Students most vulnerable in GTA housing crisis

ETC STAFF In the same week Major League Baseball re-opens its ballparks, the Greater Toronto Area’s out-of-control housing and rental prices are reaching a fever pitch. For a potential homebuyer in the GTA, the average selling price of a home last month was over $916,567, according to the city’s real estate board in a statement on Wednesday, a jump of... More

Distracted pedestrians cause some of Toronto’s dreadful accident stats

By: Jesse Bonello In 2016, an estimated 43 pedestrians died in Toronto, making it one of the deadliest years since 2002, when Toronto saw 50 pedestrians die.  Drivers are more distracted than ever before and receive the vast majority of blame in accidents involving pedestrians — but pedestrians aren’t immune to distraction. Most people, at least once in their life,... More

Kathleen Wynne’s politics of desperation stinks

By ETC staff When Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne decided to reign over municipal politics last week, there was an acrid stench of desperation. Wynne was in hot water again after she flip-flopped with her abrupt cancellation of Toronto Mayor John Tory’s Gardiner and DVP road tolls, much to the dismay of Tory and many of Toronto’s city councillors. Tory even... More