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House Divided: How the Missing Middle Will Solve Toronto's Housing Crisis

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Housing is increasingly unattainable in successful global cities, and Toronto is no exception -- in part because of zoning that protects "stable" residential neighborhoods with high property values. <i>House Divided</i> is a citizen's guide for changing the way housing can work in big cities. Using Toronto as a case study, this anthology unpacks the affordability crisis and offers ...more
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Published June 25th 2019 by Coach House Books
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Alex Mulligan
Jun 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an interesting anthology! Coach house books and John Lorinc never fail to disappoint! Toronto is in the middle of a housing crisis. Often politicians blame supply and demand economics but it goes so much deeper than that- House Divided explores the causes of the affordability crisis in Toronto. <br /><br />I was worried this book would be a difficult read packed with technical planning terms, theories, and jargo, but it was surprisingly accessible. Lorinc and the team of authors explore the cause, impact, ...more
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John Lorinc is an award-winning journalist who has contributed to Toronto Life, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Saturday Night, Report on Business, and Quill &amp; Quire, among other publications, and was the editor of The Ward Uncovered: The Archaeology of Everyday Life (Coach House Books, 2018) and The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood (Coach House Books, 2015). ...more