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FORD GAINS GROUND IN NEW TORONTO POLL

A new poll on the Toronto campaign for mayor shows a tight race between John Tory and Rob Ford. The Forum Research poll shows Tory in the lead with 34 per cent. Ford has picked up six points to close … read more

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WHAT’S NEW AT NUIT BLANCHE

The international laser display ”Global Rainbow” is coming to Toronto’s all-night arts festival in early October. It’ll cast beams of colours up to 60 kilometres. Created by New York artist Yvette Mattern, it’s been displayed in cities around the world … read more

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TORONTO COUNCIL BACKS LEGAL FEES FOR AUGIMERI; REJECTS DEBATE ON O CANADA

Mayor Rob Ford is angry that taxpayers will be on the hook for legal fees after a city councillor was found to be in breach of council’s code of ethics. The Ethics Commissioner found Maria Augimeri violated the code when … read more

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MAYORAL CHALLENGERS DEBATE HERITAGE

Three of Toronto’s candidates for Mayor debated the city’s heritage last night. But it was really more of a consensus than a debate. John Tory, Olivia Chow, and David Socknaki all agreed on the importance of preserving the city’s past. … read more

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AGA KHAN MUSEUM OPENS IN TORONTO SOON

It’s a first in North America. A museum featuring only Islamic art, is opening in Toronto next month – displaying rare works from the personal collection of one of the world’s wealthiest  men. The Aga Khan Museum’s collection consists of some 1,000 … read more

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MAYORAL CANDIDATES DIFFER OVER TTC PROPOSALS

The TTC Board is debating a staff report today on ways to improve transit service in the short term. The report lists nine recommendations. They include allowing transfers to be used for multiple trips over a two-hour period and expanding … read more

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TORONTO’S NEXT BIG PROBLEM – RACCOONS

There were a few snickers among the collected the media Monday when Toronto Mayor Rob Ford spelled out what he calls a serious problem in the city, increasingly aggressive raccoons. Ford admitted he’s had a few standoffs with the critters … read more

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ROB FORD CLAIMS UofT REPORT SUPPORTS HIS RECORD; FACTS DON’T SUPPORT CLAIM

Mayor Rob Ford used two economic reports this week to trumpet his record and outline his plans for cutting expenses if he’s elected again. But his reading of one of the reports wasn’t entirely accurate. First, he referred to the … read more

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ROB FORD CLAIMS TRANSIT ONLY NECESSARY FOR THOSE WORKING OR JOB-HUNTING

The man who once proclaimed “subways, subways, subways” now considers transit a secondary issue in the current Toronto election campaign. Rob Ford held a hastily-called news conference yesterday to try to re-focus the election campaign on the economy. While most … read more

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MAYOR FORD PROMISES TO PROTECT ”YOUR WALLET”

Rob Ford he’s ”shocked” by a just released report that suggests Canadians spend more on taxes than they do on food, shelter and clothing combined. The mayor told reporters at his re-election campaign headquarters in Etobicoke, ”while across the country … read more

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