News and opinions from the Jane & Sheppard area of Metropolitan Toronto. The news will usually reflect the views of the Sheppard West Neighbourhood Association (http://sheppardwest.org). This blog may also feature at times guest views and opinions.
Toll Roads may not be an optimal solution, but with Toronto willing to maintain the lowest property taxes in the are while cementing its reputation as a world class city, alternate sources of financing have to be found.
A recent gruesome murder around the Jane and Finch area saw a stabbing victim seeking help in the closed Humber River Finch hospital. ERS came to the closed hospital but they were too late – he died of his wounds shortly thereafter. Now Police is asking for the public’s help.
Residents were left guessing what may have affected the water taste in the past couple of days and the government is looking to change the landlord and tenant act with a view to improve landlord protection.
It is no secret that Toronto’s amalgamation, perpetrated by the Conservatives, happened against the will of the voters. In Montreal it happened on the same oppositional background under the Liberals. Two decades later, it is clear that the cost savings that were supposed to happen did not, we still do not have a harmonized legislation and corruption has increased, while representation and local democracy weakened.
Ever since the #amalgamation, #Toronto has its own culture clash, pitting suburbanites vs downtown core hipsters on issues such as social housing and public transportation. It is therefore useful to see how this culture clash plays South of the border.
Planning developments in Toronto at City Age (and the brothers who ignored the planning notices), as well as what Vancouver is doing about its unmoving vacancy rate and how and what the minimum wage does in helping the poor.
We have two stories happening this week in the past couple of days. First is about preventing crime by discovering a small arsenal and arresting a suspect, while the second involves the survival of a stabbing victim.
Lawyer Phanath Im is giving back to the community she grew up in through her involvement with Osgoode law school's community legal aid clinic being launched in Jane-Finch on Thursday. The clinic will help precarious workers in need of legal help. .