Unaffordable Rent in Toronto

TCH's housing stock: a timeline

RGI subsidized residential units in Toronto by year of construction

This visualization is connected to Question 5, in which you were asked to give your guess about the average time households have to wait before being granted a subsidized home in Toronto. Here you can take a closer look at the Toronto Community Housing Corporation through two timelines. In the first one, a unit chart visualizes the Corporation’s housing stock. Each triangle represents 100 RGI residential units, arranged by year of construction.

In the second visualization, the area chart depicts the evolution of the total amount of subsidized units in TCHC’s stock since 1950, while the line represents the increase in the number of households with an active application on the Centralized Waitlist for subsidized housing, which peaked in 2018 at 100,515.

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Learning from Toronto - Toronto Community Housing
Learning from Toronto - Toronto Community Housing
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sources: Toronto Open Data Catalogue - TCH Data + TCH Annual Reports

Design and coding by Andrea Giambelli

Part of Learning from Toronto, my Graduate Thesis project

See other visualizations of Toronto Housing data here

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