City claims it does not have the skill to expropriate 5 lots for public good.

Feasibility of Acquisition or Expropriation study of 214, 218, 220, 222, 224, 226 and 230 Sherbourne Street results in statement that city staff nor council has the skill expropriate 5 lots for public good.

From the city report.

Staff do not recommend the acquisition or expropriation of the Properties at this time. The City of Toronto does not currently have a policy or standardized approach to the acquisition/ expropriation of properties for affordable housing development. This report recommends CreateTO, the Director, Real Estate Services Division and the Director, Affordable Housing Office, develop an affordable housing real estate acquisition/ expropriation strategy and report on the strategy in 2019 as part of the development of the Housing Opportunities Toronto 2020-2030 Action Plan.






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