Toronto city council’s executive committee is proposing changing the name of Union Station.
“This is a high-density area,” said councillor James Pasternak. “There is a very high young student population in this neighborhood. After talking with residents, this would help slow down drivers, and reduce the risk of accidents.”
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…
Security is expected to be tight for the regular monthly meeting of Toronto city council as a motion to get rid of Mayor Rob Ford is on the agenda. Introduced by Coun. Denzil Minnan-Wong, the motion has been placed as one of the mayor’s key items, which means Ford wants to debate the issue, and will likely speak.
Toronto Public Works committee discusses digital ads in TTC shelters as part of street furniture debate. An update on Astral’s 20-year contract with the city to provide benches, garbage bins and those controversial Info pillars.
A city committee will consider a proposal next week to implement off-leash dog hours in early mornings and late nights in select local parks.
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.
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.
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…