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City council has agreed to spend up to $1.46 billion for a diminished version of the transit plan that formed the cornerstone of Mayor John Tory’s 2014 election campaign

"The TTC is losing revenue as a result of Presto card reader failure and non-payment by users." Toronto Star, Saturday Jan 27th

CBC Metro Morning chats with Councillor John Campbell about the challenges local businesses face as a result of the King Street Pilot Project.

Councillor Campbell chats on the John Oakely show about the King Street Pilot Project

King Street businesses say pilot project digging into profits after slow December. CBC News January 4th, 2018.

Councillor Campbell fights and wins on further consultation for the Eglinton LRT

Possible loss of commuter parking lot ripped - Toronto Sun, October 9, 2017

Real estate market slowdown may impact land transfer taxes: Sun July 17, 2017

Toronto library refuses to cancel controversial memorial despite requests from mayor, councillors: Global July 12, 2017

City council parks TPA board: Toronto Sun, July 7, 2017

City won't pull Pride funding despite exclusion of T.O. cops from parade: Toronto Sun, May 27, 2017

Toronto to keep funding Pride parade amid controversy over police participation, Canadian Press, May 26, 2017

City will fund Pride Toronto, even as uniformed officers blocked from parade: CBC, May 26, 2017

Toronto to continue funding Pride despite police-related objections : Globe and Mail; May 26, 2017

Toronto to keep funding Pride despite police uniform uproar: Toronto Star - May 27, 2017

Coun. John Campbell tells Pride Toronto to 'come to their senses' on police in parade: CBC May 8, 2017

Coun. John Campbell has said he plans to ask his fellow councillors to consider withholding the $260,000 grant the city usually gives to the organization until Pride Toronto reaffirms “their value of inclusivity.” CP24, May, 8, 2017

Pride Funding: CTV News, April 19, 2017

Time for city to cut Pride funding: Sun, March 30, 2017

Gay pride inclusiveness questioned as Toronto may pull its funding: CBC International, March 30, 2017

Toronto councillors want $260,000 grant for Pride parade axed after police ban: Toronto Star, March 28,2017 (files from Canadian Press)

Strip Pride of city funds unless cops allowed: Councillor : Toronto Sun, March 28, 2017

City councillor wants to pull Pride funding over police exclusion: City News, March 28, 2017

Council should debate Pride funding after police ban: Campbell, CP 24 March 28, 2017

Pride Toronto should lose public funds if it upholds police ban: Globe and Mail, March 28, 2017

City Councillor wants to pull Pride funding over police exclusion: 680 News March 28, 2017

Pride Funding: Metro Morning, March 28, 2017

Councillor considering motion to pull funding for Toronto Pride parade: Global March 28, 2017

Toronto Councillors want to deny Pride funding over police ban; CBC March 28, 2017

A 'kick in the head:' Toronto city councillors react to Kathleen Wynne's road tolls reversal: Metro News January 27, 2017.

John Campbell on the Premier of Ontario's decision to block tolls: The Star January, 27, 2017

Premier Kathleen Wynne to reject Toronto's request for tolls on DVP, Gardiner: CBC January 27, 2017

Transit agency's growth plan includes fixing Presto system, pushing for Bombardier streetcar delivery . CBC January 19, 2017

Budget 2017: CTV December 6, 2017

Budget 2017: CP24 December 6, 2016

Globe editorial Road tolls: It’s time to say goodbye to Toronto’s free ride: Globe and Mail, November 25, 2016

Gardiner, DVP road tolls an ‘idea whose time has come,’ councillors say: Toronto Star, November 24, 2016

Tory’s road toll is bold, risky – and should be applauded by Toronto: Globe and Mail, November 24, 2016

Will road tolls be good for Toronto, and the GTA? Metro Morning, November 24, 2016

To toll or not to toll: Experts weigh-in on what to do about Toronto traffic congestion: Toronto Sun, November 23, 2016

Toronto Hydro cutting dividend to City of Toronto: Toronto Star, November 15, 2016

