Niche Affordable Housing Models, Collective Resource Sharing…and Bernie Sanders?

Shelby Challis A report released last month on Canada’s National Housing Strategy details the findings of nearly four months of public consultations with housing experts, stakeholders, and Canadians from across the country. The report identifies priority areas, and highlights ideas on how to redefine solutions to our housing crisis. Some of the priority areas included […]

PRESTO: Your Ticket to Ride

Amelia Bredo If you’ve ever experienced another city’s system of public transportation, your return to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) was likely accompanied by mixed emotions. Toronto’s streetcars, buses, and subways are crucial to the city’s operation, but the TTC falls behind other major cities in several key ways, namely in the use of an […]

Trudeau’s New Year’s Resolution: Improve Public Transit

Mohamad Yaghi Road works, traffic jams, and long drives – these are all typical everyday experiences urban commuters in major Canadian cities face. Often, many rightly complain that travel to and from work takes a considerable amount of time out of their day, but, contrary to the popular discourse, there have been substantial improvements to […]

Renewal and Redevelopment Reloaded: How Do We Up Toronto’s Housing Game

Shelby Challis Toronto is becoming unlivable. With a growing segment of its population suffering from precarious and inadequate housing, some would consider the city to be in the midst of crisis of housing affordability, however, this is fundamentally a city in crisis. The cost of living in Toronto, even for those who obtain access to […]

More Than Just A Roof: Why Toronto’s Affordable Housing Struggles to Meet the Needs of Tenants with Mental Illness

Celine Caira According to psychologist Abraham Maslow’s “hierarchy of needs,” security and shelter rank second only to basic physiological needs as the most vital requisites for human survival. There is significance to Maslow’s approach, since it is still telling today. Community health literature maintains that access to secure, adequate, and affordable housing is a key social […]