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Affordable Housing – The Policy and The Data

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A look into the issues surrounding affordable housing in Toronto, how data and tech has been and can be used to address them and the challenges and opportunities presented by civic tech. Panelists: Desmond Cole, Geordie Dent, Melissa Goldstein, Neville Park, Morgen Peers, Ushnish Sengupta, and Bianca Wylie. Half of the session will be devoted to Q&A and participant input.

Key Take Aways

  • Data and tools available for use in understanding affordable housing
  • Federal, provincial and municipal level policy
  • How to design civic tech hacks (Build with not for)
  • How to be an advocate for affordable housing in Toronto

Q: I’ll be coming to PodCamp Toronto by car, is there parking?

Parking is not provided on-site, though there are several paid lots and some street parking available in the immediate area. Heated underground parking is available directly across Gould Street underneath the Metro grocery store. To access it, come north from Dundas up Dalhousie Street (one way) and the entrance to the garage will be on your right just before you get to Gould.

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