Category Archives: Affordable Housing

Rooming House Option II

Reproduced some of the comments of Dr. Jino Distasio, Michael Maunder (who has studied rooming houses with Dr. Distasio) and Member of Parliament Peter Goldring. A friend, Private Means (chosen pseudonym) commented as follows: I’m glad to have read Mr. … Continue reading

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Rooming House Option

In September of 2013, Canadian Member of Parliament Peter Goldring published at least three articles (in the Hill Times, the Ottawa Citizen and the Winnipeg Free Press) in response to the sentiments of Dr. Jino Distasio, an Associate Professor of … Continue reading

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Looks Too Good

From an e-mail exchange with Maggie Keith (reproduced with permission): Bruce: Entered law school in 1973. Lost most of my friends, who were still fogged from the 1960s. No one congratulated me on my admission. No ambition. Always tenants. Many … Continue reading

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Accommodation

Maggie Keith writes as follows (reproduced with permission): My companion and I–soon to be my husband and eventually my ex–spent two years in Toronto running rooming houses. The houses had been appropriated by the government for a future park, or … Continue reading

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Equity Collectively Underwritten

In the 1970s, it was not uncommon for several people to rent a house together. These were not necessarily temporary student accommodations. While I was in these living situations as a student, I was always in the minority. Most of … Continue reading

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