Toronto Press Releases & Articles


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%).

4-in-10 in Toronto are hockey fans

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Just more than 4-in-10 are NHL hockey fans (42%), and this is 11 points less than the proportion which says this nationally (53%).

Tory's approval as mayor is sky high

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Fully three quarters approve of the job John Tory is doing as mayor (74%), and this is the highest mayoral approval we have measured, surpassing Rob Ford's rating of 60% just after the 2010 mayoral election.

Uber ride-sharing app strongly preferred to taxis by users

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One tenth had used the Uber mobile ride-sharing app (12%).

Ranked ballot strongly preferred to First Past the Post

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Two thirds approve of a ranked ballot in municipal elections (64%) compared to fewer than half who approve of the current First Past the Post system (45%).

Tory headed for victory with 12 point lead

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In a final random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ two days before Toronto's mayoral election among 986 likely, decided and leaning Toronto voters and those who had voted already, well more than 4-in-10 will support John Tory for mayor (44%), while just one third will vote Doug Ford (32%) for a 12 point lead.

In Toronto Ward races, most incumbents rule

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In a series of samplings of public opinion across most of Toronto's wards taken by the Forum Poll™ in the days leading up to the municipal election among voters in each ward, it appears incumbents have the upper hand where they are running