Housing secretariat comments on severe impact of increased rates on delivery of affordable rentals, with only 1,600 of the approved 19,700 units being built; Ontario's budget includes $224 million to build and upgrade training centres, in a move to bolster the supply of skilled labourers as shortage persists; Federal Government is investigating development near Rouge Park, and warns Ontario that they could shut down the project; and other news.

Toronto approved 19,700 affordable rentals. Only about 1,600 have been built (Toronto Star)

Ontario gives $224M to training centres to boost skilled trades (CBC)

Feds warn Ontario they could shut down development near Rouge Park (Globe and Mail)

No sign Ontario budget will bail out Toronto, says Deputy Mayor Jennifer McKelvie (Toronto Star)

Toronto-area transit a ‘fragmented mess’ — why fare zones could be the answer (Global News)

Toronto executive committee approves housing plan, council expected to vote next week (CityNews)

Real estate unit sales have hit bottom, RBC report finds — but we likely won’t see a recovery until 2024 (Toronto Star)

Toronto launches new portal aimed at boosting transparency around housing plan (CBC)

Spring has arrived and real estate is heating up, but listings are lagging (Globe and Mail)

The race to be Toronto’s mayor looks like a free-for-all — and that could be a good thing (Toronto Star)

What businesses want from the Ontario budget (CBC)

A spring renewal for Canada's housing market (CP24)