Toronto Real Estate Study Discovers City Still Has Affordable Neighbourhoods

There are still neighbourhoods in Toronto where condos are affordable to first-time buyers — but they’ll have to move far from the nearest subway station, or retail shopping street. Zoocasa has released a survey of condo prices in 35 Toronto neighbourhoods, comparing them to rental rates in those areas. It found that, in the northeast and northwest corners of the city — those farthest by transit from the city’s major employment hubs — condos are still quite affordable. In 13 of the 35 areas, condos sell for around $450,000 or less, which is within affordability range for the average-earning household in Toronto. In Scarborough’s West Hill area, the most affordable… Read More

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Ex-Liberal Senators Now Calling Themselves The Progressive Senate Group

OTTAWA — The last group of former Liberal senators in Parliament’s upper chamber are rebranding themselves as the Progressive Senate Group. The nine senators say they have adopted the new name to reflect their approach to legislating, with an aim to restore balance in the evolving Senate. “We have always been progressive, independent senators and now our group truly reflects that fact,” said the group’s interim leader, New Brunswick Sen. Joseph Day. “We will continue to build on our experiences and knowledge, coming together to debate new ideas and policies that reflect our shared progressive values.” Day’s deputy, Terry Mercer, said the move is about embracing the future while remaining… Read More

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Ex-Liberal Senators Now Calling Themselves The Progressive Senate Group

OTTAWA — The last group of former Liberal senators in Parliament’s upper chamber are rebranding themselves as the Progressive Senate Group. The nine senators say they have adopted the new name to reflect their approach to legislating, with an aim to restore balance in the evolving Senate. “We have always been progressive, independent senators and now our group truly reflects that fact,” said the group’s interim leader, New Brunswick Sen. Joseph Day. “We will continue to build on our experiences and knowledge, coming together to debate new ideas and policies that reflect our shared progressive values.” Day’s deputy, Terry Mercer, said the move is about embracing the future while remaining… Read More

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Jimmy Fallon and Kristen Bell celebrate the songs of Disney in mostly chronological order

The streaming service Disney+ went live on Tuesday, complete with technical issues, a little controversy, and formatting pains. Some people likely celebrated by binge-watching old Disney classics, but Jimmy Fallon and Kristen Bell went a different route, singing a five-minute medley of Disney songs on Tuesday’s Tonight Show. The medley roughly follows the release dates of Disney’s classic animated films, starting back with 1940’s Pinocchio. Fallon and Bell perked up a bit when the songs hit Disney’s ’90s revival era, and the timeline got complicated with movies like The Lion King, released twice with many of the same songs, and the Pixar movies from before Disney’s 2006 acquisition of the… Read More

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Trevor Noah and Seth Meyers skewer Bloomberg’s illusion that Democrats want another billionaire candidate

“Right now, the Democratic Party has an option for everyone,” Trevor Noah said on Monday’s Daily Show. “There’s moderates, there’s progressives, there’s X-Men, and there’s even a guy who’s worth $1.6 billion. But what if $1.6 billion just isn’t rich enough for some voters? Well then, those people might be in luck.” That’s because billionaire former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg “is on the verge of jumping into the Democratic primary, because he doesn’t think any of the current candidates can beat Trump,” he said. “And you have to admit, that’s such a billionaire thing to do.” “Bloomberg may be making a fashionably late entrance into the presidential race,… Read More

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Fatso, A Canadian Peanut Butter Brand, Is Battling The Stigma Of Sex Work

In her fight against the stigmatization of sex workers, Jill Van Gyn has found herself stigmatized. The founder and CEO of peanut butter brand Fatso decided to raise money through her company for Victoria, B.C.-based sex work charity Peers, but found her sponsored post barred by Facebook and Instagram. “Either a person has said this is unacceptable, or there is a flaw in their algorithm,” Van Gyn told HuffPost Canada. Watch: How sex work works in Canada. Story continues below. The Vancouver Island-based company launched a line of branded clothing in order to use the proceeds to fund Peers’ work, and the publicity campaign for it features the apparel as… Read More

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