Luke and Matt are joined by Metro’s own May Warren this week for a deep dive into everything that sucks about housing in Toronto!
We discuss whether it’s really possible to continuously report on the unaffordability of housing without eventually falling into a pit of despair. May strains to find some bright spots to tell us about and we chat a bit about the virtues of renting.
Later, we take a surprise detour to the Guelph, Ont., where it’s remarkably easy to find a beautiful, affordable place to live and also there are full-size laundry machines and, wow, Guelph sounds great. Should we all move to Guelph? Guelph!
We then talk a bit about Airbnb and other app-based services, and whether they’re distorting the market. Matt, as always, is conflicted.
To round things out, Matt gives a thumbs up to the Canadian mayors who signed a letter demanding more governmental powers, while Luke gives some props to Edmonton for their move to provide additional temporary shelter space in this cold, cold winter.
- May’s housing stories
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This post was originally published at http://www.metronews.ca/features/metropolis/2016/12/20/metropolis-podcast-16-housing-home-prices-may-warren.html on 2016-12-20T00:00:00.000Z