In a world where government bureaucrats continually treat residents as "taxable widgets" instead of citizens and where process overrules logic and common sense, the Ford family's apparent commitment to servicing every constituent complaint is not only refreshing but exactly what some constituents are looking for. The question though is whether or not it is the right approach to a growing and vibrant city.
There are many ways that forward-looking regions can pursue to boost local innovation and quality of life as a means of making themselves more attractive to entrepreneurs and knowledge workers. Here are four that deserve closer attention from supercluster advocates.
The city we love is at stake, and one wonders if our city ever dreamed we would arrive at such a critically defining moment. We are often referred to...
When I met Joe Opatowski I was looking for a hero. My father had just died from cancer. I was 12-years-old and had read Craig Kielburger's book "Free the Children" and I suppose at the time, given my disposition with regards to my father's illness, I had grandiose questions and was looking for a hero.
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.
This Halloween, be sure to raise the spirits at your monster mash with delicious and spooky cocktails. Check out the top Halloween cocktails from a few of the city's favourite restaurants and draw some inspiration to get creative for your own haunted festivities!
When renovating a condo it is always important to try to curb your spending, figure out if other people have done similar renovations and made a profit, and to remember that it is much more difficult to renovate and flip a condo for a profit than it is to do the same in a detached house.
If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.
Ottawa author Charlotte Gray is the winner of the 2014 Toronto Book Award for her non-fiction book, The Massey Murder: A Maid, Her Master and the Tria...
With the election a mere two weeks away, all candidates have a real opportunity to improve their standing by focusing on youth voters. When the survey was conducted, two out of three of the youth voters polled, stated they were very likely or definitely voting in the upcoming election with public transit, the economy and youth unemployment being the issues that are most important to them.
At City Hall, members of council and staff have done their utmost to fill the leadership vacuum. Toronto's non-partisan system, while messy, has allowed its city government to deliver with little disruption. Council and the City's senior management found equilibrium on a wide range of issues from transit to housing to electoral reform.
The Yonge-University-Spadina (YUS) subway line carries 34 per cent fewer passengers during rush hour than its design capacity. Whereas the decision to...
Thanksgiving is all about family, but part of being a generous relative is not imposing, particularly if you have kids in tow. After all, your host is already making a home cooked feast for your enjoyment. It's for this reason we've seen more and more people turning Thanksgiving into less of an obligatory trip and more of a vacation.
When Chow spoke of how government is the answers to all ills in society, wrongly, and Tory, whom I also respect and have endorsed previously, sang Motown to the large black audience - it was Goldkind who spoke of practical things and reflected how black doctors, lawyers, accountants should be the role models instead of basketball players.
Unlike the past, when professionals led transport planning in Toronto, transport planning today has become the exclusive purview of poorly informed politicians. To have any chance of addressing gridlock, transit planning has to start with professionals who actually understand real needs and alternative solutions before political choices are made.
I've been covering the New York Film Festival since 1987 and have, over the years, developed a bit of a love/hate relationship with it, as an institution (specifically, Film Society of Lincoln Center) and as a festival.