August 31, 2015

UPDATE: More non-Muslims denied subsidized housing in Toronto building

Rebel Staff

Here's an UPDATE on the story I first told you about last week: It turns out that at least twelve other Torontonians have been removed from one building's subsidized housing waiting list, simply because they aren't Muslim.

Right now, there are 91,000 people on the city's waiting list, but only Muslims are allowed to live a particular building.

It's the first sharia ghetto in Canada, paid for by your tax dollars.

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commented 2015-09-02 20:27:33 -0400
If I had to pick, I’d choose all kosher over all sharia any day.
commented 2015-09-01 19:13:40 -0400
swjhat next all koser apartment
commented 2015-09-01 19:09:21 -0400
“B’nai B’rith senior housing is open to all qualified individuals as defined by HUD, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin.”

If that means “only jews can live there”, to you then there is nothing more to say to you.
commented 2015-09-01 19:04:26 -0400
only jews can live there
commented 2015-09-01 18:58:29 -0400
“B’nai B’rith senior housing is open to all qualified individuals as defined by HUD, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin.”
So what is your point Garry?
B’nai B’rith don’t discriminate.
This Muslim group does.
commented 2015-09-01 17:24:08 -0400
Through a combination of our lodges’ volunteer service program and the resident social committee, various events take place on a regular basis: summer picnics and barbecues, evenings with guest speakers, weekly bingo nights, weekly exercise programs, movie nights, card games, holiday celebrations, and religious services on Shabbat and all holidays.

B’nai B’rith International

B’nai Brith Canada, while corporately distinct, is part of B’nai B’rith International, which is the largest Jewish sponsor of federally subsidized housing for the elderly in the United States. For more than 30 years, in a cooperative partnership with the Department of Housing and Urban Development, B’nai B’rith has made rental apartments available for senior citizens with limited incomes. B’nai B’rith senior housing is open to all qualified individuals as defined by HUD, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, or national origin.

The B’nai B’rith Senior Housing Network in the United States consists of 37 apartment buildings in 25 communities, encompassing more than 4,000 apartment units and serving more than 6,000 people.

B’nai B’rith has also developed a variety of housing alternatives around the globe. The organization sponsors “parents’ homes” in Australia, New Zealand, and Israel; senior citizens “flatlets” in England; an apartment building and a medical residence in Vancouver, British Columbia; and apartment buildings in Toronto. Although funded through their own national programs and tailored to meet the particular needs of the host country, these programs remain a vital component of the international B’nai B’rith Senior Housing Network.

Local B’nai B’rith volunteers and the senior service staff in the national office plan and complete all B’nai B’rith senior housing projects.

For more information on B’nai B’rith International’s Housing network, please consult their website.
commented 2015-09-01 17:20:27 -0400
Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate New Affordable Housing in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO, November 2, 2012 — The official opening of 237 new affordable rental housing units for seniors living on low income and persons with disabilities was held today in Toronto. The project received more than $28.4 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments. The construction of this project created more than 592 jobs in Toronto.

Mark Adler, Member of Parliament for York Centre, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and Minister Responsible for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), and Monte Kwinter, Member of Provincial Parliament for York Centre, along with James Pasternak, Councillor (Ward 10 York Centre), City of Toronto, made the announcement.

“I am pleased to be here once again and witness this great accomplishment. The Patricia and Bathurst project, like many others throughout Canada, helps make communities stronger by creating new jobs and stimulating the economy,” said MP Adler. “Furthermore, it will give our seniors more options to find safe and affordable housing.”

“Our seniors deserve the dignity to live in a home that is safe, stable and affordable,” said Monte Kwinter, MPP for York Centre. “This project is an example of our government’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy and our commitment to making affordable housing more accessible for Ontarians.”

“These new affordable homes will allow seniors to live in safety and dignity. I want to congratulate B’nai B’rith and Patricia and Bathurst Developments for their tremendous effort in partnership with the City of Toronto and the federal and provincial governments,” said Councillor Pasternak. “It affirms our commitment that we must strive toward an age-friendly city and dedicate ourselves to the truism that societies are often judged on how they treat their aging members.”

