Extra, Extra: York University's "Historic Offer," Red Door Family Shelter Gets New Digs
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Extra, Extra: York University’s “Historic Offer,” Red Door Family Shelter Gets New Digs

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CUPE 3903 strikers on Monday afternoon. Photo from Émilie Pigeon, via Twitter.

  • An unprecedented offer has been put forward by York University to more than triple the number of tenure-track professorships it will offer in the next three years from its bucket of contract faculty, and freeze graduate student tuition during that time. Whether or not the striking members of CUPE 3903 (the union that represents the university’s 3,700 contract faculty, teaching assistants, and graduate assistants) will vote to accept the agreement will be determined by midnight tonight. But, as union chair Faiz Ahmed told the Star, the offer “borders on being a historic offer in terms of gains.” Members of CUPE 3903 have been on strike since March 3.
  • The mother of all fashion weeks is on right now, and rest assured that Toronto’s getting repped. Local label Greta Constantine is currently showing its fall/winter 2015-16 collection at Paris Fashion Week, joining the likes of fellow Canadian labels DSquared and Erdem in earning that coveted spotlight. Co-designer Kirk Pickersgill insists that, despite the brand’s shiny new milestone, “Toronto will always be our home.”
  • Last year it looked like the Red Door Family Shelter might be doomed to close, but its fate has turned around rather nicely. Today, the shelter announced it will be getting new digs within a new Leslieville condo development as early as late 2017. Developer Chris Harhay said of the partnership: “With all the urban intensification projects happening in the city right now, this could be a great model for future developments.”

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