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                                                   plays a
                                                   vital role
                                                   in
                                                   providing
                                                   us quality
                                                   services      Why
                                                   and           would you
                                                   infrastruct   choose to
                                                   ure that      be a City
                                                   we cannot     Councillor
                                                   afford to     if not to
                                                   pay for as    aspire to
                                                   individuals   delivering
                                                   . When        excellent
                                                   we pool       public city
                                                   our           services?
                                                   resources     We need
                                                   together,     our city
                                                   we can        services
                                                   build a       to remain
                                                   great city    public so
                                                   that          that they
                                                   creates       are
                                                   opportuniti   affordable
                                                   es,           ,
                                                   mitigates     accessible
                                                   inequality,   and
                                                   and           accountab
                  Poverty,                         benefits      le to
                  equity and maintainin            all of us .   residents
         Public   affordabilit g public            The City      of
         Transit
R_efegRF22FgJYjuk y            services            should        Toronto. Individual   m6h    No
                                                        If we want
                                                        Toronto to
                                                        be a world-
                                                        class city
                                                        that is
                                                        attractive
                                                        to people,
                                                        we need
                                                        to cut
                                                        services
                                                        like paying
                                                        off-duty
                                                        cops
                                                        $60/hr,
                                                        NOT arts
                                                        & culture,
                                                        transporta
                                                        tion,
                                                        infrastruct
                                                        ure etc. I
                                                        think most
                                                        people
                              Developin    Culture is   would be
                              g green &    more         willing to
                              arts         important    foot a
                   Cutting    innovation   than         small
                   costs on s that will    sport,       increase
                   off-duty   make         don't        in property
         Improving cops pay, Toronto       know why     taxes if it
         TTC -     not        more         those are    meant
         NOT       subsidized modern       in the       Toronto
         cutting   camp       and          same         could be
         routes
R_6XQLfu44oTsvvyQ programs attractive      category     more        Individual   M4X   No
                                        I have a
                                        fear that
                                        the
                                        Lawrence
                                        Heights
                                        renewal
                                        project will
                                        be killed
                                        with the
                                        changes
                                        to the
                                        TPH
                                        board.
                                        The
                                        success
                                        of the
                                        Regent
                                        Park
                                        redevelop
                                        ment is                 Think for
                                        attracting              themselve
                                        world-                  s and not
                                        wide                    as "yes
                                        attention               men/wom
                    lack of             which is                en" to the
        the loss of long term           what this increase      Mayor and
        Transit     vision for cuts to  city         property   his
        City        the
R_bKpNROG0SCaRC6g city         services needs.       taxes      brother    Individual   M6H   No
                                        Communit
                               support  y
                    zoning/byl for      Agencies,
                    aws        communit resident
        affordable inconsiste y         engagem
        housing
R_8c73QwR8faPjI4k ncy          agencies ent                                Individual   m1e   No
                                        Supportin
                                        ga
                                        liveable
                                        and
                                        equitable
                                        city where
                                        all people
                                        can thrive
                                        and
                                        contribute
                                        to
                                        communit
                                        y. We
                                        need to
                                        pay
                                        attention
                                        to the
                                        environme
                                        nt, ensure
                                        a great
                                        transporta
                                        tion
                             ensuring system
                             adequate and
                             incomes ensure           The city
         programs            so that    affordable    must
         and                 people     housing is    maintain
         services            can        being         its level of
         for the             adequatel delivered      services
         people              y bring up by            to those
         who live affordable their      governme      most in
         here
R_3elgbOn4WlnYgh6 housing    children   nt.           need.                 Individual   M3J   No


                                         The
                                         current
                                         governanc
                                         e model
                                         leads to
                                         far too
                                         many
                                         compromi
                                         ses. A
                                         post-
                                         amalgama     Just keep
                                         tion         funding
                              Lack of an Toronto      them,
         Lack of              overall    does not     please.
         revenue to           political  need to be   We're in
         support              vision for the same     danger of
         important Transit    Toronto's from top      falling   Think long-
         services
R_d1gBNt5EYI2EetS planning    growth     to bottom.   behind.   term.       Individual   M5A   No
                                          I believe
                                          the
                                          employee
                                          s of the
                                          City of
                                          Toronto
                                          are being
                                          unfairly
                                          targeted
                                          and
                                          labelled
                                          as lazy
                                          and
                                          dishonest.
                                          In an
                                          attempt to
                                          find gravy,
                                          as
                                          promised
                                          in his
                                          campaign,
                                          the Mayor
                                          has
                                          turned the
                                          communit
                                          y against
                                          certain
                                          groups
                                          such as
                  threatenin   cutting    TCHC,
          killing g            services   TTC and
          Transit Waterfron    to lower   garbage
          City
R_6likLEqMM5WVg9Kt Toronto     taxes      collection.   Individual   M6K   Yes
                                       Stressing
                                       again the
                                       importanc
                                       e of
                                       openness
                                       and
                                       transpare
                                       ncy. I do
                                       not feel
                                       the
                                       current
                                       administra
                                       tion is
                                       doing a
                                       good job
                                       of this.
                                       Feel that
                                       decisions
                                       are made
                                       behind        Think long   Think long
                                       closed        term.        term.
                                       doors         Don't        Don't
                                       without       sacrifice    sacrifice
                                       the           the future   the future
                                       involveme     to pay for   to pay for
                  Lack of   Lack of    nt of         today.       today.
                  Transpare efficient  communit      Keep that    Keep that
                  ncy/Com mass         y, council.   in mind      in mind
                  municatio transporta Relive the    when         when
         Service  n in      tion to    mayor         considerin   considerin
         cuts in  Municipal poor       should        g selling    g selling
         2012     Governme neighbour make            city         city
         budget
R_0uHcY3sk7EqE2Us nt        hoods      himself       assets.      assets.    Individual   M6E   No
R_eW03p0ndMRL0jYM                                                            -99          M4M   No
                                                              Be
                                                              mindful
                                                   the city   about the
                                                   should     benefits of
                                                   download drop in
                                                   some of services...
                                                   their      how
                                                   services cheap
                                                   like       they are to
                                       downloadi shelters     run given
                                       ng city run and        the crime
                                       social      housing to reduction,
                                       services the non       poverty
                                       to the non profit      reduction
                                       profit      sector as roles they
                                       sector...ch this will  play in
                                       eaper       provide    keeping
                                       communit maximum neighbour
         youth                         y based     services hoods
         engagem                       solutions for fewer safe and
         ent/emplo          transporta to social dollars      working
         yment
R_1XrGbdcGF8pQgqopoverty    tion       issues      invested well for all Individual    m6g   No
         Public    Social   Environm
         Transit
R_1NvUOPx50hIYd9OServices   ent                                           Individual   M5T   No
                                                                     Arts and
                                                                     culture
                                                                     funding
                                                                     not only
                                                                     enhances
                                                                     the value
                                                                     of our city
                                                                     in an
                                                                     economic
                                                                     way,
                                                                     provides
                                                                     substantia
                                                                     l jobs for
                                                                     numerous
                                                                     citizens, it
                                                                     also
                                                                     contribute
                                                                     s to the
                                                                     brand of
                                                                     the city,
                                                                     and how
                                                                     the city
                                                                     values
                                                                     itself. Arts
                                                                     and
                                                                     culture
                                                                     support
                                                                     goes
                   Arts and                                          beyond
         The TTC Culture        Bike                                 funding a
         and       support      culture                              bunch of
         Transit   and          and bike                             festivals, it
         City LRTs
R_dh5q6qheMLhJBac funding       lanes                                is an         Individual   M6H   Yes
                                         Impose a
                                         tax on
                                         people
                                         who want       VEHICLE
                                         to drive       REGISTR
                                         into the       ATION
                                         downtown       TAX / /
                                         core from      Also:
                                         the            increase
                                         suburbs in     taxes on
                                         order to       gasoline,
                                         pay for        and/or
                                         public         charge
                                         transit. / /   people to    Be
        unnecess                         Also,          drive from   transpare
        ary and                          reinstate      the          nt!
        harmful                          the            suburbs      Consult
        privatizati reduction decline in vehicle        into         with
        on of       in social TTC        registratio    downtown     constituen
        services
R_e4pGOL22q4L6z6k spending service       n tax.         .            ts!        Individual      M6H   No
                                        Public
                                        libraries,
                                        accessibili
         Poverty
R_3KMTNbJrbI9qwfO Literacy   Jobs       ty            Individual   M4M   No
                                        Change
                                        parking
                                        rules
                                        during
                                        rush
                                        hours
                                        (which
                                        should be
                                        extended
                                        to include
                                        3 to 7pm)
                                        ... and
                                        enforce
                                        the rules
                                        to reduce
         Transit                        gridlock
         developm Budget     Road       throughou
         ent
R_8HfosRlwhpmzktm deficit    conditions t the city.   Individual   M4M   No
                             Lack of /
                             ignoring
         Transit,            communit
         LRT, Bus Paid Duty y
         cancellatio Toronto consultati
         ns
R_2c8B2KImAZzUDyI Police     on                       Individual   M9B   Yes
                                                         The city      Consider
                                                         should        that
                                                         stop          downtown
                                           Providing     making        is the
                                           and           'rookie       heart of
                                           maintainin    mistakes'     the city--
                                           g services    that result   and that
                                           to            in huge       Toronto
                                           marginaliz    increases     would be
                                           ed            to police     nothing
                                           communiti     salaries      without it.
                                           es,           and           Downtown
                                           including     instead       is more
                                           gay/lesbia    use that      than a
                                           n/trans       money to      theme
                                           communiti     fund other    park for
                                           es;           services      people in
                                           controls      that          the
                                           on ever-      actually      suburbs to
                                           expanding     make the      visit, enjoy
                                           police        city a        and then
                                           budget;       better        abandon--
                                           finding       place to      it has
                                           solutions     live in:      citizens,
                                           other than    investmen     communiti
                                           privatizati   t in          es,
                                           on for        communiti     cultures
                                           services      es, in        and
                                           like          culture, in   values all
                                           garbage,      marginaliz    its own,
                                           communit      ed groups     that feed
                               Privatizati y housing,    and in the    into those
        Housing Culture
R_3xGsPe3UsZN1Z1W              on          etc.          health and    of the rest Individual   M4X   Yes
                   TTC -
                   public     heritage
                   transporta preservati
        Bike lanes tion
R_bEgpdEATHbCjOCM             on                                                   Individual   M6P   No
                                      Our cities   Invest        Council
                                      parks are    Toronto       knows it is
                                      a vital      and Build     vitally
                                      resource,    Toronto       important
                                      as are all   are great     to save
                                      our          options to    money
                                      public/out   develop       and cut
                                      door         and sell      costs - I
                                      spaces.      Toronto's     agree
                                      waterfront   real          wholehear
                                      developm     estate.       tedly. But,
                                      ent has      Investmen     not at the
                                      been         ts (similar   expense
                                      slow, but    as the        of
                                      the last     Teacher's     delivering
                                      few years    recent        quality
                                      it has       investmen     services
                                      been         t in the      to
                                      really       Leafs)        residents.
                                      tremendo     could also    (It was
                                      us - keep    be            disappoint
                                      it up! The   beneficial.   ing to see
                                      Toronto      I think       the Urban
                                      Island       sponsorsh     Affairs
                                      needs        ip (like      library
                                      continual    Scotiaban     closed
                                      investmen    k + Nuit      and bus
                                      t, same      Blanche       routes
                                      for          and           cut). If this
                                      communit     Mastercar     means
                             economic y            d+            raising
                  transporta developm recreation   Winterlicio   property
         Budget
R_8dWziaKiyZY4Ozi tion       ent      . Our ski    us) are       taxes,        Individual   M6P   No
                                     Oh my
                                     god this
                                     city is
                                     making
                                     me crazy.
                                     / / First of
                                     all, I'm
                                     tired of
                                     not being
                                     able to get
                                     on public
                                     transit at a
                                     major
                                     intersectio
                                     n after
                                     work
                                     because
                                     its full.
                                     because
                                     THERE
                                     ARE NOT
                                     ENOUGH
                                     FOR THE
                                     POPULAT
                                     ION. / /
                                     Secondly,
                                     why the
                                     hell is
                                     Roncesval
         Public  Constructi The Rent les still in
         Transit on         Is Too   ruins?
         Sucking Sucking    Damn     Because                           You are
         Hard.
R_aaZm6lPSZm0rw6UHard.      High.    the city                          failing.   Individual   M6R   No

