Category: In The Media

Proposal to force building more affordable housing falls short, advocates say

SAMANTHA BEATTIE, Staff Reporter Tues., Jan. 23, 2018 Inclusionary zoning would allow municipalities to force developers to create affordable housing units. However, many city councillors and housing advocates say if the province keeps its draft legislation as is it will miss an opportunity. A homeless shelter is the first place Fazanah Khair Mohammad, her husband… Read more »

Councillors ask city to approve review of shelter services

By EMILY MATHIEUAffordable Housing Reporter Wed., Jan. 17, 2018 The motion asks council to approve a review of the potential creation of at least 1,000 new shelter beds, as well as examine existing shelter and winter respite services, including how those services are funded by the city. In the midst of a housing and homelessness… Read more »

Toronto Island flood repairs to cost $7.4M

BY NEWS STAFF POSTED JAN 10, 2018 6:44 PM EST Repairing the damage from the flooding in Toronto last year will cost $7.4 million — most of which the city will defer until at least 2019. That means when you set foot back on the Toronto Islands in a few months, it won’t be fully back… Read more »

Toronto’s budget $5M short on repair money for spring flood damage

Councillor rips plan to delay repairs, calling it ‘not good enough’ By John Rieti, CBC News Posted: Jan 10, 2018 7:00 AM ET oronto’s waterfront parks suffered more than $7.4 million worth of flood damage last summer, but this year’s budget punts most of the repair work into the future. The preliminary budget only includes $2 million to… Read more »