Tag: City Council

Letter to City Council on Toronto’s Shelter Crisis

January 16, 2018 Open Letter to Members of City Council, In late December 2017, Toronto faced historic freezing temperatures, as a polar vortex pummeled through the eastern part of North America. Reports of shelters bursting at the seams from front line staff, volunteers and activists revealed critical issues within the shelter system. Dedicated city staff… Read more »

Budget 2018

The 2018 Budget website includes the budget presentations, budget schedule, media releases, fact sheets and Budget Notes for each City Program and Agency as well as infographics and animation educational videos. Visit www.toronto.ca/budget2018. You can find various materials and publications to learn more about the City budget and the budget process. They include the Preliminary… 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 »

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 »