                                                       user fees
                                                       should be
                                                       kept low
                                                       since they
                                                       are used
                                                       by the
                                                       most
                                                       vulnerable
                                                       . property
                                                       taxes are
                                                       progressiv      This
                                                       e. I have a     survey
                                                       big home        tool was
                                        Expanding      and I will      great but
                                        light rapid    pay my          did not
                                        transit to     taxes for       work
                            Homeless all corners       it, it's only   consistent
           Transit
R_8lltd8f8VmSQK7G Childcare ness        of the city.   fair.           ly.        Individual   m6n   No
           Transport        Infrastruct
           ation
R_2bqqjiCJOIUi8SM Poverty   ure                                                   Individual   m5a   No
                                            The
                                            eliminatio
                                            n or lack      Don't
                                            of respect     nickel and
                                            for various    dime us       Listen to
                                            boards         for           the public
          High cost The rush                and the        services      more and
          of Police to                      shabby         raise the     quit
          services privatizati              treatment      taxes and     carrying
          and rich  on without              of the         provide       out an
          contract  adequate                TCHC           the           imaginary
          awarded
R_2b1IBsjs8LRSeoc study                     board          services      mandate Individual       m4k   No
          Transport            Quality of
          ation
R_7OhEWTHkrxk0n2sLiveability Services                                                Individual   M6J   Yes

                                            Effective
                                            public
                                            transit
                                            must
                                            cover the
                                            entire city.
                                            Bicycling
                                            must be
                                            recognize
                                            d as a
                                            valid
                                            alternative
                                            to
                                            automobil      I believe     The city is
                                            es. Traffic    that PPPs     not a
                                            is a           can work,     business.
                                            disease,       but there     It is an
                                            like           have to be    organizati
                                            cancer or      strict        on
                                            heart          safeguard     designed
                                            disease,       s in place    to provide
                                            and            to prevent    services
                                            should be      exploitatio   to the
                                            afforded       n of the      public, not
                                            similar        city by the   a profit to
                                            importanc      private       sharehold
         Transit
R_6LLO1tIWjdP44Dy Traffic       Planning    e.             partners.     ers.        Individual   M6P   Yes
                                                     The City
                                                     should
                                                     use its
                                                     powers
                                                     under the
                                                     City of
                                                     Toronto
                                                     Act to
                                                     raise
                                                     revenue in
                                                     creative
                                                     ways that
                                                     place the
                                                     greatest
                                                     burden on
                                                     those with
                                                     the means
                                                     to pay.
                                                     The City
                                                     should        Mayor
                                                     also          Ford
                                                     continue      promised
                                                     to            no service
                                                     advocate      cuts.
                                                     for           Torontoni
                              Not                    provincial    ans took
                              enough                 and           him at his
                              funding                federal       word. Now
                              from                   programs      he must
        Poor                  provincial/            that either   deliver on
        transporta Increasing federal                provide       that no-
        tion       levels of governme                more          cuts
        network
R_9YTKz8CcBxpd6Ty poverty     nts                    revenue to    mandate. Individual    M5R   No
                                       Services
                                       should not
                                       be cut.
                                       The
                                       budget is     Bring
                                       running       Back the
                                       into a        Vehicle
                                       deficit for   Registrati
                                       2012 and      on Tax. It
                                       it is scary   was a lot
                                       how so        of money
                                       many          that is
                                       services      now not
                                       seem to       getting
                             Maintenan be            into the   DO NOT
        Service   Garbage ce to        doomed        city's     CUT
        cuts
R_4ZUxRZUsUHqOwni collection parks     to be cut.    coffers.   THEM         Individual   m6k   No
        Transport
        ation
R_3wQ2MuF3SmsLYP2 Housing Education                                          Individual   M5A   No
                                         Comprehe
                                         nsive, city-
                                         wide
                 Infrastruct             transit
        Transit
R_emQkDutA8fV3mssure         Poverty     planning.                           Individual   M6H   No
                                                        Privatizati
                                                        on leads
                  Developm                              to inferior Raise
         Transit
R_6nAJsuPqq8swt4E ent                                   service.    taxes.   Individual   m5r   No

                                                        People
                                                        who make
                                                        over
                                         Stop           $100,000
                                         wasting        a year on
                                         money on       the city
                                         campaigni      pay role
                                         ng to get      should
                                         rid of         take a
                                         graffiti!      minimum
                                         This           5% pay
                                         wasn't a       cut. / /
                                         problem        Decrease
                                         before         Police
                                         and know       funding / /
                                         they are       TOLL the
                  Aging                  just going     DVP and
         Budget   Infrastruct Garbage to make it        the
         Deficit
R_2g8T9fGRXEPntaY ure         collection worse!         Gardner!             Individual   M4Y   No
                                         Affordable     Reinstate
                                         and            the
                                         effective      vehicle
                              environme public          registratio
         poverty
R_7aIKwFYOuMEqhKY transit     nt         transit        n tax.               Individual   M4Y   No
                                                     don't
                                                     throw out
                                                     all the
                                                     good
                                                     things that
                                                     Toronto
                                                     does-
                                                     toronto
                                                     needs to
                                                     say a
                                                     global and
                                                     Canadian
                                                     leader in
                                                     cities-
                                                     don't
                                                     become
                                                     too locally
                                                     focussed
                                                     and short
                                                     term
                                                     thinking -
                                        being a      many of
                                        municipal    our future
                                        global       challenge
                                        leader,      s are
                                        working      global and
                                        as a         we need
                                        region to    to keep
                                        increase     this
        good                            services     outlook as
        quality of                      and          part of the
        life for   environme parks and opportuniti   cities
        residents nt
R_9ABPAT1ZlHRjWEA            recreation es           culture     Individual   M6S   Yes
                                      Don't sell
                                      off assets
                                      (enwave,
                                      Toronto
                                      communit
                                      y Housing,
                                      land,
                                      etc...) to
                                      cover
                                      future
                                      budget
                                      shortfalls.
                                      Go after
                                      actual
                                      'gravy' like
                                      the
                                      Toronto
                                      Police
                                      budget,
                                      get them
                                      to make
                                      cuts and       Cut the
                                      stop           waste.
                                      handing        Stop
                                      them           looking for
                                      wads of        more
                                      cash year      funding,
                                      after year     just find
                                      (crime is      efficiency..
                                      down and       .especially    balance
                                      budgets        through        the budget
         Transport Bike               up for         excess         now, not
         ation/TTC
R_0qPciXw7hEx3R1a Lanes     Budget    20+yrs).       staffing.      later.     Individual   M5R   No
                                                     make
                                      Bike           more bike
                                      Lanes          lanes
                                      more bike      more bike
                                      awarenes       awarenes
                                      s. and         s grants       More
                                      funding        and            funding
                                      and            funding        for
                                      grants for     opportuniti    Dufferin
                                      visual         es for         grove
                  Support             artists and    artist         park and
        Bike      for the             academic       more food      city park
        Lanes
R_3W45eEhfgUzaXze arts      transit   s              stands         bike lanes Individual   m6h   No
                                       We need
                                       to hear
                                       from all
                                       people in
                                       the city,
                                       not just a
                                       few with
          Rapid                        connectio
          transit                      ns with
          needed                       councillor
          ALL over           Recreatio s or the
          the city
R_096iI598Qayg7dO Clean city nal needs mayor.                          Individual   M6M   No

                                          We need
                                          more
                                          leadership
                                          in
                                          promoting
                                          alternative
                                          modes of
                                          transport
                                Waterfron beside the
                                t         use of
                                developm cars in our
         Transit
R_cT7KlCQBMO52kJuCycling        ent       city                         Individual   m6h   No

                   ensuring                ensure
                   council
          ensuring a                       Toronto
                   listens to
          presentabl            responsibl maintains    split the
          e        the people   e city     a world      city to pre-
          downtown not the      governme class          amalgama
          - tourism
R_bejdeBIvT6jGlh2  mayor        nt         status.      tion           Individual   M4Y   No
                   Cost
         Budget    Reduction    Privatizati
         Shortfall
R_8ccEieH8SVoqlms s             on                                     Individual   M6L   No
                                      The city
                                      should
                                      definitely
                                      consider
                                      helping
                                      the poor,
                                      the
                                      working
                                      poor and
                                      the middle
                                      class - all
                                      groups
                                      that have
                                      seen real
                                      income
                                      seriously
                                      decline
                                      over the      Very
                                      last two      carefully.
                                      decades.      The
                                      Raise         governme
                                      minimum       nt should
                                      wage,         aim to
                                      raise         serve the
                                      welfare       majority of
                                      payouts,      us who
                                      decrease      are not
                                      red tape      wealthy
                                      that stops    and who
                                      poor          rely on a
                                      people        variety of
                 Environm Housing     from          city
        Transit
R_6Pd8zWWE0VcJiT2ent      Costs       keeping       services.               Individual   m6c   Yes


                                                                  Services
                                                                  should not
                                                                  be cut
                                                                  and taxes
                                                                  should not
                                                                  be raised
                                                                  nor user
                                                                  fees
                                                                  applied.
                                                                  Do not
                                                                  give the
                                                    Cut           ttc,
                                                    salaries      municipal
                                                    and cut       employee
       transporta health                            waste in      s etc more
       tion
R_bNGARm03MyKrbXm care     services   none          city hall     money!!! Individual    M1K   No
                                                                  Increases
                                                                  in fees to
                                                                  citizens
                                                                  (both user
                                                                  and
                                                                  property
                                                                  tax) cause
                                                                  complaint
                                                                  s in the
                                                                  short term
                                                                  but quiet
                                                                  down in
                                                                  the long
                                                                  term. It
                                                                  will always
                                                                  be more
                                                                  popular to
                                                                  lower a
                                                                  tax rather
                                                                  than raise
                                                                  it but there
                                                                  are a few
                                                     Consider of us out
        Increasing                                   adding       there who
        population Environm                          user fees know that
        (Planning ental                              to           taxes are
        and        programs                          services essential
        approving (need for                          that are     for
        city       continued                         traditionall providing
        growth     developm                          y funded services. /
        and        ent,       Public                 entirely by / I also
        developm support, transit                    property hope that
        ent)
R_9RKO81J0NV2y6Dq  and focus) (TTC)                  tax.         Toronto      Individual    M2J   No

