Category: News

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 »

Public encouraged to share views about draft policy aimed at increasing Toronto’s supply of affordable housing

The City of Toronto is hosting public consultations starting Monday to obtain input on a new policy that would create mixed-income housing by requiring new residential developments to include affordable housing units, also known as inclusionary zoning. The use of an inclusionary zoning policy creates inclusive communities by providing affordable housing that keeps pace with… Read more »

Residents invited to share ideas about electric vehicles in Toronto

The City of Toronto invites Torontonians to share their thoughts about actions that the City can take to support the adoption of electric vehicles in Toronto. Input from the consultation will help inform the development of the City’s Electric Mobility Strategy. The electrification of vehicles is one of the key strategies identified in the City’s… 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 »