Tag: Affordable Housing

Toronto to investigate the shocking rise of renovictions in the city

February 20, 2020 By Lauren O’Neil, BlogTO As rent prices surge with wanton abandon across the city of Toronto, so too do rates of landlords who try to get sneaky with illegal eviction techniques. A November report from The Advocacy Centre for Tenants Ontario showed that the city has seen a staggering rise in “renovictions” over the past four years, not-so-coincidentally alongside… Read more »

‘Renoviction’ rates soar due to big-city housing crunch

December 30, 2019 Melissa Mancini & David Common · CBC News  It was a knock at the door that ignited the battle. As Yanick Marion hustled early one morning to get to work, the manager of his apartment building had a message: “You have to leave. You don’t have a choice,” he recalls. The manager, Marion says,… Read more »

Queen and Coxwell revitalization will bring new affordable housing to area

Housing affordability is one of the most pressing issues facing us today so I am pleased to support the proposed Queen Coxwell Revitalization on the current site of the Don Summerville Apartments on Queen Street East. For a year following the city election, I pushed to ensure that Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) added new affordable… Read more »

A better way to get the housing mix Toronto needs

October 29, 2019 Toronto Star Editorial Board Two aging Toronto Community Housing buildings are being demolished to make way for new and improved social housing units, rentals and condominiums. The new buildings aren’t up and the old ones haven’t even been torn down yet, but this project is already a big success. The redevelopment in east-end… Read more »