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[26 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Mr. Personality | He’s the Mayor, He’s the Boss — Meet Doug Ford, the guy who makes Rob look good

By Edward Keenan

The GRID TO

Former mayoral candidate Himy Syed recently joked on Twitter that Doug Ford needs more security protection than Rob since, if anything were to happen to Doug, Rob would become mayor.

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[14 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Himy for Mayor

By Derek Lang, BagelHot
Ended up walking down to the beach today. It was rainy and it’s been a while since I’ve been down there since moving to the other side of the city. Not surprisingly there was no one around. Torontoians are odd that way in that a bit of rain scares them off. Being a saturday they couldn’t even use the excuse that they were at work.
While walking toward the life guard station, in the distance I saw a figure …

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[6 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Jane’s Walk: guided walks inspired by urbanist Jane Jacobs this weekend

From Condo.ca
One of Toronto’s most famous citizens, Jane Jacobs died in 2006, but her legacy lives on in many ways, including the annual Jane’s Walk that takes place this weekend in Toronto and in 68 cities around the world. It’s a fitting way to remember the great urban theorist—the date is chosen to coincide with her May 4 birthday—who believed that the health of cities depended on the involvement of citizens in the life of their neighbourhoods.
Way back in 1957 when urban planning in …

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[4 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Walking the Jane’s Walk

Title: Tr_ns_tC_ty – Toronto Missing Urban Strategy
Starts at: Sunday, 3 p.m.
Meeting Place: Finch Bus Terminal, northeast corner of Bishop Avenue and Yonge Street

Rob Ford’s first action as mayor was to tell someone that he planned on killing Transit City in favour of building subways. While Ford’s position has caused considerable furor, the debate over transit in Toronto has been raging for decades, encompassing issues like the role of bike lanes and choosing between subways and streetcars. This hour-and-a-half-long walk promises to analyze the current political questions regarding Toronto’s transit system, and will also provide contextual background about public transit in Toronto dating back to the 19th century.

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[4 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
10 Jane’s Walks worth checking out in 2011

By Derek Flack, blogTO
Founded in 2007, Jane’s Walk, the annual celebration of urban theorist and advocate Jane Jacobs, has grown into an international event that takes place in 68 cities across the world and involves over 400 guided walking tours. As the city where it all started, Toronto thankfully leads the way with over a 100 walks scheduled for the weekend of May 7 and 8th. Needless to say, there’s a lot to choose from. With that in mind, I’ve put together some of …

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[4 May 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Local Jane’s Walks May 7 & 8, 2011

By Melinda M., Ossington Village
This weekend, May 7-8, you’ll be seeing a lot of groups of people walking around Toronto as part of Jane’s Walks 2011. We participated in a few of the walks in our area last year, and despite bouts of rain, we enjoyed ourselves, learned a lot and met some interesting neighbours.
This year there are over 170 free walking tours planned for the GTA, and we are exploring those within walking distance of us. The titles alone demonstrate the diversity of …

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