Articles Archive for August 2010
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By Andrew, Detourist Guide
With a labyrinth of narrow, one way streets, navigating Kensington Market by auto can be difficult on the best of days.
But today, and on the last Sunday of each summer month through October, not only is exploring this Toronto landmark neighbourhood by foot recommended, it’s required. In their 7th year, Pedestrian Sundays take over Kensington Market, adding the flare of street food and entertainment to an already eclectic mix of shops, cafés and galleries.
The area’s vibrant nature can be attributed to its colourful past, which began as a hotbed for immigrants in the 1850s. Over the years, this multicultural …
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Law and Government »
CBC Toronto interviewed me and aired a montage of community reaction to the arrests in Ottawa on Friday August 27, including my position as a Toronto Mayoral Candidate.
My clip begins at 6:45 minutes into the broadcast:
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One of our city’s mayoral candidates for 2010
Flickr Photo by Allan Chow.
Captured at Queen Street and University Avenue intersection during August 2010 Critical Mass group bike ride.
By Matthew Kupfer, Eye Weekly
HiMY SYeD wants a complete reboot of the city with citizens’ rights at the centre. No wonder he’s been accused on Twitter of impersonating Toronto’s original rebel mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie.
Categorized, Torontopreneur »
By Steve Kupferman, Torontoist
Every weekday’s end, Extra, Extra collects just about everything you ought to care about or ought not miss.
Photo by Remi Carreiro/Torontoist.
The CNE opened today, and it’s the perfect place to meet your future spouse, apparently. Consider taking advantage of this year’s speed dating services to expedite the process.
Birdnappers are striking fear into the hearts of Toronto’s parrot enthusiasts.
Such outlandish crimes against avian-kind would have been unthinkable in the 1950s, when these two ditties about life in Toronto on Sunday and the annoyances associated with subway construction, respectively, were written. [via F___Yeah Toronto!]
But Toronto’s innocence …
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By Derek Flack, blogTO
The CAA launched its worst roads in Ontario campaign yesterday calling on drivers to vote for the routes that give them the most pothole-induced headaches. And though it’s still early in the voting process, Toronto streets already dominate the list: of the 20 nominated so far, 14 can be found right here in our fair city.
The top three vote-getters so far are also located close to home, with Dufferin St., Lawrence Ave. and Finch Ave. occupying the early “lead.” Steeles Ave., …
tags »Allen Road • Bathurst Street • Bayview Avenue • BlogTO • Burnhamthorpe Road • CAA • Cyclists • Dufferin Street • Finch Avenue • Kingston Road • Lawrence Avenue • Markham Road • Ontario • potholes • road work • routes • Sherbourne Street • St. Clair right-of-way • Steeles Avenue • Streets • The Queensway • voting • worst roads
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Editorial in Share, Canada’s Largest Ethnic Newspaper
Former Ontario Conservative Party leader, John Tory, has put an end to speculation over his plans for October’s mayoralty race. He is not running.
Tory, who is already very active in civic life as Co-chair of the Toronto City Summit Alliance and has his own radio talk show, has made it clear that he will not run for mayor of Toronto a second time. This should end the public’s (and mainstream media’s) infatuation with the idea.
In response, a Toronto Star editorial stated, apparently without any intention …
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By Darcy Higgins, Push Food Forward
Food Forward’s first event Eat In at City Hall’s new green roof was a great success, with about 50 people coming together to talk about food as a priority in the 2010 municipal election.
Special thanks to mayoral candidates, Keith Cole, Joe Pantalone, Himy Syed, Sarah Thomson, as well as several council and trustee candidates for joining us. View Joe preparing his lunch for the event, on his blog.
Policy ideas that were outlined as priorities for Toronto’s next Council can be found here.
Photo by Lip Liew