Syrian refugee family about to move into permanent home in East York

Two former producers from the CBC are busy collecting furniture to help “their” family of Syrian refugees move to an apartment in Crescent Town in Toronto’s East end on June 1, 2017.
Jim Handman and his wife Renee Pellerin are a part of a Toronto sponsorship group called Kensington Assistance for Refugees.

Candidates should connect with immigrant communities to increase voter turnout, experts say

Days away from Toronto’s municipal elections, Crescent Town resident Assan Chowdhury recounts what elections were like at his hometown in Bangladesh. “In South Asian elections, it is mostly like a celebration,” he says.