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David Nickle: THE CITY
Dec 01, 2016 | Add Comment | Beach Mirror

THE CITY: Road tolls, hotel and property taxes are just the first steps

David Nickle

Toronto council will need to be brave to support revenue tools like road tolls to build major...

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Opinion | Nov 28, 2016

EDGES OF TORONTO: Toronto's public housing tenants ask for safety, just get cameras

Pelham Park Gardens isn’t alone in its problems. But if its tenants feel alone, especially at night, who could blame...

York Guardian | by Mike Adler
News | Nov 25, 2016
David Nickle: THE CITY

Tory's road toll plan is a brave start to funding city building, but is it enough?

There are some things about John Tory’s financial plan that don’t add up — but in the days after he stood up for road tolls...

Beach Mirror | by David Nickle
Columns | Nov 24, 2016

EDGES OF TORONTO: Dreaming the impossible dream of breaking up Toronto

I have met the Don Quixote of Toronto’s suburbs. He’s out there, mostly on weekends, trying to free Scarborough from the...

Scarborough Mirror | by Mike Adler
Opinion | Nov 24, 2016
David Nickle: THE CITY

THE CITY: Contracted out garbage collection in 2017 is one of the few things we can count on

You can't rely on much in these uncertain times. But Toronto Council's support of full-on private sector garbage collection...

Beach Mirror | by David Nickle
Columns | Nov 22, 2016

TOinTransit: Fare hike aside, it could have been much worse for transit riders

This will come as small solace to hundreds of millions of TTC riders facing another fare hike next year, but it could have...

City Centre Mirror | by Rahul Gupta
Opinion | Nov 19, 2016
David Nickle: THE CITY

THE CITY: What does a Trump protest in downtown Toronto matter? Nothing, and everything

Nathan Phillips Square will be brimming with outrage this weekend. If Facebook is to be believed, there will be two...

Beach Mirror | by David Nickle
Nov 17, 2016

ON THE ROAD: Used wisely, photo radar can help change driver behaviour

It seems that Queen’s Park is seriously contemplating a return of photo radar the Mike Harris Conservative government...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Fergie Reynolds
Nov 17, 2016

THE CITY: The 'alt-right' movement comes to Toronto and we can't be complacent

I thought it might be nice to talk about garbage privatization in today’s column — it looks as though garbage privatization,...

Beach Mirror | 2 Comments | by David Nickle
Nov 17, 2016

EDGES OF TORONTO: Cycling culture pushing its way into suburbs

The year 2011 was a bad one for cycling in Toronto’s suburbs. Councillor Michelle Holland in Southwest Scarborough wiped...

Scarborough Mirror | Add Comment
Nov 15, 2016

TOinTransit: studies show separated bike lanes are working

When is a bike lane more than just a strip of paint along the road? How about when it’s fully separated from traffic? A...

City Centre Mirror | 1 Comment | by Rahul Gupta
Nov 12, 2016

THE CITY: We have seen things like Donald Trump before in Toronto

Donald Trump's election as president of the United States recalls the election of populist mayors like Mel Lastman and Rob...

Beach Mirror | Add Comment | by David Nickle
Nov 10, 2016

The rate-supported budgets are a sign of things to come at Toronto Council

The city's rate-supported budget proposal offers a break to water users but hits homeowners with new garbage collection fees....

Beach Mirror | Add Comment | by David Nickle
Nov 08, 2016

TOinTransit: Time to start blaming speed for pedestrian deaths

This week marks the start of yet another public awareness campaign by Toronto police for road safety. This time...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Rahul Gupta
Nov 03, 2016

GEMS OF SCARBOROUGH: People of all faiths are welcome in Toronto, regardless of controversy-baiting reports

I’m an optimist who grew up in multi-faith Scarborough. Although I attended Catholic schools (and have the fancy rosaries to...

Scarborough Mirror | Add Comment | by Helen Stratigos
Nov 03, 2016

CRITTER CHATTER: Rebel and Pekoe are at the Toronto Humane Society waiting for new homes

Welcome to November with our pets this month hailing from the Toronto Humane Society (THS). You’ll meet Rebel, a gleaming...

North York Mirror | Add Comment | by Lorraine Houston
Nov 01, 2016

TOinTransit: SmartTrack details a letdown for transit watchers

“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” Sex Pistols frontman Johnny Rotten rhetorically asks at the end his infamous...

York Guardian | Add Comment | by Rahul Gupta

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