Toronto Press Releases & Articles


Majority opposes publicly funded olympics

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The majority, just over half, oppose hosting the Olympic Games in Toronto using public funds (53%), while just more than a third support the idea (36%)

Majority supports olympic bid

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The clear majority, about 6-in-10, would support a bid to hold the 2024 Olympic Games (61%).

Uber usage continues to climb

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Close to one quarter of voters have used the Uber ride sharing app (22%) and this is up from less than a fifth in April (18%) and just a tenth last November, 2014 (12%).

Pan Am Games have caused no disruptions: two thirds

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Just more than one third say the Pan Am Games have caused disruptions in their daily lives (38%), and among this group, just one fifth say the disruptions were very serious (21%, or about 8% of total Toronto adults).

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%).