Housing affordability is an important issue in Canadian cities. And so is finding money to pay for much needed infrastructure. Municipalities often frame development charges (DCs) as a painless way of paying for new infrastructure without increasing taxes. Join our Vice President, Research, Daniel Schwanen, as he discusses Hosing Homebuyers: Why Cities Should Not Pay for Water & Wasterwater Infrastructure with Development Charges and the argument for why cities should revamp development charges to improve housing affordability across the country.
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