From the Don Valley in the north, Riverdale in the west and Greektown in the centre, every inch of Toronto-Danforth is special to Paula Fletcher.
An online petition started by local representatives to stop anti-abortion material using graphic images has more than 2,000 signatures so far.
Instead of an indigenous K-12 school, it seems likely the historic Eastern Commerce high school in Toronto will become a French language high school, if some politicians and parents in East York get their way.
Byelections are notorious for low voter turnout. And the board expects costs for the “scaled-down” election will be in the $350,000-$400,000 range. The most recent byelection held by the TDSB was this past January, when Neethan Shan replaced elected Shaun Chen in Ward 21/Scarborough-Rouge. Chen had been elected to Parliament in the fall federal election. That vote cost $250,000.
In one of the more interesting Toronto school board races this election, many were surprised to see the local New Democratic establishment’s support shift from Dandy to Story in the heavily NDP-influenced ward.
Dandy had been credited with innovations like late-start high school to match teenage “biorhythms.” But after previously enjoying the support of the local NDP establishment, she lost the New Democrats’ support to Story.