Our study reveals that the housing affordability crisis is having a pervasive impact on Canadian society. It is imposing constraints that alter the structure and composition of Canadian families.
Laneway suites could increase rental stock in established neighbourhoods without affecting their character. Toronto has lagged behind other cities in Canada and North America.
Households headed by the elderly are likely to be particularly vulnerable in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The stereotype of a dependent generation who won’t leave home ignores the many reasons adult family members choose to live together in the one house.