Toronto transit plan clears major hurdle at council: Toronto Star, November 8, 2016

Crucial information missing ahead of transit vote, Toronto councillors say: Toronto Star, November 8, 2016

Tory keeps multibillion dollar transit plans on track: Toronto Star, November 2, 2016

SmartTrack funding: Listen to the Mayor on Metro Morning; November 2, 2016

SmartTrack - How are we going to pay for it? CTV news November 1, 2016

Accelerated efforts to improve safety as part of City of Toronto's road safety plan

Global: Toronto councillor wants parking officers to crack down on speeding, have arrest powers, September 28, 2016

Councillor Campbell discusses options for parking enforcement. Toronto Sun, September 26, 2016

City of Toronto’s efforts to reduce congestion at top 10 hotspot intersections: September 26, 2016. The City of Toronto is taking action to improve the flow of traffic at the top 10 most congested intersections or “hotspots” in Toronto. These changes are part of phase two of the city’s Congestion Management Plan. The following is a list of hotspot intersections with the actions and implementation dates for each location: Eglinton Avenue West and Martin Grove Road Signal timing optimized with new pedestrian timing to allow pedestrians more time to cross the intersection. Completed April 2016. Local traffic controller signal timings upgraded to ensure signal operation is maintained in the event communication with central system is interrupted. Completed April 2016. Installed an upgraded traffic signal controller to allow signals to better adapt to different traffic volumes. Completed July 2016. Implemented a northbound left turn priority feature during the afternoon peak traffic period to improve the flow of traffic. Completed July 2016. An overall signal cycle length increase in the afternoon traffic period to provide longer green times for vehicle movements. Completed July 2016. Install a CCTV camera to allow staff to remotely monitor traffic incidents at intersections and respond as necessary. Planned as part of a 2017 installation. Implement dual eastbound left turn lanes to accommodate more vehicles turning left in the intersection. Planned as part of future capital programs. For a list of other intersections click here

The City of Toronto's rules governing private transportation companies like Uber came into effect July 15. One of the requirements involves displaying a sticker on the rear passenger side window while carrying passengers. Councillor Campbell's comments on Global: August 23, 2016

Councillor John Campbell and Friends of Silver Creek Park celebrate opening of new park with free barbecue and music by Markus: August 7, 2016 Inside Toronto

Councillor Campbell comments on the TTC and finding savings for the 2017 Budget. Global News - August 4, 2016

TTC budget still a work in progress: CEO - Toronto Sun, August 4, 2016

Councillor John Campbell (Ward 4 Etobicoke Centre) will join the Friends of Silver Creek Park to celebrate the opening of the park's new playground on Sunday, August 7. Press Release, August 4, 2016

This is to advise that work is scheduled the week of August 1st on Baleberry Cres from Benbow Rd. to The Westway and Benbow Rd. from Winnipeg Rd. to The Westway. For further information read more.

After decades in which Toronto built almost no new mass transit, and years of quarrelling over where new transit lines would go, “we cannot accept further delay.” Globe and Mail, July 14, 2016

PRE-CONSTRUCTION NOTICE - FALL 2016: The City of Toronto is planning road resurfacing on: • Corbridge Court, • Summitcrest Drive from Waterford Drive to Islington Avenue, • Strathdee Drive from Waterford Drive to Wincott Drive, and; • Waterford Drive from Holgate Street to Wincott Drive (see attached map). Our inspection of the roads show they need repaving and sections of damaged curb and sidewalk need to be replaced to bring them to a state of good repair. This project is part of the Council-approved 2016 Capital Works Program to renew aging city roads and sidewalk for current and future needs.

Councillor John Campbell believes there could still be money saved by taking the route above ground in the existing RT corridor...Campbell on the Scarborough Subway: Toronto Star July 12, 2016

Mayor John Tory’s transit priorities face financial, political challenge: Toronto Star June 27, 2016

Councillor Campbell on the staff report banning Basketball and Hockey Nets on residential streets - CTV News June 20, 2016

The City is planning to resurface Callowhill Dr. from Clement Rd. to The Westway in the spring. Our inspection of the road shows that it needs to be repaved and sections of damaged curb and sidewalks need to be replaced to bring it to a state of good repair.

