Toronto Mayor

This One Chart Perfectly Sums Up The Race For Toronto Mayor

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada Politics

Confused about how a man notorious for losing elections ended up with a massive lead in the Toronto mayoral race? Look no further, we've got answers. ...

Ford Nation Has Good Reason To Celebrate After Wednesday's Debate

Quito Maggi | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Quito Maggi

I was not prepared for what actually happened last night. Olivia Chow started off with vigour but then seemed to fade, John Tory was aggressive, and both attacked Doug Ford as if he were the frontrunner. There were no kid gloves for the debate newcomer. I think many observers may see this as the beginning of the end for John Tory, the much anticipated point where he begins to lose as he has done so often before.

First Rule of Running For Mayor of Toronto

Mike Gallay | Posted 09.24.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Gallay

You can still vote for me on October 27, but striking your ballot will have the same result. Instead of putting up my dukes, I'm admitting the humbling failure that was this brief foray, and settling into a future more suited to someone of my limited skills and boundless grumbling.

The Reaction to Rob Ford's Cancer Proves We Don't Take Addiction Seriously

Christian Cotroneo | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Politics
Christian Cotroneo

It's almost as if that nasty business of the media running roughshod -- downright bullying -- a man suffering from a mental illness never happened. Journalists never hounded him at the rehabilitation facility. Or coerced other patients into revealing intimate details of his treatment. Or wrote features about the clinic founder's own history with the law. Now that he's dealing with a physical disease, on the other hand, it's real. Let's give the man some privacy, our noble journalism vanguards suddenly declare.

Doug Ford Launches His Campaign

CP | Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Rob Ford's brother plans to launch his election campaign this weekend for Toronto's top job, which he put off Friday so he could spend some ...

'Unbearable' Pain

CP | Maria Babbage and Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.21.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was devastated to learn he has a rare and aggressive type of cancer, but is determined to fight it, his brother said ...

'Rough Shape'

CBC | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Politics

A newspaper columnist who spoke by phone with Rob Ford on Monday said the Toronto mayor is in "rough shape" and has undergone a second biops...

Having $200 Shouldn't Qualify You to Run for Mayor of Toronto

John Laforet | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

We can pretend living in Toronto and having $200 dollars you aren't using qualifies you to be Mayor, but it doesn't. There are realities that come with running for office and one of those is being able to demonstrate popular support for your candidacy and ideas.

Rob Ford Still Waiting For Test Results

CBC | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and his family are still waiting for more information about the tumour that has been discovered inside his abdomen. Ford, 45,...

Doug Ford, John Tory Have The Same Policies: Chow

CBC | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto mayoral candidate Olivia Chow struck out at her political rivals Saturday, claiming that newly registered candidate Doug Ford and current fron...

Undergoing MRI Today

CP | Colin Perkel and Maria Babbage, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.20.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will undergo an MRI today, but the whole story on his condition won't be known for about a week.Doctors say it will t...

The Future Of Toronto's Mayoral Race

CBC | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Politics

UPDATE: Humber River Hospital confirmed Thursday that Rob Ford has been transferred to Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital "for follow-up investigation and...

Toronto, Don't Choose a Rob Ford Redux

Douglas Judson | Posted 09.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Douglas Judson

The trouble is that recent years have invigorated the mayor's brand of hyperbole politics. It pays out in spades for those willing to join the bandwagon and echo the "us versus them" chorus. Its cronies transcend party lines; its victims and resisters fade quickly from memory ("not a leader", anyone?). It is the Ford Nation creed. A new, normalized nastiness has imbued the body politic, harshly demarking who is "one of us" and who is to be cast aside. Its candidates bob in the fickle surf of prejudice or fashionable platitudes, instead of wading into their own vision or fair-minded convictions.

Ford: 'You're Never Going To Catch Me Doing Anything Illegal'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Politics

Rob Ford wants you to know his crack-smoking “drunken stupor” days are “gone, finished.” The Toronto mayor made the familiar declaration at...

Ford Fest Draws Protesters

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A beaming Rob Ford shook hands, posed for pictures and signed autographs as his annual "Ford Fest" drew hundreds of supporters and a handful...

John Tory Will Say Anything To Finally Win

Jamey Heath | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Jamey Heath

Mr. Ford and Mr. Tory share something else. Neither wants to work to the plan we have, preferring instead to draw new lines on maps. It's never easy to decipher what, precisely, Mr. Tory believes today, but it seems he no longer supports the Sheppard or Finch LRT's. And he certainly no longer supports the subway relief line that is the TTC's top priority, which is odd because getting it built allegedly propelled him to run.

Chow: Help Me Fire Ford

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.14.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Rob Ford was both cheered and jeered as he took part Tuesday night in his first mayoral debate since returning to office after a two-month s...

Stop Rob Ford, Don't Share This Article

Mark Friedman | Posted 09.06.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Friedman

The mayor is only relevant if people make him relevant. For every time we make a sensation about Rob Ford and his latest scandal, we give him attention that he does not deserve. His election chances were ill-served when social media went quiet, and we are now ill-served by perpetuating stories about how he is a tactless, corrupt, and bigoted embarrassment to the city.

Biblical's Nick Sewell On Rob Ford And His Ex-Toronto Mayor Dad, John Sewell

The Huffington Post Canada | Colton Eddy | Posted 07.03.2014 | Canada Music

Biblical are not a religious band. They are not a political band. They are a furious band, though. Sitting on a street corner where the Mod Club Th...

Toronto Is So Much More Than the Core

Mark Crowley | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Politics
Mark Crowley

Toronto is more than Ford Nation, true, but it is also so much more than the Core. Let me tell you about my Toronto. Toronto is getting a Jamaican beef patty on a fresh portuguese bun at Eglinton and Oakwood. Toronto is getting congee rice porridge in North Scarborough. Toronto is so much more than the Core or the car-centric suburbs.

Teen Politicians Give a Voice to Their Generation

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

Many teens spend their babysitting money on something to listen to --music downloads, movies or concerts. Morgan Baskin put hers into being heard. The 18-year-old high school senior is running for mayor of Canada's largest city. Amidst the international circus that is Toronto municipal politics, Baskin is a glimmer of hope.

Does Rob Ford Deserve Another Chance? Torontonians Weigh In

CBC | Posted 08.29.2014 | Canada Politics

Mayor Rob Ford is expected back in Toronto today. He's been away since early May to seek treatment for alcohol-related substance abuse. His tri...

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.

So You Want to Be Toronto's Mayor? What's Your Transit Plan?

Murtaza Haider | Posted 08.17.2014 | Canada Politics
Murtaza Haider

While the leading candidates for Toronto's mayoral elections -- Olivia Chow, David Soknacki, Karen Stintz, and John Tory -- were unanimous in realizing that mobility was the number one issue for the City. The transit plans they revealed had one thing in common: they only have partial solutions and pet projects for Toronto's mobility troubles.

Ford Taking Rehab 'Really Seriously'

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford will be back at work as early as June 30 or July 1, Coun. Doug Ford confirmed on Friday. The mayor, who checked into an Ont...