Category Archives: Communities

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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Ward 29 and 30: Mary Fragedakis and Paula Fletcher, My Locals

I’ve been asked a few times during the Robb Not Ford mayoral efforts why I didn’t run for council instead and take a stab at an office that may be more attainable. My response is a progressive two-fold: I wouldn’t run … Continue reading

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Ward 18: Jolene Hunt, Just Like You (But Actually)

Jolene Hunt, running for city council in Ward 18 (Davenport), takes former mayoral candidate Karen Stintz‘s notorious “I’m just like you” line and gives it a realistic application, addressing the long-standing divide between candidates and communities that has been at … Continue reading

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Ward 17: Saeed Selvam, Community-builder

Over the past weekend, Mayor Rob Ford was asked to leave a Ward 17 (Davenport) advanced polling station — perhaps to try and protect incumbent councilor Cesar Palacio from the grassroots efforts of community leader Saeed Selvam. Just a small … Continue reading

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Ward 7: Keegan Henry-Mathieu, A True Community Hero

  Ward 7 (York West) has been plagued by incumbent councilor Giorgio Mammoliti, who has been a truly toxic stain on Toronto city council. “His multiple instances of alleged corruption, his general incompetence, his homophobia, and his venal, near-psychotic demeanour … Continue reading

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Why I Can’t Get Behind John Tory

As we enter the final week of Toronto’s 2014 civic election race with record numbers of voters turning out at advanced polls (which are now closed), mainstream media has been claiming John Tory is the sure-bet to win the mayoral … 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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