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Does Toronto Need A Night Mayor?

Music Canada | Posted 06.06.2016 | Canada Music
Music Canada

A vote by Toronto's Economic Development Committee has sent Toronto staff off to study the potential addition of a night mayor into the city's cadre of public officials. This is just the latest in a series of decisions as Toronto endeavours to refine its image as a Music City and its interactions with actors in Toronto's internationally-recognized music scene.

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?

The Homeless Will Keep Dying Until Affordable Housing Is a Priority

Sharad Kerur | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada Politics
Sharad Kerur

The four homeless men who lost their lives in Toronto over the past two weeks have brought much needed public attention to the city's affordable housing crisis. While the swift response of Mayor Tory and City Council are welcome indications of progress to come, it is crucial that we do not fail to see the forest for the trees. Emergency shelter systems in Toronto and across Ontario must receive more funding and supports, but permanent solutions to housing insecurity require an increased supply of affordable homes and secure supportive housing spaces.

Ford: Tory Has Done 'Ridiculous' Things

CBC | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Politics

Mayor John Tory has barely been mayor for more than month, but already former mayor Rob Ford says he would run the city differently. Ford appeared a...

Ryan Maloney

Meet The Man Who Quit His Job To Take On The Fords | Ryan Maloney | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Politics

Andray Domise steps into the lobby of a 10-storey community housing building in Toronto’s Rexdale neighbourhood, convinced he’s not wasting his ti...

Don't Believe Everything the Media Tells You This Municipal Election

Saeed Selvam | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Saeed Selvam

My point is simply this: Many want change in Toronto politics, but unless we start changing the way that media covers local council races, the same style of candidates will continue to be elected, we can no longer be allergic to the potential of something better, unlikely or fear something different in such a diverse city.

Rob Ford Threw a Political Hail Mary that Doug Can't Catch

Dennis Earl | Posted 11.13.2014 | Canada Politics
Dennis Earl

With only six weeks to go until Toronto elects its next municipal government, Doug Ford, the obnoxious, ignorant, careless, and deeply polarizing former Councillor with his own conflicts of interest and drug dealing past, is now stepping in to try to rescue his brother's administration. Good luck with that. Regardless of the end result of Rob Ford's medical situation, whether it's manageable or not (and again let's hope it is a solvable problem), it's the end of a turbulent era in Toronto politics.

Bomb Threat Calls For Ford's Resignation

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Police were dispatched to Toronto city hall Monday after Mayor Rob Ford said a threat was made to bomb the building unless he resigned, but ...

We Need To Think Outside the Box to Fight Gridlock

David Soknacki | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada
David Soknacki

If we truly want Toronto to be the best city it can be, we are going to need to accept the stark reality that the way we have been approaching gridlock simply is not working. Throwing more money at the problem won't solve everything, and more transit won't fix our congestion challenges alone without fixes for other modes.

Toronto City Hall Lobbyist Named In Project Traveller Documents

CBC | Posted 07.10.2014 | Canada Politics

The connection between the high-profile police raids last summer known as Project Traveller and city hall were not limited to the video of Mayor Rob F...

Let's Partner Tech Startups With City Hall

David Soknacki | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Politics
David Soknacki

As Mayor, I will make sure Toronto leads the way in data transparency. I want to disclose more datasets at accessible standards than any other comparable city in the world. But this information must also be easier for coders and citizens to use. Toronto's existing Open Data releases often have limited value because the data isn't in a usable format.

Move Over Rob Ford: How I'd Restore Civility in City Hall

David Soknacki | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Politics
David Soknacki

As mayor, I will move to adopt ranked ballots, a model that would help to unite our divided city by rewarding candidates with a broad appeal within the electorate. Too much of our current political discourse is spent on negativity, or pitting councillors against one another. Ranked ballots would help eliminate this rancor, fostering a more positive political environment. Ever wonder why political parties choose leaders this way? It's because ranked ballots help maintain a certain level of civility that has been AWOL from Toronto politics for quite some time.

Is Toronto Turning Into the Town From The Simpsons?

Jordon Froese | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Jordon Froese

Most importantly, unlike Springfield Toronto has a city council and councillors. Unlike Mayor Quimby, Mayor Ford is not a power unto himself (as much as he thinks that). Oh, I almost forgot. Unlike Springfield, which is a fictional town in a cartoon, Toronto exists in the real world -- as real as the world gets, anyway.

Toronto City Hall 'Unsafe' For Kids

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 11.15.2013 | Canada Politics

School field trips to Toronto City Hall have been suspended until further notice over concerns the Rob Ford scandal has made the building an “unsaf...

Ford's Opponents Need to Change the Channel

Aaron Binder | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Aaron Binder

As Ford continues to bumble forward, few people in Toronto actually want it to stop -- gleefully salivating over the impending destruction of Canada's most famous man. That's the real embarrassment; Ford opponents can't stop watching and gloating even though it might be the only way to avoid "Ford more years."

Rob Ford: It's Not About Crack, It's About Crime

Nikki Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Nikki Thomas

Throughout the drawn-out Rob Ford crack-smoking saga, one thing has been made abundantly clear: Rob Ford has very poor judgment. As a Mayor, as a person, and as a representative for the City of Toronto, Rob Ford has continually proven that his judgment is lacking. This, above all else, is the reason that he should resign immediately. As I wrote in previous articles about this subject, it's not his now-confirmed crack use that's even the problem. However, exercising terrible judgment in the consumption of crack brings a world of other problems with it, not the least of which is criminal association.

Ford Gives Tour Of 'Haunted House' Office

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics

Hey, if you're going to go through all the work of decorating your office like a haunted house, you might as well show it off to all of your friends f...

Protesters Disrupt Mayor Ford's New Year's Levee

CBC | Posted 03.03.2012 | Canada Politics

Protesters in Toronto tried to disrupt Mayor Rob Ford's New Year's levee on Monday, with one man detained by police. Hundreds of people at...

Rob Ford vs. The Toronto Star

The Huffington Post Canada | Ron Nurwisah | Posted 12.02.2011 | Canada

UPDATED: Mayor Rob Ford's office has issued a statement on its official Facebook page regarding the Toronto Star. The full statement is below: "The...

Man Stabbed At Toronto City Hall

CBC | Posted 01.04.2012 | Canada

Toronto police have taken a 22-year-old man into custody in connection with a stabbing at City Hall. Police say a man in his 40s was stabb...

Province Of Toronto?

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A Toronto city councillor thinks it's time to revisit the idea of making the city a province.Giorgio Mammoliti feels the city is getting sha...

1,100 Toronto Workers Apply For Buyout

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.12.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto's city manager released the final report of a core services review Monday, recommending which jobs, services and city-run attraction...

Bittersweet Return For Layton's Casket

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - After two days lying in state in the crucible of Canadian democracy, Jack Layton is back in the adoptive city that gave life to his long, as...

The All-Nighter Is Over, Toronto Budget Deficit Remains

CP | Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada

TORONTO - A marathon meeting that spanned nearly 23 hours and saw Toronto residents break out sock puppets and songs to protest service cuts didn't sw...

Rachel Mendleson

Rob Ford Not Alone In Facing Tough Budget Choices | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 09.28.2011 | Canada Business

The battle lines were quickly drawn Thursday at Toronto City Hall, where hundreds of residents sat through hours of depositions for the chance to give...