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New tenant bylaws may improve living in East York buildings

Posted: May 20th, 2017
Janet Davis, councillor for Ward 31, East York-Beaches has listened to the experiences of her constituents over her years on Toronto city council. Many apartments in East York, including her ward, are old buildings that have similar issues.  Davis was among the 41 councillors who voted in favour of the new apartment bylaws on March 29, […]

Toronto politics: Stuck in the past

Toronto’s new council: white, again

Posted: November 24th, 2014
First-time candidate Randy Bucao never thought the colour of his olive skin was going to be a problem in his campaign during the recent 2014 Toronto municipal election. A mechanical engineer who moved to Canada in 1994, he’s been heavily involved with the city’s Catholic school board, and his Filipino-Canadian organizations in Toronto. Bucao knew he would face a challenge campaigning for a council seat in a heavily ethnic area, Ward 10, York-Centre, but not blatant racism from some residents.