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Scarborough residents oppose rooming house pilot project

Some residents said regulating rooming houses is not the answer to a lack of affordable housing

Jun 22, 2017  CBC News Jun 22, 2017   Muriel Draaisma

More than 200 people in northwest Scarborough told city officials on Wednesday that they are opposed to a pilot project that would legalize rooming houses in their area of the city for three years as the city figures out how to regulate them.

Rooming house pilot project proposal panned at Scarborough meeting

 
Rooming House meeting

Carol Laubitz tries to ask a question during a public meeting on a proposed plan to license rooming houses in her neighbourhood Wednesday, June 21 at the L’Amoreaux Community Centre. – Dan Pearce/Metroland

Rooming House meeting

About 200 residents attended a public meeting to listen to the city’s plan to license rooming houses for three years Wednesday, June 21 at L’Amoreaux Community Centre. One of the pilot neighbourhoods is in northwest Scarborough and another is Highland Creek. – Dan Pearce/Metroland

Rooming House meeting

Ward 39 Councillor Jim Karygiannis talks with Klaus Lehmann, city planning manager, before a public meeting on a proposed pilot project to license rooming houses Wednesday, June 21 at L’Amoreaux Community Centre. – Dan Pearce/Metroland

Torontonians had right to know details from alleged ISIS-inspired attack

Torontonians had right to know details from alleged ISIS-inspired attack

Toronto Sun June 7, 2017 Joe Warmington

If we are to believe witnesses’ accounts, it was a terror attack.

According to these accounts, it was inspired by ISIS. It occurred in a Scarborough Canadian Tire store at the same time the murderous mowing down of innocent people on London Bridge and the stabbings in Borough Market were happening.

Rising concern over nightclub safety after 6 suspected overdoses in 1 night

Overdose deaths in Toronto have gone up by 73 per cent over the past decade

Apr 09, 2017 CBC News Lauren Pelley

Six suspected overdoses. Two nightclubs. One 24-year-old woman dead.

A deadly weekend night in Toronto’s club scene led police to urge public caution — and now, city councillors are calling for more action to protect clubgoers amid rising overdose deaths throughout the city.