WOWC Submission on Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022
On behalf of the Western Ontario Wardens’ Caucus (WOWC), thank you for this opportunity to provide a submission to the Province of Ontario regarding Bill 23, More Homes Built Faster Act, 2022.
The WOWC is a not-for-profit organization representing 15 upper and single-tier municipalities and 1.5 million residents across Southwestern Ontario, aiming to enhance the prosperity and overall well-being of rural and small urban communities across the region.
The WOWC wishes to express its support for the overall stated purpose of Bill 23, which is to introduce several legislative changes to increase housing supply throughout Ontario and to achieve the Province’s goal of 1.5 million homes over the next 10 years. The purpose of this submission is therefore to reiterate the WOWC’s commitment and support for the Province’s efforts to increase the supply of housing and to improve housing affordability in Ontario, while outlining concerns that have been raised by WOWC members.
This regional response was prepared following significant consultation with WOWC member Counties and stakeholders – including the WOWC Planning Subject Matter Experts group. Attachment 1 highlights the proposed changes in Bill 23 that are supported by the WOWC, given their alignment with the recommendations in the Western Ontario Workforce Strategy.