Home Builders’ Association disappointed by removal of Downtown Burlington Urban Growth Centre

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Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward says her city can once again “grow and evolve in ways that truly reflect the community’s vision.”

Ontario’s minister of municipal affairs and housing, during a media event at Burlington city hall on Tuesday morning, announced that Burlington will be allowed to adjust the boundary of its existing provincial Urban Growth Centre (UGC) designation.

Steve Clark said the adjustment of the boundary of the UGC, once centred on the downtown core, will move the focus of the designation to the Burlington GO Station.

The West End Home Builders’ Association says it is disappointed by the removal of the Downtown Burlington Urban Growth Centre.

“In the middle of a housing crisis within a region challenged to achieve existing growth expectations”, association CEO Mike Collins-Williams said “now is not the time to remove opportunities for new housing supply in complete communities.”

GUEST: Michael Collins-Williams, Chief Executive Officer of the West End Home Builders’ Association

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