Toronto one step closer to taxing vacant homes after mayor’s executive committee vote

The City of Toronto is on track to begin taxing vacant properties to try to stop real estate speculators from buying up homes and letting them sit empty while residents struggle to find affordable housing. Mayor John Tory’s executive committee unanimously supported a city staff recommendation Tuesday to implement a one per cent vacant home tax starting […]

Halifax to take down temporary shelters for homeless

HALIFAX, N.S. — The volunteer group responsible for setting up temporary shelters throughout Halifax Regional Municipality says city officials are violating a section of the Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms with their plans to remove the shelters by as early as next week. In a statement Tuesday, HRM says it will be giving notice to […]

A $300,000 donation to help homeless youth

MONTREAL, July 6, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ – The Home Depot Canada Foundation is renewing its major funding of $300,000 over two years to support Dans la rue’s employability programs and Emmett Johns School. Dans la rue is one of the select regional partners to which The Home Depot Canada Foundation contributes. Since 2015, Dans la […]

Canada Supports Rapid Housing Projects in Edmonton

EDMONTON, AB, July 6, 2021 /CNW/ – Every Canadian deserves a safe and affordable place to call home. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for affordable housing and led to rising levels of homelessness. The Government of Canada created a national strategy to build hundreds of thousands of units and provide affordable housing […]