A city council vote this week will determine if ward 27, the Toronto Centre-Rosedale ward where Ryerson resides, gets new boundaries. A proposed plan conducted by an independent group of consultants would split ward 27 into three pieces, creating a total of 47 wards instead of 44. The mayor’s executive committee voted in favour of the plan on Oct. 26. […]
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A proposed 80-storey Elm Street condo has some students and Toronto residents furious. Earlier this year, 8 Elm Park Properties Inc., represented by the Goldberg Group, submitted an application for the development of what would be one of the tallest buildings on the Toronto skyline at 8 Elm St., across the street from the Student Learning Centre (SLC). Eli Aaron […]
The city of Toronto announced new regulations on ride-sharing app Uber Thursday after months of heated tension between Toronto taxis and Uber drivers. Among these regulations are yearly inspections for Uber vehicles, criminal background checks for all drivers , and “vehicle-for-hire” licences for Uber drivers. The proposal comes after months of taxi drivers protesting that Uber should be subject to […]
Taxi drivers and Uber supporters filled Toronto City Hall Tuesday as officials met to discuss regulations for the ride-hailing app, Uber. The Municipal Licensing and Standards committee voted to adopt some of the recommendations from a licensing staff report, including reducing Toronto’s base rate for cab fares from $4.25 to $3.25 in a bid to allow taxis to compete with Uber. But the committee rejected […]
The lead reporter on the Rob Ford story, Robyn Doolittle, returned to her alma mater Ryerson Feb. 13 to talk to journalism students. Doolittle, now a Toronto Star reporter well-known for her coverage of the Ford family, shared the story behind the story on the city’s mayor and answered a few questions. One of three reporters to view the video […]
By: Jason St. Jacques, Hillary MacDonald, Christina Ciddio The Toronto Transit Commission is proposing to replace the current one-way, single-use transfer system with an alternate time-based travel plan. The proposed transfer method will allow passengers to travel in multiple directions on one ticket for a fixed period of time – likely two hours. A preliminary trial of this newly proposed […]
With so much media coverage whirling around the mayor, it’s been easy to miss some of the smaller stories from the scandal. Here are seven of them that may have slipped by: Photos from Creative Commons, except the Moscariello photo from Twitter and a screenshot from a Conan YouTube clip.
Federal employment minister Jason Kenney said Tuesday that Mayor Rob Ford should step down. He said that Ford “has brought dishonour to public office and the office of mayor and his city,” and that he “should step aside and stop dragging the City of Toronto through this terrible embarrassment.” At city hall, deputy mayor Norm Kelly took on some of […]
Council passed a bylaw suspending some of the mayor’s power in a landmark vote at a special council meeting Friday. With the first motion, which passed 39-3 (only the Ford brothers and Coun. David Shiner voted against it), council first took away the mayor’s capacity to name and dismiss standing committee chairs and members of the executive committee. The second […]
Mayor Rob Ford apologized shortly after noon Thursday for using profane language outside his office in response to reports that he made sexually inappropriate comments to a staffer. The mayor also said he is getting help from “a team of medical professionals.” Ford shocked reporters and councillors this morning when he talked about what he is alleged to have said […]
Hundreds flocked to city hall Tuesday to purchase their very own Rob Ford bobblehead. Each “Robbie Bobbie” cost $20. Some waited for hours to get their hands on the miniature mayor. A portion of the proceeds went to the United Way. Jean Ko Din reports from city hall. Shot and edited by: Peter Lozinski
Another development in the Mayor Rob Ford saga brought a swift reaction from Toronto city councillors who used words like “disturbing,” “upsetting” and “sad” to describe the latest video of the mayor Thursday. Ford addressed media shortly after the Toronto Star released a video of him swearing and ranting incoherently, and described his own state in the video as, “extremely, extremely inebriated.” […]
Reporter: Amanda Kline Camera: Samantha Fernandes Ryerson student Jonathan Oliveira rides his motorcycle to avoid congestion when travelling to and from school. Until now, he’s been able to park for free next to the school of image arts. But after eight years, the city is considering putting the brakes on free parking for motorcycles. A new report suggests designated motorcycle […]
Ryerson won’t have to face the music quite yet. A community council motion passed Tuesday that gives the university one more year to find a place to hang Sam the Record Man’s sign. Toronto and East York Community Council, a committee of councillors that makes recommendations on local development to city council, voted 7-4 to pass the motion proposed by Coun. […]
Toronto and East York community council was debating the fate of the iconic Sam The Record Man sign Tuesday, in the midst of contradictory information about how much it would cost to safely reinstall it. The iconic sign, created by brothers Sam and Jack Markle, was installed over 40 years ago and was taken down after the record store closed […]