Toronto Press Releases & Articles


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%)

Two Thirds Want Marathons, etc., Off City Streets

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 757 Toronto voters, two thirds approve of holding marathons, marches, walkathons and festivals in city parks rather than closing city streets (68%)

7-in-10 Favour Bike Lanes Overall

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7-in-10 favour bike lanes overall (70%), and this is especially the case in downtown Toronto and East York, where most are located (79%).