Post Tagged with: "City Hall"

Former mayor Rob Ford had  been battling cancer since late 2014.  (Courtesy of Flickr)

Councillor Rob Ford has died

Former mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. Ford’s office released a statement around 11 a.m. today. “With heavy hearts and profound sadness the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother and husband, and father,” said the statement, The family is asking that citizens respect their […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News, Off Campus
A Beck Taxi cab waits on Queen St. in Toronto in October 2006. (Tom Purves / Creative Commons

Licensing committee rejects recommendations to regulate Uber

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 […]

by Kascha Cassaday· · News, Off Campus
In this Jan. 30, 2014 file photo, Olivia Chow speaks at Ryerson University. (Cosette Schulz/Ryersonian Staff)

Infographic: Visible Minorities in Toronto City Hall

This week, The Ryersonian ran an editorial about Olivia Chow as the only visible minority among the front-runners in the Toronto mayoral race. Although Chow is not currently involved in Toronto municipal politics, her candidacy brings forth the issue about representation in both Toronto city hall and city halls around Canada. The following infographic shows how many city councillors are visible minorities:

by Alexa Huffman· · News, Off Campus
Mayor Rob Ford's notoriety has spread across Canada.

Rob Ford wrap-up: a month of mayor madness

It’s been an insane month at city hall. We take a look back at the key moments of the “crack video” scandal that focused the world’s attention on Toronto. Edited by: Peter Lozinski Video by: Arman Aghbali, Michael Duncan, Peter Lozinski Additional reporting by: Jean Ko Din

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus
Mayor Rob Ford's notoriety has spread across Canada.

Federal cabinet minister Jason Kenney says Ford “embarrassed” city and should step aside

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 […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus
LIVE: Council votes to reduce Rob Ford’s office budget

LIVE: Council votes to reduce Rob Ford’s office budget

by Sahar Fatima· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Video: Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale on covering Rob Ford

Video: Toronto Star’s Daniel Dale on covering Rob Ford

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos
Rob Ford addresses council at the beginning of Wednesday's meeting (Peter Lozinski/Ryersonian Staff)

Rob Ford: “I’ve got more than enough to eat at home”

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 […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Rob Ford addresses council at the beginning of Wednesday's meeting (Peter Lozinski/Ryersonian Staff)

Mayor Ford admits during city council meeting to buying illegal drugs

Toronto’s embattled mayor Rob Ford made another stunning admission at city council Wednesday morning, as he confirmed that yes, he has purchased illegal drugs within the past two years. The revelation came  in response to a question from Coun. Denzil Minnan-Wong. After a spirited discussion that lasted all morning and carried on well into the afternoon, council passed a five-part […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Hundreds lined up for hours to purchase a "Robbie Bobbie" at City Hall on Tuesday.

Video: Rob Ford bobblehead bonanza

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

by Peter Lozinski· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos
Hundreds lined up for hours to purchase a "Robbie Bobbie" at City Hall on Tuesday.

Rob Ford bobbleheads sold at city hall

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Councillors react to Ford rant video

Councillors react to Ford rant video

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.” […]

by Michael Duncan· · News, Off Campus, Top stories, Videos
Council has limited ability to remove Rob Ford from office: professor

Council has limited ability to remove Rob Ford from office: professor

Before the Toronto Star published a video of Mayor Rob Ford ranting and swearing incoherently, Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong told reporters Thursday that he will ask council to petition the province to remove Mayor Rob Ford if he doesn’t step down. On Wednesday evening, The Ryersonian asked Ryerson politics professor Neil Thomlinson what steps council could take to remove Ford from power. […]

by Peter Lozinski· · News, On Campus, Videos
Protesters in ‘Save Toronto’ anti-Rob Ford rally

Protesters in ‘Save Toronto’ anti-Rob Ford rally

Roughly 150 protesters came out to Nathan Phillips Square Wednesday to express their frustration and disappointment in Mayor Rob Ford, demanding that he resign. While people chanted anti-Rob Ford slogans, the most angry and expressive messages were written on posters and pavement. “Shit is Fucked,” read a typical sign. Dawn MacDonald, 53, one of the first protesters at the scene, […]

Rally against Rob Ford outside city hall

Rally against Rob Ford outside city hall

by Alexandra Sanders· · News, Off Campus
Ivor Shapiro discusses Doug Ford visit to media law class

Ivor Shapiro discusses Doug Ford visit to media law class

by Ryersonian Staff· · Top stories, Videos
LIVE update: City hall in a frenzy after Rob Ford admits to smoking crack

LIVE update: City hall in a frenzy after Rob Ford admits to smoking crack

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
Sam the Record Man closed in 2007 and the sign is now in storage.

City Hall sounds off on Sam the Record Man

Mayor Rob Ford chaired a Sam the Record Man sign committee meeting yesterday, marking the latest effort to solve the saga that has cast an unfavourable light on Ryerson University. On Tuesday, Toronto councillors, music lovers and Ryerson officials came together in the hopes of finding a viable solution. No consensus was reached, but many councillors and citizens spoke up […]

by Emma Jarratt· · Music, News, Off Campus, On Campus, Videos