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November 16, 2018
Toronto Community Housing partners with several organizations to expand tree canopy in its communities

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has partnered with the City of Toronto's Every Tree Count program, Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF) and Park People to deliver a project aimed at increasing tree coverage on three TCHC properties.

November 12, 2018
2018 Tenant Survey Mail Strike Disruption

Due to the Canada Post strike affecting the Toronto area, Toronto Community Housing Corporation will be extending the deadline for the Tenant Experience Survey to November 30, 2018.

November 08, 2018
Karl Subban talks b-ball, books and achieving success at Midnight Madness Basketball program

Hockey Super Dad Karl Subban brought a message to youth about reaching their full potential at the Midnight Madness Basketball program for youth living in Toronto Community Housing (TCHC).

October 31, 2018
Read the October 2018 issue of insidehousing

In this issue of insidehousing, Toronto Community Housing and partners are recognized for the Paramedic-Led Clinic, 15 new special constables are sworn in and we release the fall issue of Tenant LOOP. Read these stories and more in our stakeholder newsletter.

October 26, 2018
Toronto Community Housing swearing-in ceremony highlights partnership with the Toronto Police Service

Fifteen new special constables were sworn in today as part of Toronto Community Housing Corporation's (TCHC) commitment to make its communities safer for its 110,000 tenants.

October 25, 2018
Backgrounder: Cannabis Legislation and Policy

Through its commitment to providing tenants and employees with a safe and healthy environment in which to live and work, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (“TCHC”) is committed to creating a smoke-free environment. Our ultimate goal, as desired by the majority of tenants, is to eliminate smoking everywhere on TCHC property. The changes will be phased in over several years, in consultation with tenants.

October 19, 2018
Partners mark the one year anniversary of Toronto's first Community Paramedic-Led Clinic

Toronto's first Community Paramedic-Led Clinic partnership is celebrating a year of success in providing mental and physical health support for seniors and isolated Toronto residents with complex needs. The clinics are hosted in Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) buildings and staffed by a partnership of experienced mental health and community support agencies.

October 15, 2018
Mama Earth Organics contest in Tenant LOOP

Mama Earth Organics offered $120 worth of groceries to one lucky tenant.

October 15, 2018
Maria turns 101 years old

Maria Nikitiuk celebrates alongside her friends and family.

October 15, 2018
Toronto Community Housing informs tenants about new cannabis rules

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has launched an information campaign for tenants to help ensure that fire safety and the comfort of all tenants are the key guiding principles as the new cannabis laws come into effect.

September 17, 2018
Read the September 2018 issue of insidehousing

The September 2018 issue of insidehousing features stories about 2017 Annual Report, new affordable rental units in Regent Park, updates on the Firgrove Master Plan and more.

September 14, 2018
Tenants provide input on the Mornelle Community Action Plan

Earlier this summer, tenants, staff and community partners from Mornelle Court gathered for a community BBQ to share their thoughts and provide feedback on the Mornelle Community Action Plan. The BBQ was an opportunity for tenants to meet and share their ideas on community needs including employment, training, health, education, safety and security.

September 05, 2018
YouthWorx: First summer job and giving back to communities

For many Toronto youth, summer is a great time to hang out with friends, attend their favourite camps, volunteer with a local organization and get work experience through a summer job. But not all young people have the opportunity to go to summer camp, volunteer or find a summer job.

September 04, 2018
Toronto Community Housing now accepting applications for new affordable rental housing units at 110 River St. in Regent Park

Toronto Community Housing Corporation is inviting applications for 75 new affordable rental housing units which will soon be available in Regent Park. One-, two-, and three-bedroom affordable rental units will be ready for occupancy in early 2019. The units are located in a new building at 110 River St. in Regent Park.

August 29, 2018
Extended Heat Warning issued for Toronto

Based on information from Environment and Climate Change Canada, Dr. Eileen de Villa, Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, has upgraded the Heat Warning to an Extended Heat Warning until further notice.

August 24, 2018
2017 Annual Report: giving tenants a voice and building trust in our communities

Tenants like Ahmed attended the 2017 Tenant Conference to be part of the conversation around the evolution of Toronto Community Housing. Read Ahmed`s story in the 2017 Annual Report.

August 21, 2018
Students shine at the 2018 Limitless Heights Scholarship dinner

Scholarship recipients, family members and supporters, tenants, TCHC team members and community partners from Lawrence Heights and Neptune gathered on August 16 to celebrate the 6th annual Building our Future: Limitless Heights Scholarship Program.

August 17, 2018
2017 Annual Report: empowering and enriching communities from the ground up

Shauna has lived in the Lawrence-Orton community in Scarborough for the past four years. Read Shauna`s story in the 2017 Annual Report.

