”West Island municipal officials should help pave the way for more affordable housing aimed at a growing senior demographic, young adults, families and new immigrants.

Though the West Island is principally known for its single-family residences, there is a growing demand for affordable housing, which can be achieved through mixed residential-commercial zoning for new developments such as the Dorval Gardens mall, non-profit community housing, multi-generational housing or allowing for accessory dwelling units that are secondary rental suites built adjacent to existing homes (…) In Dorval, almost 13 per cent of owners and about 36 per cent of renters cannot reasonably afford their homes and are potentially vulnerable, according to the Table de quartier sud de l’Ouest-de-l’Île (…) Unaffordability is ubiquitous across all these municipalities, TQSOI noted in its report on Dorval’s housing challenge.”

Albert Kramberger, Montreal Gazette
October 30, 2019

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