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Missing Middle Guidebook

The Missing Middle – and Its Potential

Toronto is a city celebrated for its diversity, but the limited range of its housing options can be an obstacle for many low and middle income households. Toronto needs a bold new approach to housing, one that provides more opportunities and reflects the range of current and future community needs.

What is the Guidebook For?

“The City Builder’s Guide to Building the Missing Middle” is a guidebook motivated by the necessity to address the housing supply gap in Toronto. It offers an overview of the potential for “Missing Middle” housing through the use of drawings, case studies, and relevant policy information. It explores the potential of integrating Missing Middle housing into the city’s urban fabric, and the opportunity to improve the balance of housing options in the city. This guidebook is a resource for any city-builder working to create a more accessible and diverse city.

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