Jul 21, 2021
Toronto Tension - High Finance and Homelessness
Play • 38 min

Canada, one of the ten wealthiest countries in the world, has an international reputation as a progressive place - where universal health care is guaranteed, marijuana is legal and same-sex marriage, a given. But the country’s most densely populated city – Toronto – is one of the most expensive on the planet. The financialization of housing is hitting Toronto hard, with affordable apartments being purchased en masse by institutional investors, while homeless encampments spring up in parks throughout the city.  The Filmmaker and the Advocate are joined by Toronto City Councillor Mike Layton who’s in the thick of it – trying to address the big issues, from housing affordability to climate change, navigating the constraints of municipal politics, while harnessing its strength: the unique ability to mobilize residents to make change.

Produced by WG Film 
Recorded & Edited by Mikey Jones
Music by Florencia Di Concilio
Social Media & Support - Maja Moberg

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