From parking to housing: Toronto council eyes changes to 130 lots

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Toronto’s push to address its mounting housing crisis could see it convert parking lots on prime land across the city to build new homes. 

That proposal will come before city councillors later this month, after Mayor Olivia Chow’s powerful executive committee recently endorsed the plan in principle. 

The plan would see staff conduct an inventory of city owned facilities, including parking lots, to see what might be suitable for conversion to housing. 

Chow acknowledges that re-purposing city parking lots to create more dense communities, specifically around transit stations, has been planned for decades. But, she says progress has been frustratingly slow and this

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