Toronto has been going through an incredibly difficult time over the last two decades. Working families have seen their wages stagnate and living costs soar. They've felt frustration from a transit system that is lagging and city services that are constantly decreasing accessibility.
Earlier in June, City Council directed its staff and agencies to cut their budgets by 2.6 per cent. A directive that would see social housing standards decline, waitlists for city programs grow and increased precarity among the frontline workers who deliver the helping hands to Torontonians.