Toronto Press Releases & Articles


Tory Opens 12 Point Lead in Toronto

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1069 Toronto voters, 4-in-10 will vote John Tory (40%), while fewer than 3-in-10 will vote Rob Ford (28%).

Narrow approval for women topless at beaches

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 931 Toronto voters, narrowly more approve of the idea of women going topless at Toronto's beaches (46%) than disapprove (41%), while one tenth have no opinion on this critical issue (13%).

Majority in Toronto think union gains are at risk today

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The majority agree that union workplace advances like the weekend, paid holidays and maternity leave are at risk in today's political climate (57%), and a similar proportion agree that the Canadian labour movement is under assault by employers and government who want to reduce its influence (56%).

Transit plan like Rob Ford's most popular

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One half approved of a transit plan incorporating most of Mayor Ford's proposals ("Replacing the east end of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT with a subway, building the Scarborough subway and then building the Downtown Relief Line, paid for by public-private partnerships, the province and the federal government" - 50%).

One quarter of public as likley to use UPX at $20 as at $10

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 931 Toronto voters, 4-in-10 are very likely to use the Pearson-Union Station Express if the fare is $10 one way (41%) and this is out of two thirds who are likely to use it in total (63%).

Majority want raccoons euthanized

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 931 Toronto voters, the majority (53%) approve of the idea of humanely euthanizing raccoons to control their population, while just more than a quarter disagree (27%). One fifth have no opinion (19%).

John Tory maintains narrowing lead in Toronto campaign

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– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1945 Toronto voters five days after Karen Stintz dropped out of the mayoral race, just more than a third will vote for John Tory in the municipal election on October 27 (34%), while just more than 3-in-10 will vote for Rob Ford (31%).

Mississauga mayor's race stalled in tie

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among a sample of 696 Mississauga voters, almost exactly equal proportions, just more than a quarter, will vote either for Steve Mahoney (27%) or Bonnie Crombie (26%) for mayor in the municipal election scheduled for October 27.

Wards of Toronto: Most council incumbents tested are safe

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In a series of random samplings of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ in selected Toronto municipal wards, most incumbents appear to be safe, with the exception of Giorgio Mammolitti in Ward 7 York West.

John Tory breaks through in Toronto campaign

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1268 Toronto voters, more will now vote for John Tory than will vote for either Olivia Chow or Rob Ford, and Chow has seen her vote share decline yet again. In addition, John Tory's favourables are significantly higher than any other candidate's.