Open for business? The Ford government and their big-business lobbies blame the introduction of a $14 minimum wage for the loss of 90,000 jobs in Ontario, but that's not what the real economic numbers show Read more



Paul Salvatori

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

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Peter Biesterfeld

"We're literally taking money away from the poorest to keep property taxes low for people who are wealthy," says Parkdale-High Park Councillor Gord Perks. "It's reverse Robin Hood." Read more

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Zach Ruiter

Through rain, snow and whatever else the city throws at her, Kneve is in Allan Gardens and on the streets fighting for some of Toronto's most vulnerable Read more

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Prominent members of Toronto’s faith communities say the city isn’t sticking to its anti-poverty blueprint Read more



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Decades of austerity have eroded social assistance in the province to the point where people are unable to feed themselves. Now the Wynne government is taking poverty reduction cues from the International Monetary Fund Read more

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Growing food locally on the Islands and building more protected bike lanes are just two ways Toronto can address poverty and put folks to work in ways that protect the planet Read more

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Ben Spurr

Experts say new mayor is already taking markedly different approach to fighting inequality than his predecessor Read more


A new report finds city's portion of children living in low-income families is highest in the country Read more