City of Sanctuary: How ready are we?
Metro Morning examines Toronto's preparations to welcome Syrian refugees
Syrians have already started arriving in Toronto, and thousands more are expected in this city before the end of the year.
But can Toronto handle it? Will there be enough housing? Can our healthcare system take on that many people at once? Are there enough interpreters? Are schools prepared to take in Syrian children? What about jobs?
As Toronto prepares to welcome its share of the 25,000 refugees the Canadian government has committed to accepting, Metro Morning will profile the people who are working hard to make sure the city is prepared.
Check back throughout the week to see more stories of the migration that will undoubtedly change the city forever.
A judge and former refugee doesn't see how Toronto will be ready in time for accept thousands of Syrians.
Ratna Omidvar of Lifeline Syria wants to continue with plan to resettle 25,000 Syrians, despite Paris attacks. She says, "fear can paralyze."
As many as 400 Arabic-speaking students have volunteered to meet Syrian families as they arrive at Pearson Airport and translate for them as they start their lives in Toronto.
Many of the refugees who arrive here will have seen or experienced disturbing events. And the most significant psychological challenges aren't based on what has happened, but what lies ahead. Find out how one clinic plans to help.
Meet a Syrian family that left their city of Aleppo with few possessions but the resolve to start a new life in Canada, even if it means struggling financially.
A how-to guide for those who want to get involved in the effort to help Syrian refugees