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[30 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
TTC Townhall: March 29th 2012

The Toronto Transit Commission held a townhall at the Keele Campus at York University on March 29th 2012. Here’s what’s transpired…

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[24 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Following your labyrinth | Himy Syed’s latest ‘outstallation’ project can be found on Woodbine Beach

By Joanna Lavoie, InsideToronto
For his latest “outstallation” project, a giant labyrinth in the form of a three-leaf clover, West Toronto resident Himy Syed uses the Beach as his canvas.
Syed’s Triskelion Labyrinth can be found on Woodbine Beach, just east of the Donald D. Summerville Outdoor Pool.
He started the project about a week ago and had hoped to finish it by St. Patrick’s Day, but life got a little busy and he’s now hoping to wrap up the project in the next few days.
Creating large-scale public art …

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[20 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Rob Ford uses scare tactics in last-ditch effort to sway council on subways

Posted by Emily Burke on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 | OpenFile Toronto
With only today and tomorrow remaining before city council’s big transit meeting, the mayor could be using these final hours to show council his funding strategy for underground transit along Sheppard. Instead, he’s handing out flyers with images of light-rail crashes that have caused fatalities.
Rather than sorting out his own numbers and committing to a concrete plan, he’s trying to sway the centrist councillors by scaring them out of voting for LRT. But the …

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[13 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
The Rob Ford Agenda: March 5–11, 2012 | What the mayor’s been up to this week

Mon., March 5, 5:30 p.m. Council Chambers, City Hall. Mayor Rob Ford Returns to the floor of Council looking “very unhappy,” after stepping out to take a brief phone call. He appeared confused about the nature of the call when the phone had been handed to him, says man-about-town and former mayoral candidate Himy Syed, but Ford answered it in an upbeat manner. Syed says that he heard the mayor and his staff repeatedly refer to the call as coming from the Premier’s Office, but a spokesperson for Premier McGuinty denies that he contacted Mayor Ford that afternoon.

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[2 Mar 2012 | Comments Off | ]
PodCamp Toronto 2012 Recap/Blog Roundup

Posted by: Adam Weitner, Podcamp Toronto
PodCamp Toronto 2012 was a weekend of knowledge-sharing and learning, discussion and debate, collaboration, relationship building, and all around unconference awesomeness.
In true PodCamp form, there was a wide range of session topics. People were talking about all kinds of things, from internet memes, to building trust with podcasting, to social media and film, to a crash course on mobile app development. There was a live #SMmeasure chat, a panel discussion on search vs. social, and of course, plenty of chatter about, and even a session on the shiny new toy, Pinterest. (That only …

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