1. What is medium-density housing?

There is no single definition of medium-density – it’s an abstract concept that means many different things to different people. However, for DAG, densification refers to the ways in which municipalities can increase the number of residential buildings and the number of households living on well-located land close to employment, education, healthcare and transportation as well as museums, beaches, government buildings, parks and other urban resources. More specifically, medium-density housing refers to 40 – 100 dwelling units per hectare (gross), with various residential typologies including: semi-detached housing, row housing and three to four-storey walk-up flats.

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