Toronto Press Releases & Articles


Majority Agree With “No Texting While Walking” Rule

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 868 Toronto voters, the majority agreed with city council’s desire to make texting illegal while crossing the street (56%)In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 868 Toronto voters, the majority agreed with city council’s desire to make texting illegal while crossing the street (56%)

Strong Approval For Yonge Street Renewal

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 868 Toronto voters, the clear majority, about two thirds, approve of the plan to renew Yonge Street from Queen Street north to Davenport Road (64%)

LRT Preferred to Subway in Scarborough

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 667 Toronto voters, the plurality, more than 4-in-10, say a seven stop LRT funded by the province at about $1.5 billion is best for Scarborough (42%) as opposed to fewer than 3-in-10 who prefer the planned Scarborough subway, with one stop, costing more than $3 billion (28%).

Even Split on Whether to Bid on Expo 2025

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 882 Toronto voters, almost exactly equal proportions support (42%) or oppose (43%) the idea of Toronto making a bid to host Expo 2025. One in six have no opinion (16%).

Majority Agree Cyclists Should Be Licensed

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 882 Toronto voters, the majority agree that bicyclists should be licensed (56%).

Mayor’s Approval High

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 882 Toronto voters, three quarters approve of the job John Tory is doing as mayor (74%).

Dispensaries Double In Two Months

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Almost one quarter say they live in a neighbourhood with a marijuana dispensary (23%), and this percentage has doubled since we last asked this question just two months ago (March 23 - 11%).

Populace Split On Chief Saunders’ First Year

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Four-in-ten voters give the chief a positive job rating (excellent/good - 40%) and an equal proportion give him a negative job rating (fair/poor - 40%).

Almost all say Toronto homes unaffordable

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Almost all characterize Toronto’s homes as not affordable (89%), and 4-in-10 describe them as “not at all affordable” (41%).

Ranked Ballot strongly preferred to FPTP in Toronto

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The ranked ballot electoral system is strongly preferred to the current first past the post system when the two are directly compared (46% to 29%).