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[27 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Is Rob Ford doing to subways what he did to “efficiencies”? Star poll finds city split on LRT/subway issue

Posted by John Michael McGrath, OpenFile Toronto
Here’s an item from the weekend that shouldn’t be missed: the Toronto Star/Angus Reid survey on Rob Ford’s approval rating, subways, and who Torontonians trust on these issues. But before we dive in to the numbers, why does a poll like this matter three years before an election? Because the Mayor and his brother Doug Ford (Ward 2, Etoicoke North) think they’ve got re-election in the bag. From Marcus Gee’s Saturday column in the Globe and Mail:
Councillor Ford said …

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[22 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
A Week in Headlines | Canculture

A Week in Headlines
By Hillary Lutes on Feb 22, 2012 • Canculture
“Toronto’s Bloor Cinema to reopen its doors in March” and more in this week’s headlines.
Photo courtesy of HiMY SYeD.

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[10 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Weekly Photo Challenge: Worn

By TantienHime
This was taken in the Beaches in Toronto on a spring day. The path has been worn down by those who have tread the path of the labyrinth. Thanks Himy for drawing it out.

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[9 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Reaction to the return of Transit City in Toronto

By Derek Flack, blogTO
So yesterday’s vote to return to an LRT-based transit strategy for Toronto (one that looks a lot like the former phase one Transit City plans) was kind of a big deal — regardless of which of the competing plans you hoped would win the day. Ranging from elation to frustration, there’s been no shortage of reaction to the events at city hall. Here’s a quick roundup of what’s being said in the aftermath of one the most significant city council decisions in …

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[2 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Cyclist down by ADXM 090 Roxton+Dundas. TTC Streetcar driver genuinely helping… #bikeTO

 

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[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
HiMYSYeD: Toronto Mayor @TOMayorFord: ‘Subways’ #TOpoli

 

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[1 Feb 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Eglinton Crosstown fight: do councillors force a special meeting?

Posted by John Michael McGrath, OpenFile Toronto
The Toronto Star has an important point in its latest article over the chaos that is Toronto’s transit planning, since yesterday’s TTC meeting torpedoed Karen Stintz’ (Ward 16, Eglinton-Lawrence) attempt to get some answers from staff. From the Star:
The vote prompted some city councillors to suggest it’s more important than ever to put the mayor’s transit plans before city council even if it means calling a special council meeting.
“It’s clear that a majority of council doesn’t think this administration and its few …

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