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[29 Jan 2010 | One Comment | ]
Bellevue Square Park

By Miranda Newman, Going Places / Ryerson School of Journalism
At any given day or time, when sitting in Bellevue Square Park, in Kensington Market, visitors can find themselves listening to the strum of guitars rolling over the breeze, watching eclectic artists arrange colourful strings around trees and a girl with no hair dancing in the empty wading pool. Visitors come to enjoy the creative vibe this park holds and it clearly is a microcosm of the diversity and culture Toronto stands for.
Terrence “Bull” Manning visits Bellevue Square Park nearly every …

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[27 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Giambrone: ‘We owe our riders an apology’

By MARCUS BOWMAN, Spacing Toronto
Adam Giambrone took some time this afternoon to address the fast escalating criticism of customer service on the TTC. His message was one of commitment to a new focus at the commission. Acknowledging the ‘perfect storm’ of bad press that started with the botched fare hike and culminated last week with a slew of pictures of sleeping employees; the Chair stated that this is was an opportunity the commission could seize upon to refocus itself on the issue of customer service.
“Focus” was indeed the word of day, …

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[21 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
JOHN LORINC: Rossi cold to Transit City, bike lanes

By JOHN LORINC, Spacing Votes
In a lunchtime speech to the Empire Club at the Royal York today, mayoral hopeful Rocco Rossi laid out some of the key planks of his platform — promises that will likely set the tone and the dynamic of the race to come.
He vowed to cancel all future bike lanes on major arterial roads, including Jarvis Street, and complete the balance of the city’s cycling plan on residential or secondary streets. He also promised to review existing bike lanes on arterials.
As for Transit City, Rossi condemned …

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[20 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
First Photos from the Toronto Bike Awards

By Joe T., BikingToronto
The first photos I’ve seen of the Toronto Bike Awards (that took place last night) are from HiMY Syed via twitter and twitpic:

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[17 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Toronto Through the Eyes of Rocco Rossi

By Kelly Anderson, blogTO
Rocco Rossi was the first in line to file his papers to run for mayor of Toronto. In his subsequent press conference, he billed himself as the “big, bald” mayoral candidate who wanted to cut the mayor’s salary and sell off Toronto Hydro. Despite the splashy debut, many Torontonians don’t know much about the east end-raised Rossi, who once kayaked 490 km from Toronto to Ottawa to raise money for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, of which he was formerly the …

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[13 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
And Then There Were Seventeen

By Jamie Bradburn, Torontoist
Cheered on by supporters as he filed his papers, Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone (Ward 19, Trinity-Spadina) officially entered the mayor’s race this morning.
Pantalone is positioning himself as the candidate to carry on the work of the Miller administration in a non-flashy, down-to-business manner—as he told the Globe and Mail’s Marcus Gee, “you want someone who will do the job, not someone who is going to entertain you.”
So far two hopefuls (Karen Sun and Himy Syed) have submitted their papers to fill …

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[5 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Rossi first to jump into race to replace Miller

By JENNIFER LEWINGTON, The Globe and Mail
As soon as the bell rang yesterday to kick off the Toronto election race, a contingent of fresh and familiar faces quickly put their names on the ballot for Oct. 25.
First among the 40 who signed up on day one of the municipal campaign, up from 24 on the first day of the 2006 contest, was former Liberal Party national director Rocco Rossi, bidding to succeed Mayor David Miller.
“I will be able to put the team and the money in place to put a …

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[4 Jan 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Vote T.O. Election office opens for 44 weeks of baby-kissing tweets

From Mondovile
Who will have the best social media strategy for the November 2010 Toronto municipal election?
Mayoral candidate George Smitherman is laying low until spring; Rocco Rossi can’t decide whether to tweet under his partisan @liberalrocco handle or go for @roccothevoteTO; Giorgio Mammoliti promises a “no-nonsense campaign” that probably has no role for a Twitter consultant.
Back when nobody was heeding much attention to these details, though, compulsively chronicling the 2006 vote via Web 2.0 was Himy Syed — who planted himself on the ballot of central-west downtown Ward 19 to watch …

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