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Premier Doug Ford has recently taken to characterizing those who oppose his massive retroactive cuts to Toronto Public Health. It’s just a “bastion of lefties” wasting “ridiculous amounts of money, ”...
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In honour of this week’s kickoff of Toronto’s construction season — announced in a press conference Monday by Mayor John Tory — let’s take a quick trip down memory lane....
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In front of Mel Lastman Square, there are dancers in the middle of Yonge St. Cut out of steel by artist Robert Sprachman in 1998, 14 figures on the median...
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... cares of the world, writes Edward Keenan.   Justin Greaves / Toronto file......
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It’s the ultimate megalomaniac hobby business — part fan wish fulfilment, part legacy project, all vanity stroking fun. Look at Mark Cuban, and what a blast he has with the Dallas...
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Following the stream of news and switchbacks about the provincial government’s ambitions to take over the Toronto subway system, and the amped up debate about those things on Wednesday at city...
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Near as I can tell, people have been complaining about the “new math” for roughly as long as there has been math. The common sense critics of ancient Greece, for example,...
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By now it’s an academic question — since amalgamation, our governing politicians have overwhelmingly decided the answer is no. This includes Mayor John Tory, whose staff are fond of pointing...
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So, it turns out the great transit caper has been taking place under our noses — a subway train heist being committed by riders who don’t pay their fares to...
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It’s that time of year again when we debate the terminology of the homelessness situation in Toronto. Cathy Crowe, the long serving street nurse and anti poverty advocate, reminds people often that...
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Beware provincial Tories looking to help. If you’re a municipality, it’s a hard learned lesson based on experience. And one that was top of mind on Tuesday when Doug Ford’s government...
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When the Spadina subway extension opened just over a year ago, it was celebrated as a victory for York University students who would now have a stop on campus and...
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If you’ve been planning to buy your Christmas tree at the last minute, you might want to go out looking as soon as possible. A shortage of Christmas trees across...
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During Toronto city council’s first meeting after the 2010 election, then mayor Rob Ford slashed councillor office budgets in a symbolic act of penny pinching. At this week’s first council meeting since...
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You can keep your jokes about politicians who will show up to the opening of an envelope. In this town, the mayor will show up to the flipping of a...
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When you’re starting out, hungry and desperate, you arrive at job interviews with a virtual “will work for food” sign around your neck, trying not to outright beg as you...
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It’s kind of fitting that in Toronto we designed almost all of our subway stations to look like public washrooms but put hardly any toilets in them for the public...
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I want a mayor who can sometimes give a voice to the city. To express our aspirations, our vision of ourselves and the city we’d like to be. On some...
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Here was Caroline Mulroney, Ontario’s Attorney General, on why her government is rushing through revised legislation about the Toronto election, overriding a court ruling “Because time is of the essence, ”...
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For parents and children, the first day of school on Tuesday was all about novelty new clothes, new school supplies, new grade levels, new teachers, maybe even some new friends....