On April 20, 2017, The Ontario government introduced the Fair Housing Plan that includes 16 housing affordability measures for homebuyers and renters after two consecutive years of double-digit gains in the housing market that made the average house prices in the Toronto region reach $916,567 in March 2017, up 33.2 per cent from a year earlier.
The Petah Tikva Anshe Castilla Congregation in Toronto was approved for a contribution of up to $18,266.00 through Security Infrastructure Program (SIP) to invest in security improvements, including a closed circuit television surveillance system and perimeter fencing.
Most condo renters are aware that landlords may raise their rent, but the tenants in one of the condo buildings in downtown Toronto were unpleasantly “surprised” by their landlord with an increase they had not expected at all, and now some are looking for alternative housing.
Sandra Solomon, an ex-Muslim human rights activist, accompanied with women representing Suffragette, arrived on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at Toronto Police Service Headquarters to deliver a letter to Police Chief Mark Saunders, urging him “to reconsider Musleh Khan’s appointment to the Chaplain for the Toronto Police Force.”
Ben Myers, Senior Vice-President of Market Research and Analytics who has 15 years of experience researching real estate markets across North America, says that the fundamental driver of the Toronto soaring housing market is that demand has far outstripped supply.
February was a record breaking month for new condo apartment sales in the GTA, while the number of new low-rise homes available to buy reached unprecedented levels of scarcity, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) reported on March 23, 2017.
One day before the Parliament is scheduled to debate an “anti-Islamophobia” motion, Toronto Police released its 2016 Hate Bias Crime Statistical Report, which shows that this year, as in every year since 2008, Jews continue to be the most targeted community in Toronto for hate crimes.