Housing Study

The Town of Caledon's Housing Study aims to better understand the housing market and determine current and future housing demands. It's also intended to enhance current housing policies in the Town's Official Plan.

Current status

The Housing Study was completed in 2017. This study will information Future Caledon - Our Official Plan - Official Plan Review.

Housing study by chapter

Review a summary of each chapter of the Housing Study.

Housing demand analysis

Population and household characteristics are important factors that influence housing demand. In this chapter, we looked at the demographic and socio-economic trends and characteristics in the Town, including:

  • Age of the population
  • Household size
  • Housing types
  • Average household income
  • Homelessness

Key findings

The key findings in the housing demand analysis are:

  • The number of people and households in Caledon is increasing, but at a lower rate than the rest of the Peel Region
  • There is an increased demand for housing options to facilitate aging in place, for persons with disabilities, and for single person households
  • More rental options are needed
  • Caledon households have relatively higher incomes than the rest of the Region of Peel
  • Increased demand for affordable housing options for low-income individuals and families

Housing supply analysis

Housing supply looks at the amount and type of housing options available in the Town of Caledon. We do this by comparing recent housing activity to housing demand to identify any gaps in the current housing supply. This chapter analyzes the:

  • Tenure of dwellings
  • Age and conditions of dwellings
  • Types of housing in development
  • Number of residential building permits issued
  • Housing market supply
  • Rental market supply
  • Emergency and transitional housing
  • Social housing
  • Senior housing

Key findings

The key findings from the housing supply analysis are:

  • Most dwellings are single detached homes (more than the rest of the Region of Peel)
  • Housing prices are increasing and homeownership is becoming less affordable
  • There is a limited supply of rental units
  • Waiting lists for subsidized housing indicates there is a need for more affordable housing options

Housing affordability analysis

Housing is the largest monthly expenditure for most households in Canada. Access to affordable housing is a critical concern for individuals and families. This chapter looks at housing affordability in Caledon by looking at:

  • The proportion of income spent on housing and shelter
  • Ownership and rental housing affordability

Key findings

The key findings from the housing affordability analysis are:

  • The number and proportion of households facing affordability issues is increasing
  • Persons living alone, lone parent families, immigrants and persons with disabilities are facing more housing affordability issues than in the past
  • There is a need for both affordable rental and affordable ownership options in Caledon

Housing gaps in Caledon

This chapter provides graphs and charts to illustrate housing gaps. Through the analysis of housing demand, supply and affordability in Caledon, as well as consultation with key stakeholders and residents, the following gaps were identified:

  • Seniors, persons with disabilities and smaller households have limited options
  • There are limited options for households with low and moderate income
  • The rental housing supply in Caledon is not enough to meet the need