The credit crunch has forced one of Toronto’s affordable housing providers to prepare for the possibility of being denied credit that is vital to housing upkeep and construction.
Alexandra Kazia’s report for Observer Radio News. The Chair of Metrolinx and the president of Transport 2000 say that current plans to turn Toronto into a ‘transit city’ could be derailed by a lack of federal infrastructure money. Metrolinx’s “Big Move” is the largest infrastructure initiative in the country, proposing plans that amount to approximately […]
The University of Toronto Scarborough has one less food outlet on campus. The student union officially closed the Bluffs restaurant on Friday for financial reasons. But the 13 laid off workers say the student union itself is to blame for the problem. Monica Valencia reports. [audio:http://www.centennialondemand.com/radio/wp-content/uploads/mp3/2009/07-monica-valenica.mp3]
Guns, senseless violence and robberies. Those are issues typically associated with east Scarborough. But 2,000 people came out to celebrate the community’s spirit yesterday and took part in a classic community event. Katrina Rozal has this story. [audio:http://www.centennialondemand.com/radio/wp-content/uploads/mp3/2009/09-katrina-rozal.mp3]
A Toronto woman is finding that becoming a vegetarian can take more then willpower. Sometimes, it means battling not only old eating habits, but one’s own family. Rima Ramoul reports. [audio:http://www.centennialondemand.com/radio/wp-content/uploads/mp3/2009/01-rima-ramoul.mp3]
North York already banned overnight parking in the winter and now Scarborough wants to do the same. According to an area councillor, it’s one of those laws that sound great but won’t work nowadays. Stephanie Leung reports. [audio:http://www.centennialondemand.com/radio/wp-content/uploads/mp3/2009/12-stephanie-leung.mp3]
Activists braved frigid weather yesterday to picket outside the office of CUPE Ontario to protest against a proposed boycott of Israeli academics at Ontario Universities. Last Friday, CUPE Ontario president Sid Ryan called for the boycott of Israeli academics and educators who do not condemn the Dec. 29 bombing of the Islamic University in Gaza […]