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PRESS RELEASE:
MORE THAN A MAP: ARI GOLDKIND’S “EPIC” TRANSIT PLAN TRANSFORMS RACE FOR MAYOR

TORONTO – OCTOBER 231, 2014 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.

Ari Goldkind’s More than a Map which highlights his transformative vision for transit in this city has been viewed 10,000 times in 24 hours. Goldkind has received an outpouring of support and interest in his More than a Map plan.

“Torontonians are hungry for a comprehensive transit plan that deals with both our present and future needs. And one that provides detail: how it works, when and why each part of it will be built and, most importantly, how we will pay for it,” Goldkind states.

Tess Kalinowski of the Toronto Star yesterday called “More than a Map” plan an “epic transit platform” in her GTA feature article . She said, “The proposal outstrips the other candidates’ platforms in terms of new kilometres of rapid transit”.

Kalinowski notes that transit expert Cherise Burda, Ontario director of Pembina Institute “likes that Goldkind is specific about his financing plan”. Quoting Burda:

“He’s not playing favourites to one particular neighbourhood. He’s got a big, long-term vision. He wants to build and keep building... It really is on the ambitious side...”

Michael Roschlau, President of the Canadian Urban Transit Association on Mr. Goldkind’s plan:

“I would call it audacious but visionary and transformational at the same time.”

Stephen Ledrew interviewed Ari Goldkind on More than a Map on CP24 on October 21.

Ledrew - What is More than a Map? Goldkind: “It is called More than a Map for a reason. It is about connecting parts of the city that have been ignored for far too long. It is about convincing people in their cars and people who don’t use transit to use transit. And it’s about making this city billions of dollars if we invest”.

Ledrew- How do we pay for it? Goldkind: “We spend one billion dollars a year on policing. I am going to get us to that target on transit. If we can spend one billion dollars on policing our citizens we can spend a billion dollars on getting our citizens around.”

Goldkind: “The whole vision of this is doable, big, affordable and, most importantly, with my modest municipal 50 cents a day tax increase, will attract other levels of government to the table”.

To read the detailed More than a Map plan go to ariformayor.com/transit-more-than-a-map/

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Most Recent News Coverage:

(For a complete rundown of Ari's news coverage, visit our news page)

OCTOBER

Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thorough summary of Ari's campaign on CP24. Click here to read.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Ari's More Than a Map plan covered in the Toronto Star. Click here to read.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ari discusses his transit plan with Stephen LeDrew on CP24. - Click here to watch.

Monday, October 20, 2014
Ari mentioned in op-ed in the New York Times by Stephen Marche - Click here to read.

Friday, October 17, 2014
Ari mentioned in Metro Today article by Edward Keenan - Click here to read.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Interview on Breakfast Television with Kevin Frankish
Click here to watch

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Ari mentioned in Shalom Life - Click here to read.

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Ari mentioned in debate review - The Toronto Observer Click here to read.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Ari's performance in the CIJA-UJA hosted debate covered by The Canadian Jewish News. Click here to read.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Great profile of Ari in The National Post. Click here to read.

Monday, October 6, 2014
Samuel Getachew analyzes Ari's campaign in The Huffington Post. Click here to read.

Monday, October 6, 2014
Royson James delivers a great review of Ari's approach to truth in politics in the Toronto Star. Click here to read.

Sunday, October 5, 2014
The debate hosted by the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto and the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs garnered a great deal of media coverage, with Ari's plan being mentioned in every major news outlet. A full list of the links can be found on the news page.

Sunday, October 5, 2014
Ari is interviewed on CP24.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
Great coverage of the Ward 17 Debate, by David Nickle of Inside Toronto
Click here to read.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Ari calls out Doug and Rob Ford for "hogwash" at the Ward 17 Debate, covered by CP24.
Click here to watch.

The debate was also covered by CBC News.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Ari interviewed by the Gardiner Green Ribbon project regarding his support.
Click here to read.

SEPTEMBER

Monday, September 29, 2014
Ari interviewed by Ann Rohmer on CP24.
Watch the video on the CP24 Political page by clicking here.

Ari's participation in the Arts debate covered by City-TV news.
Watch the video here.

More Arts debate coverage in Metro Today
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Friday, September 26, 2014
Great profile of Ari in CBC article by Andrew Lupton.
Click here to read.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Interview with CBC's Matt Galloway.
Click here to access the recording.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Ari is featured in an article by Mike Adler in InsideToronto.com - topic: disability issues.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Great review of Ari's progress by CP24's Joshua Freeman.
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Monday, September 15, 2014
Great article with excellent title: Mayoral candidate Ari Goldkind drawing more attention, and wrath of Tory campaign, after Rob Ford pulls out of race, by David Nickle.
Click here to read.

Monday, September 15, 2014
Great review of Ari's Evergreen performance, plus status as a serious candidate, from Edward Keenan in the Toronto Star.
Click here to read.

Sunday, September 14, 2014
Ari participates in a debate sponsored by Evergreen CityWorks and CivicAction.
Check out CTV's Paul Bliss here.
Also watch CP24's coverage here.

Monday, September 8, 2014
Ari participates in debate hosted by the Toronto Seniors’ Forum.
Watch the video here.

Friday, September 5, 2014
Ari is interviewed by David Akin of Sun News.
Watch the video here.

AUGUST

Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A profile of Ari by Daniel Dale in the Toronto Star.
Read the article here.

Monday, August 11, 2014
Ari featured in Metro Today, an article by Matt Elliott.
Read the article here.

Sunday, August 3, 2014
Ari featured in the Star, visiting the Thorncliffe Park barbecue.
Read the article here.

JULY

Tuesday, July 22:
Ari featured as a credible option for mayor by journalist David Nickle in Inside Toronto.
Read the article here.

Tuesday, July 22:
Ari mentioned in Toronto Star article on the importance of making the judging of judges more transparent.
Read the article here.

Monday, July 21
John Lorinc writes in SPACING TORONTO how Ari's police budget/lapel camera platform holds a unique and proactive place in city politics.
Read the article here.

Monday, July 21
Ari is quoted in today's Toronto Sun regarding Toronto Island residents' plans for building more homes.
Read the article here.

Friday July 11
Ari interviewed by Edward Keenan on CFRB 1010.
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Friday July 4
Ari's proposal to generate revenue through congestion charges is covered by the Toronto Sun.
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More media coverage is available on our News page here.


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