Mayor Rob Ford ought to take a break from City Hall, Ward 39 councillor Mike Del Grande said after Toronto police confirmed they have recovered a video that depicts the mayor allegedly smoking crack cocaine. On Oct. 31, Police Chief Bill Blair addressed the media about a video that police had come into possession of through an investigation surrounding Ford’s friend and occasional driver Alexander Lisi.
Every year on April 22, communities get together to clean up their neighbourhoods and participate in events that educate them on how to be kinder to the environment. But every day should be Earth Day, says Keith Treffry of Earth Day Canada. “After Mother’s Day is over you still love your mom the rest of the year,” he said.
The residents of Scarborough-Agincourt got a chance to have their voices heard during a public meeting held to discuss a new project to build two new natural gas pipelines in the GTA. Enbridge hosted an open house Thursday night at Sir John A. Macdonald Collegiate Institute on Pharmacy Avenue.
Of Toronto’s 44 wards, 10 are in Scarborough. Here’s a cheat sheet of some of the basics on each.
Scarborough parents are feeling outraged as the city of Toronto has begun charging private sports leagues for use of outdoor sports fields.
Scarborough-Agincourt has seen its population growth come to a steep decline. According to Statistics Canada, it has the lowest population growth of all the federal electoral ridings located in the Scarborough area. Only 0.2 per cent growth from 2006 to 2011, also calculated as an additional 181 people.
Regressive. Out of touch. Anti-Toronto. These are only a few of the words Rob Ford’s critics use to describe the Toronto mayor. Scarborough residents seem to disagree.
Scarborough-Agincourt MPP Gerry Phillips announced his retirement on March 25. “I love the job, it is very rewarding,” he said. “But having to commit to another four years in office entails a lot of time and effort. I am not prepared to make that kind of commitment.”
Construction is underway on a $3.7-million expansion to Chester Le Junior Public School in the Victoria Park and Finch area. And it’s about time, supporters say. The expansion includes a new child care facility and a 460-square-metre community centre.
Banging on bongo drums and shaking tambourines, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) made its presence felt at a morning budget committee meeting at Toronto City Hall on Feb. 10.