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The city’s vacancy rate is at a near historic low, while the average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Toronto is $2,360 – and it's only going to get worse under Doug Ford Read more

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Kate Killet

Musician and visual artist Petra Glynt (also known as Alexandra Mackenzie) brings us to her old neighbourhood, reflecting on the period before she moved to Montreal Read more

Features

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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. Read more

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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? Read more

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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 Read more

Art & Design

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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 Read more

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

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Samantha Edwards

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

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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 Read more

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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. Read more

Life

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Michael Y.C. Tseng

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

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Samantha Edwards

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

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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 Read more

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Tanja-Tiziana

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

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

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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 Read more

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Paul Salvatori

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

Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

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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? Read more

Real Estate

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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 Read more

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

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