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.