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[24 Jan 2012 | Comments Off | ]
At this morning’s Executive Committee meeting, Rob Ford defers key TCHC item

Posted by John Michael McGrath, OpenFile Toronto
One of the items that was supposed to be on the agenda at the City of Toronto Executive Committee meeting today was the potential sale of 740 units, most of which are single-family homes, from Toronto Community Housing Corporation’s stock, the plan being to use the money to spruce up the remaining apartments in TCHC’s inventory.
But a funny thing happened on the way to the committee. Ford unexpectedly, and almost at the last minute—the city clerk sent out a …

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[18 Jan 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Bike City – A documentary film about cycling culture and condition in Toronto | By Andrew Rooke

Bike City [ 1:35 - 1:55 ] :
” In Toronto we’ve actually, now about to lose cycling infrastructure. Despite the spin that comes from our municipal level of government, we are actually going to be losing bike lanes and increasing the expenditure in this area. ” — HiMY SYeD

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[16 Jan 2012 | Comments Off | ]
One way or another, Ford’s budget isn’t leaving council unscathed

Posted by John Michael McGrath, OpenFile Toronto
The big news from city hall this week will be the multi-day meeting (with the over-under being at least three shoutfests across council chambers) over the city budget. While there have already been several changes, as the budget has made it through both the budget and Mayor’s executive committee, on neither of those committees do opponents to the Mayor’s cuts have serious weight. That’s going to change when the budget comes to full council, and the Globe and …

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[6 Jan 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Fourth Wall: Good News

By Hilary Best, Spacing Toronto
This series features highlights from the ongoing exhibit The Fourth Wall: Transforming City Hall. The exhibit, on now at the Urbanspace Gallery, considers possible avenues to break down the barriers to participation in civic life that exist at Toronto’s City Hall.
The Fourth Wall identifies a number of areas for improvement to step up civic engagement at City Hall. Examining best practices in other cities and major gaps in this city, the exhibit yields 36 recommendations. While there is certainly much room for improvement, the …

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