Partna in Solidarity - Phase II: Exploring the Scattered Land Trust Model in Toronto and Vancouver



Partna and Solidarity Housing are exploring the feasibility of a new scatter housing model that will add housing affordable units to single and semi-detached properties. 

This is Phase II of the research on the scattered land trust model. The scattered land trust model will add affordable housing to properties with single/semi-detached housing via new storeys, basement/laneway/garden apartment, redevelopment into low rise apartments, and/or other improvements. New housing is managed through co-ownership, lease, and other agreements with property-owners. 
Phase II builds on Phase I, the BSH funded ‘Partna - Housing Trust Model Design’ (Toronto) study. Phase I studied comparable models, identified existing policy resources, designed, distributed, and conducted initial analysis of the Partna survey. In Phase II, the Partna (Toronto) and Solidarity Housing (Vancouver) contexts will be compared, and there will be a pilot of Partna in partnership with single/semi-detached homeowners.

Survey Analysis: 

  • analysis and comparison of Partna (150 responses) and Solidarity Housing (in circulation atm) survey results;
  • individual and group engagement with respondents in Toronto and Vancouver to explore how the needs/preferences expressed can inform pilot cases;
  • comparing Toronto-Vancouver, summary report.


  • identify Toronto and Vancouver pilot sites;
  • policy exploration with policy makers at CMHC, and cities of Toronto and Vancouver;
  • financial assessments with policy makers, housing developers/funders, related experts, and homeowners to pilot Partna partnership agreement with up to 3 homeowners.

Research Q1: "What is needed in the partnership agreement with homeowners to facilitate partnership?"

  • Method: Pilot develop partnership agreements with homeowner and relevant partners

Research Q2: "What is the feasibility of this modelling applied nation wide?"

  • Method: compare Toronto findings to Vancouver's

  • Reshaping the Financialization of Housing
  • Innovating in Responsive Land Practices

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