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The City of Yes: My Platform in Full

In these last hours prior to Election Day, I wish to offer you my entire platform in one single document. This is what I stand for. I believe it is more straightforward and accountable than those of my competitors, and I also can show you exactly how I will pay for it. Please click here to downoad and read in PDF, and send me your comments.


The overwhelming theme of this election and with good reason. I have a thorough plan, a do-able plan, one that we can actually pay for and benefit from. Click here to read, and send me your comments.

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Ari Goldkind releases full platform: Blueprint for his City of Yes


Toronto mayoral candidate Ari Goldkind today took the bold step of releasing the highlights of his entire platform as a blueprint not just for this election, but as a blueprint for decision-making after October 28. Building a City of Yes is a compilation of policies that Goldkind has gradually put in front of Toronto voters and the media over the course of his campaign, which began in mid-March and has since galvanized the city as much as any grassroots campaign in recent memory.

“The decision to compile my entire platform for ease of reference and review is fundamentally a statement of my passionate belief that informed public policy debate must become something greater than a function of election cycles and political whims.” says Goldkind. “It grew out of the response to my transit plan, which was a powerful illustration of why political candidates owe it to the electorate to release detailed thinking based on dialogue and engagement instead of policy that’s simply based on election strategy. There is never a bad time to release good policy.”

Goldkind’s Building a City of Yes platform starts with a documentation of his remarkable campaign, which grew from an impulse to a small team to a bona fide movement of residents who worked tirelessly on his behalf and spoke with great passion about their desire to hear Goldkind’s voice to be part of the debate discussions. Policy areas covered in-depth include:

  • Taxes & Budget
  • Transit
  • Congestion Pricing
  • Accessibility
  • Housing
  • Childcare
  • Policing & Justice
  • Environment
  • The Green Ribbon
  • Waterfront & Billy Bishop Airport
  • Arts & Culture
  • Mental Health
  • Dying with Dignity
  • Seniors
  • Congestion Pricing
  • Economic Development
  • Pets

“When I started this journey in March, I was a man who loved the city deeply for what it has given me, with a fundamental belief that Toronto needs to do better to make the opportunities that I had accessible to everyone. I had an instinct and confidence, inspired by my inner circle, that my skill sets and personal qualities could be valuable in a leadership role. And I had strong opinions on core issues that resonated with thousands of people I met in person or connected with via regular and social media.”

“This platform is a reflection of that connection over the last seven months, as well as experts whose life’s work is based on individual policy areas. It’s about how the people of the city see solutions that work for them taking shape, starting, most importantly, with real leadership. Because the real work of making great policy that will push Toronto forward towards the potential of what it truly can be doesn’t end on Monday October 27th. It starts on Tuesday October 28th.”

To download Building a City of Yes, click here.

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Most Recent News Coverage:

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


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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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 - 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.


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.


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