                                                      reduce
                                                      costs by
                                                      evaluating
                                                      each
                                                      request
                                                      for
                                                      purchase.
                                                      Get rid of
                                                      budgets
                                                      for
                                                      departme
                                                      nts,
                                                      agencies     Don't let
                                                      and          the
                                                      boards. /    majority
                                         eliminate Run             dictate, let
                  eliminate              spending everything       logic be
         Reduce   green                  money on like a tight     the
         property energy      reduce     green        household    deciding
         taxes
R_er32AdziiRYcCB6 costs       services   initiatives. .            factor.      Individual   NOT   No
                                      we need                    When
                                      to                         deciding
                                      eliminate                  to
                                      all paid                   outsource
                                      duty for                   ask this
                                      police and   Go after      important
                                      limit        other         question.
                                      overtime     levels of     Is the
                                      3) we        governme      lower cost
                                      need to do   nt , e.g.     to
                                      away with    federal       outsource
                                      police       governme      on the
                                      retention    nt should     backs of
                                      bonuses      pick up       the
                                      4) we        the tab for   workers
                                      need to      housing       who might
                                      establish    all the       be paid
                                      Toronto      refugees      far less
                                      residency    that are in   than city
                                      requireme    TCHC          workers
                                      nts for      buildings     (in order
                                      cops and     as well as    for the
                                      other city   other         company
                                      workers.     extra         to make a
                                      No more      costs         profit). If
                            burden    collecting   associate     the
                            placed on a 6-figure   d with        answer is
                            services salary in     refugees      yes
                            by        Toronto      and           (invariably
                            refugees and living    immigrant     it is) then
        Toronto  Loss of    and       in Ajax 5)   s ,. e.g.     outsourcin
        Police   trust in   immigrant we need      ESL           g is bad
        salaries
R_eRk58D4k26WeTFqpolice     s         to roll      programs      for the     Individual   m5a   No
                                      Effective                  Find and
                                      managem                    eliminate
                                      ent and                    wasteful
                                      assignme                   projects
                                      nt of City                 and
        Transport Bike                employee                   departme
        ation
R_20mhhY95m1TtjFO Lanes     Parks     s.                         nts.        Individual   M9P   No
                                          Possibility
                                          of
                                          reduced
                                          public
                                          accountab
                                          ility if
                                          certain
                                          services
                                          (such as
                                          garbage
                                          collection
                                          &
                                          housing)
                                          are
                                          privatized.
                                          The
                                          politicizing
                                          of many
                                          funding
                                          issues
                                          with every
                                          election
                                          cycle is
                                          damaging
                                          the City's
                                          ability to
                                          properly
                               possible conduct                    quality of
                    inadequat cancellatio life cycle               life for
        reduced e capital n of            cost           seriously everyone
        transit     funding    Toronto    analysis       commit to instead of
        service for for public waterfront and            a long-   just tax
        2011
R_6KxupSYSzAkPH5atransit       projects   adhere to      term plan rates      Individual   m5t   No
                                                                   Protect
                                                                   those
                                                                   most
                                             public                vulnerable
                                             transit,              . Too
                                             light rail, Upload to much is
                                 open        traffic     the       spent on
         budget      keeping     consultati congestio province policing
         shortfall
R_cBbkaAhSpj4jz36    services    on          n           or feds.  and roads Individual    M6R   No
                                 Efficiencie
                   Maintain      s and
         Budget    Public        accountab               Cost
         Pressures
R_aibDBzbUAa7NgVu Services       ility                   Recovery             Individual   M6K   No
                                                       Road
                                                       pricing!
                                                       Also,
                                                       Sales tax
                                                       (an
                                                       additional
                                                       1 percent
                                                       on HST
                                                       going to
                                                       cities);
                                                       vehicle
                                                       registratio
                                                       n tax, gas
                                                       tax
                                                       suppleme
                                                       nt, higher
                                                       taxes on
                                                       entertain
                                       affordable      ment and      The city
                                       housing,        hotels,       needs
                                       accessibili     keep the      funding
                                       ty for          land          sources
                                       people          transfer      that grow
                                       with            tax (and      with the
                                       disabilities    possibly      economy.
                                       ,               increase it   Property
        transporta          affordable traffic/gridl   for second    taxes are
        tion
R_a41WVInAflsNyks budget    housing    ock             homes)        dumb.     Individual   M5P   No


                                                                   Let's build
                                                                   a city for
                                                                   the future,
                                                       I am        we can't
                                                       willing to exist on
                                                       pay for     the work
                                                       good        that was
                                                       services done 40
        Public              environme                  and a       years ago
        transit
R_6saHXnuoGlaPFCk Poverty   nt                         great city! forever.    Individual   M1L   No
                                              The City       You need
                                              should         to
                                              care           remember
                                              about          that the
                                              housing        decisions
                                              for all        you make
                                              people,        now will
                                              including      have real
                                              those          conseque
                                              most in        nces and
                                              need.          any cuts
                                              The City       you make      Please
                                              should         to save       know that
                                              care           money         many of
                                              about          may have      us love
                                              ensuring       the effect    this city. It
                                              that our       of            is not a
                                              public         increasing    business
                                 The need     spaces         costs         but a
        The need                 to ensure    are given      (social or    living
        for        Ensuring      that         opportuniti    financial)    entity with
        programs the rights      pedestrian   es to grow     elsewhere     real
        that make and            paths and    and thrive     . Please      conseque
        the City a voices of     routes       and that,      do not be     nces
        meaningfu citizens       through      notwithsta     hasty in      when
        l and      are heard     the City     nding any      your          decisions
        communit and that        are          perceived      decisions     are made
        y-         we do not     accessible   inefficienci   and           carelessly
        promoting fall victim    , timely     es, those      please do     or with an
        place to   to the        and          attributes     not let       eye to
        live,      opinions      effective,   of a           political     solely the
        regardless of the loud   regardless   communit       disposition   bottom
        of cost.
R_3BFVgKp89uNKOc4  minority.     of cost.     y-             outweigh      line.         Individual   M4X   No
                                     - more
                                     bike            If we want
                                     lanes,          to
                                     road tolls      compete
                                     like            with New
                                     Europe,         York,
                                     car-free        London
                                     streets         and Paris,
                                     (Yonge,         then we
                                     Kensingto       need to
                                     n Market        invest in
                                     area, U of      transit, the
                                     T,              waterfront
                                     Ryerson,        and our
                                     etc.), light-   parks.
                                     rail,           People
                                     continue        don't visit
                                     with            Paris
                                     Waterfron       because
                                     t process,      it's
                                     architectur     balanced
                                     al              its budget,
                                     excellenc       people
                                     e (4-stack      visit to see
                                     ice-pad         the great
                                     and bridge      museums
                  Waterfron          over Fort       and parks.
         Transit
R_0B6cFhVv4YtXdM8 t         Budget   York).          / /            Individual   M5G   No
                                                       Invest in
                                                       the long
                                                       term.
                                                       Improve
                                                       public
                                                       transporta
                                                       tion,
                                                       pedestrian
                                                       options,
                                                       cycling
                                                       paths to
                                                       reduce
                                                       gridlock
                                                       and
                                                       improve
                                                       health.
                                                       Driving a
                                                       car is like   Yes.
                                                       having a      Think
                                                       giant         about the
                                                       wheelchai     long term
                                                       r to move     not just
                                                       people.       until the
                                                       Intensifyin   next
                                                       g area        election.
                                                       densities     You may
                                                       like Yonge    not get
                                                       and           immediate
                                                       Sheppard      gratificatio
        Gridlock                                       have          n, but you
        and                                            turned it     will be
        transporta                                     into a        doing the
        tion
R_72OnYGlYY926Tha Pollution Density                    ridiculous    right thing. Individual   m2j   No
                   homeless
        traffic
R_6x8YQMHUFeu4JN2  ness     taxes                                                Individual    M5G   No
                                           cut the
                                           wastes       don't be a
                               Privatizati inside the spending
         safety
R_25zFI2mv74FnUCE Taxes        ons         city hall !! spree      waste         Individual    m1k   No
                                           Another
                                           downtown
                   Infrastruct Environm subway
         Transit
R_5bheYt9tbxAeUkI ure          ent         line                                  Individual    M6J   No
         Transport Budget
         ation
R_cMTSmifRIplx9oU Deficit                                                        Individual    m5t   No
                                           costs of
                                           services
                                           and which
         costs of  cost of     cost of     are
         programs garbage services important
R_6z1uycYxOUtmuWM                                                                Individual    m2h   Yes
                                                    Financial
                                                    assistanc
                                                    e to social
                                                    causes
                                                    and arts
                                                    groups
                                                    should
                                                    only be
                                                    done by
                                                    "matching
                                                    grants"
                                                    up to but
                                                    not
                                                    greater
                                                    than
                                                    money
                                                    raised
                                                    privately,
                                                    with no
                                                    other
                                                    governme
                                                    nt support
                                                    Yearly
                                        get the     reports of
                                        basics      grant
                                        right and   applicatio
                                        the rest    ns must
                   duplicatio           will take   be
         Deficit / n of       frivolous care of     mandatory
         debt
R_79ubLLv575mimgI service     programs itself       .             Individual   M4Y   No
         Transit
R_5tfQxXLCmSW1DN2  Jobs       Safety                              Individual   M5v   Yes
                                                           I would
                                                           have paid
                                                           more
                                                           property     That a city
                                                           tax this     is more
                                                           year. I      than
                                                           would        garbage,
                                                           have paid    sewers
                                                           the $60      and
                                                           car tax. I   potholes.
                                                           believe in   That a
                                                           a healthy    truly good
                                                           city and     city looks
                                                           taxes are    beyond
                                                           what it      this to see
                                                           costs to     what
                                                           live in      makes it
                                                           one.         good - its
                                                           Those        diversity,
                                                           taxes        its culture,
                                                           were         its green
                                                           frozen and   space and
                                                           ended for    the way it
                                                           the sake     treats its
                      not                                  of a photo   citizens
                      keeping    pennywise                 op and a     (NOT
         arts and up with        pound                     sound        "customer
         culture will other      foolish                   bite. As I   s")
         go on the cities in     decisions                 said         through
         chopping terms of a     made by                   earlier -    transpare
         block to     knowledg   current                   penny        ncy and
         help fill    e based    council                   wise and     accountab
         this "gap"
R_4Z2nAfVPAPi1y8A economy        executive                 pound        ility.       Individual   M6K   No
                                             - too
                                             much red
                                             tape
                                             restricting
                                             businesse
                                             s / - too
                                             many
                                             committee
                                             s and
                                             special
                                             interest
                                             group         sell non-
                                             getting       revenue be
                   over          waste at    hand-outs     generating business
        high taxes spending
R_50XARHxmZUB2VyQ                city hall   /             assets     friendly      Individual    m5v   No
                                  User fees
                                  are a
                                  good way,
                                  however it
                                  should be
                                  charged
                                  directly to
                                  the user,
                                  proportion
                                  ate to the
                                  level of
                                  use. It
                                  should not
                                  be in the
                                  form of
                                  across the
                                  board
                                  user fee
                                  for service
                                  regardless
                                  of use or
                                  amount of
                                  use. For
                                  example
                                  there
                                  should not
                                  be across
                                  the board
                                  swimming
                                  pool
                                  surcharge
                                  to every
         Budget
R_1Srjz8DhLRUObgU Crime   Roads   household     Individual   M5R   No
                                                    The city
                                                    should
                                                    budget
                                                    within it's
                                                    means
                                                    rather
                                                    than
                                                    increasing
                                                    user fees
                                                    or
                                                    property
                                                    taxes.
                                                    One way
                                                    of doing
                                                    this would
                                                    be to
                                                    freeze
                                                    spending
                                                    or slow
                                                    the growth
                                                    rate of
                                                    spending
                                                    (including
                                                    salaries)
                                                    for a
                                                    number of
                                                    years until
                              Entrenche             revenue
                  No          d union               and
        Spending competitio   mentality             spending
        is higher n to        of city               are in
        than      provide     employee              balance.
        revenues services
R_eFKL4sHKSKaETwo             s                     The city      Individual   M4S   Yes

