Let’s end the era of irresponsible development, together.

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Contributed by Walied Khogali Ali, Community Advocate , Toronto Centre. – As spring concludes and we prepare for the hot summer months ahead. Let’s remember that we are living through times of crisis. A pandemic. A global recession. A climate crisis. Also a housing crisis that will deeply impact our future for decades to come. In […]

Downtown Concerned Citizens Organization Mission Statement

Contribued by www.downtownconcernedcitizens.com – The Downtown Concerned Citizens Organization (DCCO) was formed following the precipitous establishment by the City of Toronto of numerous temporary shelters. They were established without any prior consultations with residents and businesses, or disclosure regarding the repurposing of these buildings to temporary shelters. This has resulted in numerous adverse neighbourhood incidents including […]

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: […]

Ontario Line sparks land grab in Moss Park

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Andre Bermon, Publisher of the bridge community newspaper Moss Park, a Downtown East community long impervious to change, is on the precipice of gentrification. The historically marginalized district, nestled between several high-priced neighbourhoods, is seeing lucrative real estate deals thanks in part to the planned Ontario Line subway project. The 15.6-kilometre transit line is set […]

Toronto Police, Toronto Fire and EMS Calls To Homeless Hotels Setting Record Numbers 

(Toronto)  Homeless hotels continue to be a nightmare to residents and businesses in downtown Toronto, particularly in the financial and tourist areas of Yonge Street and Front Street where three homeless hotels are located within 800 metres of each other.   Aggravated assaults, sexual assaults, theft, drug trafficking, property damage, propane tank explosions, arson, garbage, public […]

Changing street names won’t change street culture

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Opinion contributed by Andre Bermon, Publisher of the bridge community newspaper. —  In the last City Council meeting before the summer recess, our public servants put history to the test. In a 17-7 vote, council decided that the name Dundas, referring to an obscure 18th-century British politician, should be stripped from all Toronto signage.    […]

Cars or Children Will Toronto Support Mothers?

Opinion contributed by Celeste D’Costa Ulicki. The Toronto daycare market fails parents. Demand outstrips supply and parents report long waitlists and expensive care. The pandemic has highlighted the fact that women still bear a disproportionate burden of domestic responsibilities.    In 2016, my parents purchased a home in Cabbagetown. Two one-way streets with 30 km/h […]

LOGO UNVEILED FOR THE FOUNDRY:

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  CANADA’S PLACE FOR MUSIC & COMMUNITY HUB -The local planning group of the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA, a service organization for Canada’s musicians), including residents and businesses in Toronto’s Corktown neighbourhood and professional advisors, announces a conceptualized logo for the musicians’ centre they envision in the historic Dominion Foundry buildings. Designed by John Harris, […]