‘It’s more than a good start’: How province’s housing measures hit Hamilton

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Some housing measures promised by the province Thursday were encouraging to market watchers in Hamilton, where prices have been rising by double digits for years.

“It’s more than a good start, it’s a willingness to engage on this issue substantively and not just on the margins,” said Sara Mayo, who studies housing issues at the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton.

Especially good news to Mayo was that the province was not just looking at the Greater Toronto Area, but including the Greater Golden Horseshoe in some of its efforts to slow down runaway housing prices.

“Just in terms that they’re looking at the housing market broadly in terms of the region, that’s most interesting,” she said.

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