August 16, 2018
Toronto Community Housing’s Rookie League summer baseball program for 1,000 Toronto kids wraps up

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), in partnership with the Jays Care Foundation, once again wrapped up a summer of fun and sports through its Rookie League baseball day-camp program for more than 1,000 Toronto youth aged 6-12.

August 09, 2018
2017 Annual Report: creating pathways for emerging entrepreneurs

Through programs like Be.Build.Brand, youth tenants get the opportunity to build education, employment, and leadership skills. Read their story in the 2017 Annual Report.

August 02, 2018
2017 Annual Report: fire life safety and creating conversations for change

Fire safety is top priority at Toronto Community Housing. A number of activities launched in 2017 to educate tenants on fire safety awareness.

July 26, 2018
2017 Annual Report: improving relationships in our communities

Working with the Tenant Charter Advisory Committee gave Reginald another opportunity to give back to his community. Read Reginald`s story in the 2017 Annual Report.

July 25, 2018
Read our 2017 Annual Report, Our way forward

Toronto Community Housing’s 2017 Annual Report is now available. It shows how we worked with community agencies, partners and tenants to improve our housing, deliver better service to tenants and help strengthen our communities in 2017.

July 20, 2018
Read the July 2018 issue of insidehousing

The July 2018 issue of insidehousing features stories about our new board of directors, highlights from the tenant appreciation event, Tenant Engagement System Refresh updates and more.

July 18, 2018
Community Safety Unit: training to serve, protect and engage

Special Constable Chris Ross joined the Community Safety Unit three years ago. Hardeep Sidhu, new recruit and Special Constable in training, joined three months ago. They shared their experiences with the training process and what it means to become a Special Constable at TCHC.

July 13, 2018
Toronto Community Housing honours Tenant Representatives and Tenant Leaders at an appreciation event

Toronto Community Housing hosted close to 300 Tenant Representatives and Tenant Leaders at the Downtown Sheraton Hotel on June 19 to express our sincere appreciation for their contributions to the organization and their communities.

June 20, 2018
2018 Investing in our Diversity Scholarships reward Toronto students working to build vibrant communities: Toronto Community Housing and donors to award 58 first-year postsecondary scholarships

Fifty-eight deserving Toronto student leaders will take a step toward their future this evening, as they receive postsecondary scholarships from TCHC and donor partners.

June 18, 2018
2018 Investing in our Diversity Scholarships: June 20 Media Availability

For the 12th consecutive year, through the generosity of donors, Toronto Community Housing is awarding scholarships to 58 youth community leaders, including youth living in TCHC communities. Toronto Community Housing and scholarship donors will celebrate the achievements of this year’s recipients on June 20, as part of a scholarship presentation event to be held at Artscape Wychwood Barns (Christie and St-Clair West).

June 14, 2018
Tenants First Youth Pilot connects youth to educational, employment and health resources in their communities

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) and the City of Toronto have launched a Youth Pilot to explore new ways to engage and serve youth in Toronto, as part of the City's Tenants First initiative.

June 01, 2018
Zombies, microbes, robots and more! Young girls from TCHC communities STEM into action

There’s a zombie apocalypse taking over the city. You need a group of brilliant engineers to rescue residents from impending doom. Who do you call for help? A group of teen girls, of course! That was the message behind Toronto Community Housing’s first-ever “STEM into Action” event on May 19. The day-long event was a chance to connect young girls from TCHC communities to the worlds of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

May 31, 2018
Read the May 2018 issue of insidehousing

The May 2018 issue of insidehousing is now available. This issue features news about Tenants First, Investing in Our Diversity, the youth pilot launch and more.

May 30, 2018
Chester Le wins Midnight Madness Basketball tournament

Chester Le has won its first Midnight Madness Basketball (MMB) trophy! The Chester Le team outscored Canlish 48-33 in a decisive final game which took place at the Goldring Centre, University of Toronto, on May 18.

May 29, 2018
National Housing Co-Investment Fund announced at Lawrence Heights

Toronto Community Housing, developer partner Heights Development and elected officials joined together in Lawrence Heights for a major National Housing Strategy announcement on May 2.

May 28, 2018
What you need to know about 2018 elections

With the provincial and municipal elections taking place in 2018, learn more about the rules and responsibilities for TCHC staff and tenants.

May 25, 2018
Statement by Toronto Community Housing about the heating and cooling switchover

Toronto Community Housing has issued the following statement about its efforts to ensure the safety and comfort of tenants during by the period of unseasonably high temperatures in the city.

May 23, 2018
Toronto Community Housing moves swiftly on new Seniors Housing Unit

Following City Council’s approval of the Tenants First report focused on the needs of seniors, Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) is moving swiftly to create a new Seniors Housing Unit within the organization to manage its seniors-designated buildings.

May 10, 2018
Scholarship alumni achievements excite donors to give more

More than 60 guests attended the annual breakfast in celebration of the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarships.

