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'Rent control vs. housing supply' is the debate landlords and developers want us to have

The key fact of today's rental market is that the majority of renters cannot afford new-construction apartments.

October 12, 2017

Why Are So Many of Us Rejoicing in a Rooming House Becoming a Condo?

The Palace Arms, a 19th century rooming house at King and Strachan, has served for years as an affordable home to low-income men. 

July 18, 2017

Eviction Prevention Programs a Vital but Limited Service

Whether it's the Tenant Duty Counsel Program (TDCP) or the city's emergency fund for rent and other urgent housing costs, eviction prevention programs aim to keep people in their homes.

December 12, 2016

When Toronto's 'Affordable Housing' Isn't Affordable

The calculations used to measure housing affordability show that we are failing the city's low-income residents, says this article. 

November 16, 2016

DineSafe Worked for Restaurants—and It Will Work for Landlords, Too

Renters undergo a slew of background checks before they move into an apartment. Who's checking out the landlords?

September 27, 2016

Tibetan Food Terminal Strikers Spoke to Larger Issue of Precarious Work

"The settlement of this strike will have a lasting impact on other immigrant groups in the city, recognizing that they can make change:" Winnie Ng, Ryerson's labour studies chair and strike participant.

May 09, 2016

Canada Has a Black Incarceration Problem

"It's disheartening, but not surprising given the heightened level of over policing that happens with respect to Black and racialized societies": Anthony Morgan, African Canadian Legal Clinic.

April 22, 2016

Torontoist Explains: What is Inclusionary Zoning?

The Ontario government's updated long-term affordable housing strategy includes inclusionary zoning, allowing cities to make affordable housing mandatory for every new residential development.

April 06, 2016

Landlord Licensing: A Solution to Toronto's Tenant Woes?

Supporters say landlord licensing would create more accountability for tenants, but critics argue the regulation would be unwieldy and costly.

May 06, 2015

Officer Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail for G20 Assault

Constable Babak Andalib-Goortani sentenced for assault with a weapon in G20 attack on Adam Nobody.

December 09, 2013

Legal Analysis: Can Rob Ford Sue Former Staffers Over What They Told Police?

Can Rob Ford sue his former staffers - as he has just said he will - for comments they made to police during the course of the investigation into the crack video? The answer is surprisingly complex.

November 14, 2013

For Teens Frozen Out of Ontario's Child Welfare System, a New Bill Offers Hope

Ontario lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that would quash a rule preventing some teens from accessing child welfare support services.

September 19, 2013

Supreme Court to Hear Ontario Brothel Appeal

Canada's Supreme Court announced today that it will hear the federal government's appeal of a landmark 2010 ruling that struck down some aspects of Ontario's laws against prostitution.

October 25, 2012

New Mobile App 'Not Your Baby' Calls Out Sexual Harassment

METRAC has released "Not Your Baby," a free iPhone app that allows users to discuss and share instances of sexual harassment, as well as possible interventions and responses to unwanted sexual attention.

September 14, 2012

Did you know that in 1965, atheists could be denied Canadian citizenship?

The Torontoist tells the story of a family of Dutch immigrants who were repeatedly denied Canadian citizenship because of their atheism, and the national debate that followed.

July 19, 2011