Public meeting shows both sides of Barrie’s affordable housing crisis

There was pushback, along with support, at a public meeting Tuesday night for proposed Barrie-wide, city-initiated changes to the zoning bylaw designed to streamline more affordable housing options. Franka (Phil) Marinelli and Clint Tyler, of the Ward 1 Residents Association, say they are worried about the density the changes could bring to their Rosenfeld Drive community in […]

Vacant Calgary office tower begins its conversion into affordable housing

After two years of collecting dust, a downtown office space will be rejuvenated to provide homes for vulnerable Calgarians in the heart of downtown. HomeSpace Society and Inn from the Cold teamed up to convert Sierra Place, the old Dome Petroleum headquarters, on 7 Avenue SW. The project marks the first time a downtown office […]

The Brick donating furniture, appliances to Edmonton CAF veterans housing initiative

The Brick is sponsoring the Edmonton ATCO Veterans Village (the Village), a housing initiative from Homes For Heroes Foundation, designed to support Canadian Armed Forces veterans who are experiencing homelessness. The Village, located in the community of Evansdale in Edmonton, will consist of 20 tiny modular homes, a resource centre, counselors office, recreation space, and […]

Vancouver trespass-prevention program hurts people who are homeless and poor, advocates say

Civil rights groups have filed a complaint against the Vancouver Police Department’s trespass prevention program, which they say disproportionately impacts Indigenous people and people of colour. The program, which went into effect in September 2020, allows police officers to arrest trespassers without a report from property owners. In their complaint, seven advocacy groups say it […]

Canada Supports Rapid Housing Project in Toronto

TORONTO, June 16, 2021 /CNW/ – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. The COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that affordable housing is key to Canada’s recovery for regions across the country, including right here in Toronto. Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and […]