when is it not ever a low turn out in municipal elections. The vast majority of Torontonians were not paying attention to this 47 or 25 ward business.Definitely. A lot of people are fed up and others are just confused. We haven't had a single mayoral debate or any councillor debates. It's so unfair to voters and the people running alike.
Itv was 60% which I had forgotten about due to the controversy with the FordsDepends.
Last election was a record 60% voter turnout. Previous election in 2010 had 50% turnout.
2000's elections (3 of them) had voter turnouts under 40%.
So it appears that if no Ford is running for Mayor - 40% is the benchmark.
Over the weekend, candidate Keesmaat proposed repurposing three of the City's golf courses as public spaces.
Dentonia, Don Valley, and Scarlett Woods.
Toronto Mayoral candidate Faith Goldy has hired prominent civil rights and constitutional law lawyer Clayton Ruby to sue Bell for refusing to air her campaign ad. Press conference tomorrow at 11:30 a.m. I plan to have a piece up on this tomorrow morning.
Gotta love family dinners at Thanksgiving. As expected, my brother was talking to my mom about Faith Goldy. He may be campaigning for her. He did the same for RoFo in 2010 so I don't know why I'm surprised. He scoffed when I said she was a Nazi sympathizer.
Filth Moldy has hired Clayton Ruby. She seems to think that her "civil rights" have been violated...
It really is amazing how her supporters just block out the last year of her going full white power.
Dentonia is a garbage course as it is now. It is a course you go to when you are bored and want to play with your balls.
I am not surprised the idea of it being closed is brought up. The only downside is that the area has more than a few transients, "salespeople" and "business owners". Re-purposing Dentonia into a park will only give people a place to break the law. I would not walk through there at night, in the evening or many other times of the day.
Don Valley on the other hand is a tad more suitable as a park and would do well.
One I am surprised was not mentioned is Tam O'Shanter. It is centrally located and I can think of a million things to do with the area including selling it to a professional club much like the Toronto Hunt Club. Keep in mind, the Tam O'shanter Course was quite popular with banquets, etc before the buildings burned down in 1971. At one point the Tam was a Golf, Curling and Skating club along with hosting events and banquets.
Tam O'Shanter isn't in a ravine, unlike Dentonia Park, Don Valley, and Scarlett Woods.
I don't think Keesmaat is interested in selling any of the properties (though I could see a small part of Detonia Park, closest to the subway station, used to build affordable housing). She also never mentioned the golf course at Centennial Park.
But you really think Dentonia Park would be better still fenced off? I strongly disagree. It would provide an opportunity to connect the path through Warden Woods with the Taylor Creek trail, connecting with the Don Valley trail system. You'd be able to walk or bike completely off-road from Warden and St. Clair all the way downtown. A few sports fields for soccer and cricket would provide more activity to the area as well.