Monthly Archives: March 2014

Keeping it Clean

Another mayoral debate at Ryerson University last Thursday (without the winner of the first debate present), and another mud-slinging fest that had little to nothing to do with the City of Toronto, civic policies, and what matters to its citizens. … Continue reading

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Citizen: Cynthia Gould

This week’s Citizen profile is Cynthia Gould, a graphic designer and musician with the Toronto band High Heels Lo-Fi, whose love for Toronto revolves around its arts and cultural communities, as well as the accessibility of public transit. Read Cynthia’s full profile … Continue reading

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The Debate Next Door

Thanks to CityNews for hosting several mayoral candidates beyond the “big 5” last night in the lounge next door to the studio. Whilst it may have been a little odd to have not only been at the debate table after being referred … Continue reading

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Executive Committee on Billy Bishop Airport Today

The issue of expanding (or preventing expansion) of Billy Bishop / Toronto Island Airport (YTZ) has come up a few times in my campaign thus far (read Part 1 / read Part 2), as well as attending public consultations and being profiled … Continue reading

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Q&A with the Toronto Star

Rob Ford and former city budget chief David Soknacki participated in the first debate of the mayoral election in early February — but the winner might have been a guy named Robb Johannes, who impressed the University of Toronto Scarborough student crowd … Continue reading

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Citizen: Carolina Pinzon

This week’s Citizen in profile is Carolina Pinzon, a musician and software developer living with chronic illness, who supports BETTER and more accessible transit, inclusive communities, integrated housing developments, and maintaining the integrity of Toronto’s waterfront. Read Carolina’s full profile HERE. If … Continue reading

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In It For Toronto

This Monday was St. Patrick’s Day, and I was pleased to see a fellow Mayoral candidate, John Tory, visiting my neighbourhood of Toronto-Danforth (Ward 30). John’s team kindly escorted him my way and set aside a few moments for me … Continue reading

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Youth Employment Strategy: Part One

Unemployment and underemployment is the number one concern I’ve heard from young people during the campaign. It seems to be getting harder and harder for citizens under 30 to break into the workforce and start their careers. The Grid did a … Continue reading

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TTC’s New Number System

Last week, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) launched a trial at Bloor-Yonge Station of new signage and colour-coded line numbers to make for easier subway navigation. Read more about the upgrades HERE. The long-term benefits of the new system will … Continue reading

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Citizen: Ravi Desai

This week’s Citizen in focus is Ravi Desai, a self-taught computer programmer originally from Mumbai, who was able to find work in Toronto thanks to the mobility afforded by BETTER transit and BETTER cycling. Read Ravi’s full profile HERE. If you are interested in being … Continue reading

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