The restaurant industry's behaviour in recent weeks has left many Ontarians with a bad taste in their mouth. After the introduction of a $14-an-hour minimum wage, some Tim Hortons franchisees cut employee benefits and breaks, damaging the company’s carefully cultivated image. At the same time, Torontonians were treated to the spectacle of King St. restaurateurs arguing with all seriousness that their profit matters more than the mobility of the 65,000-plus who rely daily on the 504 streetcar.
Given the pace of growth in Toronto, there’s no doubt 2018 will be another year of unprecedented change in the city. Though our crystal ball is having trouble keeping up, here are some of the things we’d like — but don’t necessarily expect — to see in the months ahead. After decades of discussion, city hall is showing signs it may finally be getting serious about laneway housing. Not only does it make tremendous sense, given Toronto’s growing housing crisis, it could be an idea whose time has come.
You get what you pay for, or, in Toronto’s case, what you don’t. The shelter crisis of recent weeks — or is it years? — has been a clear indication that whatever demands our political masters are prepared to make of us, helping the homeless survive a deep freeze isn’t among them. What this says about us is up for debate. But as the old adage has it; we get the leadership we deserve. This is a crucial point in any discussion about how we treat the poor in Toronto.
Let's be honest, these deaths are a price the city and its residents are, for the most part, willing to pay. If that weren't the case, we would have redesigned our streets, lowered speed limits and stepped up police enforcement of traffic rules. https://twitter.com/BenSpurr/status/953090926108274688
Sure doesn't help when Leader of the Opposition can't string two coherent sentences together. Liberals 'imposing' values on groups seeking summer job grants, Andrew Scheer says http://www.cbc.ca/1.4484588
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Selecting a term
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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