Again, that red hot and high-revving real estate engine torques itself up, spinning change all over the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area and beyond.
Outpacing Toronto real estate, Durham may be the GTA’s hottest market. Buyers looking for relief in the suburbs face soaring prices, faster sales, competitive bidding
See also: (317) Durham Region
The Toronto Star surveys the general picture for Ontario’s workers as Decent Work Day (Oct 7th) and the conclusion of public consultations within the province’s Changing Workplaces Review coincide with what has been a blue sky Thanksgiving weekend.
Advocates demand better protection for Ontario workers. Is Ontario turning into a low-wage economy? Research shows over half of Toronto jobs are considered precarious
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Toronto’s major food bank and other agencies mark the arrival of autumn with an annual report on hunger.
(link to 19-page .pdf)
Accidents involving walkers and bicycle riders struck by motor vehicles are a troubling, costly aspect of sprawl. They appear to be built right into the whole matter of community life structured around automobiles and the infrastructure provided for them. This bodily damage really has to be stopped.
More than 1000 cyclists and pedestrians hit on Toronto streets since June 1. New statistics show vulnerable road users struck at rate of one every two and a half hours
The morbid and mortal toll of sprawl. The ‘elephant in the living room’ of rising and preventable US traffic deaths is government funded roads in drive-only places
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Again and again we see ourselves bought off by the idea that measuring a problem is some kind of major step toward the solution. Time to throw a basic income at it.
Surveys show why we need to take the Poverty Reduction Strategy seriously. The once-heralded poverty reduction strategy needs more attention, including to what the data told us about the city
Just in case you were sitting around wondering what makes a powerful argument in favour of consciously eliminating poverty in this society here is a piece from today’s Toronto Star.
Children’s aid societies should not discriminate against poor children: a new study has found Ontario kids are being removed from their homes simply because their parents are poor. It has to stop. Editorial