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Post-Tory Toronto: What Happens Next?
A by-election, an interim mayor, uncertainty around the budget, and the first real race of the “strong mayor” era—what John Tory’s resignation means for Toronto politics.
Understanding John Tory’s Proposed Budget
The first budget of the “strong mayor” era doesn’t do enough to address the city’s long-standing problems.
How York Memorial Students Got Blamed for the TDSB’s Mistakes
Sensational reports about violence have dominated the narrative around York Memo, ignoring the reality of how, despite warnings, the Board’s decisions have devastated students' access to education.
A John Tory Landslide, and New Faces on Council
With dismal voter turnout and a third term for Tory, the city’s election presented some expected results—and a few big surprises.
Ward Profile: In a Tight Race in Willowdale, All Questions Lead to Housing
A controversial supportive housing project on Cummer Avenue has become a point of contention between the three lead candidates hoping to lead Ward 18.
Councillor Michael Thompson Is Facing Sexual Assault Allegations… Now What?
With the councillor facing charges, five low-profile challengers in Ward 21 — Scarborough Centre are hoping to break through the inertia of incumbency.
Ward Profile: An Uphill Battle in Etobicoke North—Ford Country
After 22 years of representation by the Ford family, Ward 1 has the chance to elect a new voice.
Ward Profile: In Ward 16 — Don Valley East, Who Speaks for the Renters?
The majority of residents in Don Valley East rent. But in a city dominated by the politics of property owners, who will represent them?
Ward Profile: The Next Councillor of Ward 9 — Davenport Will Need to Bridge Divides
In a ward spanning the inner suburbs and the inner city, a new crop of candidates try to go beyond the right-left political narrative.
Kids Vaccines Aren’t Reaching the Toronto Neighbourhoods That Need Them Most
Data from the first weeks of the rollout reveals low vaccine uptake in areas with the largest school outbreaks.