Members of the Provincial Legislature should be crisply applauded for their forward thinking in unanimously passing the Golden Girls Act, Bill 69.
Simply it allows municipalities the clarity to interpret the Planning Act in a way that encourages home sharing by unrelated seniors as a housing solution.
Presently there are > 5 million spare bedrooms in Ontario. Which represents a 20 year supply of affordable housing.
Seniors now account for >30% of our population. The highest % in history.
This simple bill will be a solid long lasting boon to communities, independent contractors, lenders, lawyers and most importantly seniors.(>55 years).
Check out the City News video attached