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Innovations Forum to introduce new affordable housing options


Midhurst/January 26, 2017 – Stakeholders from across the social housing system will gather to learn about innovative new approaches to tackling affordable housing shortages in Simcoe County. The County of Simcoe is pleased to host the Affordable Housing Innovations Forum on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Simcoe County Museum.

Local developers, County Councillors, municipal planners, housing and homelessness prevention advocates will be in attendance to hear presentations about housing structure and design options, funding alternatives, planning strategies, and service delivery innovations. Registration is required free of charge through County of Simcoe Customer Service at: 705-735-6901 or 1-800-263-3199.

"We have ambitious targets of creating 2,685 new affordable housing units in Simcoe County by 2024," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "We're already making a dent with more than 400 new units created since 2014, but the only way we can attain our goals is through greater partnerships, creative solutions and out of the box strategies."

The forum is being hosted with support from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.



Affordable Housing Innovations Forum


Simcoe County Museum
1151 Highway 26, Minesing, Ontario



Wednesday, February 1, 2017
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Registration is required and free of charge. Contact County of Simcoe Customer Service at: 705-735-6901 or 1-800-263-3199

*Media planning to attend are asked to notify Corporate Communications in advance.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at



Allan Greenwood
Director, Corporate Communications 
705-726-9300 ext. 1230
705-794-9301 (mobile)

Collin Matanowitsch
Communications Co-ordinator
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)