Top ten: antiquated by-laws

I always enjoy a good top ten, and this week I want to share a uniquely Hogtown Crier list with you: The top ten by-laws from our city’s first 50 odd years of existence. This is by no means a list of the most important or even necessarily useful by-laws in Toronto’s history, but rather […]

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Alder king’s men

I always knew that the government in Canada (and its provincial and municipal subsidiaries) has historically been an old boy’s club. The term “alderman” just oozes older white rich oligarchic businessmen lounging in mahogany chairs with scotch and cigars, harrumphing about their financial exploits in transport, or manufacturing, or maybe textiles, or lawyering. When I first did a little […]

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Hear ye, Hear ye

Welcome to the Hogtown Crier. If this is your first time here, let me tell what the HC is all about. I’m a big fan of cities. I’ve visited a few other big western cities and while the point can be made that cities are all the same or equal until they’re your city, Toronto is objectively the […]

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