MPP Job Description

Contributed by George Smitherman, MPP representing Toronto Centre – Rosedale, Toronto Centre in the 34th, 35th and 36th Parliament (1999-2010) Position: Member of the Ontario Legislature Employer: Legislative Assembly of Ontario Position Rank: 1 of 124 “Seats” in the Legislature MPP Compensation:     $ 116, 550 (unchanged 2010!) (Less than Toronto City Councillors and […]

Provincial Election numbers?

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Contributed by Pstreet News. The provincial election is fast upon us, and there is a great battle between the Liberals and the up and coming NDP. With Suze Morrison stepping aside for Kristyn Wong-Tam. Up until the last election, this riding has almost always been Liberal. The liberals in Ontario got badly beaten, as we […]

Housing ‘task force’ report a developer’s wish list

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Contributed by Andre Bermon, Publisher of the Bridge News. thebridgenews.ca What do you call it when bankers, fund managers, academics, a former provincial party leader, developers and a non-profit get together? Answer: the Ontario Housing Affordability Task Force. This group, mainly representing the private sector, looked at solutions to the problem of housing affordability. Their verdict: […]

Private Security

Private Security

Once again local residents are left little recourse but to take matters into their own hands in this recent letter to anybody at the city that might care.  We are a group of residents living in the blocks between Gerrard and Carlton, Sherbourne and Parliament Streets.  We have become concerned with the increasing amount of crime […]

Groundbreaking Data in Overdose Response by Heart2Heart CPR

Contributed by Nick Rondinelli – Owner of Heart2Heart CPR, nick@heart2heartcpr.com I am excited to share with my community some data that we collected from our overdose response training called Peer Support Responder. The training took place between June 1 to July 17th, 2021, and was conducted at our head office at 216 Carlton St. We have […]

Pam McConnell knew better

When the Shelter Support and Housing SSHA can’t do what they want because zoning does not allow it, the councillors step in and change the zoning. Then the SSHA can now fulfil their mandate without consultation or input from the community. “we were not consulted,” the councillors say, or “we don’t have any say in […]