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Homes in Toronto: prices stable, but the market is at a standstill


TORONTO – The average price of a home in Toronto has remained virtually unchanged over the past two months: the market seemed to be on standby, due to a sharp drop in new listings. In fact, the latest data from the Toronto Region Real Estate Board (TRREB) shows that the average sale price across all property types was $ 1,089,428 in October, up from $ 1,086,762 in September. Prices remain down 5.7% from the same period last year, while October is the third consecutive month with little or no change in TRREB’s benchmark index.  (more…)

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Ontario, more homes for everyone: but who will pay for the services?

TORONTO – The municipalities of Ontario fear that the new housing legislation adopted by the Province could unload excessive burdens on the municipalities themselves and on taxpayers. The bill presented Tuesday by Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Steve Clark, would, in fact, reduce and / or exempt from taxes that builders would have to pay in order to build.  (more…)

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Nursing homes, the clash is served

TORONTO – Long-term care is the workhorse of the Conservatives, Liberals and NDP. Now, at the time of the promises in view of the June elections in Ontario, the three parties promise to heal the sector whose flaws have been laid bare by the Covid pandemic. Pandora’s box has been discovered: mistreatment, negligence and until today as many as 4,329 elderly people died in LTC. 


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Long-Term Care homes, from today the vaccination is mandatory

TORONTO – Time is up. Since today, staff in Ontario’s long-term care homes, if they want to continue working in these facilities, must be fully vaccinated. The original deadline set for workers in the sector among the most affected by Covid-19 has been postponed from November 12 to December 13, said LTC ministry spokeswoman Vanessa De Matteis, following the recommendation of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.  (more…)

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Long-term care homes, NACI recommends booster dose

TORONTO – After the two doses, elderly residents of long-term care and retirement homes are now recommended the booster vaccine. To recommend its administration is the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) which has included this suggestion among its guidelines updated in recent days. Residents of these facilities “are at greater risk of Covid-19 infection due to their daily interactions with other residents and staff, as well as being at greater serious illness due to their age and previous pathologies”, reads the document.  (more…)

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Nursing homes, from Friday no tests for asymptomatic immunized

TORONTO – With phase 3 in Ontario will also come a relaxation of restrictions in long-term care homes in the province. From Friday, in fact, the Covid test that is performed at the entrance of LTC homes will no longer be a requirement for staff, health workers and visitors completely immunized and asymptomatic. The decision was made by the government in consultation with Dr Kieran Moore, Chief Medical Officer of Health, and is based on the latest scientific evidence and expert advice. (more…)

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NDP leader Horwath: ” Four hours of care in nursing homes. Now”

The lack of staff in nursing homes is the sore point and the problem inevitably has an impact on poor care for the elderly. This is the complaint of Andrea Horwath who today, during a conference in Ottawa, reiterated the need for an urgent increase in staff so that every resident can receive a minimum of four hours of assistance every day. A goal, which Doug Ford has assured, can be achieved in 2025. (more…)

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Nursing homes: more vaccinated, fewer restrictions

Caregiver helping an elderly woman with her walking aid outdoors in the grounds of the retirement home.

They will resume having lunch together, participating in social activities, embracing those who care for them. Thanks to the increase in vaccination rates, Ontario has decided to relax in long-term care homes the restrictions adopted to contain Covid-19 infections. (more…)

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LTC Commission Report reveals willful negligence in LTC homes


On April 30, Ontario’s Long-Term Care Covid-19 Commission released its final report to the Provincial Government. Not surprisingly, long-term care (LTC) homes were “easy targets for uncontrolled outbreaks”, the report said. Nor was there any pandemic preparedness plan in place to protect vulnerable residents and staff from the highly infectious Covid-19 virus.


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The alarm: there is a lack of staff in Long-Term Care homes

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – Third wave of Covid-19 on the way and staff shortages in long-term care homes. The situation is not expected to be rosy in the coming months. (more…)

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Nursing homes scandal: unpunished violations

EnglishItalianPortugueseSpanishGermanDutchFilipinoPolishChinese (Simplified)ArabicBengaliGreekTurkishKoreanJapanesePersianRomanian TORONTO – The initial shock soon was replaced by anger. The photograph of Long Term Care Homes that emerges from a CBC News investigation is shocking. Not only are anti-contagion security protocols broken in these facilities while the Covid-19 pandemic is underway, but LTCs found red-handed are not punished for their behaviour. As they say in Italian, after the pulling of ears”, everything ends up in “tarallucci and wine”. It’s a fact. Inspections of Ontario’s Long Term Care Homes almost never have consequences. Homes are asked to solve the problem, but even if an inspector returns and finds the same problem, there are no fines or penalties. In very rare cases, houses are forbidden to accept new residents. (more…)

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