The City of Toronto launched the new Housing Data Hub, a centralized and publicly accessible source for information and data related to housing in the city.
The new Housing Data Hub aims to improve accountability and transparency by tracking the city’s progress on creating more housing in Toronto. The Hub will help publicly showcase the city’s approach to enabling housing production to achieve or exceed the provincial housing target, the city said in a news release. It will also help track the city’s progress toward meeting its HousingTO 2020-2030 Action Plan target of approving 40,000 affordable rental homes by 2030.
The Housing Data Hub brings together key housing data related to the social and affordable housing portfolio under the city’s administration, including:
• the affordable rental housing pipeline with homes that are approved, under construction and completed;
• details on rental units that have been demolished and replaced;
• the existing social housing stock and data from the Centralized Waiting List;
• maps showing where affordable rental projects in the pipeline are, as well as where social housing buildings are located in the city;
• the first release of the Toronto Housing Data Book.
Data in the Hub will be presented via online data dashboards as well as an annually published Data Book, which provides insights into the health of Toronto’s housing system by bringing together housing-related data from both City of Toronto sources and external sources, including Statistics Canada and the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
The Hub will continue to grow over time to include new data points that align with the strategic goals of the city. The data will also be included in the city’s Open Data portal. The new Housing Data Hub can be found on the city’s website.