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Spring forward, fall back

Posted by Derek Flack / October 25, 2014

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Doug Ford team goes on illegal sign spree

Posted by Derek Flack / October 24, 2014

ford mayor signDoug Ford's campaign team hasn't exactly played by the rules when it comes to the placement of election signs. A report from the Toronto Star reveals that Toronto by-law officers have removed 336 illegally placed "Ford for Mayor" signs since October 2nd when candidates were authorized to distribute and post their campaign materials in designated areas. That might not seem like an enormous number, but considering that both Olivia Chow and John Tory have had 25 and 21 signs removed respectively, it's difficult to be particularly sympathetic.

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You can watch a partial solar eclipse in Toronto today

Posted by Derek Flack / October 23, 2014

solar eclipse torontoToronto will be witness to a rare celestial occurrence today in the form of a partial solar eclipse at sunset. The eclipse will get underway at around 5:40pm local time and continue until the sun dips below the horizon. During this period, viewers in Toronto will be see about a third of the sun covered by the moon. At the eclipse's peak this will grow to roughly two thirds of the surface, but unfortunately that'll be after the sun has set. If you're super keen to see more of the eclipse, you can head way north and west, where the sun's relative altitude is more optimal.

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Is this the transit plan that Toronto desperately needs?

Posted by Derek Flack / October 22, 2014

Ari Goldkind Transit PlanIf you've felt underwhelmed by the transit plans of our leading mayoral candidates, you might be taken with this soaring vision from Ari Goldkind. At first glance it seems like just another fantasy map, but a little digging through the accompanying 21-page document reveals that the long shot mayoral candidate has also put together a funding plan. It's wildly ambitious, of course, but that might be a dose of just what Toronto needs to break its complacency when it comes to transit expansion.

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Ryerson unveils major development on Church St.

Posted by Derek Flack / October 22, 2014

Ryerson Church Street DevelopmentAs work on Ryerson's new Student Centre nears completion, the university has just announced a major new development on Church just north of Dundas. Although the building has yet to receive a name, we do know what it will house. The new structure will be home to the School of Nutrition, the School of Occupational and Public Health, the Midwifery Education Program and the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing.

The 166,000 square-foot building, which will be built to LEED silver specifications, will also feature 250 residence beds, 10 clinical experience suites, teaching labs, modular labs for research initiatives, and a fabrication zone with 3D printers, robotic arms, a laser cutter and CNC lathes for prototyping. Welcome to the future, Ryerson.

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John Tory carries wide lead as election nears

Posted by Derek Flack / October 22, 2014

John Tory pollIf there was any doubt that John Tory is the favourite heading into the municipal election, the latest numbers from Forum Research should put that to rest. The same company that put Tory and Doug Ford neck and neck two weeks ago, now has the mayoral candidates separated by 14 points with less than a week to go before the election.

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