Report Summary

Legacy Housing Retrofit Advisory: Summary Report and Call to Action

Between Summer 2022 and Spring 2023, the Tower Renewal Partnership, CMHC, United Way and Woodgreen convened a Legacy Housing Retrofit Advisory Group to advance policy and action toward Tower Renewal. Building on national housing and climate policy, the group’s primary focus: how to optimize financial tools to further enable deep retrofit generally, and specifically, how to encourage private sector owners of affordable apartment housing to retrofit these homes without raising rents.

The results of this work have been published as the Retrofit Advisory Summary Report.

A version of this report was also published by project partners United Way Greater Toronto in partnership with the Inclusive Local Economic Opportunity (ILEO) initiative. Lean more about ILEO here.

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Summary Report:

Executive Summary

Framing the Challenge



Appendix A: Advisory Group Recommendations Long List

Appendix B: Advisory Group Primer Presentation

Appendix C: Advisory Group Session Notes