Category: In The Media

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 »

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 »