Toronto Press Releases & Articles


Opinion on Private Garbage Collection in Scarborough Mixed

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by The Forum Poll™ among 1,090 Toronto voters, support for private garbage collection in Scarborough was divided.

Opinion Split on Tolls for Gardiner, DVP

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 730 Toronto voters the evening after Mayor John Tory announced his support for tolling the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway to pay for transit projects, there is an exactly even split in opinion on the idea. Just fewer than a half approve (46%) and the same proportion disapprove (45%).

Two Thirds See Toronto’s Homeless Problem as Severe

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1086 Toronto voters, two thirds describe Toronto’s homelessness problem as severe (67%) and as many as one quarter describe it as “very severe” (26%).

Most Think Toronto Has A Spending Problem, Not A Revenue Problem

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 778 Toronto voters, the largest group, about 4-in-10, say Toronto has a spending problem (43%), while fewer than this, about one third, say Toronto has a revenue problem (35%).

One Half Approve of Rail Deck Park

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 778 Toronto voters, one half approve of the idea of the 21 acre Rail Deck Park downtown, despite being told it may cost $1 billion to build (51%), while just fewer than 4-in-10 disapprove of the idea (38%).

Tory Doubles Up Doug Ford in Heah-to-Head Electoral Contest

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 778 Toronto voters, more than half would vote to re-elect John Tory as mayor if an election were held today (53%) while just half as many as this would vote for Doug Ford, if he ran (24%).

Most Disapprove of 47 Councillors, Most Approve of Cancelling Grey Police Cars

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 778 Toronto voters, more, 4-in-10, disapprove of city council’s vote to expand the chamber from 44 wards and councillors to 47 (40%) than the third who approve of this move (33%).

Majority Who Are Aware of Colour Change Prefer White Police Cars

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 757 Toronto voters, 6-in-10 are aware the Toronto Police Service is changing the colour of its police cars from white to dark grey (59%)

Close to Half Find Construction Downtown an Inconvenience

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 757 Toronto voters, close to half say “continuous construction downtown makes it difficult to get around” (45%)

“Great Deal” of Traffic Congestion Due to Gardiner Closure

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 757 Toronto voters, close to half drove in the city the weekend the Gardiner Expressway closed for maintenance (48%)