Toronto is the child poverty capital of Canada

Toronto’s Vital Signs ReportSource:Toronto Foundation

Thirty-two communities across Canada participated in this year’s Vital Signs Report release, including Toronto. The reports are used to identify progress we should be proud of and challenges that need to be addressed. Toronto’s comprehensive report is divided into 13 chapters and includes a number of findings related to housing, homelessness and food insecurity:
85,000 Toronto households are currently on the wait list for social housing

Hunger continues its shift from the downtown to the inner suburbs, where visits to food banks have increased nearly 48% since 2008

With one in four children living in poverty, Toronto is the child poverty capital of Canada

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