Category: In The Media

Cracks in Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto waterfront plan after fanfare

Google affiliate’s plans for tech utopia face privacy, development concerns Jeff Gray CITY HALL REPORTER Published February 23, 2018 It was unveiled last fall by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with the mayor of Toronto, the Premier of Ontario and Google executives on hand, and described as a plan to build a world-leading “testbed” on Toronto’s waterfront… Read more »

Community celebrates saving pool where Olympian Penny Oleksiak learned to swim

By Jela Tejada on February 26th, 2018 ‘We Saved Our Pool’ party marked success of Leslieville community No one can say the Leslieville community was just treading water in the fight to save their pool. Local parents, children, the pool working group, sponsors and Ward 30 councillor Paula Fletcher celebrated as a token of the… Read more »

City looks to rename homeless services, ‘shelter’ to be phased out

by Amanda Ferguson Posted Feb 25, 2018 5:18 pm EST City hall is looking to change the language around homeless shelters by doing away with the word “shelter” altogether. The move is part of a wider plan launched last April to rethink the way emergency shelters operate. Part of that plan looks to change public attitudes, or NIMBYism… Read more »

Toronto council backs 50 per cent property tax reduction for culture hubs

By Samantha Beattie, Staff Reporter Mon., Feb 12, 2018 City council has voted to reduce property taxes by 50 per cent for some culture hubs and creative spaces. With these spaces facing significant increases in property assessments in recent years, much like businesses on Yonge St, Councillor Joe Cressy (Trinity-Spadina) led the effort to establish a… Read more »