Archived columns and blog posts by Matt Elliott

ArchiveJune 2017

Go ahead, embrace construction: Toronto is fortunate to be a growing city

Toronto's summer road projects are in full swing, causing headache, but building the future, across the city. When my girlfriend and I moved into our house seven years ago, my neighbour was a literal pile of dirt. Construction was just getting started on an eight-storey condo directly behind our tiny rowhouse in Corktown. For the first few years in our new place, we lived with all the pain...

Technologically speaking, Toronto can't afford to keep living in the past

One of the first computers at Toronto City Hall, circa 1968, promised to answer questions about tax bills in as little as 1.5 seconds. It could also be programmed to sing Anchors Aweigh. Toronto Community Housing Corporation – Canada’s largest landlord, responsible for 110,000 of the city’s most vulnerable residents – uses over 125 different IT systems, according to a report headed to Mayor John...

Elliott: Wynne isn’t coming with cash, so Tory should demand new city powers

Mayor Tory, shown here in this file photo, loves writing letters to the province, but it's maybe not the best strategy, says Matt Elliott. When Mayor John Tory gets mad, he writes letters. Lots and lots of letters. A maelstrom of mail. Last week, he delivered a missive to every Toronto MPP outlining the consequences should Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government not come forward with its share... Archived columns and blog posts by Matt Elliott


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