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Order your YIMBY lawn sign today and we will deliver it to you! 
  1. Click this link:
  2. Select ‘YIMBY Sign Order’ from the drop down menu
  3. Make a donation of $20 dollars or more
  4. Include your address in the message box
  5. Your sign will be delivered within 5 days!
Why order a lawn sign? To show your support to your neighbours and decision-makers. When you put up your YIMBY sign you are sending a clear message that you support affordable and attainable infill housing developments within the City of Orillia

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YIMBY Week serves as a crucial platform for advocating and supporting the principles of "Yes In My Backyard" (YIMBY) and is instrumental in addressing the pressing housing challenges faced by communities worldwide. Here are several reasons why it is important to support and participate in YIMBY Week:

1. Addressing the Housing Crisis: YIMBY Week brings attention to the critical issue of housing affordability and the need for increased housing supply. By promoting a positive and proactive approach to development, YIMBY Week challenges the NIMBY mindset that often obstructs the construction of new homes, exacerbating the housing crisis. Supporting YIMBY Week helps to create a collective voice for change and encourages the implementation of inclusive housing policies.

2. Building Inclusive Communities: YIMBY Week promotes the creation of diverse and inclusive communities. By supporting YIMBY initiatives, individuals and organizations contribute to the development of neighbourhoods that provide housing opportunities for people from all walks of life. This inclusivity fosters social integration, reduces segregation, and enhances the overall well-being and vibrancy of communities.

3. Encouraging Sustainable Urban Planning: YIMBY Week emphasizes the importance of sustainable urban planning practices. It advocates for compact, transit-oriented development, which reduces sprawl, promotes walkability and bike-ability, and mitigates the negative environmental impacts associated with urban expansion. Supporting YIMBY Week helps advance sustainable urban planning principles that prioritize the efficient use of land and resources.

4. Empowering Community Engagement: YIMBY Week encourages residents to actively participate in decision-making processes that shape their communities. By supporting YIMBY initiatives, individuals have the opportunity to engage with policymakers, planners, and developers, ensuring that their voices are heard. This empowers residents to play an active role in shaping their neighbourhoods, leading to more equitable and community-driven outcomes.

5. Advocating for Affordable Housing: YIMBY Week highlights the critical need for affordable housing options. By supporting YIMBY initiatives, individuals and organizations contribute to the fight against housing inequality and work toward the creation of affordable housing for individuals and families of all income levels. YIMBY Week provides a platform for advocating for policies that promote affordability and access to housing for all.

6. Fostering Collaboration and Knowledge Sharing: YIMBY Week brings together a diverse range of stakeholders, including residents, activists, urban planners, developers, and policymakers. Supporting YIMBY Week fosters collaboration and knowledge sharing among these groups, facilitating the exchange of ideas, best practices, and innovative approaches to address housing challenges. This collective effort strengthens the movement and maximizes the potential for positive change.

YIMBY Week is crucial to address the housing crisis, fostering inclusive communities, encouraging sustainable urban planning, empowering community engagement, advocating for affordable housing, and promoting collaboration and knowledge sharing. By actively participating in YIMBY Week, individuals and organizations contribute to the creation of more equitable, vibrant, and sustainable communities where everyone has access to safe, affordable housing.

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