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Restrict the production of "McMansions"

Developers in Ontario have stopped delivering housing that matches the needs of Canadians, and have resorted to packing in as much house per square meter as possible.

 

I propose creating a structural limit within each lot so to not exceed 70% of the land parcel in order to preserve the affordability, and aesthetic quality of the area. The phrase "McMansion" can be said to describe most of these new subdivisions, and so-called single family dwellings (with the minimal area required by law between buildings) as not only an eye sore, but an improper use of materials.

 

If we do not restrict developers in their production now we will have further issues when the population rises within the next decade, and all of the available homes are multi-story, costly units to heat, and cool.

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