What election endorsements might mean for Toronto city council

What election endorsements might mean for Toronto city council

Toronto City Hall isn’t known as a place for parties. Mind you, back in the Rob Ford years, it was sometimes known as a place to paaaaar-taaaaaay!, but the generally reliable sedative effect of Mayor John Tory’s leadership style has put a stop to that. That’s not what I meant, anyway. I meant that in … Read more

John Tory deserves a third — and last — term as Toronto mayor

John Tory deserves a third — and last — term as Toronto mayor

John Tory, who is campaigning for a third term as Toronto’s mayor, chatted briefly with me earlier this week on a wide range of issues facing the city. In quick succession, Tory spoke about his thoughts on bike lanes, on allowing alcohol in parks, on help for restaurants still suffering the impact of COVID lockdowns, … Read more

Toronto celebrates 50 years of Ismaili Muslim community in the city

Toronto celebrates 50 years of Ismaili Muslim community in the city

Sheherazade Hirji during a ceremony honouring the Aga Khan’s contributions to the city, at the Ismaili Centre, on Sept. 25.Cole Burston/The Globe and Mail She has been a lawyer, a manager of philanthropic foundations and a diplomat in Afghanistan, but Sheherazade Hirji has not forgotten that late afternoon nearly 50 years ago when she was … Read more

This election is the time to debate what Toronto should be

This election is the time to debate what Toronto should be

It’s September of a Winter Olympic year, so you know what that means in Toronto — election fever takes hold! Can’t you just feel it in the air? The kids are back in school, the beach towels are stored away for another season, and that means it’s time to start paying close attention to the … Read more

Toronto’s many dark horse mayoral candidates face huge challenge to break out – Toronto

Toronto’s many dark horse mayoral candidates face huge challenge to break out – Toronto

More than two dozen candidates have registered to challenge John Tory in the race to become Toronto’s next mayor, but this municipal election, like others before it, heavily favours name recognition making the fight to stand out, let alone win, all the more difficult. As Tory continues his bid for a third term leading the … Read more

Global News at 5:30 Toronto: September 9, 2022

Global News at 5:30 Toronto: September 9, 2022

Global News at 5:30 Toronto Posted September 9, 2022 The GTA and the world pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II. King Charles the Third makes his first speech as a reigning Monarch. And, we’ve got the latest from TIFF. REPORT AN ERROR

Toronto’s Vision Zero efforts criticized amid municipal election campaign

Toronto’s Vision Zero efforts criticized amid municipal election campaign

Global News at 5:30 Toronto Toronto’s election campaign has shifted its focus to the city’s efforts to eliminate traffic-related injuries and deaths. Opponents and advocates say the city, under incumbent Mayor John Tory’s leadership, has lacked commitment to reach its Vision Zero targets. Matthew Bingley reports.

When is the Toronto municipal election? How do I get a city of Toronto election job? Your municipal vote primer

When is the Toronto municipal election? How do I get a city of Toronto election job? Your municipal vote primer

Next month, Ontarians will get to vote in the elections that arguably affect their lives most. Municipal elections have the power to shape cities, and can change how cities treat people. The vote in Toronto comes at a time of declining civic engagement, with a larger percentage of council seats vacant than any election in … Read more

Globe editorial: Toronto and Vancouver talk about ‘missing middle’ housing. Victoria is poised to make it happen

Globe editorial: Toronto and Vancouver talk about ‘missing middle’ housing. Victoria is poised to make it happen

Victoria mayor Lisa Helps has pushed for changes in the city’s housing, as in 2019 when Victoria started work on what it called the Missing Middle Housing Initiative. The plan would allow, without costly and lengthy rezoning, up to six units in a small multiplex where only a detached house or duplex is currently permitted.CHAD … Read more

Runners and riders: Toronto mayor candidates, policy positions and background – Toronto

Runners and riders: Toronto mayor candidates, policy positions and background – Toronto

On Oct. 24, voters in Toronto will elect the city’s mayor and council for the next four years. Incumbent mayor John Tory, first elected in 2014 after Rob Ford’s Toronto premiership, is seeking a third consecutive term. A total of 30 candidates have been certified by the Toronto’s city clerk to run against Tory in … Read more