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Newsbrief

11:07 a.m., April 6, 2018. Mayor John Tory announces new initiatives to help local businesses on Eglinton Avenue West on Friday. Standing with him: Jamie Robinson, director of community relations and communications for rapid transit projects at Metrolinx, and TTC Chair and local Councillor Josh Colle.

One BIAs response to digital innovation for Eglinton West amid construction: “It will work...

Weekend Newsbrief: April 7, 2018 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week BIA response to digital innovation for Eglinton West amid construction: “It will work...

Laneways not the key in draft policies for permits; responding to Wynne, mayor offers...

  Weekend Newsbrief: Mar. 31, 2018 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Laneways not the key element in draft policies for laneway house permits presented...
12:03 p.m., March 23, 2018. Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada Andrew Scheer and Mayor John Tory spoke with reporters at Toronto City Hall on Friday, after a closed meeting.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer on convincing dates to meet him at the bus stop;...

Weekend Newsbrief: Mar. 24, 2018 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Andrew Scheer, leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, was at City Hall...
(Image courtesy of TTC)

As Jameson Whiskey ads pay for free TTC downtown, chair encourages sponsorship for other...

Weekend Newsbrief: March 17, 2018 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week As Jameson Whiskey ads pay for free TTC on King and Queen on...
11:29 a.m., March 6, 2018. The Scarborough Civic Centre is located south of the proposed final stop of the Scarborough subway extension at the Scarborough Town Centre, near Hwy 401 and McCowan Road.

Insights from female city councillors on politics and power; taking the mayor’s Exec Committee...

Weekend Newsbrief: March 10, 2018 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Mayor wants to “take the government” to other parts of the city –...
2:54 p.m., March 2, 2018. A bike lies across a wide section of sidewalk on Yonge Street on Friday. City council will vote later this month on whether bike lanes should be included in the road reconstruction plan for the stretch of Yonge from below Sheppard Avenue to above Finch Avenue.

Committee rejects bike lanes for north stretch of Yonge; Bring on the hen party!...

Weekend Newsbrief: Mar. 3, 2018 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Public Works and Infrastructure Committee rejects bike lane plan for north stretch of...
8:40 a.m., Feb 21, 2018. The view looking north from Oxford Street between Augusta Avenue and Bellevue Avenue. This laneway was named to honour former Rev. Campbell Russell for his work with Stephen-in-the-Fields and St. Stephen’s Community House.

Politics to determine public realm changes to Yonge, and possibilities of bike lanes; Six...

  Weekend Newsbrief: Feb. 24, 2018 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Politics to determine what happens to Yonge Street, from south of Sheppard Avenue...
10:48 a.m., Feb. 13, 2018. Mayor John Tory speaks at the TTC control centre the morning after the budget is passed, in front of a television broadcasting him speaking at the same press conference. (Right: TTC Chair Josh Colle)

As City of Toronto keeps property taxes low, mayor pushes transit agenda; Pushes for...

Weekend Newsbrief: Feb. 17, 2018 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week As City of Toronto keeps property taxes low, mayor pushes transit agenda. Toronto...

City Manager’s Office behind on Auditor General recommendations; Investment Board members question personal-trading policy;...

Weekend Newsbrief: Feb. 10, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week   Most Auditor General recommendations not implemented at city hall are in the City...

“Hop on,” “Hop Off” at city hall not just about two-hour TTC transfers; Baby...

Weekend Newsbrief: Feb. 2, 2018 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week “Hop on,” “Hop Off” not just about two-hour TTC transfers. Hours after a...

There’s a men’s club in Toronto laneways; icing on the cake? Councillors talk development...

Weekend Newsbrief: Jan. 27, 2018 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Moving forward: Accessibility icon set to change in Toronto. Toronto is even closer...

There’s a men’s club in Toronto laneways; icing on the cake? Councillors talk development...

Weekend Newsbrief: Jan. 20, 2018 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Toronto makes shortlist for Amazon’s second HQ competition. “We’ve made the playoffs,” Mayor...

Coming to King Street this winter: warming stations, ice sculptures, and fire performers; Keesmaat...

Weekend Newsbrief: Jan. 13, 2018 What happened at city hall this week? Public art part of new initiatives to come to King Street this winter. “Over...

Where are Toronto’s politicians? First week of 2018 finishes at city hall with a press...

Weekend Newsbrief: Jan. 6, 2018 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Mayor calls shelter miscommunication “not defensible,” blaming lack of records; has asked Feds...

A special holiday issue with some Signal stories from 2017; Preview Q & A...

Weekend Newsbrief: Dec. 30, 2017 Signal Toronto stories from 2017 In case you read nothing on Signal Toronto this year, here’s a few stories from 2017 to...

City hall wraps up last full week with song and celebration; Open data on...

