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Roseland Community Speaker Series: How Do We Get to 29,000?

Ontario has set robust targets for new housing development in the coming years. Each community in Ontario has its own goals as access to affordable housing becomes a growing concern.

Join Burlington Ward 4 Councillor Shawna Stolte, West End Home Builders Association CEO Mike Collins-Williams, and City of Burlington Manager of Policy and Community Alison Enns for a panel discussion moderated by Don Baxter to hear first-hand about the challenges and opportunities of building 29,000 new housing units.


Shawna Stolte

Ward 4 City and Regional Councillor, 2018 – presemt

Deputy Mayor for Housing. Councillor Stolte is responsible for the implementation of Burlington’s housing strategy including affordable housing. She is responsible for liaising with Halton Region on assisted housing and is responsible for working with the Deputy Mayor for Business and Red Tape Reduction to develop planning process improvements and legislative changes to get more housing built faster.

Mike Collins-Williams

CEO, West End Home Builders Association

Mike Collins-Williams is a Registered Professional Planner with extensive experience in the new home building and development industry. Prior to taking on this role, he was the Senior Director of Planning and Policy at the Ontario Home Builders Association, focusing on government relations for the residential construction industry at Queen’s Park.

Alison Enns

Manager, Policy and Community, City of Burlington

Alison joined the City of Burlington planning department in 2011, having previously worked in the planning department of the City of St. Catharines and Niagara Region with Upper Canada Consultants.

MEET THE moderator

Don Baxter

Don Baxter’s career niche has been developing corporations and projects that act as a bridge between the public and private sectors, providing value-added and profitable solutions. He is experienced in working with Boards of Directors, meeting shareholder expectations, and involving stakeholders.


Monday, March 4


7 p.m.


Port Nelson United Church Roseland Room