Affordable rent in Toronto: not a myth yet, but it’s not looking good

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment in Toronto right now is $1,532. Betty Hodgkins pays $896. Her building has an outdoor gazebo, regular euchre nights, holiday lunches and dance lessons, plus free ESL classes for residents who want to improve their English. The average rent for a two-bedroom apartment is $2,037. David Demchuk pays… Read More

Riverdale: coursing, disappearing, trembling, returning

“Time: And A Clock,” a series of public art sculptures installed in Riverdale along Queen Street East, has these words inscribed – “Coursing, Disappearing, Trembling, Returning”. The poem refers to the passage of time although it just as easily speaks to this neighbourhood’s decline and revival. Riverdale began as an unassuming suburb in the early… Read More