                                          affordable
                                          housing -
                                          there is a
                                          serious
                                          problem-
                                          with so
                                          many
                                          people
                                          losing
                                          there jobs -
                                          and aging
                                          its adding
                                          stress to the survey
                                          peoples      was to
         ttc
R_2gJoapnANHrQT4g taxes       crime       lives        long       Individual   m4r   No
         Transit
R_cAAO9J9ec3kA1ta Housing     Arts                                Individual   M2J   No
                                          I have no
                                          problem
                                          paying
                                          more to
                                          live in this
                                          city. This
                                          city has
                                          great
                                          opportuniti
                                          es to
                                          enjoy arts,
                                          sports,
                                          recreation
                                          and
                                          culture,
                                          and those
                                          things
                                          cost
                                          money. I
                                          understan
                                          d and
                             Poor state   appreciate
                             of           that, and
       Poor state            cleanlines   am fully
       of city               s (litter,   prepared
       infrastruct Poor      postering,   to pay for
       ure
R_3ObWAAY71LhkIQY  transit   tagging)     it.          Individual   M4Y   Yes
                                       How
                                       about real
                                       questions -
                                       the
                                       questions
                                       are set up Since the
                                       in such a city is
                                       way to      asking the
                                       offer no    great
                                       meaning. unwashed
                                       Of course whether
                                       I want fair our cops
                                       taxes. Of should be
                                       course I    managed
                                       want low by the city
                                       taxes but or by
                                       not at the private
                                       cost of     industry I
                                       other       think its
                                       issues.     obvious
                                       This        that
                                       survey is everything
                                       embarras should be
                                       sing for a contracted
                                       city the    out.
                                       size of     Maybe
                                       Toronto - someone
                                       surely if   outside of
                                       this was elected
                                       meant to officials
                                       be          know how
                                       meaningfu to run the
R_bqJdWotAOLk1OOo                      l the       city.        Group or Organization

                                                perhaps
                                                the city
                                                can run
                                                some
                                                form of
                                                lottery to
                                                reduce
                                                the debt
                                                after
                                       level of expenses
                                       crime in / rob ford
                  costs of             the      is doing a
         wage     garbage crime on     communit great job
         costs
R_afRavZ2QXhUFY0c collection the ttc   y        as mayor.       Individual   m3h        No
                                       It is my      The city      The city
                                       belief that   has no        should
                                       the City of   business      stick to
                                       Toronto       in            the
                                       should        business.     basics. /
                                       close         Due to the    Great
                                       down their    fact that     public
                                       Voyageur      governme      transit /
                                       Canoe         nt            get out of
                                       and           employee      the social
                                       Canoe         s are paid    housing
                                       departme      at a higher   market
                                       nt at         rate then     and
                                       Sunnyside     private       subsidize
                                       Beach.        employee      rents
                                       This is a     s and the     instead /
                                       total         fact that     get out of
                                       waste of      the private   the
                                       money         sector        boating
                                       that can      works         business
                                       be            harder        at
                                       accommo       and that      Sunnyside
                                       dated by      governme      / get out
                                       the private   nt            of road
                                       sector at a   employee      repair and
                                       much          s are on      sidewalk
                                       lower cost    the public    repair /
                                       to the City   payroll       get out of
                                       of            until they    garbage
                                       Toronto. /    die we        collection
                                       / We          should        / contract
                             social    should not    privatize     out
         budget
R_8HPIjOZTD7aSEkc ttc        housing   use police    all but a     everything Individual   M6R        Yes
                    decrease
         budget cut
R_7QUl8gOOyr61oZS taxes                                                       Group or Organization
                                 as a long      have you
                                 time           ever seen
                                 library        how
                                 user and       empty the
                                 donator I      parking
                                 feel it is     lots are at
                                 time to        the finch
                                 charge a       station
                                 user fee /     since they
                                 adults,        cancelled
                                 seniors,       the free
                                 students,      parking
                                 children...t   for pass
                                 hat would      holders /
                                 help there     you want
                                 operations     to raise
                    we need      . / not a      money
                    to make      large fee      ....reduce
                    the d.v.p.   but            there
                    a pay road   small..say     charges to
                    way...not    $20,$15,$      $3.00 a
                    like the     10,$5...ch     day and
                    403 but      eap            watch all
                    more         enough         the people
                    along the    per year /     taking the
                    lines that   now with       subway
                    they do in   downloadi      and
                    Florida /    ng books       parking
                    pay per      to readers     there cars
                    distance     the library    and now
                    at a         is the best    your
         raising    moderate     city           raising
         monies
R_djwg61mWdRHEVg0   rate         bargain        money....y Individual   m2m   No
                                                                 Get rid of
                                                                 the fair
                                                                 wage
                                                                 policy. Do
                                                                 the least
                                                                 possible
                                                                 concernin
                                                                 g any
                                                                 program
                                                                 download
                                                                 ed by a
                                                                 senior
                                                                 governme
                                                                 nt. Keep
                                                                 the T.T.C.
                                                    Keep the     subways
                                                    land         within
                                                    transfer     Toronto
                                                    tax.         municipal
                                                    People       boundary,
                                                    are stupid   only
                                         Stop       enough to    exception
                                         Spadina pay more        is a line to
                                         Subway     than the     Pearson
                                         Line from asking        Airport.
                                         going into price so     Build a
        end fair               close     Vaughn. let us take     bridge to
        wage      get rid of   down      Stop it at advantage    the Island
        policy
R_a33QZRhftyqQAnO bike lanes   hostels   York U.    of this.     Airport.     Individual   M9B   No
                  employme
                  nt
        Rob Ford opportuniti
        as mayor es
R_eWgqUFAsCeJxPXS              TTC                                           Individual    m6p   No
                                          Over the
                                          past eight
                                          years the
                                          level of
                                          staff to
                                          residents
                                          has
                                          increased
                                          from 60
                                          residents
                                          per
                                          employee
                                          to 50 per
                                          employee.
                                          Yet            Cut
                                          service        expenditur
                                          levels are     es on non-
                                          worse          essential
                                          than eight     services;
                                          years ago      terminate
                                          because        staff that
                                          wages          are not
                                          and            adding
                                          salaries       twice
                                          have           there
                                          accelerate     salary
                                          d at a         value to
                                          higher         the City;    Establish
                                          rate than      get back o   five year
                                          inflation. /   the basic    expenditur
                    Inefficient Excessive The 2009       services     e and
         Expenditu civic        staffing  strike         related to   capital
         re control
R_eRlH3GrPFAms18wservice        levels    showed         property     plans      Individual   M8X   No
                                                                   Eliminate
                                                                   inter-
                                                                   departme
                                                                   nts late
                                                                   fees.
                                                                   Have
                                                                   managem
                                                                   ent to only
                                                                   be a
                                                    reduce         certain
                                                    costs in       percentag
                                                    each           e of
                                                    departme       employee
                                                    nt.            for all
                                                    Eliminate      departme
                                                    some           nts. Let
                                                    departme       the private
                                                    nts. 0%        sector run
                                                    wage           many
                                                    increases      departme
                                                    for all.       nts. Make
                                                    Reduce         the head
                                         the police budget for     of the
                                         budget     police, fire   police,
                                         needs to and TTC          fire, and
                                         be         and keep       TTC
                                         addressed- the same       appointed
                     too much            -much      service.       positions
                     gravy --  pay       lower and yes, its        or elected
                     eliminate increases fire       possible .     positions,
                     some of for new     departme Cut the          even
         the deficit
R_2cvJ5hGFtVJP6Re the fat      contracts nt         fat.           better.     Individual   m1r   Yes
                                                    shift
                                                    property
                                                    tax off
                                                    buildings
                               public               and onto
         transit
R_aUYqwoI5G0D19hG    garbage space                  land                       Individual   m6    No

                                     I would
                                     appreciate
                                     a rationale
                                     response
                                     to my
                                     earlier
                                     communic
                                     ations
                  a modern           rather
        effective user-              than a
        forward   friendly break the boiler
        thinking  public   developer plate
        urban     transit  hold over acknowle
        planning system
R_bqGLmREKDYnMgL2          city hall dgement.                                  Individual   m4p   Yes
                                           More Fair
                                           paid Jobs
                                           and Less
                                           easy to
                                           just get on
                                           Welfare.
                                           Get rid of
                                           the Drug's
                                           and
                                           Drunks
                                           that litter
                                           the City. /
                                           I have a
                                           Cousin in
                                           Ireland. I
                                           even
                                           offered to
                                           pay his
                                           fare here
                                           for a
                                           vacation.
                                           "No way"
                                           he said.
                                           "I've heard
                                           too many
                                           bad things
                                           about
                                           Toronto
                      Pension              Canada.       With Tax    G your
                      benefits             I'll never    Payers      Tax
          Over 700 are way        Governme go there.     money/      Return
          million     too low for nt waste Sorry         But used    just before
          Short Fall.
R_d6EIBsiwQZOmlnu Seniors. and Taxes John, but           honestly.   Christmas Individual   M1T   No
                                        Fairness
                                        of union
                                        wages.
                                        During the
                                        economic
                                        downturn,     Contract
                                        many          our any
                                        people        union jobs
                                        lost jobs     that are
                                        and had       not
                                        their pay     directly      This
                                        cut. The      related to    sounds
                                        lucky ones    public        like a
                                        only had      safety.       broken
                                        their pay     i.e. DO       record but
                                        frozen.       NOT           go though
                                        During        contract      the books,
                                        this same     out police    cut the fat.
                                        period, the   services,     Every
                                        city          fire, EMS,    organizati
                                        continued     water         on has
                                        to            treatment     bloating,
                                        increase      etc. DO       particularl
         union staff                    the           contract      y large
         - wages                        salaries of   out Parks     ones like
         and                            city staff.   and           the City of
         benefits                       These         Forestry      Toronto....
         too high,     city             increases     services,     find the
         hold city     vehicles -       came on       garbage       fat, find
         hostage       always           the backs     collection,   the
         every time    brand            of the        property      redundan
         contracts     spanking         same tax      maintenan     cy and fix
         expire
R_5yIdBX5m1uHllgo      new        TTC   payers        ce, etc.      it.          Individual   M4G   No
                                      A large
                                      number of
                                      City Staff
                                      carry City
                                      credit
                                      cards. As     MANY
                                      this is a     motorists
                                      classic       from 905
                                      source of     use
                                      boondoggl     Toronto
                                      es, the       roads and
                                      number of     TTC daily.
                                      card          They           Please
                                      carriers      should be      have
                                      should be     made to        more of
                                      scrutinize    contribute     these
                                      d with a      to the         consultati
                                      view to       expense        ons. /
                                      reducing      of             Also, Staff
                                      the list. /   maintainin     managem
                                      Bosses        g and          ent
                                      should not    developin      practises
                                      be            g these        should
                                      allowed to    systems. /     aim to
                                      pass a        It is not      avoid
                                      subordinat    acceptabl      putting the
                                      e's card      e that city    City and
                                      for           property       its
                                      payment...    owners         taxpayers
       Cut waste           Reduce     frequent      take the       under the
       in        Reduce    entitlemen source of     burden in      control of
       Programm entitlemen t of third fraudulent    their          labour
       es        t
R_3W3mAh6mcbEjxMEof staff  parties    use           taxes.         unions      Individual    M4G   No



                                                                   increasing
                                                                   seniors
                                                    The city       services
                                                    should         and care,
                                                    charge a       better
                                                    car toll for   environme
                                                    car and        ntal policy,
                                                    truck          lower light
                                                    commuter       pollution
                                                    s into the     in the city,
                                                    city. It       safer and
                                                    would          increased
                                                    help pay       bicycle
                                                    for road       routes in
                                                    maintenan      the city
                                                    ce. The        and
                                                    city roads     especially
                  sidewalk                          are in a       in the
        environme and road public                   terrible       downtown
        nt
R_09bBD3JfCRzSX8o conditions transit                state.         area         Individual   m6j   No
                                                     Please
                                                     keep your
                                                     mandate
                                                     to not cut
                                                     "major"
                                                     services
                                                     in Toronto
                                                     - such as
                                                     public
                                                     transit,
                                                     social
                                                     services
                                                     (including
                                                     libraries),
                                                     social
                                                     housing,
                                       Please        care for
                                       reconsider    seniors,
                                       the impact    garbage
                                       of            collection,
                                       privatizati   etc. Such
                                       on on the     a
                                       city.         disservice
                                       Public        lowers the
                                       service       quality of
                                       workers       life for all
                                       should not    Torontoni
                                       be            ans, while
                                       terminate     undermini
                                       d for         ng the
                                       private       city's
        Social   Police    Privatizati business      presence
        services budgets
R_etCWTvIAARCxewA          on          profits.      as a world- Individual   M1V   No
                                                                        Thank you
                                                                        for
                                                                        engaging
                                                                        the
                                                                        communit
                                                                        y this time
                                                                        around.
                                                                        It's a good
                                                                        idea, and I
                                                                        hope you
                                                                        will
                                                                        continue
                                      I think that                      to work
                                      bike lanes                        with your
                                      & bicycle                         constituen
                                      infrastruct                       ts rather
                                      ure should                        than
                                      be                                against
        Public                        included                          them in
        Transit -                     in general                        shaping
        TTC       Cycling & Communit infrastruct                        Toronto
        coverage Bicycle      y       ure                               and
        &         Infrastruct Engagem projects &                        making it
        expansion ure
R_cvdmW1eLKGhKeWM             ent     planning.                         better.     Individual   M4Y   No

