Toronto Community Housing marks World Habitat Day
Toronto Community Housing welcomes Mayor Rob Ford's declaration of October 1, 2012 as World Habitat Day in Toronto.
The United Nations' World Habitat Day, the first Monday of October, raises awareness of the state of our cities and the basic human right to adequate shelter. This day also reminds the world of our collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.
"Everyone deserves to live in a place they are proud to call home. Toronto Community Housing is committed to working with our residents, the City of Toronto and our partners to provide safe, affordable housing to those who need it most and make our communities great places to live."
—Gene Jones, President and CEO, Toronto Community Housing
Did you know?
- Toronto Community Housing is Canada's largest social housing provider and home to more than 164,000 tenants with low and moderate incomes, or about six per cent of Toronto's population.
- Over 18 per cent of Canadians live in the Greater Toronto area.
- Between 2006 and 2011, Toronto welcomed 111,779 new residents from across Canada and around the world.
- In a little over a generation, two-thirds of the world's population will be living in towns and cities. This is an increase from 50 per cent today and represents the fastest urbanization in human history.
- Read the Mayor's proclamation of World Habitat Day.
- Read the United Nations' Secretary General message on World Habitat Day.
- Read about how cities are changing across the world on the UN Habitat webpage.