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REALTORS® Recognize National Housing Day by Raising Awareness of Important Housing Issues

TORONTO, November 22, 2017 -- With November 22, 2017 formally recognized as National Housing Day, the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) is proud to be doing its part to raise awareness of important housing issues.

“Adequate housing is fundamental to society, and the housing market plays a key role in our local, provincial and federal economies. National Housing Day is an opportunity to have a conversation about important housing issues and needs,” said Tim Syrianos, TREB President.

In this spirit, over the last two days, volunteer TREB Member REALTOR® representatives met with numerous MPPs at Queen’s Park to provide them with information on the state of the housing market, as well as several important public policy issues related to housing.

“TREB believes that it is important to contribute to the development of public policy on housing. That’s why we have made it a priority over the last year to work with all levels of government as they have considered various public policies relevant to housing markets,” added Syrianos.

In recent months, TREB has participated in provincial and municipal housing working groups to help formulate policy intended to keep housing and home ownership affordable and accessible.

“Realtors will continue to contribute to housing policy discussions.  In particular, TREB will be releasing our annual Market Year in Review and Outlook on January 30, 2018. The report will contribute valuable information and dialogue to the important housing issues facing the Greater Toronto Area, including consumer home buying intentions,” said Syrianos.

More information on this report and an associated media event to present the details will be made available in the coming weeks.