Sarah Climenhaga joined co-hosts Karim Kanji and Gregg Tilston inside the studio this past week to discuss the 2018 Ontario Election results and its potential impact on the city of Toronto.
This is Episode #3 of the Toronto The Podcast and Episode #130 of Welcome!
Here are some of the things we discussed:
- Why Sarah Cimenhaga does not think that the city of Toronto is as divided as the election results seemed to point out.
- The many reasons why she is running for the office of the Mayor of Toronto.
- Gregg Tilston is obsessed with Doug Ford’s “Buck A Beer” election promise.
- How Sarah Climenhaga would work with Doug Ford should she be elected as Toronto’s next mayor.
- Sarah Climenhaga’s candid thoughts on the strong mayoral system as advocated by Doug Ford.
- Why Sarah Climenhaga thinks the King Streetcar project has been successful and what she would do to improve the experience of drivers.
- Karim Kanji argues why the $0.10 reduction in gas prices will do everything to increase drivers and cars on the road, decrease the use of public transit, lower the revenues available to the Ontario government, decrease the chances of continued and/or increased investment (including ongoing service and maintenance) in public transit in both Ontario and Toronto.
- Sarah Climenhaga’s thoughts on affordable housing, affordable child care, the environment, equity, civic engagement and so much more!
Last episode I chatted with Scarborough area MP Salma Zahid. In that enlightening conversation one of the things we learned about Salma was that her political mentor is George Smitherman.
Today, we talk with the one-time Toronto mayoral candidate, former Liberal MPP and Ontario’s first openly gay MPP and Ontario cabinet minister, George Smitherman.
Here’s my conversation with George Smitherman.
Music by Aafraz Mulji.
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The William E. Small Bridge. It crosses the French River in northern Ontario. It was also built by volunteers: The French River Snow Voyageurs Snowmobile Club in 2005.
It also happens to be the largest snowmobile bridge in the world. Pretty awesome, eh?
Main Street Unionville is very similar to Niagara-On-The-Lake. The only difference is that there are no Niagara Falls and no Shaw Festival. Other than that, there are great shops, lots of activities during the summer, and even plenty of spots to enjoy a picnic.
Here are my top 10 things to do in Main Street Unionville.
1.) Ice Cream. The Old Firehall Confectionery (at 170 Main Street) specializes in a wide variety of old fashioned, handmade sweets and treats.
2.) Live music. Every Thursday evening, during the summer, you can find live bands playing under the Bandstand. Concerts start at 7:30pm until 9pm.
3.) Classic Cars. I don’t know what it is about Main Street Unionville. You will almost always find a classic car or two. Either driving slowly along the boulevard or parked just off the street.
4.) Fun art installations. You won’t find anything huge. But you’ll see plenty of small and interesting pieces scattered throughout town.
5.) Quiet places to read.
6.) The Frederick Horsman Varley Art Gallery. The Art Gallery is named after Frederick Varley, an artist from the Group of Seven.
7.) Shopping. Yes, there’s lots of shopping to do on Main Street. What would an old town be without shopping? 🙂
8.) Festivals. One of the best things about Ontario are the festivals. My favourites are the Markham Jazz Festival and Unionville Festival.
9.) Wildlife! Check out the pictures below!
10.) Too Good Pond.
I’m going camping again this summer in Ontario. Why? Because it’s damn fun. That’s why. And I suggest you do too. It’s also a wonderful way to unwind and unplug.
One of the places I hope to revisit this summer is Bon Echo.
Visit the Friends of Bon Echo website and Like them on Facebook!