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October 10, 2019
Rubin Thomlinson Summary Report

Rubin Thomlinson’s summary report on TCHC's HR practices.

October 10, 2019
News release: Toronto Community Housing releases Rubin Thomlinson summary report regarding TCHC’s human resources practices

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) today released Rubin Thomlinson’s independently-prepared report summarizing its review of TCHC’s human resources practices.

October 07, 2019
What you need to know about the 2019 election

With the federal election taking place in 2019, learn more about the rules and responsibilities for TCHC staff and tenants.

September 25, 2019
TCHC tenants trained to become the next beauty entrepreneurs

Several TCHC youth trained to become beauty entrepreneurs through the Alternative Entrepreneurship Movement (AEM) program.

September 23, 2019
Changes allow housing providers to keep out evicted criminals

Ontario's Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark joined by Toronto Mayor John Tory today announced changes that give housing providers the discretion to refuse to rehouse tenants who have been evicted for serious crimes and pose a threat to the community.

September 23, 2019
Annual job fair connects TCHC tenants to employment opportunities

About 300 job seekers attended this year’s mega job fair held on August 21 at the YMCA Central, Toronto.

September 19, 2019
How YouthWorx keeps young people engaged in the summer

This summer, 105 youth and 17 supervisors helped keep several buildings and communities clean and well maintained.

September 16, 2019
Backgrounder: Toronto Community Housing supports Toronto Fire Services Cooking Safety campaign, and continues to expand its internal inspection and fire safety compliance team

As Canada’s largest social housing provider, Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) has a mandate to deliver quality homes and services that support safe, vibrant communities. TCHC’s dedicated corporate fire life safety team was established in 2018, and its mandate includes staff training, as well as building inspections and tenant education.

September 16, 2019
Danger of unattended cooking the focus of fire awareness campaign undertaken for Toronto Community Housing residents at Regent Park

Toronto Fire Services launched an advertising and public education campaign today aimed at encouraging Toronto Community Housing residents, specifically those living in the Regent Park area, to never leave cooking unattended.

August 30, 2019
Read the Summer 2019 issue of insidehousing

Read the Summer issue of insidehousing to learn more about the Limitless Heights Scholarship event, the Government of Canada green infrastructure announcement, Tenant Engagement System Refresh and more.

August 14, 2019
Media Statement: Gun violence reduction

We welcome the announcement today by Chief Mark Saunders. As is the case in neighbourhoods across the city, gun violence has a devastating impact on everyone who lives or works in our TCHC communities. Finding solutions to gun violence requires the collective efforts of all three levels of government, community partners and law enforcement agencies, and Toronto Community Housing is committed to ensuring we are doing everything we can to contribute to this shared mission.

August 01, 2019
Statement about 30 Falstaff Avenue

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has issued the following statement about the fatal shooting at 30 Falstaff Ave.

July 26, 2019
Toronto Community Housing Board of Directors approves the refreshed Tenant Engagement System

Following extensive tenant consultations in 2018 and 2019, Toronto Community Housing’s Board of Directors approved the tenant engagement system and implementation plan on July 19.

July 04, 2019
TCHC Rookie League 31st season begins

The 31st TCHC Rookie League season will deliver summer baseball fun to 1,000 kids in our communities.

July 02, 2019
Youth programs: Investing in the future

Learn how TCHC and community partners delivered programs connecting youth to opportunities and educational resources to build employment, social and leadership skills.

June 28, 2019
Read the June 2019 issue of insidehousing

Read the June issue of insidehousing to learn more about our 2018 Annual Report, the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship and the latest updates about Tenants First.

June 27, 2019
Access and support: Going above and beyond to help a single parent in need

How two TCHC employees were able to help a mother in need

June 25, 2019
TCHC to recognize scholarship donors and high-achieving recipients during June 26 Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship Gala

Toronto Community Housing’s 2019 Investing in Our Diversity Scholarships will help fund postsecondary studies or training for 69 Toronto youth involved in community building and volunteer efforts. Scholarship recipients will be honoured at an event on June 26, where they will be able to meet scholarship donors and other recipients.

June 24, 2019
Updating the tenant transfer process: helping tenants in crisis

Learn more about how Toronto Community Housing put in place a new Crisis priority transfer process last year in the 2018 Annual Report

June 20, 2019
Interim Seniors Housing Unit: taking the business plan on the road

The 2018 Annual Report put a spotlight on the creation of a new Interim Seniors Housing Unit to better manage seniors-designated buildings in our portfolio.

