The Fraser Institute

The Fraser Institute

October 13, 2015 08:30 ET

The Fraser Institute: What Effect Do Municipal Regulations have on New Home Development? New Survey of Ontario Homebuilders Coming Wednesday, October 14

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 13, 2015) - On Wednesday, October 14, the Fraser Institute will release its first ever survey of homebuilders in Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe.

New Homes and Red Tape: Residential Land-Use Regulation in Ontario's Greater Golden Horseshoe compares and ranks jurisdictions in Southern Ontario on several categories of red tape (construction approval times, density opposition, timeline uncertainty, regulatory costs and fees, rezoning prevalence and the effect council and community groups have on development) based on the experiences and opinions of industry professionals.

With housing affordability continuing to be a concern for many Ontarians, this survey is part of a broader effort to understand the effects of land-use regulation on Canadian housing markets.

A news release with additional information will be issued via Marketwired on October 14 at 5:30 a.m. (Eastern).

Study co-author Ken Green is in Toronto and available for media interviews.

MEDIA CONTACT / STUDY CO-AUTHOR:
Dr. Kenneth P. Green, Senior Director, Natural Resource Studies
Fraser Institute
For interviews with Dr. Green, please contact:
Aanand Radia, Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
Tel: (416) 363-6575 Ext. 238
E-mail: aanand.radia@fraserinstitute.org

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The Fraser Institute is an independent Canadian public policy research and educational organization with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal and ties to a global network of think-tanks in 87 countries. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Canadians, their families and future generations by studying, measuring and broadly communicating the effects of government policies, entrepreneurship and choice on their well-being. To protect the Institute's independence, it does not accept grants from governments or contracts for research. Visit www.fraserinstitute.org.

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:
    Aanand Radia, Media Relations Specialist, Fraser Institute
    Tel: (416) 363-6575 Ext. 238
    E-mail: aanand.radia@fraserinstitute.org