Toronto Press Releases & Articles


Tory leads Ford by 20 points in approval, for best mayor

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Mayor John Tory’s approval remains very high, and stable (January 25 - 67%, February 21 - 65%) and his approval as mayor currently exceeds Rob Ford’s approval as councillor by 20 points (Tory - 65%, Ford - 45%).

Majority will spend for extra Scarborough subway stop

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The slim majority (51%) approved of the idea of spending an extra $100 million (on top of the budgeted $3 billion) to extend the Scarborough Subway from three stops to four.

Strong majority thinks TDSB does a poor job running schools

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Fully 6-in-10 do not think the TDSB does a good job of running Toronto’s schools (61%), while fewer than one fifth think a good job is being done (19%).

Mixed reviews on Carlyle firing

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Exactly equal proportions of those who said they were NHL fans approved or disapproved (39% each) of Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle being fired, while just fewer than one quarter had no opinion (22%).

30 stop LRT network preferred to 4 stop Scarborough subway

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Respondents were presented with the proposition that the $3 billion plus dollars required to build a four stop Scarborough subway could also be used to build a 30 stop LRT network covering the entire municipality and were asked their preference.

Tory’s approval remains high

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As many as two thirds approved of the job John Tory is doing as mayor (67%).

High approval for Chief Blair as he exits

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6-in-10 approve of Toronto’s outgoing police chief, Bill Blair (61%), and the majority (56%) say he was either ‘one of the best” (18%) or a “good police chief” (38%).

Twice as many say Merry Christmas as say Happy Holidays

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6-in-10 use the seasonal greeting "Merry Christmas" most often (60%), compared to just 3-in-10 who use "Happy Holidays" (29%).

Wealthy neighbourhoods getting wealthier

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One third say they live in a neighbour hood which is getting wealthier (32%), while fewer, one fifth, say their neighbourhood is getting poorer (20%).

Wide majority see UPX as too costly to ride

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Close to 7-in-10 say the Union-Pearson Express or UPX is too expensive at $27 one way or $19 with a Presto Card (69%), while fewer than a quarter see it as being priced correctly (23%).