                                                           They         Do not
                                                           should cut   contract
                                                           the 130      out work
                                                           days sick    to
                                                           time for     consultant
                                            city           city staff   s when
                                            employee       keep staff   city staff
                                            s wasting,     punctual     have the
                                            not being      by           qualificatio
         privatisati                        at work on     clocking     ns to do
         on
R_8cbk08IYXU9zQEs jobs                      time           on and off   the / e job Individual   m1r   No
                                            finding
         keeping                            more
         toronto                            inefficienci
         clean by garbage                   es in the
         picking up privatizati councillor' governme
         litter
R_5dOOHZ4AhdibRiY on            s budgets nt                                        Individual   M6B   No
                                                                 Yes, how
                                                                 best can
                                                                 we as a
                                                    The City     Council,
                                                    should not   deliver
                                                    be in the    services
                                                    housing      at a
                                                    business.    LOWER
                                                    This         cost to the
                                                    should be    taxpayer
                                                    a            while
                                                    Provincial   maintainin
                                      The           responsibi   ga
                                      PRIVITIZ      lity. Also   reasonabl
                                      ATION of      user fee     e
                                      services      should be    standard.
                                      that can      increased    That
                                      be done       to those     thought
                                      more          who          process
                                      efficiently   actually     must also
                                      and for       want or      include
                                      less          require      the
                             too many money by      the said     contractin
         garbage             free     the private   services.    g out of
         pick-up
R_577A8g8dl2z2Wu8 spending   programs sector.       User pay.    services. Individual   M5T   No
                                                    You are
                                                    asking us,
                                                    who do
                                                    not know
                                                    how to do
                                                    run a city,
                                                    to make
                                                    decisions
                                                    we can't
                                                    possibly
                                     Well, I        make
                                     think a        without
                                     better         more
                                     survey is      informatio
                                     in order.      n. / / I
                                     All of the     approach
                                     previous       ed this in
                                     points are     good faith,
                                     vital,         but it
                                     except for     seems
                                     "fair and      like this
                                     affordable     survey is
                                     taxes,"        being
                                     which is       used to
                                     politicized.   support
                                     Who is         the
                                     going put      mayor's
                                     down that      agenda
                                     they want      (privatize,
                  water              unafforda      do what I
                  front    maintain ble and         want even
                  developm the       arbitrary      if it costs
         transit
R_4VdGbuiGuRki3tO ent      greenbelt taxes?         more, but     Individual   M4J   No
                                        de-
                                        amalgama
                                        tion. the
                                        needs of
                                        the city of
                                        Toronto
                                        are
                                        completel
                                        y different
                                        and often
                                        opposed
                                        to the
                                        needs of
                                        the
                                        suburbs
                                        and "gta".    the only
                                        this has      reason
                                        been          anyone
                                        made          lives in
                                        obvious       toronto is
                                        through       for quality
                                        the           of life. if
                                        election of   you
                                        a mayor       reduce
                                        which         services
                                        Toronto       (and arts
                                        proper did    and
                                        not elect.    transit,
                                        I seriously   etc), no
        Improving Maintainin Maintainin propose       one will
        transit   g/improvin g/improvin de-           want to
        (transit  g public   g arts     amalgama      live here.
        city)
R_bPp4SFLz9lwjssk services funding      tion as a     period.     Individual   m6k   No
                                        I happy to
                                        be
                                        surveyed
                                        but am all
                                        too aware
                                        of how
                                        divided
                                        our city is,
                                        in terms of
                                        who
                                        accesses
                                        the city's
                                        varied
                                        services.
                                        The
                                        growth of
                                        the
                                        suburbs
                                        feels like it
                                        may
                                        threaten
                                        the quality
                                        and
                                        quantity of
                                        services
                                        offered
                                        downtown
                                        , when
                           Garbage/     many
                Homeless   Litter/Upk   suburban
                ness/Und   eep of       residents
                erhoused   public       don't
        Transit people
R_eM5vS2HKFNgZePa          space        access        Individual   M4J   No
                                                Cut the
                                                police
                                                budget to
                                                save
                                                money, it
                                                is
                                                probably
                                                the largest
                                                next to the
                                                TTC so it
                                                will have
                                                the
                                                biggest
                                                impact.
                                  You can       We have
                                  cut a         too many
                                  major part    police as it
                                  from the      is; they
                                  budget by     are
                                  cutting       standing
                                  from the      on every
          spending                police        corner
          priorities Public       budget the    downtown
          need to be sector       Toronto       and
          addressed unions        police now    costing
          . stop      need to     make too      the city
          spending take a         much          millions in
          on social haircut,      money         unneeded
          issues its start by     and are       expenditur
          not the     privatizing getting out   es. This
          priority of the         of control    money
          city        garbage they need         would be
          council
R_bvGBlwljHEC32pS pick up         a haircut     much           Individual   M8W   No
                                                   Look at
                                                   alternative
                                                   funding
                                                   streams.
                                                   E.g.: Road
                                                   Tolls, Tax
                                                   Increment
                                                   Financing.
                                                   Stop
                                                   being
                                                   hung up
                                                   on
                                                   traditional
                                                   methods
                                                   of funding    The
                                                   city          decisions
                                                   services.     you make
                                                   Encourag      now,
                                                   e private     affect the
                                                   investmen     future of
                                                   t, but        the city for
                                       urban       ALWAYS        years to
                                       planning. maintain a      come. Do
                                       cycling     public        not get
                                       infrastruct presence      caught up
                                       ure.        in the        with short-
                                       affordable operation      term
                                       housing. of               solutions
                                       priority    important     to long-
                    Waterfron          neighbour city            term
         Transit
R_56Y74Ut5eI7pdqI   t         sprawl   hoods.      services.     problems. Individual   M5T   No
                                          Toronto      OPEN A
                                          needs a      CASINO ,
                                          casino ,     let the
                                          People       people
                                          are          that are
                                          leaving      losing
                                          Toronto to   money
                                          go out to    anyway in
                                          leave        other
                                          money in     casinos
                                          other        around
                                          cities or    the world
                                          other        fund the
                                          places in    city , also
                                          the world    will bring
                                          including    money in
                                          myself , I   to city
                                          spend        from
                                          thousands    visitors ,
                                          out of       there is a
                                          country in   reason
                                          casinos      casinos
                                          each year,   are all
                                          when I       over the
                                          could play   world, and
                                          here if      a city like
                                          there was    toronto
                                          a world      would do
                                          class        VERY
                                          casino ,     VERY well
                                          and I        with a      CASINO
        MONEY                             could        casino ,    in CNE
        for the city Jobs
R_eXKOU114OUeKHKk             Roads       leave the    we will     grounds.   Individual    m4k   No
                                          Eliminate
                                          red tape
                                          that
                                          increases
         Cost of                          cost of
         Police   Public                  purchasin
         Services Transit
R_b18Q1xLUBPySTQg             Roads       g.                                  Individual    m3a   Yes

                                          MTHC
                                          waste.
                                          The waste               Check
                                          continues               into
                                          through                 welfare
                                          poor      Stop the      and the
         Cost      Reduce     stop        managem waste. Its      homeless
         Cutting
R_0VV0ebx4RRdDnKsworkforce    waste       ent.      huge.         industry / . Individual   M4J   Yes
                   Property
         Transport Levy       Vandalism
         ation
R_2mbw8Bq7PoRpg3i taxes       /Graffiti                           Cut costs Individual      M9A   Yes
                                                         reduce
                                                         overhead,
                                                         cut
                                                         spending
                                                         where
                                                         possible,
                                                         privatized
                                                         as much
                                                         as
                                            privatized possible
                                            all          necessary     this new
                                            recreation fundamen        format is a
                                            facilities, tals...keep    good
                                privatizati i.e.,; pools control of    idea...kee
        overhead spending
R_a3pWkeLyiVZYm4Q               on          and rinks all              p it up     Individual   M3L   Yes




                                                         The city
                                          The city       has a
                                          needs to       massive
                                          review its     debt load.
                                          services       Talk of
                                          and the        expanding
                                          scope of       services
                                          its            ("investing
                                          involveme      ") is
                                          nt in          ridiculous.   Make
                                          public life.   If a family   every
                                          The city       was in        decision
                                          provides       debt it       on a cost-
                                          too many       would         benefit
                                          services,      have to       analysis.
                                          has too        cut its       Look into
                                          many           costs, not    putting
                                          employee       talk about    every
                                          s at too       investing.    feasible
                                          high           The city      service up
                                          wages. Do      should be     for
                                The       less and       the same -    contractin
                                governme give            we have a     g-out for
                                nt runs   liberty        spending      more
                      The       too many back to         problem,      efficient,
          The city's governme non-        the people     not a         better
          debt is too nt is too essential of             revenue       value for
          high
R_5hflzz3GITPLQSo big           services Toronto.        problem.      money.     Individual    M5C   No
                                                    Please
                                                    consider
                                                    the
                                                    cultural
                                                    and
                                                    historical
                                                    future of
                                                    the city
                                                    alongside
                                                    your
                                                    budgetary
                                                    concerns.
                                                    I feel like
                                                    a lot of
                                                    visionary
                                      Maintain      steps the
                                      some          city was
                                      semblanc      starting to
                                      e of the      take are
                                      current       being cut
                                      waterfront    off at the
                                      developm      knees,
                                      ent plan      and at a
                                      rather        cost. Let's
                                      than          balance
                                      selling the   our fiscal
                                      prime real    responsibi
                                      estate off    lity with
                                      for a short   our
                  Waterfron           sighted       cultural
                  t                   quick         responsibi
                  developm Affordable cash          lity, our
         Transit
R_0cXHbfIsNuYAp9y ent       housing   injection.    responsibi Individual   M6K   No
         Arts               public
         funding
R_5dWqukcLIZRb1oE childcare services                           Individual   M6H   No
                                                    We have
                                                    way too
                                                    many
                                      -Stop         services
                                      spending      and
                                      tax dollars   should
                                      on            reduce
                                      programs.     the
                                      Increase      number of
                                      user fees     services
                                      for city      we have.
                                      services      The
                                      (not only     services
                                      the ones I    that we
                                      use like      keep
                                      garbage).     should be    We
                                      Make          managed      elected
                                      certain       closely      you to
                                      programs      and the      stop the
                                      full or       cost         gravy
                                      near-full     should be    train. As
                                      cost          reduced. /   quickly as
                                      recovery      /            you were
                                      such as       Completin    elected,
                                      swimming      g this       you can
                                      lessons,      survey       be
                                      skating,      enraged      removed.
                                      libraries,    me           End the
                                      etc. / / -    because it   useless
                                      Make          made me      spending
                Traffic   Poor        certain       realize      and your
                Congestio value for   roads         just how     term will
         Costs  n
R_bp9OkboQPwqxSUk         money       (east         many         be long.   Individual   M6P   No
                                      The             If we must
                                      PanAm           use the
                                      Games. I        existing
                                      think this      Unions I
                                      is a huge       would like
                                      waste of        them to
                                      our time        work for
                                      and             the money
                                      money           they
                                      (not to         receive.
                                      mention         We seem
                                      the             to have a
                                      congestio       lot of City
                                      n issues).      employee
                                      If there is     s that
                                      any way to      don't want    Next time
                                      get out of      to work       the option
                                      them I'm        (just go      exists for
                                      all for it.     into any of   something
                                      Failing         the major     like a
                                      that, the       parks like    G20, the
                                      next time       Sunnybro      PanAm
                                      something       ok any        Games or
                                      like this       afternoon     the
                                      comes up        during the    Olympics
                 Traffic              I'd like to     week and      I's like to
         Cutting congestio Reliable   be asked        see for       asked
         costs
R_8kK8X9oOXGei67Wn         Services   if I want it.   yourself)     first.      Individual   M3A   No
                                       The
                                       needs of
                                       Scarborou
                                       gh are not
                                       the same
                                       as the
                                       needs in
                                       the
                                       downtown
                                       core are
                                       not the
                                       same as
                                       the needs
                                       in North
                                       York, etc.               Have at
                                       This                     least one
                                       whole                    public
                                       idea of a                consultati
                                       one-size-                on
                                       fits-all                 meeting
                                       solution is              and
                                       ridiculous               advertize
                                       and won't                it. It
                                       please                   seems the
                                       anyone                   only ones
                                       and will                 who know
                                       just make                when/whe
                                       everyone                 re these
                                       more                     meetings
                                       upset.        Contract   are the
                                       Talk to the   out        people
                           Infrastruct individual    whatever   working
        Economy Gridlock
R_0U3lBWZV41VsaHO          ure         councillor    possible   for the city Individual   M1C   No
                                                 Focus
                                                 should be
                                                 on the
                                                 necessitie
                                                 s - not the
                                                 "nice to
                                                 have" -
                                                 the basics
                                                 of health,
                                                 safety,
                                                 housing
                                                 should
                                                 come
                                                 before
                                                 arts and
                                                 culture -
                                      Essential although
                                      service    these are
                                      status for wonderful
                                      Toronto    additions,
                                      EMS - like they are
                                      Toronto    not
                                      Police and required
        Health              Congestio Toronto    for daily
        Care
R_1QQernvdocczyHW Education n         Fire       life.                     Individual   M1E   No