May 10, 2018
Ophelia Riley art exhibition makes case for people living with autism

People living with Autism Spectrum Disorder have incredible talents and are capable. This was the message the organizer of Wonders of the Mind, Lawrence Heights Art Centre (LHAC), was determined to share with the public during a week-long art show.

May 07, 2018
Emergency Alert testing today

A new emergency signal is being tested today across Canada.

May 03, 2018
Notice of collection and disclosure

You have the right to know how and what your personal information is being used for.

April 26, 2018
Read the April 2018 issue of insidehousing

The April 2018 issue of insidehousing is now available. This issue features news about Closing the Loop program, our strategic plan and more.

April 24, 2018
Toronto Community Housing Special Constables receive TPS awards

Three Toronto Community Housing special constables have been recognized with Community Member Awards from the Toronto Police Services Board for exemplary efforts in assisting the police. Special constables Derek Anderson, Domenic Khan and Jason Kirkwood received their awards from Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders and Toronto Police Services Board member Uppala Chandrasekera at a ceremony held on April 22 at Toronto Police headquarters.

April 18, 2018
Statement by Toronto Community Housing

Toronto Community Housing has released this statement concerning the fire at 145 Strathmore Blvd. (Greenwood Towers).

April 17, 2018
Spring 2018 Midnight Madness Basketball kicks off

Toronto Community Housing’s life and court skills program Midnight Madness Basketball has launched its sixth year with more than 60 youth taking part in the 2018 spring season.

March 21, 2018
Aspiring photographer uses photos to change perceptions of her community

Known as one of the heartbeats in the Driftwood community, Edel Kite shares a different side of her community, one that is not often told.

March 19, 2018
Read the March 2018 issue of insidehousing

The March 2018 issue of insidehousing is now available. This issue features news about the Visions of Science award, the Tenant Loop newsletter and more.

March 19, 2018
For the Somali community, help and hope are close to home

Addiction counselling from someone who’s walked the path...

March 13, 2018
Toronto Community Housing programs in support of STEM learning for youth wins Visions of Science’s Community Partnership Award

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) received an Outstanding Community Partner Award from the Vision of Science organization at its annual gala on March 9.

March 08, 2018
International Women's Day - Celebrating inspiring tenants

In celebration of International Women’s Day, we reached out to TCHC team members to tell us about a tenant who is doing something positive in her life or in her community. We talked to those women and these are their stories.

March 01, 2018
Crisis priority transfer process letter sent to all tenants

CEO Kathy Milson addresses Ombudsman, Susan Oplers recommendations to improve the crisis priority tenant transfer process.

February 16, 2018
Read the February 2018 issue of insidehousing

The first issue of insidehousing for 2018 is now available. This issue features stories about the affordable housing applicant list in Regent Park, TCHC's plans for 2018 and more.

February 12, 2018
Sewing machine donation gives boost to young tenant’s business dream

When Monah Water completed Toronto Community Housing’s Be.Build.Brand entrepreneurship program in fall 2017, she was excited for what’s next.

February 05, 2018
2017 Tenant Conference Questions and Answers

During the tenant conference, tenants submitted almost 100 questions to us. Read our repsonses here.

February 02, 2018
Check out our 2017 achievements in a slideshow “2017 Year in review”

Learn more about our accomplishments from the past year.

January 30, 2018
Toronto Community Housing accepting applications for Regent Park’s new affordable rental unit applicant list in 50 Regent Park Blvd. and 21 Tubman Ave.

Toronto Community Housing accepting applications for Regent Park’s new affordable rental unit applicant list in 50 Regent Park Blvd. and 21 Tubman Ave.

January 26, 2018
A statement from Toronto Community Housing about the Toronto Ombudsman's report

President and Chief Executive Officer Kathy Milsom issued this statement today about Toronto Ombudsman Susan Opler’s report on Toronto Community Housing’s Medical and Safety at Risk priority transfer process.

January 26, 2018
Backgrounder: Toronto Community Housing response to Ombudsman's report

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) agrees with and supports the 21 recommendations made by Toronto Ombudsman Susan Opler in her report on TCHC’s priority transfer process.

January 18, 2018
TCHC announces three executive appointments

TCHC has announced the successful candidates for three executive positions: Chief Development Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, and General Counsel and Corporate Secretary.

January 17, 2018
TCHC kids celebrate a very merry Raptors Christmas with Dwane Casey

Basketball, dinner and gifts: 30 youth attend Dwane Casey’s Christmas clinic

January 09, 2018
Regent Park celebrates the end of the year with cheer

Celebrating the winter solstice with Regent Park

January 08, 2018
Young basketball star finds inspiration in Ottawa

TCHC youth visit Canadian Parliament buildings in Ottawa, meet with inspiring athletes and executives, and get to play their favourite sport – all in one weekend!

January 05, 2018
Interested in serving on the Toronto Community Housing Board of Directors?

The application processes for citizen and tenant members are now open.