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Local commuters aren't getting their fair share of transit attention in the province.
For reasons that are slightly mysterious, there is talk of big changes to transit governance in Ontario. One idea floating about is to upload all transit systems to the province because there are 11 separate transit systems in the GTHA. Which is supposed to sound like chaos, or something. There have been some good critiques […]
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What passed, what failed, and everything else you need to know in this run-down of the biggest—and most controversial—votes.
December’s marathon City Council meeting is finally coming to a close. Which agenda items caused the most outrage? Airbnb regulations, shelter spaces, and, of course, transit debacles. Read on for a run-down of the most important votes. Airbnb rules pass A new set of short-term rental regulations will move ahead after a 36-8 vote on […]
Despite its hateful tone, the documentary received a standing ovation from the audience.
An Islamophobic documentary made its world premiere on Sunday in Toronto when it was screened at the Toronto Zionist Centre, at an event hosted by the Jewish Defense League and Act For Canada. Killing Europe uses examples of real and horrific assaults to portray all Muslim migrants as violent rapists or, at the very least, […]
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Your need-to-know guide to this week’s council meeting.
City Council will convene today for a meeting that could decide the fate of Airbnb in Toronto. Other agenda items to watch? A plan to add badly needed spaces to the city’s homeless shelter system, a SmartTrack update, and the feasibility of Rail Deck Park. Read on for everything you need to know about this […]
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A close reading reveals just how committed the federal Liberals are to solving the problem.
With much fanfare, the federal Liberals last week rolled out a National Housing Strategy—long in the works, and the first of its kind, as they are happy to remind everyone whenever the chance presents itself. The party is touting some marquee announcements, such as nearly $16 billion in funding for repairing and building affordable housing, and […]
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