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A Builder Fights Crisis in Housing Prices (He Also Writes Songs)

  • Daniels leads first phases of 69-acre housing redevelopment
  • Government ‘engagement’ key to creating affordable supply
Mitch Cohen
Mitch CohenPhotographer: Della Rollins/Bloomberg

Mitchell Cohen writes policy papers and show tunes about affordable housing. He wears a pork pie hat, favors fleece over pinstripes and is easy to tear up when talking about local “empowerment.”

He’s also president of The Daniels Corp., one of Canada’s biggest developers.