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Councillors, candidates call for Rob Ford’s resignation - The Globe and Mail
The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, May. 01 2014
Rob_Ford  Toronto  resignations  Elizabeth_Church 
may 2014 by jerryking
Libraries win reprieve from cut on operating hours - The Globe and Mail
elizabeth church
From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Oct. 17, 2011
Elizabeth_Church  libraries  cutbacks  Toronto 
october 2011 by jerryking
Report proposes $17-million in cuts for libraries -
Oct. 13, 2011 | The Globe and Mail | elizabeth church AND patrick wh

Less than a month after Toronto city council spared library branches from the chopping block, more than $17-million in cuts are on the table, including reduced Sunday openings, fewer weekday hours, less spending on collections and the elimination 100 full-time jobs.

The money-saving measures are in a report by Toronto’s head librarian in response to a demand for a 10-per-cent reduction in all city operations for next year. The report will be considered next week at the first meeting of the library board since the appointment of eight new members. It stops short of recommending all the cuts, instead proposing the board back $9.7-million in savings, or about 5.7 per cent of the amount requested.
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To meet the 10-per-cent target, the chief librarian says in the report that the board would have to consider an additional $7.3-million in added belt-tightening, which would include eliminating Sunday service at eight branches, and summer closings at the remaining 19.
libraries  cutbacks  austerity  Toronto  Elizabeth_Church  budgets 
october 2011 by jerryking
Margaret Atwood tweets to keep libraries open - The Globe and Mail
From Tuesday's Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Jul. 25, 2011 11:04PM EDT
Last updated Tuesday, Jul. 26, 2011
austerity  cutbacks  libraries  Toronto  Elizabeth_Church 
july 2011 by jerryking
Toronto website gives deep look at neighbourhood statistics - The Globe and Mail
, Jun. 29, 2011
Want to know what neighbourhood has the highest graduation rates, the
most trees or the greatest number of car accidents?

The answers are now a click away with a new hub on the city website.
Wellbeing Toronto lets users map an array of services and demographic
information and compare the results across 140 neighbourhoods. Users can
see basic information about a neighbourhood, such as average family
income, education level and age of population by sliding their cursor
over an interactive city map. They also can delve deeper to plot
services such as daycare centres, transit stops, and even convenience
stores and supermarkets in a specific area and see how they stack up
with other parts of the city.
Toronto  websites  community  statistics  neighbourhoods  demographic_information  Elizabeth_Church  municipalities  mapping  open_data  crowdsourcing 
july 2011 by jerryking
Student-built ap allows Paris Metro riders to use smartphones to get directions - The Globe and Mail
Jun. 09, 2010 | Globe and Mail | Elizabeth Church. "Their
work, part of a push by the Toronto campus to tap student know-how to
create new digital products, is allowing riders on one line of the Paris
Metro to use their smartphones to get directions, plan their trip and
ask for assistance from transit staff. Closer to home, the group is
hoping to test the student-developed application on the GO train’s
Lakeshore and Richmond Hill lines this fall."..."The new application is
one of the first products to be launched from the school’s Digital Media
Zone, a project that began this spring and brings together students
from various fields of study to develop their ideas under the guidance
of staff and business advisers."
Ryerson  Colleges_&_Universities  smartphones  TTC  entrepreneurship  mobile_applications  Elizabeth_Church  transit 
june 2010 by jerryking
Playing field uneven for female MBA grads - The Globe and Mail
Elizabeth Church Education Reporter

From Thursday's Globe and Mail Published on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010
Elizabeth_Church  business_schools  women  gender_gap  MBAs 
february 2010 by jerryking

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