Two thirds approve decision not to bid on Olympics

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Two thirds approve decision not to bid on Olympics

Both in Toronto and across GTA

TORONTO September 18th, 2015 - In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1183 residents of the GTA (Toronto, Durham, York, Peel and Halton), fully two thirds approve of Mayor Tory’s decision not to bid on the Olympics (66%), and this is equally common in the city of Toronto (69%) and in the surrounding regions (65%). One quarter disapprove of this decision (25%) and one tenth have no opinion to share (9%).

Toronto residents want Olympic funds spent on TCHC repairs

When residents of the city of Toronto are asked what they would like to see the funds that might have been spent on an Olympic bid turned to, repairs to Toronto’s community housing (19%), followed by building the Downtown Relief Line (17%) are mentioned first. Fewer would like to see a reduction in property taxes (14%), burying the Gardiner or building the SmartTrack Express (12% each).

Toronto’s enthusiasm for the Olympics, and that of the surrounding regions, has tempered considerably since the heady days of the Pan Am Games and, in Toronto at least, there are seen to be more worthy expenditures," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.

Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at or at (416) 960-9603.