Category Archives: Citizens

Ward 2: Andray Domise, The Candidate Who Will Beat Rob Ford

On September 12, 2014, minutes before the deadline to withdraw or enter the Toronto civic election, the Ford brothers staged a needlessly dramatic game of musical chairs straight out of an after-school special: Mayor Rob Ford, battling addictions recovery, and now a cancerous tumour … Continue reading

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Record Turnout at Advanced Polls

Advanced polls for Toronto’s 2014 civic election have now closed. In the six days polls were open, 161,147 citizens cast ballots that will determine the next four years of Toronto’s City Council and Mayoral roles. This is up from 77,000 in 2010. … Continue reading

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Advanced Polls Are Open Now

As advanced polls have opened for October 27‘s civic election, the next era of Toronto’s civic future is getting down to the wire. It is also time to acknowledge, as I have since the beginning, that the mayor is only one … 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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Toronto is not (yet) a Ford-Free Zone

Yesterday, in a shocking, but not particularly surprising turn of events, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford withdrew his re-election campaign due to health concerns, and his brother, puppeteer, and Ward 2 (Etobicoke North) councillor Doug Ford entered the mayoral race with just … 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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Turnout Toronto Podcast

Being Mayor is not about having power, it’s about empowering, and giving your city a voice… as soon as you bring politics into the picture, that’s when you start to divide communities. – Robb Johannes In case you missed the … Continue reading

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