Community benefit charge is a bid to ease costs, boost housing supply

Community benefit charge is a bid to ease costs, boost housing supply

Reports about the provincial government’s recent updates to how development-related costs will be funded — the community benefit charge — offered a narrow, one-sided perspective. But prospective new home buyers and renters deserve to know all the facts and issues, given the current housing crisis in the GTA. Housing affordability issues across the region are […]

'Like losing a family member': Community mourns loss of Jane and Finch rec centre to fire

'Like losing a family member': Community mourns loss of Jane and Finch rec centre to fire

Residents in the Jane and Finch area say their community has lost its heart. A fire ripped through Firgrove Learning and Innovation Community Centre (FLICC) last week, leaving kids without a place to gather and organizers scrambling to keep programs running. The space is a non-profit community centre that opened in 2008. Now, those who loved the facility are […]

J.K. Rowling draws criticism from transgender community for supporting controversial researcher

J.K. Rowling draws criticism from transgender community for supporting controversial researcher

J.K. Rowling is facing widespread criticism from the transgender community and other activists after tweeting support for a researcher who lost her job for stating that people cannot change their biological sex. The researcher, Maya Forstater, had been a visiting fellow at the Centre for Global Development, which in March declined to renew her contract. […]

Daniel Levy is honoured by GLAAD for promoting acceptance of the LGBTQ community

Daniel Levy is honoured by GLAAD for promoting acceptance of the LGBTQ community

Daniel Levy, the co-creator of the Canadian comedy Schitt’s Creek, will receive an award for promoting acceptance of the LGBTQ community from GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer media advocacy organization. It will bestow its Davidson/Valentini Award on Levy in San Francisco on Sept. 28. “Through his work onscreen and behind […]