George Brown College

Ontario public college faculty could be on strike by October 16

Unless a labour agreement is reached this weekend, post-secondary students at all of Ontario’s 24 public colleges, including Centennial College’s Story Arts Centre in East York, may soon see their classes cancelled, because of a faculty strike.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) has set a strike date of Monday, October 16.

senior citizen at First Nations centre

Founder of Toronto’s Homeless Memorial remembered as great advocate

About two hundred people attended a memorial Tuesday, August 8th for the founder of downtown Toronto’s homeless memorial, Bonnie Briggs.  It was held at the Church of the Holy Trinity, next to Eaton Centre. That church is the site of the Homeless Memorial, which Briggs, 64, founded in 1997.   

Ice skaters at Nathan Phillips Square

Here we go again: City of Toronto 2017 budget

Don’t be surprised if you get a sense of déjà vu as the mayor and Toronto city council wrap up the budget for 2017, this week. City council finalized the budget during a meeting scheduled for Feb. 14-15. On the chopping block for budget reductions are popular public services such as library hours, childcare and the potential closing of a men’s shelter in North York for people addressing substance-abuse. They’ve all faced similar threatened cuts in previous years.