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By Derick Deonarain Toronto City Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong is pushing to rename Union Station after Canada’s first Prime Minister Sir John A MacDonald. “What better place in terms of recognition of Sir John A. than Union Station, probably the most important railway station in the country,” said Councillor Minnan-Wong according to an article in the
By Erin Eaton With Mayor Rob Ford ordered ousted from office for violating the municipal conflict-of-interest act, council is being pushed to make a quick decision that will impact the future of the city. When the seat is officially vacant in two weeks, council will have 60 days to determine how to permanently fill the
By Stacey Thompson The City Youth Council of Toronto – a group of youths who shadow Toronto city councillors to learn about government and to speak for young people in the city – is holding its first meeting Saturday. “The first meeting is very ceremonial,” founder Tyler Johnson said. “The morning will be their induction
By Mamta Lulla Led by Mayor Rob Ford, Toronto city council held an executive committee meeting on Tuesday that looked into raising an additional $2 billion to expand transit across the GTA. Possible ways of raising money include road tolls, fare hikes, and even a return of paying a vehicle registration tax. The Canadian Automobile
By Helen Surgenor The City of Toronto is calling for retailers and members of the public to weigh in on the plastic bag ban at the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee meeting next month. “We had public hearings [in 2008] and we heard what the industry wanted, and we heard what the public wanted, and
by Julie Fish and Jeanette Liu Toronto’s city council was meeting Tuesday to discuss the fate of plastic bags in the city. In June council passed a motion banning stores from selling and even giving out any plastic bag as of Jan. 1, 2013. However, there is talk the decision could be rescinded, said legal