Toronto Press Releases & Articles


Tory with 7 point lead over Doug Ford

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1228 Toronto voters on the remarkable day when Rob Ford withdrew from the Toronto mayoral race due to illness and was replaced by his brother, more than one third (34%) will vote for Doug Ford, while just more than 4-in-10 will vote John Tory (41%).

Incumbents safe in 2 of 3 wards

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In a series of random samplings of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ in selected Toronto wards, two of the three incumbents tested were relatively safe in their wards, while both the high profile newcomers were in the lead in wards where there was no incumbent.

Lapel Cameras are a Winner

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1069 Toronto voters, two thirds agree Toronto police should have lapel cameras (64%), while just one seventh disagree (15%).

LRT Preferred to Subway for Scarborough

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1069 Toronto voters, one half say they prefer a 7 stop LRT in Scarborough (51%) to a 3 stop subway (40%).

Even Split on Jets at Billy Bishop

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1069 Toronto voters, just fewer than one half approve of jets at Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport (45%) while just fewer than this are opposed (43%).

Tory Opens 12 Point Lead in Toronto

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1069 Toronto voters, 4-in-10 will vote John Tory (40%), while fewer than 3-in-10 will vote Rob Ford (28%).

Narrow approval for women topless at beaches

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 931 Toronto voters, narrowly more approve of the idea of women going topless at Toronto's beaches (46%) than disapprove (41%), while one tenth have no opinion on this critical issue (13%).

Majority in Toronto think union gains are at risk today

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The majority agree that union workplace advances like the weekend, paid holidays and maternity leave are at risk in today's political climate (57%), and a similar proportion agree that the Canadian labour movement is under assault by employers and government who want to reduce its influence (56%).

Transit plan like Rob Ford's most popular

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One half approved of a transit plan incorporating most of Mayor Ford's proposals ("Replacing the east end of the Eglinton Crosstown LRT with a subway, building the Scarborough subway and then building the Downtown Relief Line, paid for by public-private partnerships, the province and the federal government" - 50%).

One quarter of public as likley to use UPX at $20 as at $10

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In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 931 Toronto voters, 4-in-10 are very likely to use the Pearson-Union Station Express if the fare is $10 one way (41%) and this is out of two thirds who are likely to use it in total (63%).