Zoning Battles in Toronto and Ontario — Why We Need to Build Up Not Out: An Interview with Phil Pothen

Right now, Toronto is seeing a massive shift in housing zoning policies both at the municipal and provincial level.

In our latest Move Smartly interview, Urmi Desai, Move Smartly Editor, talks to Phil Pothen, land use and environment lawyer, about these developments and his analysis of potential impacts. 

Phil Pothen, J.D., M.L.A., leads policy research and advocacy regarding land-use planning, natural heritage, habitat protection, and transportation as head of the Ontario Environment Program at Environmental Defence. 

We discuss the latest City of Toronto staff proposal to allow multiplexes to built in Toronto’s so-called ‘Yellow belt’ which currently only allows detached and semi-detached homes, how the Ontario government’s “Build More Homes Faster” Act (Bill 23) is opening more of the Greenbelt to development and more. 

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Urmi Desai is Founding Editor at Move Smartly, a leader in Toronto real estate news & analysis, and is Realosophy Realty's Chief Content Officer with responsibility for Realosophy.com and all consumer education and tools.

Urmi holds a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Toronto and an M.A. from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (Trade Economics) at Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada).

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