Toronto Press Releases & Articles


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.

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%).