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In the midst of a global climate catastrophe, building environmentally sustainable housing could also build a more equitable world Read more

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Questions over the hiring of Mayor John Tory's former principal secretary has focused attention on CreateTO's deep ties to the development industry Read more

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In a city where real estate is absurdly high and finding an affordable rental feels like winning the lottery, it's no wonder some couples choose to stick it out. Here are stories from people who decided to end their relationships Read more

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The landlord of 795 College, the former home to a community of artists, plead guilty to three violations under the Residential Tenancies Act Read more

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The way investment rules for Canadian foundations are currently set up amounts to terrible public policy – a few simple changes could allow billions to be invested in affordable housing and renewable energy projects. Read more

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Plus, readers write on Marxism versus happiness, why 420 still matters and Big Oil's climate change misinformation campaign Read more

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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

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Partially shot in Toronto, Push follows the UN's Leilani Farha as she investigates how private equity firms are profiting from the global housing crisis Read more

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Paul Salvatori

The mayor announced on the weekend that the city will "spend what it takes" to fix potholes, but not homelessness – does he even care? On February 12, six more names of those who died in the street last month were added to Toronto's Homeless Memorial Read more

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Samuel Engelking

If the recent debate at council proves anything it's that the mayor just doesn't get it Read more

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There are hard-working staff at the city and agencies that offer help, but we are under-resourced. We can administer oxygen and inject naloxone or offer kind words, but we can’t stretch $733 in social assistance to cover $1,200-per-month rent Read more

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Paul Salvatori

Maybe Mayor John Tory needs to pay a visit to the encampments of homeless people living under the Gardiner to understand the unnecessary human suffering being caused by the housing crisis in our city Read more

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