Monthly Archives: February 2014

Citizen: Ali Tuckey

This week’s Citizen profile is Ali Tuckey, a student at University of Toronto Scarborough who wants BETTER support for the Queer community and increased connectivity in Toronto through BETTER transit. Read Ali’s full profile HERE. We do a new profile every Friday! If you … Continue reading

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An Attempt to De-escalate

As someone who has put in a lot of time dealing with tenuous relationships between the police and the community, particularly in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, the separation between the procedural and political can be an unclear line at best. However, … Continue reading

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A Small Example of Democracy and Public Consultation

Last night I attended a public consultation at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Collegiate Institute in Scarborough on the proposed Billy Bishop Airport (Toronto Island Airport/YTZ) expansion, hosted by Ward 43 (Scarborough East) Councillor Paul Ainslie, Ward 44 (Scarborough East Councillor Ron Moeser, … Continue reading

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Expanding the Airport Conversation

A double-entendre in the title, as we’re expanding the discussion from last week on the proposed expansion to Billy Bishop Airport (a.k.a. “Toronto Island Airport”/YTZ) to include cs100 jets by 2016. So as not to repeat myself, you can read … Continue reading

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Citizen: Katherine Cummings

This week’s Citizen profile is Katherine Cummings, a digital strategist who wants BETTER transit for all employment types and stronger support for the LGBTTIQQ2SA community and artists. Read Katherine’s full profile HERE. We do this every Friday! If you are interested … Continue reading

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Let the Pride Flag Fly

On Tuesday, the Ontario Legislature gave unanimous consent to fly the Pride flag at Queen’s Park for the duration of the Sochi Olympics. Public buildings across Canada have been raising the rainbow flag as a sign of solidarity against a recent … Continue reading

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No Jets Overhead?

I recently signed a petition initiated by NoJetsTO urging City Council to vote against expanding Billy Bishop Airport (a.k.a. “Toronto Island Airport”/YTZ), and NoJetsTO kindly profiled me on their website. Amongst the many insightful conversations I’ve had with Torontonians since … Continue reading

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Citizen: Kevin James Hunt

Beginning today, and every Friday henceforth through October 27, we will profile a different Torontonian, in their own words, about what would make the city they live in BETTER, on a page called “CITIZENS.” Our inaugural Citizen profile is Kevin … Continue reading

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Who won this week?

Thanks to The Grid in Toronto, amongst many other media outlets across Canada, for declaring Robb Johannes the winner of last Wednesday’s Toronto Mayoral Forum in the article “Bring the ‘Paign: Robb vs. Rob.” Johannes was articulate, not only in … Continue reading

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Debate Debrief

Last night proved thoughtful & articulate mayoral candidate @robbnotford isn't simply running on a user name. #TOpoli Though it can't hurt. — Gord Macey (@GordMacey) February 7, 2014 Long way to go but after last night's meeting @robbnotford is my … Continue reading

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