Housing

8:38 a.m., Feb. 21, 2018. View of Campbell Russell Lane from College Street.

Councillors defer laneway suite zoning at community council

May 2, 2018 By Arianne Robinson After running his own business for 27 years, Chris Wallace has a dream to build a laneway house in the...
10:04 a.m., March 1, 2018. Sounds of a woman screaming outside the mayor’s office interrupted a press conference by Mayor John Tory and Premier Kathleen Wynne at city hall on Thursday morning.

Woman’s screams about Toronto Community Housing repairs outside mayor’s office interrupts press conference with...

March 1, 2018 By Arianne Robinson In the midst of Premier Kathleen Wynne’s answer to a reporter’s question about the possibility of implementing photo radar before...
10:01 a.m., Feb. 26, 2018. From left, Deputy Mayor and the city’s housing advocate and Councillor Ana Bailão, Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker, Mayor John Tory, and board member of Toronto Community Housing and senior vice president of strategy and growth at Greystone Managed Investments Colin Lynch appear at a Scarborough Toronto Community Housing complex on Monday morning.

How the city is spending on Toronto Community Housing

Feb. 26, 2018 By Arianne Robinson Mayor John Tory, Deputy Mayor and the city’s Housing Advocate and Councillor Ana Bailão and Councillor Glenn De Baeremaeker spoke...

A list of Toronto’s cultural who’s who wrote an open letter asking city council...

Feb. 5, 2018 In a letter titled “Prominent Toronto Residents call for 1000 shelter beds in 2018,” 55 heavy-hitting Torontonians added their names to the...

Shelter conditions called “atrocious” by housing advocate at city hall

Jan 17, 2017 By Arianne Robinson The item at the Community Development and Recreation Committee meeting was to “provide an update on the status of Winter...

Advocates for homeless people decry lack of mental health resources, subsidized housing as Leslieville...

Jan. 9, 2017 By Arianne Robinson “Living in the streets is not normal – it’s not normal for any person,” Dr. Doris Grinspun, chief executive officer...

City fast-tracks opening of Moss Park Armoury emergency shelter to Saturday night

Jan 6, 2018 By Arianne Robinson The City of Toronto announced it has moved up the open date of the Moss Park Armoury to Saturday at...

“Had we done this a month ago it would have already been in place...

Jan. 5, 2017 By Arianne Robinson The City of Toronto announced Friday it would be opening the Moss Park Armoury for 24/7 winter respite on Monday...

Mayor calls shelter miscommunication ‘not defensible,’ blaming lack of records; has asked Feds about...

Jan. 3, 2017 By Arianne Robinson Making his first public announcement of 2018, Mayor John Tory held a press conference on Wednesday to address reports that...

Exhibition Place Better Living Centre will house a quarter of emergency shelter beds this...

Dec. 21, 2017 By Arianne Robinson Mayor John Tory and Poverty Reduction Advocate Joe Mihevc announced the Better Living Centre at Exhibition Place will be home...

UPDATED: 10 things to know about Toronto’s new Airbnb rules

UPDATED Dec. 7, 2017 Toronto’s city council moved new licensing regulations for short-term rentals on Thursday. Here are 10 things to know about the new...

Deep dive in the TCHC real estate data

May 23, 2017 This week Toronto city council will vote to create a city-wide real estate board called the Toronto Realty Agency, as well as...

No money in provincial budget for Toronto social housing

April 27, 2017 The provincial budget was announced on Thursday and, again, no money is going toward Toronto Community Housing Corporation, the city’s social housing...

City moves to stop renting TCHC units to previously evicted “criminal” tenants

April 26, 2017 In the midst of Toronto Community Housing units being closed down and tenants being relocated, an item was brought before city council...

Fletcher: “It can get pretty bad. Screaming. Yelling … It seems to bring out...

Messaging around homeless shelters changing in a neighbourhood near you April 13, 2017 Recently, when an emergency shelter opens in a new neighbourhood, the message from...

Landlords on notice: city inspectors are en route

March 29, 2017 A new bylaw affecting apartment landlords was passed at city council Wednesday. As of July 1, 2017, building owners will be required...
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Apartment bylaw costs borne by tenants could improve quality for all

Mar. 6, 2017 Out of the nearly 3500 apartment buildings that will be audited under the city’s new apartment bylaw, there are some buildings that...

Alarm repairs not a problem in fire, head of TCHC says

Feb. 10, 2017 A fire that occurred at a Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) building on Thursday evening was not complicated by an issue with...

Poverty activists call for wider access to housing fund

Nov. 29, 2016 City staff brought recommendations on Tuesday that would affect the eligibility requirements for Toronto’s Housing Stabilization Fund during the Community Development and...