Toronto Mayor

Ford Fest Draws Protesters

CP | Diana Mehta, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.26.2014 | 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 07.19.2014 | 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 07.19.2014 | 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 07.07.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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 06.30.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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 06.17.2014 | 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...

What Can a Toronto Mayor Actually Do to Create Jobs?

Don Tapscott | Posted 05.26.2014 | Canada Business
Don Tapscott

There are good initiatives, such as Toronto's MARS, to help overcome this. And some programs for government support exist -- but they are feeble compared to what's needed. Our next mayor can make a difference in five ways.

Ford Spotted In Midland, Ontario

CBC | Posted 07.24.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford popped up on the streets of Midland, Ont. Friday and stopped to take pictures with residents. According to the Midland Mirror...

How Toronto's Mayoral Candidates Are Using Digital Media

Jeff Quipp | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada
Jeff Quipp

At this point in the mayoral race, none of the candidates are using any digital campaigning techniques that are innovative or novel. Websites and the standard social media avenues are being leveraged, but in today's political environment these are a given. That said, we are still very early in the race.

Why I've Decided to Run For Mayor of Toronto

Mike Gallay | Posted 06.21.2014 | Canada Politics
Mike Gallay

My mottled and confusing clump of skills, best set in service of those around me and my community, are crying out for me to contend. My capacity for leadership, diplomacy and frankness have the potential for good effect in my city, which I hold so dear. Then that is it, dear reader. It is settled. I will run for Mayor of Toronto.

Toronto's Mayoral Candidates Should Realize Budget Cuts Don't Equal Prosperity

Russ Blinch | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Russ Blinch

Wouldn't it be cool to have a mayor who swanned around in a hybrid car, rather than a gas guzzling jalopy, and who talked about "nurturing" entrepreneurs, or who sought tax breaks for sustainability initiatives, or who could imagine something outside of the box when it comes to Toronto's moribund waterfront?

If the Other Candidates Don't Step it Up, We're in For Ford More Years

John Laforet | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Politics
John Laforet

If Rob Ford's opponents don't step up their game, there is a very real chance Rob Ford will be re-elected Mayor of Toronto in October 2014, providing he continues to meet the requirements to be a candidate for Mayor. Wednesday night's debate hosted by CityTV was an absolute farce. It was not a good night for Torontonians ready for change at City Hall. Very little by way of policy was discussed, and even when it was, there is enough agreement between the Mayor's opponents on key issues that polarizing this election in a manner that favours a challenger will be hard.

Ford Grins His Way Through 1st Debate

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.25.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Rob Ford came frequently under attack Thursday during the first televised mayoral debate, but none of the main candidates vying for his job ...

Jimmy Kimmel Should Be Ashamed of Himself

Candace Plattor | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Candace Plattor

When Kimmel invited Ford to appear as a guest on his talk show, sharing the bill with Gonzo from Sesame Street, most of us knew that nothing good was going to come of this. But what actually transpired was, in my view, unbelievably awful -- more so than I could have imagined. By now, we all understand that Rob Ford is a sick man, in any number of ways. His various addictive behaviours, from food, to alcohol, to lying and yes, perhaps to crack, appear to not even begin to crumble the façade of a man who desperately needs help with some pretty clear physical and mental health issues. And Jimmy Kimmel should be ashamed of himself.

'It Seemed Like We Were Having Fun'

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada TV

TORONTO - Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel said it was not his intention to upset Rob Ford during the mayor’s appearance on his ABC program Monday night...

America, Stop Giving Our Embarrassing Mayor So Much Attention

Sonia Hong | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Politics
Sonia Hong

Even if you are making fun of him, 1) he's not in on the joke, and 2) you are increasing his chances of re-election through not only name recognition, but helping him to seem "funny" and "cool". This might be hilarious to you, but you are seriously affecting the future of Toronto. He doesn't have to be your mayor, but unfortunately he has to be mine. I've heard Jimmy Kimmel and various Americans (and Canadians) say, "Well, he seems to be a pretty good mayor". Rob Ford also seems to think so too. To help you better understand what you are really doing to our city, here is a list of truths the Ford brothers want us to ignore amidst stories about Hollywood visits and PR gaffes.

Ford Going To The Oscars? Apparently Not

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Politics

Rob Ford is reportedly bound for the Oscars. Toronto’s mayor will go to Sunday night’s Academy Awards and will make an appearance on Monday's J...

ROB FORD: THE MOVIE

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.12.2014 | Canada TV

TORONTO - The antics of embattled Toronto Mayor Rob Ford could soon be coming to a TV or movie screen.Blue Ice Pictures has acquired the film and tele...

I Almost Ran Over Rob Ford

CBC | Posted 04.05.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Noz Kazemi says she and her boyfriend were driving down Lougheed Highway Friday night, with her baby and dog in the car, when two men ran out in front...

It's Justin Bieber vs. Rob Ford in the Crazy Game

Philip Plante-Ajah | Posted 03.26.2014 | Canada
Philip Plante-Ajah

If you plan on taking a selfie in your boxers exposing your Anthony Weiner, getting caught picking up a prostitute, smoking crack or anything else that may land you as the question in Jeopardy, then you are no longer the king in the king's court, you have become the jester; and not even Disney has made a movie depicting a jester becoming king, that would just be too absurd.