Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Ward 36: Masihullah Mohebzada, A True Youth Candidate

It’s only been one term, but Ward 36 (Scarborough Southwest) has been under the hold of Rob Ford fanatic Gary Crawford long enough (with all due respect to Mr. Crawford’s support of enhancing Toronto’s presence as a music centre). But as … Continue reading

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Ward 27: Kristyn Wong-Tam, A Shining Star

The Toronto Star says it best: Ward 27 (Toronto Centre-Rosedale): Kristyn Wong-Tam has been an outstanding presence on city council, one of its best and brightest. I couldn’t say it any better myself. Few other councillors reflect the true diversity and … Continue reading

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Ward 20: Anshul Kapoor, Beyond the Waterfront

Previously held by the one and only Adam Vaughan, now the Trinity-Spadina federal Liberal MP, Ward 20 (Trinity-Spadina) could be called the “mayoral race of city council.” With 22 candidates to choose from — and yes, not without its comedy and … Continue reading

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It’s not the moderator that’s f–ked up.

A criminal lawyer, a high school student, and two career politicians walk into a mayoral debate on arts and culture… There is no punchline. The setup is the joke. Meanwhile, a candidate who is actually a member of the arts … Continue reading

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“Candidate to Watch: Robb Johannes” (via The Grid Toronto)

Thanks to Stephen Spencer Davis of The Grid, who previously discussed Robb’s winning performance at the first mayoral debate in Scarborough, for the following piece: Candidate to watch: Robb Johannes, mayoral hopeful Where you might have seen him: In The Grid, where we … Continue reading

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A Wynne for Toronto?

Congratulations to Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberal Party on securing a majority government in last week’s provincial election. It was a night of firsts, as Ms. Wynne is not only the first woman ever elected Premier of Ontario, but … Continue reading

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“Investment in Citizens”: 1 Love T.O. feature

The 2010 Civic Election in Toronto was a potent example of what happens where there is a disconnect between candidates and communities. I felt that simply voting in 2014 was not enough. The Robb Not Ford campaign had its nucleus … Continue reading

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Canadian Music Week Is Here

A rare crossing of the streams, as we discuss BETTER arts and culture in Toronto. Campaigns such as 4479 have been pushing to make Toronto a music tourism destination similar to Austin, Texas — and rightfully so, as Toronto is … Continue reading

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Citizen: Adelaida Blaxley

Adelaida Blaxley, a recent graduate from University of Toronto and is now turning her efforts towards working for a BETTER Toronto, particularly with respect to representing youth, public health and recreation, arts and culture, and nightlife. Read Adelaida’s full profile HERE. If you would … Continue reading

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Citizen: Katie Grant

Katie Grant, an entrepreneur and founder of a not for profit design and technology Toronto based group called Indesology operating out of the Centre of Social Innovation, seeks better innovation in social services, transit, cycling, and arts and culture. Read Katie’s full profile HERE. … Continue reading

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