Tag: City Council

Dozens of east-end Toronto residents protest threatened pool closure

City budget recommends closing Leslieville pool to save $85,000 Beach Mirror By Justin Skinner With the future of their community swimming pool at stake, a committed group of more than 100 east enders endured wintry conditions for a rally to save the facility outside S.H. Armstrong Community Centre on Sunday. The pool at S.H. Armstrong… Read more »

East Toronto shows its support for Quebec City mosque attack victims

    Beach Mirror Joanna Lavoie January 31, 2017 Longtime Leslieville resident Joanne Doucette thought maybe 100 people would show up to a candlelight walk and vigil she organized in the Gerrard India Bazaar Monday night. Instead, ten times that amount of people made their way to Gerrard Street East in a moving show of… Read more »

With trash talk over, privatization showdown set for city hall this week

A vote on garbage could hand Mayor John Tory his first major council defeat this week, with opponents saying the privatization plan for Scarborough is based on “an alternative truth.”  Betsy Powell City Hall Bureau Mon., Jan. 30, 2017 Mayor John Tory’s push to make good on a 2014 election promise to expand privatized garbage… Read more »

Stricter safety measures demanded at electronic music events in Toronto

Councillor Paula Fletcher is asking electronic music promoters to cover the cost of emergency paramedics at dance parties. Metro  May Warren Published on Wed Jan 11 2017 A Toronto councillor is calling for electronic music events to step up safety for partiers. Councillor Paula Fletcher will be asking the city’s Community Development and Recreation Committee… Read more »