June 19, 2019
Fire life safety: empowering personal responsibility through education

TCHC is running a new education program to further increase fire life safety, the 2018 Annual Report explains how it works

June 10, 2019
Backgrounder: Tenant Engagement System Refresh in 2018

Tenants and Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) staff have worked together over the past several years to develop a refreshed engagement system that encourages and empowers more TCHC tenants to get involved in their community.

June 10, 2019
Toronto Community Housing moves another step closer to completing the Tenant Engagement System Refresh

Together, staff and tenants are working to implement changes that will refresh Toronto Community Housing’s tenant engagement system.

June 08, 2019
Toronto Community Housing officially opens 20 Zachary Court, the first new TCHC building to replace aging homes in the Lawrence Heights community

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), the City of Toronto, Phase 1 partner Heights Development and tenants celebrated the opening of 20 Zachary Court, the first new building constructed to replace aging homes as part of the Lawrence Heights revitalization project.

June 08, 2019
Backgrounder: Lawrence Heights Revitalization at 20 Zachary Court

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), the City of Toronto, Phase 1 developer partner Heights Development, and tenants celebrated the official opening of 20 Zachary Court on June 8, 2019. 20 Zachary Court is the first new TCHC building constructed to replace aging homes as part of the Lawrence Heights revitalization.

May 31, 2019
Read the May 2019 issue of insidehousing

Read the May issue of insidehousing to learn more about TCHC's new board chair, the tree project and our energy rebate from Enbridge Gas.

May 17, 2019
Toronto Community Housing receives $1.6 million Enbridge Rebate for energy efficiency projects

Jim Sanders, Senior Vice President at Enbridge Gas Inc. (Enbridge) presented a $1.6 million cheque to Toronto Community Housing among residents of the Janet Magee building this morning. The contribution is the result of 36 energy efficiency upgrade projects that were completed throughout 2018 and is the largest rebate cheque Enbridge has given through its Affordable Housing energy efficiency program.

May 17, 2019
Backgrounder: TCHC and Enbridge Gas reduce greenhouse gases and energy costs through capital repairs

The 2015-18 TCHC/Enbridge Partnership Program has resulted in substantial reduction in greenhouse gases, improved comfort for tenants and reduced utility costs in TCHC buildings since 2015.

May 16, 2019
Enbridge Gas to present Toronto Community Housing with $1.6 million cheque

Enbridge Gas to present Toronto Community Housing with $1.6 million incentive cheque for energy efficiency projects that lower energy costs, reduce emissions and increase comfort.

May 15, 2019
Toronto Community Housing tree project: spring season celebration and tour

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC), City of Toronto, Local Enhancement and Appreciation of Forests (LEAF) and Park People marked another milestone today in their partnership to increase tree coverage on TCHC properties.

April 30, 2019
Read the April 2019 issue of insidehousing

Read April's issue of insidehousing to learn more about the National Housing Co-investment Fund, Tenants First and the spring issue of Tenant LOOP.

April 23, 2019
Backgrounder: National Co-investment Fund

​The National Housing Co-investment Fund agreement announced on April 5, 2019 will provide Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) with $1.34-billion in loans and grants over nine years. This is the largest federal investment to repair and renew social housing stock in Canada's history.

April 21, 2019
Media statement: fire at 184 River St.

Toronto Community Housing has issued this statement concerning the fire at 184 River St. in Regent Park. "We are saddened by the loss of life as a result of the fire. Our thoughts are with the family and loved ones of the deceased, the tenants and staff of the building, and the Regent Park community at this difficult time. Staff are in the community today to support tenants and assist with the response to the fire."

April 12, 2019
Spring 2019 Midnight Madness Basketball kicks off

Six community basketball teams will compete in Toronto Community Housing's Midnight Madness Basketball tournament this spring, as the court and life skills program launches April 12 at the University of Toronto's Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport.

April 11, 2019
Media Statement: Incident at 248 Simcoe St.

Toronto Community Housing has released the following statement today concerning the incident at 248 Simcoe St. “We place a top priority on the safety of our tenants, and are very concerned about this incident. We thank first responders for their efforts to rescue the person who fell and transport him to hospital. We are cooperating fully with the investigation and are providing supports to tenants of 248 Simcoe St. who may be experiencing stress following the incident.

