Category: In The Media

Parents want Council today to ensure crossing guards stay at schools where they’re known

By Gary Webb-Proctor, East York Chronicle June 19, 2019 A switch of responsibility for providing school crossing guards from police to the city’s transportation division, coming before Toronto City Council for approval today, should not result in long-serving guards not being guaranteed continued employment or being moved from where they’ve been stationed for years, hundreds of Leslieville parents and… Read more »

Tenants in Toronto’s Leslieville fight ‘renoviction’

June 10, 2019 By Joanna Lavoie, Like scores of tenants across Toronto, those living at 245 Logan Ave. are feeling the squeeze of gentrification. Back in October, the 20-unit apartment building in Leslieville was sold to 2653526 Ontario Ltd. Since then, the tenants we spoke to allege the new owner offered renters up to $5,000 to… Read more »

Analysis: Are Toronto’s parks going to the dogs?

June 3, 2019 By Joanna Lavoie, From people letting their dogs run illegally off-leash, to pet owners who don’t clean up after their dogs after they do their business, coupled with a lack of green space that is sometimes inaccessible and unsafe, it’s no wonder dog owners and non-pet people are having a hard… Read more »

Residents of Leslieville apartment building accuse their landlord of ‘renoviction’

May 29, 2019 Taylor Simmons, CBC Tenants in a Leslieville apartment building say they’re facing renoviction — a growing practice where landlords evict tenants so they can renovate units and charge higher rents — after a new landlord took over their building in October. Polina Palazova said she received formal notice last month stating she’d have to leave her apartment at… Read more »