Denzil Minnan-Wong

‘Relief’ settles over Toronto City Hall

Days after Toronto city councillors stripped Mayor Rob Ford (Ward 2, Etobicoke North) of nearly all but his ceremonial powers, the mood at City Hall has become, according to a couple of insiders, a bit…

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TTC chief general manager ‘shut down’ and ‘tossed out’

Gary Webster disagreed with the mayor and now he’s out of a job because of it, Councillor Janet Davis says. The Toronto Transit Commission today voted 5-4 to terminate Webster — its chief general manager and a 36-year veteran of the TTC — because, she said, he would not side with Mayor Rob Ford on his transit plan.

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City unveils ‘absolutely essential’ road repairs for Scarborough

It’s been said Toronto has two seasons: winter and construction. With winter at an end, the city recently announced its 2011 plan for road work, including two major projects in the Scarborough area. Coun. Denzil Minnan-Wong, chair of the city’s public works and infrastructure committee, unveiled the campaign at the corner of Victoria Park Avenue and Ellesmere Road last week.

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Mayor’s appointees in step with Ford platform

Rob Ford’s choice for TTC chair has the new mayor’s campaign slogan top-of-mind. Rob Ford takes over the Toronto mayor’s office on Dec. 1. Yesterday, he announced his choices for chairs of standing committees from…