Toronto’s new Housing Data Portal has launched

With warmer weather on the horizon, I find myself looking forward to seeing many of you at community events across Scarborough–Rouge Park.

Join my office at our City of Toronto Community Environment Day at the Rouge Hill Go Station on June 4 starting at 10:30 a.m. Our office will be handing out bagged compost this year. The compost was created from yard waste and organic materials collected at the curb throughout Toronto. The majority of the finished compost comes from the yard waste program, while 5 to 10 percent comes from the Green Bin program.

You can also drop off electronic and household hazardous waste for proper disposal. A second Environment Day will be held on September 24 at Malvern Community Centre. To learn more about environment days throughout the city, visit

I also look forward to joining you at this year’s Highland Creek Heritage Festival on Saturday, June 17, and the Port Union Waterfront Festival on Saturday, June 24. I encourage residents to stop by and support local vendors, participate in activities and eat some delicious food.

Slow Down Signs Now Available

Road safety is a top priority in our city. You can do your part by helping remind the public to slow down by displaying “Please Slow Down” lawn signs in your neighbourhood between now and November 30. Residents of Scarborough–Rouge Park can request a sign from our office by sending an email to: Please provide the address at which you’d like the sign to be dropped off in your email.

Toronto’s Housing Dashboard

The 2023 Housing Action Plan addresses all aspects of the housing spectrum. The plan begins the process of updating the City of Toronto’s planning rules and regulations to work towards the target of 285,000 new homes over the next 10 years while keeping housing prices affordable.

The city has also released our new publicly accessible housing dashboard. This digital portal will track the city’s development process and provide easily accessible information on where the city stands on housing projects across Toronto. The goal of this dashboard is to make our housing goals and future plans transparent and open to the public. To learn more, visit

The launch of the Housing Data Portal is an important step forward for Toronto’s housing market. By providing better information about the supply and demand for housing, the portal will help to address the city’s housing crisis and make it easier for everyone to find a safe, affordable place to live. As Toronto continues to grow and develop, the Housing Data Portal will be an essential tool for ensuring that the city’s housing market remains accessible and affordable for all of its residents.

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