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For the past 27 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent that appeared at our 28th festival on September 24, 2017
City Hall bureau chief David Rider, real estate reporter Tess Kalinowski, and city columnist Edward Keenan exchange views on Toronto’s housing crisis and what can be done about it.
David Rider is the Toronto Star‘s city hall bureau chief, in charge of covering Mayor John Tory’s administration and previously the coverage at city hall of former mayor Rob Ford. Rider has also been an editor at the Star, a reporter and editor at other Canadian and international news outlets and an English teacher in Japan.
Tess Kalinowski has been the Toronto Star‘s real estate reporter for more than a year. She has also covered the transportation and education beats. Tess considers herself very fortunate to own a home in the GTA because she could never afford to purchase one now.
Edward Keenan is a city columnist for the Toronto Star who has lived in the city all his life. His book Some Great Idea: Good Neighbourhoods, Crazy Politics, and the Invention of Toronto explores Toronto’s history and identity crisis in the years since amalgamation, and he is also the author of the children’s book The Art of the Possible: An Everyday Guide to Politics.