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[21 Jun 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Designs on a better way – Multilingual map heralds subway to unite a city

By Fabiola Carletti, Toronto Star Staff Reporter
Himy Syed examines a tattered subway map written entirely in phonetic Chinese characters.
Without understanding a word, he draws a translation for Queen’s Park station right on to the pavement in front of the Bickford Centre, a language school for adults.
“People come from all over the city, here, to learn English,” says Syed, 40. “This is my way of saying ‘Welcome,’ ” he says, adding that he wanted to do something for the school after a lockdown drill in May 2009 led the community …

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[18 Jun 2010 | Comments Off | ]
The Green Majority TGM #194 – George Sawision and Himy Syed (June 18, 2010)

From The Green Majority,  CIUT 89.5 FM Daryn Caister asks Toronto municipal candidate George Sawision and Mayoral Candidate Himy Syed (Twitter) about the Toronto Community Green Linx project, how street level action can effectively happen in Canadian cities and the challenges active environmental citizens face.

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[11 Jun 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Meet A Mayoral Candidate XVII

Now, we don’t want anybody to finish this post and walk away thinking it’s an out-and-out endorsement of Mr. SYeD. It’s too early for that. Questions still remain that need to be answered. But we will confess to having somewhat of a crush on the candidate, politically speaking of course. So consider what follows to be an unapologetic endorsement of HiMY SYeD being taken very, very seriously as a candidate for mayor of Toronto in 2010.

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[10 Jun 2010 | One Comment | ]
Identity Theft – Messages posted in 1990s on Usenet & now archived on Google falsely made in my name

For the record,
Today, June 10 2010, someone using the name “Me” has been doing the rounds and posting the following comment on various Toronto area websites:
Me // June 10, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Reply

I find the inclusion of the very fringe mayoral candidate Himy Syed laughable.
This http://himysyed.tyo.ca/about/islamic-banker/ is the link to this self-professed Islamic banker, but not a banker under Canadian Law.
Or how about his advice http://groups.google.ca/group/can.general/browse_thread/thread/29f25bda5a40e928/c03c054074e4eb4?q=immigration+canada+%22how+to+get%22+OR+%22getting+into%22+abuse on how to Get Into Canada a guide to abusing Canada’s immigration system?
Nobody in their right …

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[2 Jun 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Non-citizens’ voting rights discussed at mayoral debate

By Natalie Alcoba, National Post
Mayoral candidates tusselled over whether or not to extend the vote to non-citizens during a debate under the vaulted ceilings of U of T’s Hart House last night, with Rocco Rossi and Rob Ford agreeing it’s not the way to go.
Mr. Rossi said it is an issue he has been “torn on for years,” but has concluded that Canada’s requisite three years of residency to achieve citizenship makes it “not a lot to ask, relative to every other country on …

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[2 Jun 2010 | Comments Off | ]
There Are More Than Six Candidates for Mayor – Better Ballots Debate, Hart House

Don’t be fooled into believing there are only six choices for mayor of Toronto, There are more than 6 candidates for Mayor.
Himy Syed – Fast forward to the 6:53 mark

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