City of Toronto

Can You Spare 60 Seconds For Toronto's Wildlife?

Shannon Kornelsen | Posted 02.13.2017 | Canada Impact
Shannon Kornelsen

TWC estimates that 85 per cent of the animals admitted to them are there due to human "interference", ranging from someone dumping baby squirrels in a garbage bin, to songbirds flying into office windows because the downtown core of Toronto was built along the ancient migratory route for these birds.

Cities Have Grown Up And It's Time Ontario Acted Like It

Alan Broadbent | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada Politics
Alan Broadbent

While some municipal leaders from around the GTA were not happy with the road toll proposal, none should be celebrating. Across the country, we need to empower our cities to have the governance, accountability and, yes, revenue tools to make decisions about their needs at the local level.

Toronto's Mayor Jokes About Staffers' Use Of $2M In Penis Pills

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Politics

Oh, politics.

This May Be Toronto's Last Chance To Score An Iconic City Park

YPNextHome | Posted 08.09.2016 | Canada Living

Currently, the Toronto Islands, Coronation Park, Trinity Bellwoods or Corktown Common are the only large downtown parks, but really not enough for the explosion of condo units and residents who live and work in the downtown core.

Toronto Ads Perfectly Debunk Idea That Muslims Don't Belong Here

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 06.16.2016 | Canada Living

"Toronto for all."

Trade Guns For Cash Or Groceries, Toronto Councillor Proposes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.07.2016 | Canada

The "amnesty'' part of the program would be for those who turn in the guns, not for those who may have used the firearms during a crime.

Rob Ford's Family Wants 'Strict Accounting' Of Funeral Costs

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Politics

They said they were told the cost would be under $1,000.

Too Loud Or Too Black? Toronto's African Inconvenience | Posted 03.22.2017 | Canada Living

The City of Toronto's recent punitive measure of cutting the annual Afrofest festival down to one day from its original two has made me question how we evaluate this "within reason." What is the threshold of noise, traffic congestion, number of complaints and general inconvenience one should tolerate before the city has to put its foot down?

Beck Taxi Calls On Toronto To Lower Fares

CP | Peter Henderson, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2016 | Canada Business

TORONTO — Beck Taxi is calling on the City of Toronto to lower the price of a cab fare as taxi companies deal with falling ridership in the face of ...

10 Reasons Why #DeadRaccoonTO Became a National News Story

Mary Charleson | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

On July 9 a raccoon died in Toronto. By July 10 it was national and international news, which begs the question -- why? And more importantly, if you're in marketing: how? Although it's unlikely, for those that missed the story, a report of a dead raccoon was called into Toronto City Animal Services the morning of July 9th, and despite a timely initial response, the raccoon was not taken away for over 14 hours. In the ensuing hours a growing vigil spontaneously sprung up around the raccoon, as news of its untimely demise and neglect by city authorities went viral online and in the media.

Think of Toronto As Your Broadway Set For The Upcoming Municipal Elections

Shane Feldman | Posted 12.22.2014 | Canada Politics
Shane Feldman

The Producers are there to make sure that all the needs of every part of the show are met. If our stage is the City of Toronto, the Producers are our City Councillors. These are the individuals, who are chosen by you to be your voice and ensure your needs are met. They vow to work tirelessly to give you the opportunity to do your very best on the City of Toronto stage.

Toronto Dubbed Fourth Most Livable City In The World

CBC | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Living

Toronto is the fourth most livable city in the world and one of the best places to do business, according to a 245-page report card on the city’s ov...

Potential Mayoral Candidate John Tory Stumbles Even Before Reaching the Political Gate

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Mitch Wolfe

John Tory's non-campaign to become the next mayor of Toronto is in trouble. This is why. First, Edward Keenan, senior editor of The Grid and contr...

By His Own Standard, Rob Ford Is Unfit To Be Our Mayor

Samuel Getachew | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Should we then be asking Rob Ford to fire Rob Ford? At the end the mayor called the alleged action of the employee "a complete embarrassment and a black eye on our city." While I await the investigation of that particular city employee, I am convinced that the mayor is a proven embarrassment to our city.

Why Some Homeless Youth Fear Shelters

Alex Abramovich | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Impact
Alex Abramovich

The youth I have spoken to over the years have described Toronto's shelter system as a dangerous place for LGBTQ youth because of prolific homophobia and transphobia. I have heard stories of youth living in parks because they did not feel safe in the shelter system due to daily threats of homophobia and transphobia.

Toronto's Formidable Emerging Right-Leaning Voice

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.19.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

The Toronto Taxpayers Coalition has been an emerging right wing voice in municipal politics since its birth in 2010. According to the group, it advoca...

The Proposal That Could Make Cab Drivers Safer

Samuel Getachew | Posted 06.09.2013 | Canada
Samuel Getachew

I wish the proposal for mandatory shields was successful five years ago and it was not. I hope it will be this year. The cost of such a shield can cost about $3,000. However, no money should be expensive in the protection of our citizens especially for such a dangerous profession. The police enjoys a shield privilege in their cars and why not our taxi drivers?

Toronto Is The Best, Get Out Of My Way

Danko Jones | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

Toronto is seen as a place filled with rude, cold-hearted, selfish people. I agree with every fiery postulation about the city. And that's why I love it and call Toronto my home. But I've naturally acquired a set of new pet peeves. One of them being that I can't stand it when people stand in doorways. When someone is caught standing in any publicly used doorway, the person behind them should be allowed to legally push them.

Supreme Court Next?!

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The man who almost managed to have Toronto Mayor Rob Ford turfed from office is hoping the country's top court will hear the case.Paul Magde...

Toronto Council Kills Zoo Sale.. Ford Brothers Notwithstanding

CBC | Posted 12.05.2012 | Canada Politics

The Toronto Zoo is not for sale. Just a few days after the City of Toronto took a step toward selling or leasing Canada's largest zoo, cou...

Rob Ford, Get a Driver ASAP

Samuel Getachew | Posted 10.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

Earlier Tuesday, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was caught by a member of the public while he was reading and driving on the Gardiner Expressway. Last year, there was also another accusation of the mayor driving while talking on the phone. The mayor should accept a publicly paid driver immediately and if his focus is still to save and advocate for the taxpayer -- he should live his words and even consider paying for it himself.

Ford Should Not Gamble His Future at the Casino

Samuel Getachew | Posted 07.30.2012 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

In a recent poll found that 32.5 per cent of Torontonians oppose building a waterfront casino. To Mayor Rob Ford, an enthusiastic supporter of the idea, this may be a warning as he looks ahead to his uncertain re-election campaign in just over two years.

How Toronto Plans To Cut Thousands Of Jobs

CBC | Posted 01.30.2012 | Canada

The city has released a document showing how it intends to eliminate 2,300 jobs in the new year. The job cuts were announced earlier this ...

Toronto Homeowner Claims Automatically Denied: Ombudsman

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto's ombudsman says the city's claims process is badly flawed with most complaints by homeowners automatically denied.Fiona Crean says ...

Rob Ford, Where's the Fat?

Andrew Reeves | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada
Andrew Reeves

As a mayoral candidate, Rob Ford promised the people of Toronto that waste was threatening to engulf the city. But the waste that Ford reported were drowning this city in ever-increasing deficits just don't seem to exist.