changing deal she just helped broker with a developer building a glitzy downtown condo project on City Centre Dr. that will be attached to units for families on the affordable housing wait list. The average wait, at more than six years, is among the longest in the province. The veteran politician talked about how she plans to change that.
The Toronto Star, San Grewal, July 28, 2017