TTC service still top of mind for candidates and commuters

Shaun Cleaver uses the Toronto Transit Commission regularly to get to his classes. He’s a graduate student at the University of Toronto and feels frustrated by the TTC’s services and costs to users.

“I joined TTC Riders, which essentially exists to advocate for improved transit in Toronto,” including, he said, “increasing the service that we have and at least holding if not reducing the fares we pay. … One thing I do well is follow trails of information. … The biggest role I play so far is to bring (facts) to the table and allow our discussions to be more informed.”

Bailao completes seven-year wait for Ward 18 seat

Waiting seems to be a recurring theme when it comes to Ana Bailão’s bid for councillor of Ward 18. Bailão sat in a car outside her victory party last night for close to an hour. Seven years after losing to Adam Giambrone in 2003, polling result delays left her hesitant to claim the win.

Residents demand greater attention from Ward 18 candidates

A long-time Junction resident says that there is no ward in Toronto that ignores a community’s wishes more than her own. The final all-candidates meeting for Ward 18 (Davenport) was held in the Church of the Firstborn, last night. The overriding issue raised during the debate appeared to be the need for more attention to […]

Curbing rowdy revellers in Ward 18 hot topic at candidates debate

Junction resident Jill Leclair says she’s frustrated with rowdy bars in her neighbourhood. The number of restaurants and bars in the area has risen substantially and Leclair says residents are dissatisfied with the noise, disorderly conduct and vandalism that has accompanied high bar density. This concern became a focal point at a Ward 18 candidates debate Monday, Sept. 13, when eight of the 12 candidates vying for the seat squared off at the Theatre Centre.