Markham's Draft Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy, 2020

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The City of Markham is developing a new Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy and we are looking for Your Feedback!

The City of Markham is developing a new Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy and exploring innovative solutions to address housing affordability. One-in-three households in the City have housing affordability issues and nearly one-in-five residents are spending 50% or more of their income on housing. The average price of a resale home in Markham has doubled over the last 10 years and average market rent is increasing faster than inflation. There is a need for more affordable ownership and rental housing options for low and moderate income households. The City is taking action on this important issue.


Virtual Community Information Meeting (Recording)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Thank you for joining us for the Virtual Community Information Meeting on Markham's Draft Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy. The meeting presented the draft Strategy including the work completed to date and provided an opportunity for feedback and questions.

We want to hear from you! Send your feedback about the Draft Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy to the contacts under "Who's Listening".

Missed the session? You can watch a video recording of the meeting (below) or download the presentation.


What have we done?

Markham has completed a two-phase study to develop a new Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy. The Phase 1 report provides a housing needs assessment of current and emerging housing gaps in Markham. The Phase 2 report provides a proposed Draft Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy based on a policy review and initial stakeholder feedback. The Draft Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy contains a vision, 3 goals, 34 actions and an inclusionary zoning framework, a new provincial tool that can require affordable housing in residential developments.






Markham Housing Summit 2020: Addressing our Housing Crisis (Recording)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Markham Housing Summit was a livestreamed virtual event that brought together various sectors involved in building housing in Markham to discuss solutions to deliver affordable and rental housing. Missed the Summit? You can watch the video recording below:

We want to hear from you!

Provide your feedback below about the Draft Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy or contact those listed under "Who's Listening?".



The City of Markham is developing a new Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy and we are looking for Your Feedback!

The City of Markham is developing a new Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy and exploring innovative solutions to address housing affordability. One-in-three households in the City have housing affordability issues and nearly one-in-five residents are spending 50% or more of their income on housing. The average price of a resale home in Markham has doubled over the last 10 years and average market rent is increasing faster than inflation. There is a need for more affordable ownership and rental housing options for low and moderate income households. The City is taking action on this important issue.


Virtual Community Information Meeting (Recording)

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Thank you for joining us for the Virtual Community Information Meeting on Markham's Draft Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy. The meeting presented the draft Strategy including the work completed to date and provided an opportunity for feedback and questions.

We want to hear from you! Send your feedback about the Draft Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy to the contacts under "Who's Listening".

Missed the session? You can watch a video recording of the meeting (below) or download the presentation.


What have we done?

Markham has completed a two-phase study to develop a new Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy. The Phase 1 report provides a housing needs assessment of current and emerging housing gaps in Markham. The Phase 2 report provides a proposed Draft Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy based on a policy review and initial stakeholder feedback. The Draft Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy contains a vision, 3 goals, 34 actions and an inclusionary zoning framework, a new provincial tool that can require affordable housing in residential developments.






Markham Housing Summit 2020: Addressing our Housing Crisis (Recording)

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

The Markham Housing Summit was a livestreamed virtual event that brought together various sectors involved in building housing in Markham to discuss solutions to deliver affordable and rental housing. Missed the Summit? You can watch the video recording below:

We want to hear from you!

Provide your feedback below about the Draft Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy or contact those listed under "Who's Listening?".


  • The City of Markham is taking action to address housing affordability and developing a new Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy. The Draft Affordable and Rental Housing Strategy can be found here. Provide your feedback on the proposed vision, goals and actions by completing the following survey.  This survey may take approximately 15 minutes to complete and will remain open until Friday March 5, 2021.

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