“B’nai B’rith Canada has always been at the cutting edge of both its social service and advocacy,” said Eric Bissell, National President of B’nai B’rith Canada. “This building provides the highest standard of living accommodation for seniors at an affordable rate, and bears witness to B’nai B’rith’s motto ‘People Helping People’.”

The 237-unit development, located at 485 Patricia Avenue in Toronto, received more than $28.4 million in funding. The building will include a Sabbath elevator, library, chapel, social hall, multi-purpose space and cultural programming for residents. The federal and provincial funding is complemented by $3.3 million in municipal financial incentives.

The Government of Canada, through CMHC, will invest more than $2 billion in housing this year. Of this amount, $1.7 billion will be spent in support of almost 605,000 households living in existing social housing. In Ontario, this represents some 237,750 households. These investments are improving the quality of life for low-income Canadians and households living in existing social housing, including individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, seniors, persons with disabilities, recent immigrants and Aboriginal people.

Ontario continues to build new affordable housing and repair existing units for Ontarians with housing needs. Since 2009, the provincial government has provided nearly $183 million to build new rental housing units for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities. Ontario’s overall investment of over $2.5 billion has translated into the construction and repair of more than 270,000 housing units and the provision of 35,000 rent supplements for Ontario families on fixed incomes. The province’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy sets a strong foundation for a more efficient, accessible affordable housing system in Ontario.

Affordable housing is a key component of Ontario’s Poverty Reduction Strategy. Download a copy of the Government of Ontario’s Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy. To find out more about affordable housing in Ontario, visit

To find out more about how the Government of Canada and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation are working to build stronger homes and communities for all Canadians, call CMHC at 1-800-668-2642.

Media inquiries:

Leslie Pawlowski

Marian Ngo
Office of Minister Finley

Kelly Baker
Minister’s Office

Gil Hardy
City of Toronto
commented 2015-09-01 16:57:54 -0400
Counsellor Pasternak is asking for Provincial and Federal funding. Was it received? If so they are bound to allow anyone to apply for housing there, if Erin is correct.
commented 2015-09-01 16:32:28 -0400
Governments of Canada and Ontario Celebrate new B’nai Brith Affordable Housing in Toronto
July 18, 2011by adminNews , Press ReleasesNo Comment
Posted On 07/18/11
TORONTO, July 14, 2011: Construction is underway for 237 new affordable rental housing units for low-income seniors and persons with disabilities in Toronto. The project received more than $28.4 million in funding from the federal and provincial governments. This funding is complimented by more than $3.2 million in municipal financial incentives. B’nai Brith Canada is the non-profit partner in this major undertaking working together with The Myriad Group of Companies, Cityzen Development Group an Dominus Construction Group.

Mark Adler, Member of Parliament for York Centre and Monte Kwinter, member of the Provincial Parliament for York Centre, along with James Pasternak, Councillor (Ward 10 York Centre) City of Toronto, made the announcement.

“Through Canada’s Economic Action Plan, our Government remains committed to giving a hand-up to those who need it most,” said MP Mark Adler, “Funding projects like these ones will not only improve the quality of life of its residents by keeping their homes safe and affordable, but it will also help stimulate the local economy and create the conditions for long-term growth.”

“I’m proud to celebrate this project alongside our federal and municipal partners,” said MPP Kwinter. “This development will provide many people living in this community a place to call home. And with funding towards renewable energy initiatives, existing social housing will be upgraded so that the future of our planet is that much brighter.”

“On behalf of the Mayor and City Council, I want to congratulate Patricia and Bathurst Developments and B’nai Brith Canada for joining forces to build affordable rental homes that will help meet the needs of seniors and people with disabilities in my community,” said Councillor Pasternak.

