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The Toronto Foundation's Vital Signs report, the first to look at city issues through an equity lens, calls for a radical shift in how we sees ourselves if we're to tackle declining quality of life more

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Peter Biesterfeld

The mayor's "just right" financial blueprint for 2018 is not so magical for those forced to navigate the growing humanitarian crisis in Toronto's overcrowded shelter system more

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OCAP

From people uncomfortably sprawled in sleeping bags – some agitated, many sick – to the threat of bodily harm, Toronto's respite centres for the homeless are overcrowded with human suffering more

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We relentlessly focus on the personal characteristics of people who are homeless, rather than the societal conditions that cause people to become homeless in the first place more

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Peter Biesterfeld

Mayor who's tweeted photos of himself with homeless people has also been the overseer - some would say the architect - of the desperate crisis in our shelter system more

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Errol Young

Despite shelter crisis, housing fund has been underspent by $14 million since 2013 more

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Malone Mullin

Activists at rally calling for $15 minimum wage say provincial review of workplace rights presents "a golden opportunity" to replicate successes in the U.S. more

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