April 09, 2019
Toronto Community Housing launches stage 2 of the Request for Proposals for Phases 4 and 5 of its Regent Park revitalization

The Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has launched the second stage of its Request for Proposals (RFP) process to select a developer partner for the final phases of the Regent Park revitalization. The RFP was sent to qualified proponents this week following last fall’s Request for Vendor Qualifications process. The developer proponents who have now been invited to submit a proposal to develop Phases 4 and 5 of Regent Park are Capital Developments, The Daniels Corporation, and Tridel Builders Inc.

April 05, 2019
Media Statement: 2019 Capital Repairs Funding

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) President and CEO Kevin Marshman has issued the following statement on the co-investment fund announced today by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Toronto Mayor John Tory at TCHC’s Adanac Apartments in Scarborough. The fund will provide $1.34 billion over 10 years for capital repairs to Toronto Community Housing buildings under the National Housing Strategy.

April 05, 2019
Fact Sheet: Adanac Apartments Capital Repairs

Toronto Community Housing will invest $5.7 million at the Adanac Apartments (140 Adanac Dr.) to improve living conditions, accessibility, energy efficiency and comfort for the more than 300 tenants who live in the building.

March 29, 2019
Read the March 2019 issue of insidehousing

In this issue of insidehousing we feature stories about donors of the Investing in Our Diversity Scholarship giving youth opportunities for postsecondary education, OCHE publishing its first annual report and more.

March 27, 2019
TCHC talks digital transformation at ITAC event

Toronto Community Housing’s Vice President of Information Technology Services, Luisa Andrews, recently took part in a panel with senior executives from the LCBO, Rogers and eHealth Ontario about key digital issues and opportunities in the public sector.

March 19, 2019
Media Statement: Fire at 607 The East Mall

Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) has activated its emergency response plan to assist tenants affected by a fire at 607 The East Mall. TCHC staff are onsite to support tenants and assist with the response. The fire has affected 19 units, and displaced as many as 80 tenants.

March 19, 2019
Updated Media Statement: Fire at 607 The East Mall

Toronto Community Housing (TCHC) activated its emergency response plan this afternoon to assist tenants affected by a major fire at 607 The East Mall. Toronto Community Housing thanks Toronto Fire Services for their effective response in putting out the fire, and thanks all first responders who attended to assist our tenants.

February 28, 2019
Read the February 2019 issue of insidehousing

In the February 2019 issue of insidehousing, we announced that Board Chair Kevin Marshman will become the next President and CEO, the board of directors approved the 2019 budget and TTC provided free PRESTO cards to tenants. Read these stories and more in our stakeholder newsletter.

February 21, 2019
TCHC Media Statement

At Toronto Community Housing (TCHC), our first priority is the health and well-being of our tenants. In recent months, we have acted swiftly and transparently to review and respond to concerns about the RFP process to award management consulting services to Orchango. In order to fully investigate the matter, we retained the services of Bennett Jones who have subsequently reported to the Board on the work undertaken.

February 07, 2019
2019 budget continues Toronto Community Housing’s focus on improving housing and services

The Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) Board of Directors has approved a $1.05-billion budget for 2019 that will drive continued improvements to housing and services for its 110,000 tenants.

February 07, 2019
Backgrounder: 2019 TCHC Budget

Toronto Community Housing’s 2019 budget of $1.05-billion will drive continued improvements to housing and services for its 110,000 tenants. The budget was approved by the TCHC Board of Directors on February 5. It includes $422.6 million for capital, $601.2 million for operations and $21.9 million toward a proposed multi-year business transformation project.

February 04, 2019
Be.Build.Brand pitch contestants share their ultimate goals

Eleven ambitious youth from Toronto Community Housing participated in a pitch contest for a chance to win an investment of up to $2,000 for their business ideas. The ideas covered a spectrum of industries and were designed to fill gaps within the current markets.

January 08, 2019
Toronto Community Housing pitch contest for young entrepreneurs puts the spotlight on creative start-ups

Three innovators were chosen as most-likely to succeed in 2019 during the year-end entrepreneurial pitch contest held at George Brown College. The winner of the $2000 grand prize, Ermias Nagatu, co-created Wishplay, a virtual reality concept for children confined to hospital for long periods.

January 08, 2019
Backgrounder: 2018 Be.Build.Brand. Program

Toronto Community Housing Corporation (TCHC) has developed a 12-week entrepreneurship program for tenants between the ages of 18 and 29. The program, known as Be.Build.Brand. (B3), offers mentorship and capacity-building opportunities to equip young tenants with the hard and soft skills needed to turn their ideas into viable business ventures.