Councillor Pasternak spoke highly of the work of B’nai Brith Canada, specifically in its affordable housing network and called upon the Provincial and Federal government to provide grants to help in the completion of one of the most innovative community programs being undertaken in the city of Toronto, the B’nai Brith Alzheimers Home.

Stephen Goldenberg, vice president of The Myriad Group, one of the construction partners expressed on behalf of all the partners, how pleased they were to be constructing an affordable housing residence which will serve the citizens in York Centre and to be working with B’nai Brith Canada to provide the programming and social ambiance in the building.

Pearl Gladman, Director Centre for Community Action of B’nai Brith thanked the three levels of government for their commitment to provide affordable housing and the partners from Patricia and Bathurst Developments for building what will be another showcase B’nai Brith building. She highlighted that this facility will be offering such amenities as a Shabbat elevator and cultural programming created for the residents.

commented 2015-09-01 15:34:18 -0400
Erin said, “However a quick look at these other groups shows that they tie admission and eligibility directly to the City of Toronto social housing requirements and the Ontario Human Rights Code. They don’t exclude on the basis of religious affiliation.
That’s the difference.”
That is a pretty big difference.

Karin, it wouldn’t be hard to ‘imagine’ at all, its called the expanding caliphate. Which as far as I can understand all Muslims believe in. The infiltration and take over part seems a given, they just don’t all agree on the how.
Someone please correct me if I am wrong.
commented 2015-09-01 13:30:36 -0400
kiza what about ted uppal i bet he muslim!
commented 2015-09-01 13:29:35 -0400
i bet ford miler or lastman wont get blamed for this!
commented 2015-09-01 10:57:21 -0400
Richard – are you Muslim?
commented 2015-09-01 10:50:34 -0400
Karin Bougie – You do remember what happened to John Lennon …
commented 2015-09-01 10:47:01 -0400
Glen Craig – Former 70s Rochdale manager, Karen Johnson, later became an Ontario court judge.

Just like the daughter of a CIDA employee who taught Afghan police and who is also the niece of Calgary medical officer of health, Richard Musto, managed an illegal “medical” marijuana shop in Vancouver’s lower east side. All depends on how good your criminal connections are.
commented 2015-09-01 10:07:34 -0400
Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…
commented 2015-09-01 07:16:10 -0400
“But come on, how can you two rate all of us, (paint us all with one brush stroke)…”
I don’t. You didn’t read the thread.
“You two are saying, that this religion will give you two more freedoms?”
I didn’t. You didn’t read the thread.
“But now you two, are actually trying to tell me that the Islam will accept you if you are [gay]”.
I didn’t. You didn’t read the thread.
commented 2015-09-01 01:17:11 -0400
Whoa, whoa, whoa. This is not about anti-muslim bigotry, but whether a taxpayer-funded, non-profit organization should be permitted to exclude otherwise eligible people from a subsidized, social housing project simply on the basis of religion or ethnicity. The answer should be a resounding NO.
Muslim, Jewish, Christian, etc., it’s fine for a private organization to “gear” a housing project toward certain groups, but as soon as that organization accepts public money, it has no legitimate right to discriminate. In this case, the building itself wouldn’t have been constructed without the benefit of federal, provincial and municipal tax dollars, in addition to charitable donations, and has since operated primarily due to its ongoing receipt of public grants and subsidies.
B’nai Brith isn’t a valid comparison, but this criticism is helpful to my conclusion, below. Ostensibly, its mission is to serve the Jewish community, but it opens its doors (literally and figuratively) to anyone and everyone, whether Jewish or not.
Further, the Ahmadiyya Abode of Peace group hasn’t done anything that the City of Toronto didn’t expressly enable. Toronto’s social housing mandates are the real problem.
I get where a lot of Rebel commenters are coming from, because I’ve seen and had enough of bending the law and making allowances for “special” groups based on religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, etc. But that’s no excuse to paint all Muslims, Christians, Jews, etc. with the same brush. Reviewing the comments on this story, I note the fact that this particular Muslim group is not alone in being granted some sort of “alternative” mandate by the City of Toronto, and Ezra certainly should have mentioned this. However, a quick look at these other groups shows that they tie admission and eligibility directly to the City of Toronto social housing requirements and the Ontario Human Rights Code. They don’t exclude on the basis of religious affiliation.
That’s the difference.
commented 2015-09-01 00:23:52 -0400
Terry and Jimmy, I was reading all the posts on this page, and I have to say! You two are the worst… Yes! There are Rebel followers that say things when they are arguing with you two… But come on, how can you two rate all of us, (paint us all with one brush stroke)… You two have got to start getting a life… There are people that get upset about this sort of thing, but you two know why… As I have said in other posts, I am not religious, and I am a strong believer that all humans are equal… But I can also understand the mixed emotions on this subject… The average Christian follower, is being bashed by it’s own government and almost all the leftists in this country… I have been reading more and more on the Islam religion, and you two are saying, that this religion will give you two more freedoms? That I am lost on… Jimmy didn’t you state one time that you were homosexual / gay? If you are that is fine to me, and the average Christian… But now you two, are actually trying to tell me that the Islam will accept you if you are… You two say! That you are all for freedom of all races and freedom of walks of life… That is great… But the next time you walk with the women’s lib protest or the gay rights protest… I want you two to get about 20 to 50 Muslim men to join… Then tell me how well the religion is and how fare… But by the same note, Hay you crazy Canadians out there… Come on, we are way better than what I have been reading…

