Category: In The Media

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 »

Shelter Crisis Reveals Toronto’s Health Crisis

Critical need for health care– including mental health, harm reduction and other primary care supports in all shelters, drop-ins, respite centres, Out of the Colds, and warming centres. There is no doubt of the compromised physical and mental health of many people whose only option to stay out of the freezing temperatures is to use… Read more »

Riverdale Park Rink & Skating Trail Now Open!

On Saturday, December 16, 2017 we celebrated the Grand Opening of the new rink and skating trail at Riverdale Park. Many of you came out to cut the ribbon and skate on the fresh ice. A big thank you to our Parks, Forestry and Recreation staff. I hope everyone enjoys the new rink and trail… Read more »

Looking to tackle negative perceptions, Toronto considers renaming homeless shelters

Public invited to submit ‘more welcoming’ suggestions to reflect a new direction in care By Kate McGillivray, CBC News      Posted: Nov 18, 2017 6:00 AM ET Is the word “shelter” poison to some Torontonians? Coun. Paula Fletcher, who listened to hours of citizens’ deputations against shelters moving to their neighbourhoods while she served on the… Read more »