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David Nickle: THE CITY
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THE CITY: We’ll be paying for the fruits of Tory’s budget in years to come

In 2011, former Mayor Rob Ford and Toronto City Council made a very short-sighted move. Faced with...

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News | 14 hours ago

BUT SERIOUSLY: Trying to come to grips with our winter

I’m still rooting for full-fledged snow. But from the sounds of things it looks like I may have to settle for just flurries...

York Guardian | by Jamie Wayne
CityHall | Jan 26, 2015
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THE CITY: Councillor Rob Ford still gets support – and makes headlines – from the sidelines

Before Rob Ford spent time in the mayor’s office, his pronouncements tended to go ignored. Not by the public, now: when...

Beach Mirror
News | Jan 22, 2015
David Nickle: THE CITY

THE CITY: Tory’s short-term progressive budget likely to pass easily

The first budget of a term of council is often an easy one to swallow. In 2011, it was such an easy budget that Rob Ford...

Scarborough Mirror
News | Jan 22, 2015

BUT SERIOUSLY: Brushing up on your curling lingo

I don’t curl myself, but I’ve always been a big fan and this is the time of year when curling news and highlights start...

York Guardian | by Jamie Wayne
News | Jan 19, 2015
David Nickle: THE CITY

THE CITY: Toronto budget and SmartTrack – a tale of two processes

It’s quite a week we have coming up at City Hall. On Tuesday, the staff-recommended operating and capital budgets will be...

City Centre Mirror
Police | Jan 16, 2015

ON THE ROAD: Former Toronto police officer discusses road signs and their exemptions

There is little doubt the war on illegal parking on some of Toronto’s busiest streets has begun. Clogging rush-hour...

York Guardian | by Fergie Reynolds
Jan 15, 2015

BUT SERIOUSLY: The question of the day

“So?” That was the question of the day I was greeted with whenever I bumped into somebody I knew last week. It started...

York Guardian | Add Comment | by Jamie Wayne
Jan 15, 2015

THE CITY: When handed lemons, opposition makes lemonade

Playing opposition at City Council is delicate work. With no official party system and in its place a coalition of...

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Jan 12, 2015

THE CITY: The Scarborough subway issue that just won’t go away

Mayors, like generals, don’t always have the chance to pick their battles. And it looks as though John Tory will be fighting...

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Jan 08, 2015

THE CITY: More hurry up and wait for Nathan Phillips Square and other projects

My, did Toronto councillors and the mayor get off to a running start this week. Mayor John Tory and councillors looked at...

Scarborough Mirror | Add Comment | by David Nickle
Jan 08, 2015

BUT SERIOUSLY: Catching up with emails from readers

I thought I’d kick off the new year with some emails from readers. Q. Hey Jamie, I have just one question. When do you...

York Guardian | Add Comment | by Jamie Wayne
Jan 05, 2015

THE CITY: Beating traffic gridlock will take more than tow trucks

Best wishes to Mayor Tory today, as he seeks to banish congestion with a team of traffic officers, but let’s be honest about...

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Jan 01, 2015

THE CITY: Tory’s New Year’s Day skating party another sign of change in Toronto

As you read this, it is possible that Mayor John Tory will be lacing up his skates: old ones, perhaps the ones he used to...

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Dec 31, 2014

BUT SERIOUSLY: The Parkdale Pigeon talks turkey

So a pigeon walks into a psychiatrist’s office. Not just any pigeon, either. We’re talking the one and only Parkdale...

York Guardian | Add Comment | by Jamie Wayne
Dec 29, 2014

THE CITY: Scarborough subway tinkering could re-open debate

Glenn De Baeremaeker only had one thing to do. When Mayor John Tory asked the Scarborough Centre councillor to be a...

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Dec 25, 2014

Seven Christmas songs

You may not have heard of these ones, but here are seven favourite Christmas songs that you look forward to each year...

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