East York children suffer as Toronto remains child poverty capital

The crowd inside the small office of Thorncliffe food bank is nearly outside the door as it opens for service on Thursday. Zeeshan Modi, food bank co-ordinator, works to put together baskets of food to give to the waiting families — food that they can pick up once a month, but only lasts them a week at most. Toronto continues to be the capital of child poverty in Canada with 27 per cent of all children living in poverty, according to a report released on Nov. 14.

Toronto markets remain optimistic following Trump victory

Few expected Trump to be elected the president of the United States.
Trump’s lead on Tuesday sent global financial markets into disarray as the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted by 800 points overnight. But despite the early panic on election night, financial markets quickly bounced back into shape on Wednesday.

East York celebrates its community activists

“As a child, I remembered seeing letters on the table at my house from various foster children that my parents sponsored,” said Patrick Rocca, the winner of East York’s 2016 Agnes Macphail Award for civic activism. “These kids, mostly from African countries, had nothing. That was one my first memories of how important it is to help those in need.”

Pape subway station platform

2016 federal budget: transit, housing, seniors, Bombardier

On March 22, the new federal Liberal government released its first budget. The Toronto Observer’s Bradley Dobson, Daniel McKenzie, Cherry (Changhong) Liu and Amy McNeill take a look at what’s in store for Ontario’s public transit, social housing, old age security and Bombardier.