                                                  Please
                                                  protect
                                                  our most
                                                  precious
                                                  public
                                                  services.
                                                  This is
                                                  making
                                                  me very
                                                  afraid for
                                                  our city. (I
                                                  had a
                                                  problem
                                                  completin
                                                  g this
                                                  survey as
         Protecting                               it wouldn't
         our                  climate             let me do
         services
R_8iYs15onZyZsQvi Poverty     change              some of it)              Individual   M4W   Yes

                 too many                                        Please
                 city                                            consider
                 supervisor                                      the city
                 s,          welfare                             worker to
        control  managers costs too                              manager
        spending
R_cAwLRBXrFVt8WUI, directors high                                ratio.    Individual   l7c   No
                                            Reduce
                                            costs by
                                            looking at
                                            the
                                            organizati
                                            onal
                                            structure
                                            of the
                                            various
                                            divisions.
                                            It is top
                                            heavy in
                                            terms of
                                            over
                                            priced
                                            managem
                                            ent (why
                                            do we
                                            have 1
                                            director,
                                            with 2
                                            managers
                                            (paid
                                            $112,000
                                            each) and
                                            4
                                            supervisor
                                            s for a
                                 High       highly
                  Public         taxes of   educated     Cut down
                  Transit        doing      profession   on over
                  inefficienci   business   ally         managem
         Traffic
R_9n4F90OerkfBezq es             in TO      trained      ent      Individual       m1v   No


                                                         I consider
                                                         services
                                                         to be
                                                         essential -
                                                         I would be
                                                         proud to
                                                         pay higher
                                                         taxes to
                                                         support
                                                         the
                infrastruct                              services
                ure                                      that make
                (roads,                                  this city as
        public  bridges,    access to                    great as it
        transit etc.)
R_d0D8cXam9B4UphO           services                     is.          Individual   M4W   No
                                                                         a tax
                                                                         increase
                                                           cut city      for the
                                                           salaries      right
                                infrastruct                and arts      reasons is
        transit
R_031WKd0eK1F4IKMjobs           ure         transit
                                            Increasing     budgets
                                                           Utilize the   not a sin Individual
                                                                         Make                    m1e   No
                                            density for    unemploy      realty
                                            new            ed to         taxes fair.
                                            constructi     volunteer     For
                                            on. /          to            example,
                                            Facilitate     complete      on the
                                            the use of     services,     same
                                            roof top       such as       street,
                                            digital        garbage       houses
                                            signs for      pick up in    are taxed
                                            business       city          at
                                            purposes.      streets,      different
                                            (will lead     street        rates
                                            to more        cleaning      depending
                                            revenue        etc. /        on the
                                            for the city   People        size,
                                            and for        who are       however,
                                            the            currently     these
                                            landlord.) /   on social     owners
                                            Expand         assistanc     don't
                                            the            e should      receive
                                            Subway         report to     any more
                                            (especially    city of       city
                                            to the         Toronto to    services;
                                            airport to     be            they
                                            downtown       assigned      maintain
                                            )/             to city       their own
                                            Expropriat     projects to   homes
                                            e land         alleviate     and
                     Traffic                from           some of       expenses,
                     light                  areas that     the costs     but are
         infrastruct (synchroni             are            of            penalized
         ure
R_0im4nUPCTuSGfTSze)            Litter      rundown        services      for having Individual   M9B   Yes
                     Good
         Maintainin public      Good
         g services transit
R_cSkGKVqeMBVVNg8               libraries                                           Individual   M4k   Yes
                                      There is a       Stop
                                      serious          demonisin
                                      lack of          g the
                                      quality          people
                                      childcare        who work
                                      in the city.     for the city
                                      All              hall in the
                                      families         press.
                                      find it          There is
                                      stressful        some
                                      to find          waste (as
                                      quality,         in any
                                      affordable       organisati
                                      childcare.       on) and
                                      Many hire        yes, this
                                      nannies          should be
                                      because          reduced
                                      they dare        wherever
                                      not wait         possible.
                                      until the        But there
                                      last             are many
                                      minute to        people
                                      see if they      who do
                                      have a           great work
                                      daycare          and the
                                      space            low
                                      (most            morale at
                                      daycares         city hall
                                      will not         does not
                                      guarantee        help the
         lack of   traffic            a place          city get
         quality   congestio homeless but inform       anything
         childcare
R_6r5z8W3IMELBm72n           ness     families         done.          Individual   M4J   No


                                        The city
                                        should be
                                        focusing
                                        on
                                        reducing
                                        commute
                                        times by
                                        expanding
                                        all types
                                        of public
                                        transit and
                                        prioritizing
                                        public
                  Reducing              transit
         Improved environme             over cars
         public   ntal                  wherever
         transit
R_elZTwQLmskH6IcY impact    Deficit     possible.                     Individual   M6R   No
         Jobs
R_3Kjm8JKGCdKRpGI TTC       Taxes                                     Individual   m4x   No
                                                               By cutting
                                                               services
                                                               to ensure
                                                               short-term
                                                               cost
                                                               reduction,
                                                               we are
                                                               short-
                                                               changing
                                                               ourselves
                                                               of a
                                                               sustainabl
                                                               e, livable
                                                               future.
                                                               Higher
                                                               taxation
                                                               geared to
                                                               income
                                                    Road       brackets
                                        Improved Tolls and is the best
                  Lack of               Public      User Fees way of
                  Social                Transit     / Carbon ensuring a
                  Services Environm and             Taxation / high
        Transport for Lower ental       Cycling     Increased quality of
        ation/Con Income     Sustainabi Infrastruct Business living for
        gestion
R_bOEprFW4tmqczeAIndividuals lity       ure         Taxes /    all.       Individual   M5A   No
R_40fQOALm0VE1UUc                                                         Individual   m3h   No
                                             Why are
                                             the
                                             sidewalks
                                             repaired,
                                             then torn
                                             up by
                                             Toronto
                                             Hydro,
                                             then badly
                                             patched
                                             up with
                                             ash-fault
                                             and spray
                                             painted?
                                             Our          Road tolls
                                             sidewalks    and other
                                             and the      charges
                                             public       on things
                                             realm are    that cost
                                             the worst    the city.
                                             in           Make
                                             Canada.      developer
                                             Why is it    s pay their
                                             not          fair share
                                             planned      for roads,
                                             between      schools
                                             the city     and public
                                             and          transit.
                                             Toronto      Drivers
                                             Hydro? It    need to
                  Degraded                   is wasting   pay more
        Public    Public   Bad               MILLIONS     for road
        Transit
R_0MMqbFRPburfYlm Realm    planning          of dollars   repairs.      Individual   M5E   No
                                                          Stop
                     Control                              giving
        Stop        spending..   ttc....                  Huge
        giving      . Stop       Garbage..                Raises to
        11+%        cutting      ....Road                 police
        Raises.....
R_0GMhbFfUPeiYtWk services       Repairs?                 services>     Individual   m1r   No
                                                        take a
                                                        look at
                                                        public
                                                        transit in
                                                        other
                                                        countries
                                                        whereby
                                                        they pay
                                                        for the
                                                        distance
                                                        traveled.
                                                        This helps
                                                        save
                                                        commuter
                                                        s money
                                                        and limit
                                                        urban
                                                        sprawl. /
        Broken                                          / Allow
        public                                          commerci
        transit                                         al use of
        system                                          public
        that                                            space i.e.
        leaves out                                      parks,
        a huge                                          and
        part of the                                     charge
        population                                      them for
        . Transit                                       the
        City plan            Lack of a                  license.
        was far              holistic                   Allow
        more                 urban plan                 more
        comprehe Taxes are   for the                    business
        nsive.      too
R_5oQ7BWEcpu9Y6eE high.      city.                      to be set                Individual   M4C   No


                                          Waste
                                          reduction -
                                          make
                                          green bins
                                          mandatory     Keep
                                          and make      services      Encourag
                                          certain       run by the    e
        Diesel    Environm                areas car-    City - it's   informed
        trains    ental                   free for      cheaper       people to
        proposed pollution                specific      and           be
        by        in air and              days of       accountab     involved in
        Metrolinx water
R_aVNFwbO9bxdmJRa            Transit      the year      le!           big issues Individual   M6P   Yes
                                           restructuri   Review of     Concentra
                                           ng of the     user fees     te on
                                           Don           for certain   getting the
                                           Valley        activities    best bang
                                           expressw      such as       for the
                                           ay to         communit      buck in
                                           include a     y special     every
                                           high          interest      service
                                           speed         group         utilized.
                                           elevated      picnics in    Contract
                                           monorail      parks,        out
                                           or tram       access to     services
                                           way to        public        that are
                                           carry         gardens       not
                                           passenger     and           efficient
                                           s to key      heritage      and
                                           stations      buildings     ensure
                                           such as       and fees      these
                                           Bloor and     for           contracts
                                           union         libraries..   are
                                           station.      Review        monitored
                                           The           use or        for quality
                                           system        Wheeltran     and
                                           could start   s system      performan
                                           at            to ensure     ce. Stop
                                           Fairview      that buses    wasting
                                           mall stop     are filled.   money on
                                           at            For           expensive
                                           Lawrence,     example       city
         transporta                        Eglinton      consider      furniture
         tion and   update of              and end at    carrying      such as
         crowded infrastruct clean up      Union         elderly       waste
         roads
R_e39rCTV92kqrlKk ure         of city      station.      people        containers Individual   M1W   No