Weekend Newsbrief: Dec. 23, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week City hall wraps up last full week with song and celebration. The city’s...

Three new seats added to council and two of them are downtown; Transit news...

Weekend Newsbrief: Dec. 16, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Ward boundaries shift for 2018 election: three new seats added to council. A decision...

Threats to security at city hall; new accessibility icon better “brand”; Short-term basement rentals...

  Weekend Newsbrief: Dec. 9, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week   Potential changes to security and public access to City Hall fleshed out at...

One step forward, two steps back? Mez to the rescue; sexual harassment and employment equity...

  Weekend Newsbrief: Dec. 2, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week A week of politics in transit. Starting on Monday, Mayor John Tory spoke to...

Infrared technology and microwave radar to problem-solve congestion; TDSB cancels SRO program and activist...

Weekend Newsbrief: Nov. 25, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week City looks to infrared technology and microwave radar to problem-solve congestion. It’s been more than...

Rules and regs for Airbnb operators; gender diversity in the boardroom; six new subway...

Weekend Newsbrief: Nov. 18, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Six more stops at the end of the University Line. Media previewed the new...
1:58 p.m., July 8, 2017. Summer cycling on the Bloor Street bike lane, between Euclid Avenue and Palmerston Boulevard. (Photo credit: Luke Trohimchuk)

Bloor bikes lanes here to stay; Q & A with poverty reduction advocate Councillor...

Weekend Newsbrief: Nov. 11, 2017 What happened at city hall this week Bloor bikes lanes here to stay. Toronto council voted 36-6 in favour of keeping...

Women in politics, anti-poverty activism, and legacy debated in appointment of new councillor for...

Weekend Newsbrief: Nov. 4, 2017 What happened at city hall this week New city councillor, Lucy Troisi, appointed to represent Ward 28 for remainder of term....

South-west corner of Nathan Phillips Square could be home to a residential school survivors...

Weekend Newsbrief: Oct. 28, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Toronto Council Fire lays out the case for a residential school survivors monument...

On-demand global city or virtual reality?: City announces technology-focused development deal with Google’s Sidewalk...

Weekend Newsbrief: Oct. 21, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Pedal power. Toronto city councillors supported keeping the Boor bike lanes at this week’s...

Analysis of credit card use reveals Bloor bike lanes work for business; Whose SmartTrack...

Weekend Newsbrief: Oct. 14, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Whose SmartTrack is it anyway? At a Scarborough rail construction site on Tuesday morning,...

City council Councillor Michael Ford calls council vote against Rob Ford stadium “deplorable”; Park...

Weekend Newsbrief: Oct. 7, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week City council Councillor Michael Ford calls council vote against Rob Ford stadium “deplorable” A proposal...

“Careless” and “reckless”: what one councillor called a motion to affirm council support for...

Weekend Newsbrief: Sept. 30, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Toronto Preservation Board recommends Kensington Market’s “vernacular architecture” for heritage study; leaves unique...

Citizens of the 6ix: Want to change your city? It’s good to know HOW...

12:26 p.m. Sept. 22, 2017. The Invictus Games kick off in Toronto on Saturday. Weekend Newsbrief: Sept. 23, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this...

New tech initiative aims to disrupt “pink elephant” in government; Media mop up: Doug...

Weekend Newsbrief: Sept. 16, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week New tech initiative at city hall aims to disrupt “pink elephant” in government....

Doug Ford announces mayoral candidacy and Tory is ready; “Stick to the knitting,” Mammoliti’s...

Weekend Newsbrief: Sept. 8, 2017 What happened at Toronto City Hall this week Doug Ford announced his candidacy at Ford Fest on Friday night. On Friday...

City spending on consultants on the rise; Tory hopes last week’s Pride council session...

For Sept. 9 Newsbrief: http://signaltoronto.com/doug-ford-announces-mayoral-candidacy-stick-to-the-knitting-mammolitis-first-nations-park-amazon-hq2-and-craft-beer-trucks/ 2:16 p.m. May 31, 2017. Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam speaks to the crowd at Toronto City Hall following Mayor John Tory’s...

Pride and policing; Bike Month starts spinning; Tory vs. Del Duca throw down; city launches...

4:38 p.m. May 26, 2017. Co-chair of Pride Toronto board Alica Hall, standing with Biko Beauttah (a Pride board member), speaks with reporters after...

GTA mayors speak up for downtown transit; two tall towers; accessible Canada 150 marketing...

GTA mayors speak up for downtown transit. A trio of leaders came to Mayor John Tory’s Executive Committee on Tuesday to endorse extending the...

Real-time traffic data; Police, Pride, and the Parade; Trends in tree hugging advocacy; What...

An image from the Here website, the company contracted by The City of Toronto to provide traffic-flow data to the city. The data will...