RSS

gentrification

LAL pair bw AD0A0392.jpg

Calvin Hudson Hwang

The Tenant Turn Up tour connects artists in Toronto, Hamilton and Ottawa – LAL, Lee Reed and Cheko Salaam – to call attention to the housing crisis. more

Features

How can we trust a city that blithely defines “affordable housing” as anything that goes for market rate, which these days is $2,000 month for your average one-bedroom? more

News

Akin Collective.jpg

Courtesy of Akin Collective

From garages and shipping containers to members' clubs, art galleries are finding creative ways to carve out space in the city more

Art & Design

Vegandale rendering

A rendering of "Vegandale," as released by the 5700 Inc., the group behind the new restaurants.

Instagram account Parkdale Life and the non-profit Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust hosts a community forum to discuss the “Vegandale” branding and gentrification more

News

The former Fairland grocery store in Kensington Market is slated to become a massive music-themed donut shop and bar, Liquor Donuts. more

News

ParkdaleProtest.jpg

Samantha Edwards

City council will vote on proposed $1.5 million rooming house fund in Parkdale more

News

The Man Who Sold Parkdale 2.JPG

themanwhosoldparkdale.com

Rooming houses and bachelorettes in Parkdale have been homes for decades to former psychiatric patients, new immigrants to Canada, disabled folks and those with low or fixed income, but they are disappearing more

, News

CMYK_Vegan-Uprising_Props_2-print-pattern.jpg

Samuel Engelking

Vegan protesters, social media stars and restaurateurs are helping Toronto’s vegan scene grow, despite being at odds with one another. As animal-rights activists protest outside of Antler Kitchen & Bar, three new restaurants are opening in Vegandale. more

Life

Parkdale rent strike

Michael Y.C. Tseng

Tenants of 1251 King West are protesting against their landlord, Nuspor Investments more

News

Parkdale1

Samantha Edwards

On National Housing Day, Parkdale residents protested an incoming luxury condo development slated for the intersection more

News

King-and-Dufferin-2.jpg

Liam Barrington-Bush

The neighbourhood has yet to experience gentrification on the scale that a two-tower condo mega-project approved for King and Dufferin will bring more

News

09_Nov24-036.jpg

Tanja-Tiziana

Random encounters provide a connection to the wilderness in an unnatural city more

News

2583879867_ccfd86ca26_b.jpg

Flickr/Tibet Kitchen

Forced to move out after their rent doubled, the popular Tibetan restaurant struggles to find a new home in Toronto more

News

IMG5EDIT-1130.jpg

Samuel Engelking

Big idea to turn library, community centre and arts building into neighbourhood focal point has residents “a little excited and scared,” says Councillor Gord Perks more

News

1.jpg

Paul Salvatori

The 19th century rooming house at King and Strachan is nearing its final days to make way for a condo more

Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

JeffTessier1.jpg

Jeff Tessier

That's the concept the city's mayor, Fred Eisenberger, and condo developer Brad J. Lamb are selling. But are you buying it? more

Real Estate

NEWSLA_17_Mar03-015.jpg

Tanja-Tiziana

Movement to maintain Parkdale's status as one of Toronto's few remaining affordable and diverse downtown neighbourhoods takes root in a garden off Milky Way Lane more

News

How the Market can survive and thrive in the era of big planning more

News

Greenpeace Warehouse Lana Goldberg .JPG

Lana Goldberg

Busy Street warehouse was movement-building community hub and ground zero for environmental group's activist training during nine-year tenancy more

News

Empire Communities proposes to demolish all but the corner facade of York Square and pile a massive 40-storey condominium tower on stilts above more

News