                                                                We are
                                                                not just
                                                                tax
                                                                payers.
                                                                We are
                                                     Decrease residents
                                                     the Police of a city
                                                     service    that we
                                                     budget     want to
                                                     and the    see thrive.
                                                     use of     We want
                               services              police for the most
         Need for Good         for        Better     non-       vulnerable
         good       public     marginaliz public     security   supported
         affordable transporta ed         transporta related    and
         housing
R_2aUj0lH0IVnqubO tion         residents tion        duties.    helped.     Individual         M4C   Yes
                                       The basic                    Educate
                                       problem is                   the voters.
                                       that                         Explain
                                       people                       that if the
                                       expect                       voters
                                       more than                    expect to
                                       they are                     get
                                       prepared                     something
                                       to pay for.                  for
                                       Historicall                  nothing,
                                       y, to                        they will
                                       achieve                      elect the
                                       this, City                   best liars,
                                       politicians                  rather
                                       have                         than the
                                       transferre                   most
                                       d a higher                   honourabl
                                       tax                          e leaders.
                                       burden to      Balance       This
                                       the            the           survey is
                                       commerci       budget.       a start for
                                       al,            Live within   this
                                       industrial     our           dialogue.
                                       and multi-     means.        Public
                                       residential    Ensure        education
                                       tax            people        is the key.
                                       classificati   understan     After all,
                                       ons. And       d that        the only
                  Making               as a           someone       difference
                  Toronto              result,        has to pay    between
                  Attractive Accounta much            for what      what
         Balanced for        bility in business       we            Toronto
         Budget
R_20qyTtFQtwaPcP2 Business City Hall has left.        consume.      should      Individual   M6B   Yes
                                                       The city
                                                       should be
                                                       cautious
                                                       about
                                                       contractin
                                                       g out
                                                       services.
                                                       Often the
                                                       service
                                                       provided
                                                       is not at
                                                       the same
                                                       level and
                                                       it costs
                                                       the city
                                                       more, as
                                                       the
                                                       provider
                                                       of the
                                                       services is
                                                       concerned
                                                       primarily
                                          Ensuring     with their
                             Communit     affordable   bottom
                             y service    and          line, rather
                             (parks &     reliable     than how
                  Affordable recreation   public       the city
        Transit
R_9z4NKKEVXa85rcE Housing )               transit      benefits. Individual   M6P   No
                                                   I would be
                                                   willing to
                                                   pay more
                                                   in property
                                                   taxes but
                                                   not to pay
                                                   for asinine
                                                   decisions
                                                   by rob
                                                   ford (i.e.
                                                   payouts to    I'd like us
                                                   companie      to make
                                                   s for         long term
                                                   cancelling    investmen
                                                   contracts -   ts in the
                                                   investmen     city that
                                                   ts in the     are not
                                                   most          based on
                                                   expensive     narrow
                                                   and least     ideology.
                                                   efficient     the police
                                                   form of       budget
                            ballooning transit,    public        needs to
         affordable         policing   affordable transit        be reigned
         child care
R_cUgcq4VuFTr3lmQ transit   costs      child care! (subways)     in          Individual   M4L   No
                                                            This is like
                                                            the user
                                                            fee if you
                                                            want
                                                            something
                                                            then pay
                                                            for it. / / I
                                                            would like
                                                            to add that
                                                            some of
                                                            the
                                                            questions
                                                            in the
                                                            survey is
                                                            quite
                                                            confusing
                  Managem Give all               Very       the
                  ent doing equal                simple if reason
                  what they respect              you want not
                  want and and there To have something enough
        Too much getting    will be  all treated then       choices to
        managem away with less lost with         simply pay choose
        ent.
R_8ApcMpnFiAvTmjG it.       time.    respect.    for it.    from.         Individual   M9R   No
                                           1.
                                           Meeting
                                           'basic        -
                                           needs' of     Exploring
                                           vulnerable    public/priv
                                           children      ate           - consider
                                           and adults    partnershi    that
                                           does not      ps / - User   private,
                                           help move     fees for      for profit
                                           people out    some          businesse
                                           the           services      s are just
                                           'vulnerabl    with          that - for
                                           e'            subsidies     profit.
                                           category.     for low or    Municipal
                                           My hope       no income     taxes
                                           is the City   families      should
                                           will devote   and           pay for
                                           some of       individuals   services,
                                           its energy    / - and       not for a
                                           (yes, and     yes,          private
                                           tax           funding       company'
                                           money) in     through       s profit -
                                           developin     property      the City is
                                           g public      taxes - if    NOT a
                                           and           we want       business /
                                           private       City          - consider
                                           communit      services,     that public
                                           y             we do         accountab
                     traffic               partnershi    have to       ility and
                     gridlock/p ongoing    ps in the     pay for       oversight
                     ublic      integrated areas of      them / -      is
         infrastruct transporta communit recreation      oh, and       important -
         ure
R_1zBjNuoyf1orpli    tion       y services , sport       tell the fe   not a       Individual   M1L   No
                                Lack of
         Housing                good
         insecurity             transit
         &                      outside
         homeless               City
         ness
R_4PzWQKqActCL4eo    Poverty    centre       #NAME?                                Individual   M4L   No
                                         While
                                         public
                                         safety is a
                                         concern, I
                                         do not
                                         think that
                                         increasing
                                         the police
                                         force
                                         necessaril
                                         y
                                         contribute
                                         s to a
                                         decrease
                                         in crime or
                                         an
                                         increase
                                         in the        Privatizati
                                         public's      on of city
                                         sense of      services is
                                         security.     a slippery
                                         We have       slope. The
                                         seen the      city begins
                                         Toronto       to belong
                                         Police        less to its
                                         force         citizens as
                                         abuse         they lose
                                         their         access,
                                         powers        and
                                         while the     transpare
                             bicycle     whole         ncy and
         public   affordable infrastruct world was     accountab
         transit
R_3IrDMFBkjdhKu2w housing    ure         watching.     ility erode. Individual   m6h   No
                                                            We pay        Let's not
                                                            way less      abandon
                                                            taxes than    the things
                                                            other         that help
                                                            parts of      make this
                                                            the           city great,
                                                            province -    to save a
                                                            I also own    very few
                                                            a property    bucks.
                                                            near          When I
                                                            Wiarton,      chose to
                                                            and pay       move
                                                            proportion    here 30
                                                            ately more    years ago
                                                            taxes for     from
                                                            way less      Montreal,
                                                            services,     Toronto
                                                            way way       was a bit
                                                            less. The     of a joke,
                                                            city needs    but now I
                                                            to show       am
                                                            leadership    completel
                                 Being part                 and           y proud of
                                 of the                     explain to    this city,
                                 maintenan                  citizens      and am
                                 ce. with                   how we fit    very
                   Attracting    the other                  in the        concerned
         Continuin developm      2 levels of   Maintainin   larger        that we
         g to be a ent -         governme      g services   scheme of     revert to a
         humane economic,        nt, of a      at a level   things in     "hick
         and civil infrastruct   healthy       appropriat   the           town" with
         civic     ure, jobs,    and vital     e for a      province.     no culture
         society
R_cJ8Ro4Y503VRz5a cultural       arts sector   major city   Also, let's   and no      Individual   M4J   No
                                                      Increase
                                                      taxes to
                                                      commerci
                                                      al property
                                                      rather
                                                      than just
                                                      focus on
                                                      the
                                                      citizens.
                                                      Consider
                                                      road tolls
                                                      to pay for
                                                      infrastruct
                                                      ure and
                                                      reduce
                                                      gridlock.
                                                      Follow the
                                                      Transit
                                                      City plan
                                                      which
                                                      would cost
                                                      less than
                                           The city   what is
                                           should     currently
                                           follow     being         Please put
                                           evidence proposed        evidence
                                           based      while         over
                             privatizati   policy     service       ideology.
        lack of   lack of    on costing    versus     tens of       That is
        planning support     more than     ideology thousands       how you
        in public for        it is meant   of the     more          respect
        transit
R_0PoR93MeyLczNs0 bicycles   to save       executive. people.       taxpayers. Individual   M5P   Yes
                                        Important
                                        to get the
                                        best deal
                                        for
                                        taxpayers
                                        whether it
                                        is through
                                        city
                                        employee
                                        s or
                                        through
                                        contractor                 Just get
                                        s. There                   the best
                                        should be                  deal you
                                        NO                         can for
                                        requireme                  taxpayers.
                                        nt to pay                  The city is
                                        contractor'                not a
                                        s                          profit
                                        employee'     Seek         making
                                        s at union    innovative   enterprise
                                        rates. Let    ways to      and is
                                        the           include      under no
                                        Ontario       private      obligation
                                        wage laws     sector       to pay top
                                        cover         involveme    wages
                                        everyone.     nt.          and
                                        / / Public    Encourag     benefits to
                    Getting             transit       e            workers in
         Controllin the best            _must_ be     communit     competitio
         g          deal for  Improving constantly    y            n with the
         expenditur taxpayers public    improved.     volunteers   private
         es
R_8kY2cP9xvJQV3I8 services transit      TTC           .            sector.     Individual   M9A   No
                                       Reduce
                                       the
                                       number of
                                       city
                                       counsel,
                                       no free
                                       expenses
                                       !! No free
                                       car , free
                                       lunch, free
                                       meals,
                                       free
                                       drinks,
                                       free taxi,
                                       free limo,
                                       free
                                       parking,
                                       tax free
                                       income,
                                       free                        To offer
                                       travel,                     training to
                                       free travel                 all
                                       to                          employee
                                       meetings,     To offer      s on a
                                       free          service       regular
                                       parking at    like a well   time
                                       City Hall.    organised     interval.
                                       Pension       business!!    Do not
                  NOT To               MUST          ! Training    offer tax
        saving    GIVE THE No City     ONLY be       must be       benefit to
        money ,   POLICE A employee paid when        very          city
        spending RAISE     should get a /            important.    employee
        less !!
R_cw1mFpYzV5h8niI !!!!!    a raise!!!! councillor    !!            s. /        Individual   M9P   No
                    The city
                    needs
                    pursue tax
                    revenue
                    streams
                    outside of
                    property
                    taxes.
                    E.g. a
                    vehicle
                    registratio
                    n tax. E.g.
                    a local
                    sales tax.
                    / The
                    choice of
                    'property
                    taxes' or
                    'user fees'
                    presented
                    in this
                    survey
                    betrays a
                    failure to
                    grasp the
                    core
                    problem.
                    The city
                    has a
                    revenue
R_24y4Xpkb81mHZD6   problem.      Individual   m4l   No
                                         public
                                         libraries,
                                         communit
                                         y centres
                                         that are
                                         open as
                                         much as
                                         possible,
                                         rinks that
                                         are open
                                         as long as
                                         possible in
                                         the winter,
                                         programs                 we are
                                         for at risk              citizens
                                         youth,                   not just
                                         affordable               tax
                                         child care,              payers,
                                         affordable               we are
                                         and           stop       willing to
                                         extensive     allowing pay to live
        public                           public        the police in a
        transporta the        child care transporta    to double wonderful
        tion
R_eRFOvO6VAvuQ9s8  waterfront services tion            dip        city       Individual   m6k   No
                                           The city
                                           needs to
                                           improve
                                           the TTC,
                                           reduce
                                           the
                                           number of
                                           cars on
                                           our           The city
                                           roadways      should
                                           in order to   find ways
                                           make our      to
                                           streets       increase
                                           safer and     the quality
                                           our air       of all
                                           cleaner.      essential
                                           Improving     services
                                           the TTC       such as
                                           and taking    the TTC,
                                           steps         Police,
                                           such as       Fire, EMS,
                                           increasing    Roads,
                                           safety for    etc while
                                           people        decreasin
                                           who ride      g the cost.
                                           bikes or      Decreasin
                                           walk,         g the cost
                                           create        of the
                                           incentives    service
                                           for people    should not
                                           in the city   result in a
                Environm Cost of           not to        decrease
        TTC     ent
R_9HaYGqEJkHXxR9a        living            need a        in quality.   Individual   M6G   No

