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[30 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Urban Planner: May 30, 2012 — How we talk about women in politics, how to get funding for your short film, and and how to green your summer

Women in Toronto Politics panel. Photo by HiMY SYeD from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

Tonight’s panel, titled “The Front Page,” will discuss the way we talk about women in politics, and the way that impacts women who choose to enter politics. Featuring Toronto city councillors Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale) and Shelley Carroll (Ward 33, Don Valley East), Torontoist‘s own editor-in-chief Hamutal Dotan, and civics teacher Jse-Che Lam. Alison Loat, founder of Samara Canada, will moderate the conversation.

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[25 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
#WiTOpoli – Women in Toronto Politics Facebook Page Cover Photo

Women in Toronto Politics
23 May
Foursquare 1.0 snapped at our inaugural panel, The Comment Section, by the wonderful Himy Syed.

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[18 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Video: Rob Ford’s dramatic PFLAG moment

Huge credit to HiMY SYeD for capturing video of the mayor’s entrance. You can view more footage of the event on his website.

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[14 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Building a business culture to deliver the best customer service

By Cheryl | Service Untitled
A strong business culture that is aligned with superior business goals outperforms their competitors by light years. These are the organizations who have figured out how to delight their customers and even make them smile. After all isn’t the Zappos’ motto “powered by service” incredibly motivational which delivers a message of trust and reliability? Zappos has worked hard to develop their culture resulting in a high percentage of return customers; a much more lucrative business model than having to …

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[12 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Is Mayor Rob Ford Toronto’s next tourist attraction?

Posted by Steve Kupferman on Saturday, May 12, 2012 | OpenFile Toronto
The Globe’s makes an intriguing (albeit satirical) suggestion: exploit Mayor Rob Ford’s sometimes-embarrassing antics as a tourist draw.
As Southey puts it:
We’re stuck with this mayor for over two years more. But it needn’t be all bad. I hereby invite the rest of Canada, and indeed the world, to visit Toronto, the City with the World’s Most Embarrassing Mayor! Forgo your drive to the Reversing Falls: Imagine the children’s wonder at the Reversing Council, a place …

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[9 May 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Enbridge shareholder meeting protest #FreedomTrain

By Alexis Stoymenoff, Vancouver Observer
[View the story "#FreedomTrain protests ramping up at Enbridge AGM" on Storify]

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