Adam Vaughan, a former television journalist more accustomed to shining light into the darkest corners of City Hall, found the spotlight fixed squarely on him on election night. Vaughan won the Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina council seat vacated by Olivia Chow, who left to run successfully for the New Democratic Party in the 2006 federal election. He beat former Chow aid Helen Kennedy, his closest competitor, by 2,500 votes.
An island resident and community activist doesn’t like the sound of Porter Airlines’ flight plans for Toronto’s Island airport. And now that Porter Airlines Inc. has begun its controversial service out of Toronto City Centre Airport (TCCA), Marc Brien of CommunityAir (Airport Impact Review) says the accompanying increase in noise levels will negatively affect nearby residents.
Campaign spending limits released by the City of Toronto ahead of the Nov. 13 municipal election have left candidates in Ward 20 feeling a little shortchanged.