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Jan 12, 2017 | Add Comment | Etobicoke Guardian

THE CITY: What's the harm in a closed-door meeting? In politics: plenty

David Nickle

That is the reasonable-sounding question that Mayor John Tory has asked in a private meeting with...

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Canada 150 | Jan 05, 2017
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THE CITY: Canada turns 150 years old with lots to celebrate, and lots to lose

It’s early January, and here we are: just days into the year that our country, the former Dominion of Canada, turns 150...

Beach Mirror | by David Nickle
Opinion | Jan 05, 2017
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EDGES OF TORONTO: There is another Toronto, and it must be heard from

There is more than one Toronto. More than a decade ago, the city, United Way, and the province saw poverty deepening...

North York Mirror | by Mike Adler
Columns | Dec 30, 2016

BUT SERIOUSLY: Don’t look a no-gift horse in the mouth

When you see somebody in the new year who you haven’t been in contact with since the previous year ended, the first sentence...

City Centre Mirror | by Jamie Wayne
Opinion | Dec 24, 2016
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THE CITY: All the rules have changed when it comes to looking ahead at the new year

Usually, as the calendar ticks along toward the new year, we pause a moment to optimistically wonder about what the coming...

Scarborough Mirror | by David Nickle
Opinion | Dec 22, 2016
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THE CITY: 2016 was a cruel year for everyone – including City Hall

I don’t know how your social media feed has been coping with the nearly-finished 2016 — but mine has been cursing the year,...

Beach Mirror | by David Nickle
Columns | Dec 15, 2016
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ON THE ROAD: All-season tires are not winter tires

Those who have chosen to equip their vehicles with winter tires will likely have had a much easier time trudging through all...

Beach Mirror | by Fergie Reynolds
Dec 13, 2016

TOinTransit: Let's get moving on road tolls

It's time for Toronto council to ignore the critics and impose road tolls to pay for desperately needed infrastructure. The...

York Guardian | Add Comment | by Rahul Gupta
Dec 13, 2016

REMEMBERING OUR YESTERDAYS: Lol Solman recalled the grandeur of John and Richmond

All Torontonians should know the name of Lol (Lawrence) Solman (1863-1931) — but few actually do. In his day, he was no less...

City Centre Mirror | Add Comment | by Bill Gladstone
Dec 08, 2016

EDGES OF TORONTO: Our rooming house standoff in the suburbs continues

The electrified third rail of municipal politics isn’t road tolls, after all. No, in what used to be Toronto’s suburbs,...

Scarborough Mirror | Add Comment | by Mike Adler
Dec 01, 2016

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

Toronto council will need to be brave to support revenue tools like road tolls to build major infrastructure. That doesn't...

Beach Mirror | Add Comment | by David Nickle
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 | Add Comment | by Mike Adler
Nov 25, 2016

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 | Add Comment | by David Nickle
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 | Add Comment | by Mike Adler
Nov 24, 2016

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 | Add Comment | by David Nickle
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 | Add Comment | by Rahul Gupta
Nov 19, 2016

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 | 3 Comments | by David Nickle

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