Nowhere in Ontario is the waiting list for subsidized housing longer than in Peel Region.
Housing could become even less affordable in central Mississauga and Brampton, when the Hurontario-Main LRT is built in a few years’ time.
To help ease battle against the rising housing costs, Mississauga city council will consider a motion to require developers who build on Hurontario Street to include at least 10 per cent affordable housing in their buildings.
Coun. Carolyn Parrish, who is sponsoring the motion, said she originally wanted to ask for 20 per cent affordable housing in new developments, but scaled back to get more support on council. She said about 18 per cent of Mississauga residents are living below the poverty line.
CBC News, November 25, 2015.