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…

Employment Precarity in Ontario and the Living Wage

Cayla Baarda This past October, labour union Unifor hosted a ‘Good Jobs Summit’ in Toronto highlighting the need to develop practical public policy responses to the ongoing problem of creating good jobs. A few weeks later, on November 16, the Stronger Workplaces for a Stronger Economy Act (or Bill 18) passed third reading in the Ontario legislature. The…