Production Title: True Stories
Volunteer. Honorarium for selected actors.
Open to all (all ages, ethnicities, and experience)
April 26th, 2019 - Self tapes Due
April 28th, 2019 - Call Backs
May 1st - 5th - Shooting
About the project:
Do you compromise for rent in Toronto? We are looking for you to share your personal story!
Terrible roommate but amazing rental price? 3 kids squeezed into one bedroom? Hammock in the den? Windowless room for $200? Freezing in the winter to keep hydro bills down? “Golden Girls” agreement instead of living in retirement homes? Working 3 jobs to pay for an apartment you hardly use? Attended hundreds of showings only to lose out on rental bidding wars?
Renters across the city are struggling with housing affordability. The City of Toronto is looking at a new policy called inclusionary zoning to require new housing developments include a certain percentage of units at an affordable rent or sales price. These affordable units would help to address the housing needs of Toronto’s low and moderate-income households (earning roughly between $35,000 to $87,500 a year depending on household size). Inclusionary zoning is one policy solution among a range of initiatives the City is undertaking to help address Toronto’s housing issues.
We are asking Torontonians to share their most outrageous housing stories they endured in order to keep rent costs down. These stories will be used to help build awareness of and encourage participation in the policy development process for inclusionary zoning.