Toronto Poverty

Rob Ford Vs. Poverty Activists

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Mayor Rob Ford says he won't put up with any poverty activists who try to disrupt work at a civic centre in downtown Toronto.Members of the ...

What Are the Poor's Most Valuable Items?

Igor Malakhov | Posted 01.28.2013 | Canada
Igor Malakhov

2012-11-22-whypovertybanner.jpg I never thought that I would be thinking about treasures while making a documentary about poverty. But life is full of surprises, and last August I found myself scrupulously examining the most-prized possessions of Toronto's poor. And I must say, I was impressed. I spoke with a dozen of homeless people in Toronto. Almost all had treasures of some sort: a photo of a daughter, letters written before life on the street, a cherished dream about a slice of cheese cake or a bowl of salad. It was uplifting when people on the streets of Toronto told us that mostly they valued things of a non-material nature.