George Brown introduces Housing Task Forces, releases findings on Toronto’s housing crisis 


George Brown College’s Housing Task Force has released its initial research findings pertaining to the college’s position in Toronto’s housing crisis. The report finds that George Brown’s location in downtown Toronto–once a strategic advantage of the institution–could “become a vulnerability due to the housing crisis.” The report states that many students and staff are struggling to find affordable housing near campus, often paying high prices for unsafe living conditions, working multiple jobs to pay the rent, and/or commuting lengthy distances to get to the institution. The task force’s next steps include engaging partners–including government and other postsecondary institutions–to influence policy direction and collaborating in the areas of housing affordability, funding, and development.  

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