Cities of Opportunity

How can cities equalize access to opportunities for everyone?

Affordable Housing

Affordable housing has emerged as a significant issue in Canadian cities and cities globally, over the last decade. The costs of both home ownership and rental housing have increased, and the supply of available rental units in many cities has declined. What impacts is this having, socially, culturally, economically and politically? 

The School of Cities is bringing together scholars from across the University of Toronto, who are researching issues related to housing affordability from different disciplinary perspectives, with the objective of working together to research, discuss and debate the causes, processes, policies and consequences of declining housing affordability.  

Scholarly discussion and work will be shared through our monthly Seminar Series and Paper Series to be published openly on the School of Cities website. 

Facets of a city, from housing and shelter to health and finance