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Toronto Video that will play 24/7 in Copenhagen
Wednesday December 9, 2009 – 12:29 pm | Comments Off on Toronto Video that will play 24/7 in Copenhagen
Toronto Video that will play 24/7 in Copenhagen

This video was tweeted by Mayor Miller.
Torontonians got a sneak peak of the above video the other night when Mayor David Miller hosted a special Copenhagen edition of the cp24 TV show The Mayor.
It will …

TO Council finally passes Billboard Tax (Toronto Sign By-Law) 29-12
Monday December 7, 2009 – 4:03 pm | One Comment
TO Council finally passes Billboard Tax (Toronto Sign By-Law) 29-12

By HiMY SYeD
Moments ago Toronto City Council after a marathon session over the past week  finally passed the Billboard Tax on outdoor advertising despite heavy lobbying from the Billboard Industry.

Rami Tabello of IllegalSigns.ca sent the …

Interview with War of 1812 Rifleman Private Harris on Fort York National Historic Site Revitalization & Visitor Centre Design Competition
Sunday December 6, 2009 – 2:30 pm | Comments Off on Interview with War of 1812 Rifleman Private Harris on Fort York National Historic Site Revitalization & Visitor Centre Design Competition
Interview with War of 1812 Rifleman Private Harris on Fort York National Historic Site Revitalization & Visitor Centre Design Competition

By HiMY SYeD
This weekend from noon til 6 p.m. at Toronto City Hall, Torontonians got their first chance to view proposals from four of the five finalists drawn from 31 submissions, in the Fort York …

Trading Places: George Smitherman wants to Mayor, Glen Murray wants to be MPP
Thursday December 3, 2009 – 12:05 pm | 3 Comments
Trading Places: George Smitherman wants to Mayor, Glen Murray wants to be MPP

By HiMY SYeD
The Toronto 2010 Mayor’s race just witnessed its first horsetrading session as Liberal Party member Glen Murray is set to announce he will seek the nomination for the Toronto-Centre riding once George Smitherman …

Billboard Sign ByLaw Debate takes intermission to help Girl's Hockey get ice time on City Rinks
Tuesday December 1, 2009 – 5:19 pm | Comments Off on Billboard Sign ByLaw Debate takes intermission to help Girl's Hockey get ice time on City Rinks
Billboard Sign ByLaw Debate takes intermission to help Girl's Hockey get ice time on City Rinks

By HiMY SYeD
Debate has been raging between the Billboard Industry advocates and everyone else in a packed council chambers all afternoon about a proposed by-law. That debate is on hold to deal with the matter …

Joe Pantalone: 10% wants to remain Deputy, 90% sure wants to be Mayor
Saturday November 28, 2009 – 3:59 pm | 3 Comments
Joe Pantalone: 10% wants to remain Deputy, 90% sure wants to be Mayor

By HiMY SYeD
Toronto’s Deputy Mayor and City Councillor for Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina, Joe Pantalone announced today in an exclusive interview to The Globe and Mail‘s City Hall monitor, Jennifer Lewington, that “He is ’90 per …

Meet Fiona Crean, City of Toronto's Ombudsman, Public Forum at Scadding Court Community Centre
Tuesday November 24, 2009 – 6:18 pm | 2 Comments
Meet Fiona Crean, City of Toronto's Ombudsman, Public Forum at Scadding Court Community Centre

By HiMY SYeD
It’s been a full year plus change since City Hall appointed Fiona Crean as its first ombudsman, topping up three pre-existing oversight positions auditor general, integrity commissioner and lobbyist registrar.
Crean is responsible for …

Toronto 175 Picture Postage Stamp – Get 'em Free or Roll Your Own
Thursday November 12, 2009 – 6:26 pm | Comments Off on Toronto 175 Picture Postage Stamp – Get 'em Free or Roll Your Own
Toronto 175 Picture Postage Stamp – Get 'em Free or Roll Your Own

By HiMY SYeD
As part of the City of Toronto‘s 175th Anniversary year-long now-and-then celebrations, Mayor David Miller and Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone, unveiled a commemorative picture postage stamp.
“The 175th anniversary of the city’s incorporation from …

TOStrike: Dinner in the Dumps – Why Christie Pits could not have been sprayed Friday night, Orkin contractor had unsafe boots
Saturday July 4, 2009 – 10:12 am | Comments Off on TOStrike: Dinner in the Dumps – Why Christie Pits could not have been sprayed Friday night, Orkin contractor had unsafe boots
TOStrike: Dinner in the Dumps – Why Christie Pits could not have been sprayed Friday night, Orkin contractor had unsafe boots

TOStrike: Week 2, Day 12: Friday July 3, 2009 8:30 pm.
The Orkin pesticide truck has rolled up Crawford Street to the entrance of the Christie Pits Park Dump Site , now a de facto …

TOStrike – Christie Pits Dump Site now a Hazardous Spill ?
Wednesday July 1, 2009 – 11:57 pm | 2 Comments
TOStrike – Christie Pits Dump Site now a Hazardous Spill ?

Canada Day 6:00 pm
This photo is of a water sample that Christie Pits Park neighbourhood resident Boris Steipe took from the Christie Pits Park ice rink , where the water is currently about 5-7 …