Toronto Press Releases & Articles


Even split on Chief Blair's termination

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– In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among a sample of 1268 Toronto voters, equal proportions approve of the action of the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) in not renewing Chief Bill Blair's contract (39%) or disapprove of this decision (41%).

Mahoney and Crombie Still Tied in Race to Replace Hazel

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 946 Mississauga voters, relatively equal proportions will vote for Steve Mahoney (31%) or Bonnie Crombie (29%) in October's mayoral election.

Chow's Vote Share Down; Tory, Ford Stable

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1063 Toronto voters, roughly equal proportions will vote for each of the three leading candidates in the full five-way Toronto mayoral race, whereas Olivia Chow prevails when only the main contenders run.

Building DRL is Biggest "Big Idea" for Toronto

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The most popular of the 35 "Big Ideas" for the city's future is building the Downtown Relief Line (52%), followed by reforming city communications to improve coordination between departments and keep the public better informed (50%) and increasing development charges to pay for transit and green spaces (50%).

Rob Ford's Numbers Not Boosted By Return

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Rob Ford has seen his approval and electoral chances equal the lowest point noted since we began tracking. Meanwhile John Tory has seen his numbers improve, edging him forward in races where Ford does not compete.

Majority Want Marathons, Parades Off City Streets

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TORONTO July 2nd, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1182 Toronto Voters, the majority approve of having marathons, parades and walkathons take place in city parks rather than closing city streets and expressways (55%).

Mayor's approval, vote share up slightly as return nears

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 890 Toronto voters one week before he returns from rehab, Mayor Rob Ford's approval rating has improved slightly since the historic low noted the last time we polled, and he is more competitive in most mayoral election match ups.

More favour Tory's smart track express than DRL

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TORONTO June 6th, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 944 Toronto voters, more than half favour the Smart Track Express transit concept proposed by mayoral candidate John Tory (52%), while just 3-in-10 disapprove of the idea (29%).

Rob Ford approval continues to drop

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TORONTO June 6th, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 944 Toronto voters, approval of Mayor Rob Ford has achieved a new historic low, and he is no longer a contender in any of the tested mayoral match-ups.

One half disapprove of ban on electronic dance music at The EX

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 923 Toronto voters, one half disapprove of city council's ban on all-ages electronic dance music events at The Ex (50%).