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Community Housing a
Nobody sure who is most responsible for maintaining it
Toronto, May 31st
– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1035
Toronto voters, the plurality (45%) believes Toronto Community Housing should
continue to build and maintain low cost social housing, while more than 4 in 10
(42%) prefer to decommission existing social housing and provide a rent
supplement instead. (13%) say they don’t know which option they prefer.
likely to say that housing should continue to be built and maintained include
those aged 35-44 (46%), 45-54 (47%), or 55-64 (49%), earning $80,000-$100,000
(57%), and living in the Former City of Toronto (50%) or North York (47%).
likely to say existing social housing should be decommissioned with a rent
supplement provided instead include those aged 34 or younger (43%), 35-44
(43%), or 65+ (43%), earning $20,000-$40,000 (46%), $60,000-$80,000 (49%), and
living in East York (54%).
Confusion over which level of government is responsible for
(27%) say that the
municipal government is most responsible, (28%) say Provincial, and (27%) say
Just under 2 in 10
(18%) say they do not know which level of government is most responsible for
for Toronto Community Housing is not particularly well understood by
Torontonians, and their opinions on continuing the existing pattern of building
and maintaining social housing or decommissioning it in favour of a rent
supplement is mixed,” said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research.
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at (416) 960-9603.