More than 35 million people now call Canada home, according to data released by Statistics Canada last week. That’s five per cent growth since 2011, when the population was 33.5 million, the highest rate of growth among G7 countries.
The GTA has experienced considerable growth in recent years and with it we’ve seen a huge increase in traffic congestion. The roads that move people and goods across the GTA haven’t been able to keep up with the increase of vehicles using them.
Outdated zoning bylaws in municipalities across the GTA are contributing to our worsening housing supply shortage, further eroding choice for new home buyers and ultimately adding to the price growth of new homes.