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[27 Jun 2012 | Comments Off | ]
“Good photo of today’s ‪#OneCity‬ announcement for Wikipedia by @HiMYSYeD”

“Good photo of today’s ‪#OneCity‬ announcement for Wikipedia by @HiMYSYeD”

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[27 Jun 2012 | Comments Off | ]
The OneCity backstory: 4 Councillors, 3 Months, 1 Plan

Photo by Himy Syed via Flickr.

Perhaps the most remarkable detail to come out of the surprise unveiling of the OneCity Transit Plan is that it remained just that—a surprise.

The $30 billion proposal had been in development for three months, without anyone blabbing to reporters. Until the last few weeks, only four councillors even knew about the plan at all.

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[22 Jun 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Quick reference: people who might run for mayor in 2014

HiMY SYeD

Going for him: SYeD ran in 2010 and has remained a constant fixture at events and gatherings around the city.

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[19 Jun 2012 | Comments Off | ]
“Watch this great 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way video made by one of our supporters @HiMYSYeD”

Watch this great 2012 Scotiabank Rat Race for United Way video made by one of our supporters @HiMYSYeD

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[9 Jun 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Grading city councillors on their social-media presence

Posted by Steve Kupferman | OpenFile Toronto on Saturday, June 9, 2012
Here’s a fun Saturday distraction for municipal politics nerds: a report card by the Academy of the Impossible that grades every city councillor on his or her social media skills.
Shelley Carroll, the Ward 33 councillor who is never seen in public without a smartphone in hand, gets an A-. Mayor Ford gets a C, which is generous considering the fact that his Twitter feed is obviously written by staffers. Giorgio Mammoliti, councillor for Ward 7, gets …

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[5 Jun 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Video from CodeRedTO LRT Information Session

A friend of #CodeRedTO, @HiMYSYeD, kindle recorded much of our transit information session on May 3rd at the Agincourt Library near Sheppard and Kennedy. Not everything was captured so be sure to join us at a future event!

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[4 Jun 2012 | Comments Off | ]
MAZES AND LABYRINTHS, PART I

In Toronto, we are fortunate to have many public labyrinths scattered throughout the city, due in large part to the Labyrinth Community Network and labyrinth enthusiast and creator HiMY SYeD. One of my favourites, the High Park Labyrinth, is shown here.

The best thing about this labyrinth is that it is kind of a secret.

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[2 Jun 2012 | Comments Off | ]
Eaton Centre Shooting…

By Carmi Levy, Written Inc.
Reports emerging out of Toronto that there’s been a shooting at the downtown Eaton Centre mall.
I guess now we see how social media impacts an in-progress crime. I’ll paste resources below, as well as on my tweetstream – @carmilevy
Feel free to share your own in comments.
Sad.
Update from the Toronto Police 8:50 pm
Constable Victor Kwong has just confirmed the following:

At 6:23 pm, police were called in to shooting at food court, lower level, north end of the mall.
8 victims have been identified, with injuries of varying severities. …

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[2 Jun 2012 | Comments Off | ]
The great Union Station flood of 2012 (and its ensuing memes)

Posted by Kelli Korducki, OpenFile Toronto
Friday’s Union Station flood disaster stalled Yonge-University-Spadina trains between Osgoode and Bloor stations for about 10 hours. It also lent itself a little too well to meme creation. Writes the Sun’s Ian Robertson:
As news spread of what TTC spokesman Jessica Martin on Saturday called the site’s worst recent flooding, photo funsters posted altered pictures on Twitter that seemed to show Ford surrounded by sharks.
One prankster inserted the famous Jaws movie poster showing a giant shark attacking a swimmer. Another computer whiz inserted …

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