The Blakes are struggling to find a place in Toronto, where the waitlist for affordable housing has topped 180,000 The two-bedroom basement apartment was never going to be the right fit for Steve Blake and his three sons.
The two-bedroom basement apartment was never going to be the right fit for Steve Blake and his three sons. Low ceilings meant his eldest son, Jacob, 20, would regularly hit his head and by the time you crammed in a well-used couch, kitchen table, a fish tank, two toads, art supplies, video game consoles, a television and a pile of sneakers and shoes, Kaslo, 15, and Gaebrial, 12, also didn't have a lot of room to move.
Posted March 23, 2017 Housing and homelessness advocates are calling the federal commitment to affordable housing a strong step forward in the effort to end a countrywide housing crisis. While it's too soon to know what this money will mean for Toronto, the $11.2 billion pledge is seen as a clear signal that the federal government is dedicated to creating new and affordable housing and keeping people off the streets.