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Help shape the National Housing Strategy
The Government of Canada believes that all Canadians deserve access to housing that meets their needs and that they can afford.
Achieving good housing outcomes for Canadians requires collaboration among many partners. Provinces and territories play an important role in housing. We are working with them to develop a new [FONT=“Arial”]National Housing Strategy. [/FONT]
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Filled mine out…interesting …when as an example my son is building a new house in the Windsor Ontario area. The cost of all the upfront fees to get a building permit, etc is approximately $25,000. Thats before we put a hole in the ground and make connections to start building. It’s not a mansion. That seems to be the average cost.

I was also looking at developing on some vacant land my wife and I have invested in for a retirement “kitty”. It’s virtually near the same price to build each semi-unit. That would be near $50,000 for a single duplexed semi; again before we actually build.

Affordability…not to good for new builders, at least in Ontario.