Councillor wants staff to study road tolls for Gardiner and DVP: CP24, May 21, 2015

Cycle Toronto's Jared Kolb offers tips for drivers on how share the road safely with cyclists.

As warmer weather arrives, Toronto Public Health is reminding residents to protect themselves against blacklegged tick bites and Lyme disease. The blacklegged tick (Ixodes scapularis) is the only type of tick in Ontario that can transmit the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

Construction Notice, May 9 - September: Please note the following watermain cleaning and relining on Willowridge Road and Richgrove Drive

Lead in drinking water

CBC News, May 4, 2016: New Uber rules: Councillor Campbell supports ride sharing in Toronto

Metronews, May 4, 2016: Council Campbell on Bloor Street bike lane pilot

Toronto Star, May 3, 2016: Are Toronto drivers paying their fair share?

Toronto Star, May 3, 2016: Fate of Uber in Toronto

Toronto Sun, April 25, 2016: Justify travel or stay at home

Inside Toronto, April 20, 2016 - Uber may be forced to leave Toronto if city’s new ride-hailing rules are approved

Ontario Today with Rita Celli CBC 99.1, April 14, 2016: Ottawa City Council gave Uber the green light. Today, the City of Toronto's licensing committee begins hearings about whether to do the same. Our guests are Ottawa Councillor Michael Qaqish and Toronto Councillor John Campbell.

John Oakley Show AM640, April 14, 2016: Ward 4 Councillor John Campbell explained what might happen, and why the city can’t act as guardian of the taxi industry.

The Guardian, April 12, 2016: Councillor John F. Campbell agrees a byelection is needed for Etobicoke’s Ward 2

The Guardian, April 6, 2016: Etobicoke York Community Council approves recommendation to introduce a policy that will guide future developments in Endenbridge-Humber Valley area.

Taxi/car-for hire regulations, comments from Councillor Campbell on CBC Metro Morning, April 8, 2016.

New Toronto Uber, taxi rules unlikely to go ahead as proposed, Councillor Campbell's comments on CBC news on-line.

Toronto unveils proposed rules for Uber in radical overhaul of city’s legal regime for vehicles for hire, Councillor Campbell in the National Post.

Settling the impasse between Uber and taxicabs, Councillor Campbell on CBC News April 7, 2016.

Toronto Sun: Tweets on the Taxi/car-for-hire regulations

Scoopnest: Councillor supportive of new regulations

APRIL 1, 2016 - The City of Toronto will be removing abandoned bicycles from city streets over the next few weeks to free up critical space for those who wish to park their bicycles.

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Starting April 6, 2016 the City of Toronto will start the final stages of work involving sidewalk, curbs and driveway and catch basin repairs, road resurfacing and any landscaping repairs affected by the watermain work on Scarlett Road from Richview Road to Lawrence Ave. West, Westbank Crescent, Riverlea Drive and Riverlea Road.

To address questions and concerns you may have about Toronto Hydro, please find attached the residential and business bill inserts and Frequently Asked Questions.

City of Toronto cautions residents about responding to misleading communications – Toronto Water does not conduct door-to-door sales

The City of Toronto has issued its 2015 Toronto Environmental Progress Report, the first report of its kind to document progress towards Toronto's environmental goals and priorities.

Councillors react to mayor's proposed levy for transit and housing Metro Morning

City Council deliberates on the 2016 budget.

John Campbell and TTC Board Members not happy with cost overruns

Mayor Tory seeks funding for Toronto social housing repairs.

Toronto’s revenue problem: Why the city has left some cash-generating tools in its back pocket

Tory says budget shows that the province may fund SmartTrack.

Etobicoke residents share frustration with new developments

Councillor Campbell revises motion to stengthen scope of SASP

At a time of big development, how do we build a great Toronto?

Councillor wants staff to study road tolls for Gardiner and DVP - May 21, 2015 CP24

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