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Natalia Manzocco

Restaurant's owners say their landlord is demanding $70,000 in back rent for them to reopen after fire Read more

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The dispersion of queer people into a diaspora in the face of gentrification dilutes the ability to organize and ruptures our political power Read more

Latest News & Features

Plus, Canada's climate emergency, questions about the Jewish National Fund's charitable donations and condos making Toronto a less interesting place in Letters To The Editor this week Read more

Letters To The Editor

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Richard Longley

The antique warehouse on Wabash has been emptied of its contents and will likely be demolished leaving Toronto to suffer one more of the thousand cuts from gentrification that are turning it into a less interesting city. Read more


From fines on banks to direct actions and the occupation of slumlord properties, with all that is on the line in Toronto in 2019 we might do well to look abroad for examples of those who have decided to fight the housing crisis head-on. Read more



John Garrison

Plus, ROM rewrites Japanese-Canadian history, missing Jann Arden and sustainable sex toys Read more

Letters To The Editor


Samuel Engelking

Plus, a deeply disturbing Leaving Neverland, sailing Sting's The Last Ship and Doug Ford's plan to mess up health care Read more

Letters To The Editor

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



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


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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


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


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



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

, News


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


Parkdale rent strike

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



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