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[30 May 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Sunday Snapshot • May 30

By Dave Meslin, Mez Dispenser
Here’s the May 30 election snapshot,  a monthly look at how municipal candidates are distributed across our grand city.
Fourteen new candidates registered this month, in twelve wards.  Three candidates dropped out.
There are still four acclaimed candidates, two of which are incumbents: Peter Milczyn & Chin Lee.
HiMY SYeD dropped out of the ward 19 race, to run for mayor.
The highest number of candidates is ward 27 (Kyle Rae’s ward) with 13 candidates.  Want to meet them all?  A group called #VoteTO is hosting an “All Candidate Gameshow” on Thursday …

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[20 May 2010 | Comments Off | ]
The best of Rebel Mayor: the funniest quips from city hall’s mystery tweeter, who was unmasked (sort of) this week

By Jon Sufrin, Toronto Life

The Rebel Mayor situation, the municipal election’s only fun gossip story so far, may have ended before it was spoken of outside of city hall. For the uninitiated, an anonymous tweeter known as Rebel Mayor has been poking fun at just about every public figure in Toronto since November 2009, with a particular emphasis on mayoral candidates. The identity of the musket-wielding, Scotch-swilling, Prius-driving, old English–spouting reincarnation of William Lyon Mackenzie (who chronicles the travails of his “team” as he campaigns to reclaim his place as Toronto’s mayor) …

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[17 May 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Identity of Toronto’s ‘Rebel Mayor’ revealed on Twitter?

By Natalie Alcoba, National Post
UPDATE 9:48 p.m. ET: A cryptic email neither confirms nor denies the identity of Twitter’s “Rebel Mayor.”
An email sent by the National Post to Himy Syed, whose duplicate tweet earlier today led to speculation he was Rebel Mayor, received this response:

“‘Team’ has withdrawn Blackberry privileges until further notice. xo”


Has a mystery older than the municipal election — and generating practically as much interest among City Hall keeners — been solved?
Rebel Mayor (@rebelmayor), the reincarnation of William Lyon Mackenzie on Twitter, has been amusing followers since November with …

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[17 May 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Rebel with a Cause

By Jackson Proskow, Global News  Toronto
He was Toronto’s first mayor, and leader of the Upper Canada rebellion. These days he’s best known for working with his “Team” to add a musket rack to his Prius.
Confused? So is most of City Hall.
For the last few months someone has been posing as William Lyon Mckenzie on Twitter – under the handle “rebelmayor.” (The rebel describes himself as “Toronto’s first mayor – 1837 rebellion starter – back & pissed & running for Toronto mayor in 2010”). The question of just who this person might …

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[9 May 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Photos: Jane’s Walk Weekend, Day Two

By Lance Gleich, Way Out In The Margin
TORONTO, ONTARIO – This week’s update to my photo site features the second day of Jane’s Walk weekend, Sunday, 2 May 2010.
Walks I participated in were the “Skyscrapers of the Financial District” with Kristine Williamson, “The Laneways of Runnymede” with Madeleine McDowell, and “Dark Age Ahead–The Wizard of Ossington” with HiMY SYeD.

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[1 May 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Riders’ Collective – Premiere Issue, May 2010

Cover Photo by HiMY SYeD
This is the premiere issue of Riders’ Collective—a cyclist’s source for some of the best material on the Web. Here are a dozen stories—about cycling, by cyclists, and for cyclists—from New Zealand, Australia, Czech Republic, Tunisia, and all across America. They cover a wide range of riding styles—and a wide range of writing styles as well. I hope you enjoy reading them.
You can access the Web sites of the featured writers, photographers and advertisers by clicking on URLs in the text, photos and ads.
Paul S. Kramer,
Publisher, Editor,
Designer, Producer

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