Allan Easson

  • commented on Contact 2021-04-09 01:46:25 -0400
    I noticed all your living wage calculations are from 2016 to 2019. Only one is from 2020. It is 2021 and we have seen rents skyrocket in Ontario and the number of rentovictions is even worse. I know people making 24.00 to 25.00/hr and still struggling with rents as high as 1500+ for an apartment. The last two years rents have skyrocketed higher then inflation so im curious what your new numbers will be. I honestly think at the very least, living wage for all these regions have to be around 20.00/hr and more. I know so many working and making 18.00/hr+ and struggling hard with the rental costs and everything. The rents are getting worse by the month in Ontario. Affordable housing and living wage should go hand and hand.

    In 2016 where I live rents were 950.00 a month for a 2 bedroom. Now they are 1588.00 for the same 2 bedroom apartment. We have a serious problem. Almost double the price. Higher then inflation for those 4-5 years.

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  • commented on Living Wage by Region 2021-04-09 01:35:53 -0400
    The problem with these living wage amounts, they are all from 2016 to 2019. Only one was last updated in 2020 and that was way up in northern ontario (Sault St Marie). Lets face it, 2020 and 2021 we have seen rents and housing skyrocket to over 1300 for one bedroom and 1500+ for a 2 bedroom apartment. Some areas like Toronto are worse then that at over 2000 a month. If you do the math, people making 30.00/hr in Toronto are struggling to pay rents after taxes and everything. The housing market for most areas of Ontario are averaging 800,000+ ( Hamilton, Burlington, Niagara, Toronto, Durham Region, etc). I think this living wage page is irrevelent now because all these calculations should be over 20.00/hr easily per person to even pay rents now. Just saying.