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I Used To Live In A Parkdale Rooming House

I lived in a rooming house in Parkdale when I was 15 years old. In remembering all this, I realize I was one of those 'vulnerable people' we see cited in discussions about housing and the effects of gentrification. I don't know what particular struggles the other tenants were facing, because I was too caught up in my own teenage angst and awkwardness to ask, but what we had in common was that we were alone. A rooming house was a landing place for me, so why are we treating it like a slur?
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Does Canada Have An Empty Homes Problem?

Every five years, statisticians, analysts and economists eagerly await the slow release of Census data by Statistics Canada. In early February the population and dwelling count tables were released. The figures that immediately caught the attention of the public was the difference between the total dwellings and dwellings "occupied by usual residents."
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I Was Blinded To Toronto's Dark Real Estate Future

Perhaps it's time to think about what current housing statistics mean to future home buyers. What it means for our children. Like many in my generation, I have enjoyed the warm glow of the rising market, with little regard for the darker, colder market we are creating for the next generation. I've cheered the price increases on my street, and celebrated the theoretical boost to my bottom line.