Toronto Press Releases & Articles


Billy Bishop airport preferred to Pearson

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One half have flown in or out only from Pearson International in the past year (52%), one tenth have flown only in and out of Billy Bishop City Centre Airport (9%) and about one tenth have flown from both (13%).

More than 4-in-10 support second NHL team in Toronto

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The plurality, more than 4-in-10, agree there should be a second NHL team in Toronto (43%).

Just one quarter finds niqab ‘offensive'

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Close to one fifth have negative feelings about Muslim people (18%).

Downtown Relief Line seen as first transit priority

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Close to 3-in-10 say the downtown relief line (DRL) is the city’s most urgent transit priority out of 6 presented, and it is followed by the Scarborough subway (19%), the Eglinton Crosstown (12%) and the SmartTrack rail transit network (11%).

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%).