John Tory is a failure as leader of the City of Toronto. His conservative, do-little approach to city governance means that issues that were problems in the past are now at a crisis stage. Tory pretty much has control of council because he is supported by right-wing councillors that make up the majority of council. Tory and the right-wingers have failed to make meaningful progress in fighting issues such as child poverty and a lack of adequate housing. Toronto has the highest rate of child pov…
Toronto City Council Shows Backbone Against Province
[Andre Bermon | Toronto Renewal Council Project]
Sep 10, 2018
Whoa! What a nail-biter! On August 31, Toronto City Council threw up a Hail-Mary to challenge Doug Ford’s council reduction bill. In the 9-day interim, Torontonians, held their breath as the City’s attempt to hook-shot its independence was seen flying in the air, bouncing off the left side of the rim, spinning off the backboard, swirling three times around the inside of the basket, potentially popping out, and finally, appearing motionless for a split second, before falling through the net. The …
Affordable housing should be a municipal election issue
[Mike MacDonald | Opinion | The Toronto Star]
Jul 20, 2018
Back in the early 1990s, Premier Mike Harris cooked up an ill-advised and short-sighted social experiment to deregulate private housing and kill off Ontario’s vibrant social housing sector. As such, renters started to shell out more money for less and a new generation of homeless individuals was created.
Today, Toronto holds the dubious title of most expensive rental market in Canada when it comes to one-bedroom apartments.