Toronto Press Releases & Articles


Toronto public split on hybrid vs boulevard

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Almost equal proportions, between 4-in-10 and one half, prefer either the hybrid option for the eastern portion of the Gardiner Expressway (46%) or the boulevard option (42%).

One third ride bikes in the city

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Just one third ride a bicycle in the city (32%) and, of these, just 4-in-10 commute to work or school (44%) for a total of about one seventh of Toronto voters who commute to work or school by bicycle (14%).

John Tory maintains sky-high approval rating

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More than 7-in-10 approved of the job John Tory was doing as mayor (72%), and this is comparable to his approval ratings from last month (April 11 - 71%)

Building new link to DVP is preferred option for Gardiner

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The plurality, more than one third, want the Gardiner Expressway east of Jarvis Street removed and a new link built to the Don Valley Parkway (36%), while fewer than this, just more than a quarter, opt for removal and replacement by a street level boulevard (28%).

Large majority opposed to carding

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6-in-10 oppose the practice of “carding” (60%), and just fewer than half this proportion support it (29%).

Two thirds approve of ‘kids ride free’

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Two thirds approve of the policy of offering free TTC rides to children 12 and under (64%), 3-in-10 disapprove (31%) and very few have no opinion (5%).

One third think Gardiner unsafe to use

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One third think the Gardiner Expressway is not safe to use (34%)

Tory’s approval remains high

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7-in-10 approve of the job John Tory is doing as mayor (71%), stable since the last time we polled (March 15 - 72%).

1-in-6 have been victims of violent crime

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As many as one-in-six Torontonians have been the victims of violent crime such as assault, a mugging or a robbery at gun point (15%), and this is just slightly down from close to one fifth noted in August, 2012 (18%).

Uber usage up

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Close to one fifth have used the Uber ride-sharing app (17%), up from about one tenth in November of last year, when Uber first started operating in the city (12%).