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[31 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Hot July Hot Pictures — Municipal Election heats up

From Toronto Star Photo Blog, July 2010
Some of the best of Toronto Star photo department’s best pictures of the Hot month of July!

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[28 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | ]
BIXI Bash Toronto Subscription Launch

From Momemtum Magazine
The BIXI Toronto program launched its drive to get 1,000 subscriptions by November with a party at the Gladstone on July 28, 2010.
 
BIXI Bash – Kevin Beaulieu and Himy Syed
Kevin Beaulieu, Ward 18 candidate for city council, and mayoral candidate Himy Syed at the BIXI Bash subscription launch party.

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[26 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Anonymous Sign Maker Points to Benefits of Bike Lanes on Jarvis

By Duncan’s City Ride, BikingToronto

Thank-you Cyclists for paying more for these roads than you get in services. Roads are paid for by property tax (and rental fees) most cyclists live in Toronto and pay this tax. Many drivers do not and get a free ride.

Thank you cyclists for choosing a life-enhancing, noise- and heat-free form of transportation.

Cyclist get bike lanes on only 2% of the roads they pay for. Roads are paid for by property tax (and rental fees) most cyclists live in Toronto and pay this tax. …

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[25 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | ]
How Bike Lanes are Born – HiMYSYeD on Jarvis

By Duncan, Duncan’s City Ride, BikingToronto
Today, Sunday July 25, 2010, the old lane markings on Jarvis Street are being removed and new bike lanes are being painted. HiMYSYeD is documenting the process on Twitter:

The above machine paints lines, the machine below removes them:

All photos by HiMYSYeD, follow him on Twitter.

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[24 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Healing Up – Big Cycling Week in TO

By Savings Cycle
It was a week of very little adventure for me, personally. I left the house only once, on Thursday, to head over to Service Ontario for my new healh card and then sort out some next steps for care. My scrapes and cuts have healed up very well (thanks to all those who sent good tidings) but I’m left with what I’ve diagnosed as a broken left heel and probably some ligament damage in my right knee. Those are adding up …

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[23 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | ]
Scene: Honest Ed’s, Emptied

From Torontoist

Photos by Michael Chrisman/Torontoist.

WHERE: Inside Honest Ed’s, at Bloor and Bathurst.
WHEN: 10:10 a.m., Thursday.
WHAT: In preparation for its sixty-second anniversary—celebrations happen this Sunday, July 25—the famously cluttered Honest Ed’s has been partially cleared out, a change first spotted by HiMY SYeD.

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[23 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | ]
G20 Inquiry, Interview with Himy Syed – Toronto Media Co-op

From Toronto Media Co-op

Civil Liberties Now! downtown march on July 10th 2010 speaking with Himy Syed, candidate for Mayor of Toronto 2010, about his letters G20 INQUIRY… Full Interview with the Peoples Mayor as heard on Word of Mouth Wednesday 7-8pm on CKLN 88.1 FM radio mp3 here.
The Peoples’ Mayor Himy Syed and October25.ca
Full Interview with the Peoples Mayor as heard on Word of Mouth Wednesday 7-8 pm on CKLN 88.1 FM radio, Wednesday July 14th 2010.
http://www.radio4all.net/files/director@silsa.ca/3202-2-HimySyed-G20CivilLiberties.mp3

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[16 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | ]
More Mayoral candidates than the Media 5

By Bryan Heal, The Life of Bryan
It is unfortunate that of 30+ Mayoral candidates, we only hear of five getting respectable media coverage.
Several others have great goals for out city, and in a time where Toronto is facing big challenges – all good ideas deserve to be heard.
This weekend’s goal, if you can spare a few minutes: Search online and look up the candidacies of Rocco Achampong & HiMY SYeD.

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[12 Jul 2010 | Comments Off | ]
The Three Mayors – candidates are lively dinner guests

By Corey Mintz, Toronto Star
Proposing to my dinner guests that there are three major reasons to seek elected office — altruism, ego or delusion — I ask each of them why they are running for mayor.
Keith Cole takes one minute to express his desire that arts and culture be as necessary to any political platform, as positions on the environment or transit.
Rocco Achampong says that what Toronto needs to balance its budget is to challenge collective bargaining agreements, if necessary, at the highest judicial level. “There’s no principle of law …

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