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Peter Biesterfeld

“If you put too many ornaments on it, it’s going to fall over eventually.” Read more

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There are hard-working staff at the city and agencies that offer help, but we are under-resourced. We can administer oxygen and inject naloxone or offer kind words, but we can’t stretch $733 in social assistance to cover $1,200-per-month rent Read more

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Paul Salvatori

Maybe Mayor John Tory needs to pay a visit to the encampments of homeless people living under the Gardiner to understand the unnecessary human suffering being caused by the housing crisis in our city Read more

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Yusra K. Ali

An Ontario Human Rights Commission inquiry has found that a Black person in Toronto is nearly 20 times more likely than a white person to be killed by police, but the department's response has been marked by denial and diversion Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Mayor John Tory has failed to acknowledge that the solution to our road safety crisis is a radically different approach to city-building, and not yet another education campaign that puts the onus on vulnerable road users Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Dionne Brand, Angela Robertson, Robyn Maynard and Beverly Bain are among queer community activists who have signed an open letter ahead of Pride's AGM today over its decision to allow police back into the parade Read more

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Samuel Engelking

When it comes to the El Mocambo, there's been lots of talk about the Stones and the sign, but now there are finally some details about the kind of music that will be played at the soon-to-return venue. Read more

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John Tory wins big – too bad we can't say the same for local democracy or council diversity Read more

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The papers say she doesn’t stand a chance, but Toronto’s mayoral contest could do with an unexpected surprise right about now – the city's future may depend on it Read more

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Samuel Engelking

"I see my primary mission to convert non-voters to voters," says the Eritrean-Canadian human rights lawyer. “I’m not trying to woo the folks who would vote for John Tory.” Read more

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Malinda Francis

You have a serious credibility problem with Black communities in this city and I don’t think it’s reparable Read more

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Ethan Eisenberg

He rode into office with ambitious plans for transit and city-building, but a review of the record reveals it's been pretty much downhill from the get-go in the big-deas department for John Tory Read more

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Former chief planner's bid for mayor has been dragged down by what seems a malaise of indifference hanging over the city Read more

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Norm Wilner

The candidates brought their talking points – and their records – to the ArtsVote debate at TIFF Bell Lightbox Read more

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Doug Ford's plan to cut council in half has created a legal quagmire that is effectively undermining holding a meaningful contest – which suits John Tory just fine Read more

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The mayor has been playing both sides on Ford's plan to cut council in half and right now it's looking like he didn’t do enough to protect Toronto when everything was on the line Read more

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Jalani Morgan

Open letter from an ad-hoc group of physicians and public health researchers says Tory's use of incendiary language on gun violence stokes racism and poses public health risk for racialized communities Read more

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Samuel Engelking

Youth who are at highest risk of entering gang life can be identified quite early, but are we intervening in effective ways? Read more

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These days there are plenty of Trump-inspired #MakeOntarioGreatAgain Joe Blows on social media contributing to a radical anti-Muslim shift in the political discourse in Canada Read more

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Cheol Joon Baek

Black community activists, scholars and artists say initiatives to curb gun violence will only further barricade and quarantine Black communities already under economic pressure from government policies Read more

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