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FORUM: Ford’s backtracks show our resistance is working (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Ford’s backtracks show our resistance is working (Nov. 2019)

With his popularity in free fall, the premier tries reverse gear

By Jessica Bell

Over the past year, Doug Ford has hacked away at our schools, hospitals, and communities. He’s made devastating cuts to OSAP, ambulance services, and cancer-screening programs. Under his term, class sizes have ballooned, wait times at emergency rooms have increased, and university has become more expensive. It’s a bleak picture. But the good news is we have been fighting back – and Ford is now forced to listen. 

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Tags: Annex · Opinion

FORUM: Layton laments city’s snow job (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on FORUM: Layton laments city’s snow job (Spring 2019)

City budget a place to lock in priorities

By Mike Layton

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion

CHATTER: Dupont Station construction delayed by a year (Summer 2018)

August 12th, 2018 · 1 Comment

The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) recently announced that construction would be delayed one year at Dupont Station due to difficulties with the third-party contractor in charge of the project. Elevators are being installed at the Dupont Street and Spadina Road station, which has led to regular traffic delays at the intersection.

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Tags: Annex · News

ON THE COVER: Artscape Wychwood Barns 10th anniversary (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: Artscape Wychwood Barns 10th anniversary (March 2018)

A car washing machine cleans a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcar at the St. Clair Car House in 1934. The site at Christie Street and St. Clair Avenue West was a streetcar maintenance facility from 1913 to 1978, and then fell into disrepair for several years until Artscape, a not-for-profit urban development organization, redeveloped the site into a community cultural centre. On March 3, Artscape Wychwood Barns celebrated its 10th anniversary with The 512 Showcase!, a talent show hosted by Amanda Martinez featuring a diverse range of local performers. COURTESY CITY OF TORONTO ARCHIVES

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Tags: Annex · News

GREENINGS: Driving fuelled by unseen subsidies (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on GREENINGS: Driving fuelled by unseen subsidies (Jan. 2018)

Invest in transit and public works, not roads and parking

If all goes according to plan — and with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) it never does — Torontonians should enjoy time-based transfers starting in August. It’s great news for transit users but critics — who claim it’s an unfair subsidy — are livid.

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Tags: Annex · Life · Opinion

CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Forcillo arrested for breach of bail

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (Nov. 2017): Forcillo arrested for breach of bail

The officer convicted in the death of a troubled teenager on a Toronto Transit Commission streetcar in July 2013 has been re-arrested for breach of his bail conditions.

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Tags: Annex · News

FORUM (APRIL 2017): Celebrating 20 years of cartoonist Brett Lamb

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on FORUM (APRIL 2017): Celebrating 20 years of cartoonist Brett Lamb

More how nice!:

EDITORIAL CARTOON (APRIL 2017): The GRAND TORY by blamb (April 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: A second chance! by Brett Lamb 2037 (February 2017)

EDITORIAL CARTOON: Not really! It’s actually nice! by Stumpy the Subway (January 2017)

The stages of voting reform! by Joe Proportion (December 2016)

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Tags: Annex · Editorial · Opinion

Operating budget $67 million short

February 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Operating budget $67 million short

Cancelled car tax could have made up difference for Toronto

By Annemarie Brissenden

The City of Toronto’s proposed tax-supported operating budget for 2016 rings in at just over $10 billion, but what’s remarkable is what it doesn’t include.

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Tags: General

Nine months later: no new leads in Dupont station shooting

November 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment

A look into the security measures at the TTC

By Samina Esha

After three Dupont station robberies between 2011 and February of this year, no arrests have been made. Security camera footage indicates that all robberies were carried out by the same masked person. On the third robbery, shots were fired at a TTC fare collector, hospitalizing him.

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Tags: Annex · News

Queen and Spadina construction chaos [PHOTOS]

July 17th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Though construction crews hit Toronto streets as soon as the snow melts, it’s still a sight to behold when a major intersection gets ripped up beyond recognition.

The TTC has shut down Queen Street West and Spadina Avenue for major repairs, closing off the crossroads from July 9 to July 23.

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Tags: Liberty · News