Armine Yalnizyan, Senior Economist, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

There are people coming together in a brand new way in Toronto through the Toronto Community Benefits Network… (using) the development process to create opportunities and long term benefits for low income individuals and communities…There is 130 Billion dollars of infrastructure coming through the province in the next 10 years, a large part will be in the GTA.

It has a cascading effect, and if you harness this you can change lives and communities, bridge some of the divides…and build prosperity for everyone. (CBC Metro Morning, “Community Benefits Agreements",  May 13 , 2015)