Press Releases & Articles


Building DRL is Biggest "Big Idea" for Toronto

| Filed under: Toronto

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%).

One Half Likely To Pay For Transit With Smart Phone

| Filed under: Social Issues

TORONTO July 7th, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1006 residents of the GTHA, fully one half are likely to use their smart phone or other device to pay for transit if they could (50%).

One half want speed limits on 400 hwys increased

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

TORONTO JULY 3rd, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 810 Ontario adults, one half would like to see speed limits on the province's 400 series highways increased (48%), while just fewer (45%) would not like this to happen. Very few have no opinion on this question (7%).

Post-election, Wynne's favourables up, Horwath’s down

| Filed under: Ontario

TORONTO JULY 3rd, 2014 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 810 Ontario voters three weeks after the provincial election, 4-in-10 now approve of the performance of Premier Wynne (41%), up from just more than a third before the election (June 9 - 36%).

Rob Ford's Numbers Not Boosted By Return

| Filed under: Toronto

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

| Filed under: Toronto, Social Issues

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%).

Liberals lead in 3 federal by-elections

| Filed under: National

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ the evening before election day among voters in the four federal ridings in which by-elections will be held June 30, the Liberals are leading by clear margins in three, while the Conservatives have a strong lead in a fourth.

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

| Filed under: Toronto

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.

Three Quarters Disapprove of Bill C-13

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1433 Canadians 18 years of age and older, fully three quarters disagreed with the central provisions of the federal government's 'anti-cyber bullying law', or bill C-13 (73%) and just 1-in-7 approve (15%).

Vast majority want CRTC to regulate cable, satellite fees

| Filed under: National, Social Issues

TORONTO JUNE 18th, 2014 – In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1341 Canadians 18 years of age and older who were aware of how much they spent on cable and satellite TV, virtually all (92%) say cable and satellite fees are too high, and 7-in-10 use the strongest term ("much too high" - 70%).