Tag: Toronto

Councillors want Torontonians to help as pressure on city shelters grows

By John Rieti, CBC News Apr 08, 2017 5:00 AM This April, nearly 1,000 refugees will spend the night at a Toronto shelter. With that number steadily climbing and housing getting more and more expensive, city councillors are hoping to build more shelter spaces across the city. Coun. Paula Fletcher (Ward 30, Toronto-Danforth) admits that with shelters… Read more »

Toronto urged to revamp its approach to emergency shelters

Smaller and more customized buildings in a range of neighbourhoods are among recommendations for a new framework on emergency shelters. By Emily Mathieu Housing Reporter, Toronto Star Mon., April 10, 2017 Toronto needs to overhaul its approach to designing and rolling out emergency shelters across the city, a new report urges. “Engaging communities in First… Read more »

East Toronto shows its support for Quebec City mosque attack victims

    Beach Mirror Joanna Lavoie January 31, 2017 Longtime Leslieville resident Joanne Doucette thought maybe 100 people would show up to a candlelight walk and vigil she organized in the Gerrard India Bazaar Monday night. Instead, ten times that amount of people made their way to Gerrard Street East in a moving show of… Read more »

Candlelight Walk & Vigil – Danforth

Danforth-Donlands – Pocket Community: Vigil Friday night at the Mosque Friday, February 3, 2017 @ 7:45 pm Residents in the Danforth-Donlands area will hold a candlelight walk and vigil on Friday night, encircling the mosque – the Madinah Masjid – to honour the victims of the horrific mass shooting in Quebec. This will also be… Read more »