Remember there are lot’s of Canadian Women and Men alike, that when the shit starts to hit the fan, they will be standing shoulder to shoulder to make sure all their freedoms aren’t taken… I for one will be the first to fire the first shot if need be… But until this day (and I hope it never happens) I will be open to anyone that will better this beautiful country of ours….
commented 2015-09-01 00:23:17 -0400
’m certain there is more to this story that I would caution people not jump into signing this petition too quickly without learning first all the facts from all sides. Remember Ezra Levant is a media pundit rarely has anything nice to say about the Canadian Muslim community in Canada.
commented 2015-08-31 23:30:45 -0400
Jimmy I already know how your brain works on the subject, and its not worth spending too much time on, I would however be interested in the opinions, explanations of the Conservative Muslims,running Federally. I’m going to go check out some websites.
commented 2015-08-31 23:14:20 -0400

Tell that to the conservative Muslim’s that work for Team Harper.
commented 2015-08-31 23:10:27 -0400
Move to the UK Jimmy, and come back and tell us how wonderful Islam is, and how we should embrace it in our lives,society and our government.
You cannot fix stupid.
So you and others, should live in the thick of it, why stay here?
commented 2015-08-31 23:05:49 -0400
and you didn’t learn anything.
commented 2015-08-31 23:05:42 -0400
Well I see Jimmy, Terry and recent addition Richard have found their long lost leftist progessive puke comrade, Garry Wood(head). When you first three are done licking each others nuts, come up for air and read this link to remind yourselves of who you are…….enjoy. And Garry , WTF are you talking about…. i mean really WTF?
commented 2015-08-31 23:03:31 -0400

I am well aware of Pat Condell. His bigoted douchebag videos have bee posted all over the internet.
commented 2015-08-31 22:56:59 -0400
Something specific Jimmy, oh I forgot, you don’t do that. I bet you didn’t watch the vid. Either of them.
I’d also be interested in any response from the four Muslim Fed. Conservative candidates. Islam is not compatible with the foundations of our Canadian Judeo Christian belief system, so I would be chuffed to hear a credible explanation on where their first allegiances lie.
commented 2015-08-31 22:40:13 -0400

Please keep us up to date on how the Muslim conservative candidates responded to the Rebel and it’s readers view on Muslim’s.
commented 2015-08-31 22:34:21 -0400

Pat Condell is well known as a bigoted douchebag. What exactly do you expect us to say?