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

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John Tory has Austin envy after visiting SXSW Read more

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Five good decisions John Tory has made Read more

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From taxing double-talk and borrowing terrible ideas Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 Read more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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