Video: Reports of hate crime up in 2016, Toronto police say

Reported hate crimes in Toronto increased by eight per cent last year, from 134 incidents to 145 in 2016, according to police data. Crimes motivated by religion and race reached a 10-year-high. source

Toronto police Sgt. pleads guilty to assaulting civilian while on duty

CityNews reporter Tammie Sutherland with why it’s been so difficult to gather information on the incident that led to charges. source

Video: Wynne vows to stabilize soaring Ontario house prices

Home prices in the GTA have gone up by an average of 33 per cent in the last year alone. Premier Kathleen Wynne says her government will introduce measures to cool down the market before prices collapse. source

Video: Will Toronto apply negligent landlord bylaw to Toronto Community Housing?

Hefty fines for landlords who don’t respond promptly to tenant complaints could be on the way, thanks to a Toronto City Council bylaw passed this week. But how could that play out for Toronto’s biggest landlord — the city itself? source

Ontario expands rent control to units built after 1991

Ontario’s Fair Housing Plan, unveiled today, expands rent control to all units, including homes built after 1991. Annual rent increases for existing tenants can be no higher than the rate of inflation and rent increases will be capped at 2.5 per cent source

Pay parking not enforced on stat holidays in Toronto, officer says

Confused about whether to pay for street parking on a stat holiday? The City of Toronto says payment is required, but the good news is Toronto parking officers don’t enforce those rules. source

Video: Parkdale tenants threaten rent strike

Residents in a Parkdale building threatening a rent strike come May 1st because of horrible conditions and rising rent source

Parkdale tenants feeling targeted over rent strike

Some residents of a Parkdale apartment say they are being targeted for their banners encouraging others to take part in a May 1 rent strike source