ON proposes legislation that includes new opportunities for student housing


The Government of Ontario has proposed the “Cutting Red Tape to Build More Homes Act,” which includes measures that would give public postsecondary schools more opportunities to build student housing. Public universities will be exempt from ON’s Planning Act, which CP24states will save institutions time and application fees, as well as supporting the construction of higher density student residences. All colleges and universities will also be required to publish their student housing policies. “By requiring postsecondary institutions to publish their student housing policies, we’re also ensuring students have access to and are aware of student housing options that are safe, affordable and within an easy commute to campus,” explained ON Minister of Colleges and Universities Jill Dunlop.

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