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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The next phase of construction for Ryerson’s Public Realm Plan is set for Gould Street, and it will get underway with an additional $2-million from the City of Toronto. Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, Ward 27 announced the donation during the public unveiling of the of the plan on Oct. 5. “The $2-million donation is a modest contribution,” said Wong-Tam. “It […]
Kristyn Wong-Tam, city councillor for Toronto Centre-Rosedale, spoke with The Ryersonian about her re-election, plans for the university and the hate speech that worked its way into her successful campaign. This interview is condensed. The Ryersonian: Tell our readers about election night. What was it like to have that much support from the residents of your ward? KWT: I’m incredibly […]
On Oct. 27, Toronto will elect a new municipal government. As voting day approaches, The Ryersonian asked the councillor candidates of Ward 27 (Toronto Centre-Rosedale) to share their visions for the community’s future. Although we requested interviews with all 10 of the Ward 27 candidates, Kamal Ahmed, David Byford, Susan Humfryes and Robin Lawrance did not respond by deadline. Kristyn Wong-Tam Background: First […]
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: