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Questions over the hiring of Mayor John Tory's former principal secretary has focused attention on CreateTO's deep ties to the development industry Read more

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The art collective's CEO John Samuels (aka Just John) says the $20,000 prize will help fund more ways to engage youth in arts Read more

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Radheyan Simonpillai

SXSW Festival report: Mayor John Tory has no plans to watch Run This Town, Grace Glowicki wins with Tito and Ricky Tollman talks Robyn Dolittle criticism Read more

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Radheyan Simonpillai

Following his talk at the Austin event, the mayor dismissed calls for data privacy protections to be put in place before Toronto proceeds with plans to build a smart city Read more

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Paul Salvatori

The mayor announced on the weekend that the city will "spend what it takes" to fix potholes, but not homelessness – does he even care? On February 12, six more names of those who died in the street last month were added to Toronto's Homeless Memorial Read more

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Plus, people of colour don’t have the luxury of hopping out of their skins to avoid carding by police; why booze is a bigger problem than meth in the queer community; and more vegan misconceptions Read more

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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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  • Toronto Arts Foundation Winners 2019

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    Toronto Arts Foundation Winners 2019

    Presenters and Toronto Arts Foundation Awards recipients at the Mayor's Annual Arts Lunch.

  • Mayor John Tory in SXSW

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    Mayor John Tory in SXSW

    Mayor John Tory speaks on a panel at SXSW about tech investment in Canada.

  • Mayor John Tory in SXSW

    Radheyan Simonpillai

    Mayor John Tory in SXSW

    Mayor John Tory speaks on a panel at SXSW about tech investment in Canada.

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    Paul Salvatori