Weekend Brunch and Dinner Party Talking points

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Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points: ward races and how voter turnout will...

Sept. 9, 2018 (updated 11:06 p.m.) By Arianne Robinson It’s a week before nominations close for residents to register to run for Toronto City Council in...
11:28 a.m., March 2, 2018. Traffic to and from Highway 401, facing south on Yonge Street.

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points about bike lanes and beautification on Yonge

This week Toronto City Council will be asked to choose between two plans for the northern stretch of Yonge, from above Finch Avenue to...

Media mop up: Doug Ford and the next election

Sept. 15, 2017 One week ago, Doug Ford announced he intends to run for mayor in the 2018 municipal election. Doug, one of the late...

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points about the term “stick to the knitting,”...

Sept. 8, 2017 The fallout from a comment that Deputy Mayor and City Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong made in context of an interview about departing Chief...

How late can Toronto the Good stay up?

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points about nightlife in the 6ix April 8, 2017 At Friday’s Economic Development Committee, city councillors and community speakers considered...

“Because the dead can read” and what the city’s poet laureate can teach those...

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points April 2, 2017 Last week, Toronto’s poet laureate read a poem of incredible relevance in city council chambers. April is...

Some city councillors left the mayor’s side during a press conference this week amid...

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points about standing behind certain politics Feb. 3, 2017 At least one city councillor thinks Mayor John Tory needs to...

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points about what’s really behind the razing of...

Does the buzz on Twitter from city councillors and the city planner suggest a broken system around how the city develops? City lists historic building...

Options for future taxes in the T.

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points about what the public consultation on revenue tool options is really about News about the City’s finances has exploded...

Police carding

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points on who came to the TPSB meeting to speak on police carding Nov 18, 2016 On Thursday, the Toronto Police Services...

Quick, choose one. A new poster campaign about race

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points about anti-black racism Donald Trump’s unexpected win in the U.S. presidential election scared a lot of people this week....

Is politics a boys club?

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points aboutthe longest-serving female city councillors Nov. 9, 2016 In honour of the U.S. election this week and the first...
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Studying surveillance: turning to real research on police cameras

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points aboutresearch on police body-worn cameras Oct 22, 2016 This week, the Toronto Police Service Board decided to spend $500,000...

Should cyclists need a license to ride their bikes?

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points aboutbicycle licensing Sept. 30, 2016 This week the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee (PWIC) considered whether City staff should spend time researching...

Are we post-gender (yet)?

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points aboutthe need to consider gender at City Hall This week Executive Committee moved for the City Clerk to...

Doug Ford announces new ‘tell all’ book, but will young Torontonians be reading? ...

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points aboutDoug Ford's pre-launch for his book launch Sept. 16, 2016 Sindi Skenderi is a 21 year old recent graduate...

Top 5 ways of dealing with construction and traffic

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points abouthow to deal with construction and traffic in the 6ix May 13, 2016 1. If driving, use Waze. Waze...

Top 5 rules for keeping things civil at city council

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points:two-cent ideas for city councillors before council meetings April 30, 2016 1. Less is more. Keep it concise. Everyone wins. 2....

Supervised Injection Services

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points about supervised injection services March 25, 2016 So, the City wants to provide three sites where injection drug users...

Using data to regulate apartments

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points aboutusing data to regulate apartments May 20, 2016 How landlordwatch.com found the 100 worst landlords in Toronto —  with...

Doug and Michael Ford

Weekend brunch and dinner party talking points about Doug and Michael Ford How the media covered the Ford family this week, and what Doug’s celebrity...