The Town of Collingwood, like many municipalities across Canada, is grappling with the challenge of affordable housing. To address this pressing issue, the Town initiated an Affordable Housing Master Plan (AHMP) project. This plan, prepared by N. Barry Lyon Consultants (NBLC), is based on NBLC’s expertise in housing, development, and economics, coupled with extensive community and stakeholder consultation. The result is a comprehensive, costed, and prioritized strategy for the Town of Collingwood to support increased affordable housing opportunities in the community, with a Council-approved focus on moderate-income households.
The AHMP is now ready to review on the Engage Page for this project and will be presented to Council at a Special Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, October 30, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. Join us in person in Council Chambers or online via zoom, to hear NBLC’s presentation and Town staff’s recommendations, followed by an opportunity for members of the public to share their own thoughts. Council will vote on items that impact the 2024 Budget and staff will come back to Council with a workplan for 2024 and a vision for 2025 and beyond, in the new year.
The Council agenda, which includes a copy of the AHMP Report and the Staff Report, can be viewed on the CivicWeb Portal.
Staff wish to thank all stakeholders and community members who have contributed to the project so far. Your input was valuable and impacted the content of the Plan that will ensure we have a vibrant, thriving, and sustainable community – today and well into the future.