Toronto Press Releases & Articles


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%).

Rob Ford's approval at new low

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Olivia Chow and John Tory lead in the polls, Rob Ford falls back and Norm Kelly and Doug Ford fail to impress. At the same time, in his absence from city hall, Rob Ford's approval rating is down sharply to a historic low.

Mayor Ford's approval takes a hit

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In a recent public opinion poll, the trend shows Mayor Ford's approval in a steady decline. John Tory will benefit as Ford Nation supporters waver.

Adam Vaughan clear leader in Trinity-Spadina

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 517 voters in the federal riding of Trinity-Spadina in downtown Toronto, where a by-election will be held to replace departed MP Olivia Chow, Liberal hopeful Adam Vaughan has a convincing lead over the nominated NDP candidate, Joe Cressy, but Liberal prospects Christine Tabbert and Ryan Davey do not do as well.

Chow is still on top in mayoral sweeps

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 882 Toronto voters, one third would vote Olivia Chow for mayor if the municipal election were held today (34%), while a quarter or just more would vote either Rob Ford (27%) or John Tory (24%).

One half want more food trucks

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 882 randomly selected Torontonians 18 years of age and older, one half say there aren't enough food trucks in Toronto (50%), while just one tenth think there are too many (8%) and one quarter thing the number is about right (25%).

Downtown relief line seen as highest transit priority

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One half agree the highest transit priority for the city is the Downtown Relief Line (DRL - 48%). Just one quarter see the Scarborough subway as the higher priority (27%), while one fifth favour another project (18%) and few have no opinion (7%).