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Social housing gets millions for repairs

WORKERS tear out the tiles from a shower at 2 Brahmns Ave.

TCH gets $36 mil for upgrades
Money for new kitchens and baths
By Kris Scheuer
(Originally published July 23.08 for Town Crier.)

She waited 30 months to move into her social housing apartment, including a month-long stay in a shelter fleeing an abusive relationship.
But when the 22-year-old North York resident and her toddler got their new apartment in May she discovered the toilet flooded her bathroom floor and leaked into the unit below. 
It was fixed, but the problem returned. 
Soon the single mother, who asked not to be identified, won’t have to worry about her downstairs neighbours every time she flushes. 
Thanks to $36.4 million in provincial money to tackle a backlog of repairs to social housing in Toronto, she’ll be getting a new bathroom. Continue reading