Transit: HEIA in the 2014 Mayoral Election

transit - toronto streetcar

Transit is critical to how cities move, grow and interact. Having access to high quality public transit opens doors for people to travel to and from work, school, grocery stores, recreation spaces, and places to socialize. However, our current transit system has significant accessibility and …

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Jobs and Poverty Reduction: HEIA in the 2014 Mayoral Election

Jobs and poverty reduction

Having enough money to meet your basic needs is essential to good health. However, too many Torontonians struggle to make ends meet. In Toronto in 2010, 19.3 percent of the population had income under Statistics Canada’s after-tax low income measure.1 This means that almost 497,000 people …

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Green Spaces and Active Transportation: HEIA in the 2014 Mayoral Election

Green Spaces - image of park

Green Spaces and Active Transportation Usable green spaces and being able to walk or bike around your neighbourhood to get to work or to pick up groceries makes a city livable. Toronto calls itself “a city within a park” and its patterns of development and …

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The Colour Coded Labour Market By The Numbers

Group of Multiethnic Diverse Mixed Occupation People

Changes in the census methodology from the mandatory long-form Census to the new voluntary survey were subject to widespread concern and condemnation. A major concern was that marginalized populations, like low-income earners and racialized people, are less likely to respond to voluntary surveys. This paper …

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Housing: HEIA in the 2014 Mayoral Election

Health Equity in Housing

Toronto is experiencing a housing crisis with three major challenges: a lack of affordable housing, poor quality and inadequate social housing, and homelessness. For too many Torontonians the lack of affordable homes means having to spend too much of their income on rent. Housing is …

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