Ben Spurr


Ben Spurr

Long-time cradle of the city's most marginalized braces for development that critics say is already pushing poor people out more

Mar 25, 2015 7:17 PM News 2 Comments

John Tory has Austin envy after visiting SXSW more

Mar 20, 2015 4:58 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 3 Comments

Five good decisions John Tory has made more

Mar 18, 2015 6:29 PM News

From taxing double-talk and borrowing terrible ideas more

Mar 18, 2015 6:26 PM News 1 Comments


Ben Spurr

Mayor spars briefly with Rob Ford as fiscal plan gets near unanimous support more

Mar 11, 2015 9:37 PM News 1 Comments

First day of council meeting featured a protest, a bag of dog poop, and a hilarious Rob Ford typo more

Mar 10, 2015 6:39 PM News

The controversial group's most enduring legacy likely has nothing to do with the Middle East more

Mar 7, 2015 8:00 AM News 6 Comments

Major project at Bloor and Bathurst would contain 1000 units, all of them rental housing more

Mar 3, 2015 7:22 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 5 Comments

"These two guys in their 20s decided it would be a good idea to dig a hole to hang out in" more

Mar 2, 2015 8:48 AM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 4 Comments

Loss of 124-bed Hope Shelter could frustrate recent efforts to reduce crowding in the hostel system more

Feb 28, 2015 8:46 AM News 2 Comments

Former radio host not in court as lawyers set date for next stage of sexual assault trial more

Feb 26, 2015 11:39 AM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog


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Fire chief says the city is well equipped, but a 20-year-old report obtained by island airport expansion foes is raising red flags about emergency preparedness at the airfield more

Feb 26, 2015 12:00 AM News 1 Comments

Company picked to manage construction of contentious project even though it's still being studied more

Feb 25, 2015 10:30 PM News

Underground chamber was sophisticated and secret, but cops don't know what it was for more

Feb 24, 2015 11:59 AM News 7 Comments

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Courtesy Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation.

Study of major cycling project was supposed to start last fall, but city staff quietly put it on the back burner more

Feb 21, 2015 10:56 AM News 3 Comments

New report breaks down the amount of cash Toronto has decided to flush down the toilet more

Feb 19, 2015 6:37 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 16 Comments


Ben Spurr

Experts say new mayor is already taking markedly different approach to fighting inequality than his predecessor more

Feb 19, 2015 4:01 PM News


Ben Spurr

Mayor targets money for SmartTrack on first official trip to capital more

Feb 17, 2015 2:26 PM 1 Comments

City's top bureaucrat Joe Pennachetti at odds with Mayor John Tory, wants authority to negotiate with province for more revenue tools more

Feb 13, 2015 5:35 PM News 1 Comments

Transit agency releases suicide statistics as council weighs whether to spend over a billion dollars on platform edge doors more

Feb 12, 2015 10:40 AM News 11 Comments