Tag: Toronto

Proposal to force building more affordable housing falls short, advocates say

SAMANTHA BEATTIE, Staff Reporter Tues., Jan. 23, 2018 Inclusionary zoning would allow municipalities to force developers to create affordable housing units. However, many city councillors and housing advocates say if the province keeps its draft legislation as is it will miss an opportunity. A homeless shelter is the first place Fazanah Khair Mohammad, her husband… Read more »

Councillors ask city to approve review of shelter services

By EMILY MATHIEUAffordable Housing Reporter Wed., Jan. 17, 2018 The motion asks council to approve a review of the potential creation of at least 1,000 new shelter beds, as well as examine existing shelter and winter respite services, including how those services are funded by the city. In the midst of a housing and homelessness… Read more »

Unilever/East Harbour Development Community Consultation Meeting

City Planning is holding another community consultation meeting on First Gulf’s application and Master Plan for the East Harbour development in the Unilever Precinct. This Master Plan covers an area of 60 acres – 38 acres which are owned by First Gulf and 20 acres owned by the City of Toronto. The focus of this… Read more »

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 »