A Living Wage for Toronto

August 28, 2014 There is a profound misconception among politicians and voters in this city and elsewhere, that spending money is a bad thing. Our current mayor, (and now two of his main competitors) uses most of his energy fighting every instance in which money might be involved, stating that it is better to keep


Toronto Needs Green Action

Monday, August 4, 2014 (Simcoe Day) It is fitting, on this day, dedicated to John Graves Simcoe, founder of the City of Toronto, to think for a moment about our city’s history and its relationship to the environment.  And you can do so quite easily just by looking at a tree. Although people of the


Using the Vehicle Registration Fee for Good

Friday, August 1, 2014 As Mayor, one of the first things I am going to do is reinstate the Vehicle Registration Tax. And I even believe it should be boosted to $75. That sucks, right? Yeah I know. But I challenge you, right now, to hear me out. Whether you hate me or love me,


An Intelligent City with a Prosperous Future (to the Tune of Billions)

Saturday, July 12, 2014 On Thursday, June 5, 2014, the Intelligent Community Forum, a New York City-based organization of thought leaders who focus on high tech and community development, named Toronto “Intelligent City of the Year.” According to journalist Howard Solomon of ITWorld Canada, “Toronto was selected after a year-long evaluation that included an analysis