September 26, 2016

Media Advisory

Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton and chair of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM)'s Big City Mayors' Caucus (BCMC) and Mayor John Tory will meet with BCMC colleagues at the Toronto Housing Summit, September 30, 2016 to lay out a plan to make sure that every Canadian has an affordable place to call home. The federal government will be making decisions on its Phase 2 social infrastructure fund this fall, and with consultations underway on a National Housing Strategy, mayors are bringing forward solutions to immediately address the housing crisis in Canada.  

The Toronto Housing Summit brings federal, provincial, municipal officials, including the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, federal Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Chris Ballard, Ontario Minister of Housing and Poverty Reduction, together with stakeholders to exchange ideas and proposals for more affordable housing. 

Date: Friday, September 30 


8 a.m. Media registration 

9 a.m. Welcoming remarks by Toronto's Poverty Advocate, Deputy Mayor Pam McConnell, (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) and Toronto's Housing Advocate, Councillor Bailão 

9:30 a.m. Keynote speech by Mayor Tory, City of Toronto

9:40 a.m. Keynote remarks from federal and provincial ministers 

10 a.m. Mayors panel on the National Housing Strategy  

11:10 a.m. Media availability with Big City Mayors' Caucus 

11:30 a.m. Walking tour of Regent Park 

Location: Daniels Spectrum - Regent Park, Ada Slaight Hall, 585 Dundas St. E.

Note: A detailed agenda will be released later this week. 


Mayors attending:

Toronto              Mayor John Tory, host

Edmonton          Mayor Don Iveson, Chair of the FCM's Big City Mayors' Caucus

Kitchener            Mayor Berry Vrbanovic

London               Mayor Matt Brown

Mississauga         Mayor Bonnie Crombie

Montreal             Deputy Mayor Russell Copeman

Ottawa               Deputy Mayor Marc Taylor

Vancouver          Mayor Gregor Robertson

For more information, please contact:  

Pam Foster, Media Relations, FCM, 613-907-6298,

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