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September 2020


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impoverished and homeless.



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Doors Open, But The Welcome Mat Is Gone

There is a dichotomy between DoorsOpenTO and the City's use of defensive architecture. This weekend, the City of Toronto makes an event out of opening its doors to the public. At the same time, the city installs and supports the installation of defensive or hostile architecture designed to shoo people away. “Making our urban environment hostile breeds hardness and isolation. It makes life a little uglier for all of us.” Here are 10 tales – short stories that highlight the social and emotional impact of hostile architecture in urban centres around the world. Part 1 - "Sleeping rough opened my eyes to the city's barbed cruelty." From protrusions on ledges to metal park benches with solid divid

What Game Of Thrones Teaches Us About Poverty

Game of Thrones is escapist fantasy at its finest. The sprawling world of Westeros has a rich and complicated history, scores of characters, and enough intertwining storylines to make Greek mythology look simple. The show has been lauded for its ability to transport an audience away from their current lives and immerse them into Martin’s fantasy world. At the same time, behind the direwolves and dragons, much of the success of Martin’s series lies in the fact that it resonates so strongly with our own world. From love to loneliness to injustice, the personal feelings of the characters, which so strongly push forward the plot, hit close to home. It reflects the failings we see around us, in o

Ride Along With 51 Division

Lauro Monteiro, Executive Director of Haven Toronto believes, “Having a relationship with 51 Division of Toronto Police Service builds trust. Monteiro says, "When the constables are out in the community and engage with our clients, they know each other. The fact they are here frequently, the fact they are here volunteering on their own time, resonates with our men.” PC Susan Crawford, 51 Division, is a board member at Haven Toronto, a volunteer and a donor. “The average person in Toronto doesn’t realize the extent of the homeless issue and how severe it is for many people,” says PC Susan Crawford. “As officers of the city, we deal with it all the time. We see how bad it can be, how much ther

Hoop Dreams And Financial Nightmares: NBA Pros And Poverty

In May of last year, CNBC reported that an estimated 60 percent of former NBA players go broke within five years of departing the league. And they reported 78 percent of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or under financial stress just two years after retirement. Poverty and homelessness are strongly correlated. After playing in Super Bowl XIV, Jackie Wallace was let go by the Rams and never played pro again. Within 10 years he was homeless, living under a bridge in New Orleans. Many people like to elevate professional athletes for their extraordinary physical prowess and personal achievements. In reality, they are only human and struggle from the same problems everyone else does. Too man


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