David Nickle

David Nickle

David Nickle is a reporter and columnist covering Toronto City Hall for Metroland Media Toronto. He can be reached at dnickle@insidetoronto.com. Follow him on Twitter at @davidnickle , and InsideToronto on Facebook

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Columns
Mar 16, 2017

THE CITY: Mayor John Tory shows that Toronto's no city to be trifled with

John Tory showed Ontario's Finance Minister Charles Sousa who's boss during a visit to Toronto City Hall this week.

Beach Mirror | 1 Comment | by David Nickle
City Hall
Mar 14, 2017

Mayor Tory meets with Finance Minister Sousa after road toll fracas

Mayor John Tory met with Ontario Finance Minister Charles Sousa March 10 to talk about life after road tolls between Canada's...

York Guardian | Add Comment | by David Nickle
Columns
Mar 09, 2017

THE CITY: A healthy Lake Ontario may be a casualty of a Trump budget

The existential political crisis that the United States is undergoing under President Donald Trump cannot help but impact...

Parkdale Villager | Add Comment | by David Nickle
CityHall
Mar 07, 2017

Subway proponents, opponents clash with Mayor Tory executive committee

Defenders of the one-stop subway extension into Scarborough showed up in force to the March 7 Executive Committee meeting,...

Scarborough Mirror | 1 Comment | by David Nickle
City Hall
Mar 07, 2017

Tough new landlord bylaw goes to Toronto Council at month's end

A new bylaw that would impose new rules and responsibilities on landlords — and stiff fines if they don’t follow along —...

Parkdale Villager | Add Comment | by David Nickle
Ontario
Mar 02, 2017

Critics call Wynne's 25 per cent hydro deal an expensive election ploy

Critics are dismissing Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s plan to offer up an average 25 per cent cut in electricity rates as...

Beach Mirror | 1 Comment | by David Nickle
News
Mar 02, 2017

Wynne announces average 25 per cent hydro rate cut for Ontario users

Hard-hit electricity consumers will get an average 25 per cent break on soaring electricity rates as early as this summer,...

City Centre Mirror | 8 Comments | by David Nickle
City Hall
Mar 02, 2017

Complete Streets plan in Toronto slows down at works committee

A plan to recast Toronto’s road network to make it accessible for users other than drivers of automobiles hit a bump at the...

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Columns
Mar 02, 2017

THE CITY: A bad Scarborough subway idea's only getting worse

There’s a reductive element to the thinking behind Mayor John Tory’s continued support of the anything-but-reductive...

Scarborough Mirror | 1 Comment | by David Nickle
City Hall
Mar 01, 2017

Tax billing error results in $87 million extra withrdawals in Toronto

About 44,000 Toronto property taxpayers who pay their taxes using pre-authorized payments may have an unexpected dip in...

East York Mirror | Add Comment | by David Nickle
City Hall
Feb 27, 2017

Former Liberal minister George Smitherman to seek Toronto council seat

Former Ontario Health Minister and mayoral candidate George Smitherman is looking to get back into politics — specifically...

City Centre Mirror | 1 Comment | by David Nickle
City Hall
Feb 17, 2017

Toronto Council approves property tax increase of 2 per cent

Property taxes will increase by two per cent in Toronto in 2017, Toronto Council has decided. Council voted 35-8 February...

Beach Mirror | Add Comment | by David Nickle
City Hall
Feb 16, 2017

Toronto Council balances budget for 2017 with 2 per cent tax hike

Toronto Council has delivered a balanced city budget for 2017 — but only barely. Council voted on the $12.3-billion city...

York Guardian | Add Comment | by David Nickle
City Hall
Feb 15, 2017

Toronto Council kicks off final debate on 2 per cent budget increase

Toronto Council started the debate that will decide the city’s $12.3-billion budget for 2017 with a discussion of its...

Beach Mirror | Add Comment | by David Nickle
Columns
Feb 03, 2017

Mayor Tory needs to be crystal clear when distancing himself from alt-right

Mayor John Tory made it a challenge for reporters to ask about his relationship with his former campaign strategist Nick...

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