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Trickle-Down Tim: Hudak, in his own words – By Dave Meslin
Tuesday June 30, 2009 – 8:11 am | 3 Comments
Trickle-Down Tim: Hudak, in his own words – By Dave Meslin

By Dave Meslin
Crossposted from Mez Dispenser
Although the media virtually ignored it, there was a Leadership Convention this week for the provincial Conservative party (I know they’re officially called the ‘Progressive’ Conservatives, but …

TOStrike illegal dumping altercation at Gzowski Park-Sunnyside Beach
Monday June 29, 2009 – 7:03 am | 4 Comments
TOStrike illegal dumping altercation at Gzowski Park-Sunnyside Beach

The driver of a rented Home Depot truck allegedly attempted to dump his entire contents at the Sir Casimir Gzowksi Park temporary garbage dump site on Sunday evening June 28 2009.
Moments earlier, the driver had …

Toronto Accessible Public Transportation: Lovely interactions with the TTC and their Wheel Trans – By Kathy Hammond
Saturday June 27, 2009 – 8:53 pm | 3 Comments
Toronto Accessible Public Transportation: Lovely interactions with the TTC and their Wheel Trans – By Kathy Hammond

By Kathy Hammond
Living in Toronto and being the parent of a child who is disabled and uses a wheel chair to get around, sit in, and pretty much do everything except sleep in, I …

Turmoil in Iran, solidarity rally held at Queen’s Park – By John Bonnar
Tuesday June 23, 2009 – 5:17 pm | Comments Off on Turmoil in Iran, solidarity rally held at Queen’s Park – By John Bonnar
Turmoil in Iran, solidarity rally held at Queen’s Park – By John Bonnar

By John Bonnar
Two days before the June 12 elections in Iran, it already seemed possible that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad could lose to his main rival, Mir Hussein Moussavi. On the eve of the election, …

Report: Creative Class Town Hall @ Toronto Free Gallery – By Leah Sandals
Saturday June 20, 2009 – 12:58 pm | Comments Off on Report: Creative Class Town Hall @ Toronto Free Gallery – By Leah Sandals
Report: Creative Class Town Hall @ Toronto Free Gallery – By Leah Sandals

By Leah Sandals
It was standing room only at "Town Hall: Demystifying the Creative City" the Richard Florida –critiquing panel and convo at Toronto Free Gallery last night. Even with the back room opened …

Poverty activists reject upscale housing developments in Regent Park – By John Bonnar
Sunday June 14, 2009 – 12:38 pm | Comments Off on Poverty activists reject upscale housing developments in Regent Park – By John Bonnar
Poverty activists reject upscale housing developments in Regent Park – By John Bonnar

By John Bonnar
Toronto Social Justice Magazine
On a dull late spring Saturday morning at Regent and Dundas in Toronto, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and supporters have come to Regent Park with a …

Community groups fight for better living, working conditions for temporary foreign workers and live-in caregivers – By John Bonnar
Wednesday June 10, 2009 – 11:56 pm | Comments Off on Community groups fight for better living, working conditions for temporary foreign workers and live-in caregivers – By John Bonnar
Community groups fight for better living, working conditions for temporary foreign workers and live-in caregivers – By John Bonnar

From Toronto Social Justice Magazine

Eleven o’clock Tuesday morning at the Workers’ Action Centre. Media and supporters are jam-packed into a room to listen to representatives of the newly formed Caregivers Action Centre, comprised of …

Toronto Transit Commission = Idiots? – By Angela Poon
Monday June 8, 2009 – 12:47 pm | Comments Off on Toronto Transit Commission = Idiots? – By Angela Poon
Toronto Transit Commission = Idiots? – By Angela Poon

By Angela Poon

On April 1st, 2009 the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) put into effect the notion that metropass holders would no longer receive free parking at… 16 lots they normally would?  (Non-metropass holders paid to …

My Friend, Omar Khan – By Andre Rehal
Monday June 8, 2009 – 9:37 am | 2 Comments
My Friend, Omar Khan – By Andre Rehal

By Andre Rehal
As I sit here and write this blog entry I am at a loss. For words, for my inability to sleep and worst of all I am at a loss for a very …

Pedestrians, cyclists and buskers reclaim the streets in Kensington Market – By John Bonnar
Tuesday June 2, 2009 – 11:41 pm | Comments Off on Pedestrians, cyclists and buskers reclaim the streets in Kensington Market – By John Bonnar
Pedestrians, cyclists and buskers reclaim the streets in Kensington Market – By John Bonnar

From Toronto Social Justice Magazine

By 1:00 p.m. the barricades were up, streets were swept clean of cars, replaced with pedestrians, cyclists, buskers and street vendors. Just outside St. Stephen’s Community House on Augusta Avenue, two …