                                                      Congestio
                                                      n charging
                                                      in
                                                      downtown
                                                      core.
                                                      Zone TTc
                                                      fares so
                                                      longer
                                                      trips are
                                                      more
                                                      expensive
                                                      . Raise
                                                      taxes on
          Public     Land                             new
          transporta transfer   Social                developm
          tion
R_d4fldG364nPCHBi tax           services   Child care ents             Individual   M5t   No
                                                      Why is the
                                                      City
                                                      involved in
                                                      so many
                                                      things? I
                                                      would
                                                      review the
                                                      need to
                                                      fund live
                                                      theatre,
                                                      possibly
                                                      the Zoo
                                                      and the
                                                      Ex. Are
                                                      pet
                                                      licences
                                                      really
                                                      critical?
                                                      Licensing
                                                      small
                                                      businesse
                                                      s?
                                                      Communit
                   Complicat                          y-run
                   ed                                 heritage
        Councillor bureaucra             Bargain      programs
        s          tic waste             harder       doesn't
        demandin that will     Paying    when next    sound
        g more     take time   millions  negotiatin   critical to
        service    to          extra for g the        me. / Cut
        without    understan   cops to   collective   services.
        removing d and dig     guard pot agreemen     The City
        anything
R_08phpUU9tukaOgY out          holes     t(s).        can't keep                Individual   M5M   No

                                                                    Toronto's
                                                                    roads are
                                                                    a disgrace
                                                                    and need
                                                                    fixing
                                          referendu                 especially
                                          m re                      tourist
                                          licensing                 areas like
                              passing     bikes,                    Yorkville,
                  privatizati new         keeping                   Entertain
        budget    on of       policies at the gun   be              ment
        shortfall
R_3UiMQzhTD1QeOgY services city hall      registry  creative,       districted. Individual   M5S   Yes

         Affordable Homeless Garbage
         Housing
R_ezCrNbX7E76Rcyg Shelters collection                                           Individual   M4L   No
                                                                    The
                                                                    operations
                                                                    of a major
                                                                    city like
                                                     The TTC        Toronto
                                                     and            cost
                                                     welfare        money,
                                                     payments       and it is a
                                                     should be      mistake to
                                                     funded by      think that
                                                     the            reducing
                                                     province,      taxes
                                                     not by the     should be
                                                     city. But if   the chief
                                                     the city       aim of the
                                                     has to pay     municipal
                                                     for these      governme
                                                     services,      nt.
                                                     the cost       Wherever
                                                     should be      possible,
                                                     covered        the city
                                                     by             should be
                                                     property       hiring
                                                     and            unionized
                                                     business       workers
                                                     taxes.         and
                                                     User fees      paying
                                                     should be      them a
                                                     reduced        decent
                                                     or             amount as
                                                     eliminated     negotiated
                 Arts         Social    Social       whenever       through
        Poverty
R_8eV9AGlMQqhb3dGFunding      Justice   justice      possible.      collective Individual    M5R   No


                                                     Decrease
                                       Toronto       benefits
                                       needs to      and
                                       decrease      pensions       BIA fees
                                       (by           to             are taxes
                                       attrition     employee       too. /
                                       even) the     s.             There is
                                       number of     Consolidat     waste in
                                       employee      e              awarding
                                       s and         services.      of many
                                       reduce        Contract       contracts
                                       the           out car        in BIAs. It
                                       pension       repairs        would not
                            consolidat and salary    etc. / Stop    be
                            e          burdens.      putting        allowed in
                  reduce    administra Employee      money          any other
                  employee tion and    s benefits    into street    city
         reduce   pensions, support    are far too   festivals,     departme
         spending salaries
R_acaCf09YVFk5upm           services generous.       and BIAs       nt.         Individual   m1r   Yes
                                            Conditions
                                            - good
                                            repair of
                                            streets
R_d1oGsGOQG3b4vQg                           and roads privatizati                Individual   m5a   No
                                                       on seldom
                                                       costs less
                                                       over time
                                                       (even if it
                                                       seems to
                                                       in the
                                                       short
                                            creating   term) and
                                            mechanis it is
                                            ms by      important
                                            which      to
                                            communit regulate,
                                            y centres, voluntary
                                            parks,     complianc
                                            BIAs,      e in most
                                            school     cases
                                            boards     doesn't
                                            and        work in       art and
                                            resident   north         culture
                                            associatio America       are vital,
                                            ns can     because       as is civic
                                            work       the           participati
                                            together almighty        on, as is
                                            and share dollar (and    early year
                                            resources its            stimulatio
                               the          without    accumulat     n, as is
                               eliminatio having to ion)             supporting
                               n of         pay        trumps all    parents of
                    gridlock   avenues prohibitive else.             low
        lack of     and car-   for citizen licences Public           income
        support     centred    participati and other services        household
        for Culture
R_8613TQoOi3yb6jW planning     on           fees.      are vital     s           Individual   M6H   No
                               Stop the
                               war on
                               Arts/Activi
                               sts and
                               Non for
                               profits that
                               the
                               current
                               admin
                               doesn't
        Transit Surplus
R_9mXu2cON9y4Gox6              like.                                             Individual   m5r   No
                                                           The city
                                                           should to
                                                           look other
                                                           innovative
                                                           funding
                                                           models
                                                           rather
                                                           than the
                                                           very
                                                           limited
                                                           dichotomy
                                                           of
                                                           increased
                                                           property     The city
                                                           taxes and    really
                                                           user fees.   needs to
                                            Lack of        Public       examine
                                            cycling        Private      best
                                            infrastruct    Partnershi   practices
                                            ure;           ps,          in other
                                            innovative     modernize    jurisdictio
                                            and            d            ns. Value-
                                            inviting       procurem     for-money
                                            public         ent, road    over
                                            spaces;        pricing,     lowest
                                            efficient      targeted     cost bid
                                            and            taxation     needs to
                                            effective      policies     be more
                                            public         should all   widely
                     Poor        Health     transit; too   be           applied to
                     Public      and        many           explored.    all
         Infrastruct Transit     culture of regulation     The city     decision
         ure Deficit
R_26oIDuYVCWm03jeSystem          residents s               should       making.     Individual   M4J   No

                                                      Just more
                                                      accessibili
                                                      ty, for the
                                                      disabled
                                                      on the
                                                      TTC, (I.E)        Please
                  No more                             more              help the
                  ttc strikes,                        elevators.        disabled
                  and more                   More     And more          on the
                  wheelchai      garbage accessibili security to        TTC, and
         Apt      r              clean up ty at all   protect           call out for
         Building accessibili    and         TTC      our               more help
         clean up ty
R_cZ6MjNzDnd1BWXq                privatizing stations seniors!!!        for them. Individual     M1J   No
                                                          I think it's
                                                          very
                                                          important
                                                          to
                                                          adequatel      Quality
                                                          y fund city    services
                                                          services.      cost
                                                          The best       money. I
                                           I think it's   cities in      am one of
                                           important      the world,     many
                                           to place a     which are      citizens
                                           value on       the cities     (please
                                           the role       that           don't call
                                           our city       attract        me a
                                           plays in       residents      "taxpayer"
                                           the world      and            ) who
                                           and            businesse      believes
                                           ensure         s, ensure      that we
                                           that we        enough         should
                                           invest         money is       pay an
                                           enough         spent to       appropriat
                                           money in       maintain       e level of
                                           our city to    very high      taxes to
                                           ensure         quality city   ensure
                                           that it        services.      our city is
                                           remains a      Property       a great
                    Quality                top-tier       taxes          place to
                    and                    city to live   affect         live, work,
         Possible Quantity                 in, to         disadvant      and visit.
         cuts to    of                     emigrate       aged           Please
         important transporta City         to, and to     people the     ensure my
         city       tion       infrastruct visit as a     least and      voice is
         services
R_0p5X6P8xkTuQvek options      ure         tourist.       wealthy        heard.      Individual   M4Y   No
         Lack of
         arts
         funding on
         par with   Lack of a Lack of a
         other      comprehe cohesive
         major      nsive bike transit
         cities
R_4YLqxx5DyAEaPuk lane plan plan                                                     Individual   M6K   No
                                                 Need to
                                                 reintroduc
                                                 e
                                                 pesticides
                                                 and weed
                                                 control as
                                                 those
                                                 products
                                                 are
                                                 approved
                                                 by Health
                                                 Canada
                                                 for lawns
                                                 and
                                                 gardens.
                                                 It is time
                                                 for
                                                 citizens to
                                                 be
                                                 afforded
                                                 the basic
                                                 privilege
                                                 to keeping
                                                 their
                                                 lawns
                                                 weed free.
                              City               We must
                              performin          never
        Out of                g services         again
        control               that could         have the
        salaries   To much be                    culture of
        and        overlappin contracted         spending
        benefits   g
R_7UTZLZdBVCavyM4 services out                   that                                  Individual   m3j   Yes
                              Lack of
                   Lack of    addiction/
        Lack of    affordable substance Not to
        affordable daycare    misuse     privatize
        housing
R_b8COUTaumwrzHtaoptions      programs services.                                       Individual   m6p   No

                                     Open
                                     data,
                                     active
                                     transporta
                                     tion, youth Legalize
        Public  homeless             homeless and tax
        transit ness
R_7VRUxea6wJTdnNO        air quality ness        marijuana                             Individual   M6H   No

         Inequality   Transport
         and the      ation (both   Diminishin                             Not
         growing      TTC and       g support                  Sell data   everyone
         divide       bicycle       for the                    that the    is rich and
         between      infrastruct   cultural                   city        drives a
         classes
R_3VibE4QZdFnhrg0     ure)          industries                 collects?   car.        Individual   m6r   Yes
                      Contractin
                      g out
                      T.T.C.
                      routes
                      due to
         Tendering    numerous
         of           employee
         constructi   s on the
         on           sunshine
         contracts    list with
         please       only
         view e-      requireme
         mail         nt being
         regarding    grade 12
         constructi   diploma
         on in        and a
         Japan
R_0ktE45uKOog03yc     license.                      Individual   m8y   No

                                      I can't
                                      think of
                                      anything
        over                police    at the
        spending high
R_e2QqWXMRCkQNHgg taxes budget        moment...
                                      Subway        Individual   m1j   No
                                      expansion
                                      is very
                                      important.
                                      Police
                                      officer pay
                                      duties -
                                      too
                                      expensive
                                      . And, it
                                      seems
                                      that even
                                      with the
                                      election
                                      over, Mr
                                      Ford and
                                      his
                                      brother
                                      continue
                                      to
                                      campaign.
                                      I voted for
                                      Mr Ford,
                                      but do not
                                      appreciate
                                      being
                                      called a
                                      member
                                      of Ford
        inadequat                     Nation - I
        e public            inadequat am a
        transporta traffic/ e public  citizen of
        tion
R_8HwYExi7dGuCRMM  gridlock housing   the city of   Individual   M3H   No
                                                      Why do        an extra
                                                      we let        $240?
                                                      people        that's it?
                                                      from 905      we're
                                                      use our       making a
                                        Yes -         city, roads   big deal
                                        Federal       and           about
                                        politicians infrastruct     that? Tax
                                        need to       ure for       the living
                                        recognize free?             crap out
                                        the           Toronto       of the low
                                        important would be          density
                                        of cities     fine          housing.
                                        and fund without            on my
                                        special       Richmond      street the
                                        projects      Hill, but     lots are 15
                                        directly / / not the        feet wide -
                                        also the      other way     that's 4
                                        burbs         around.       times the
                                        exist         We            tax
                                        because should put          earning
                                        the core in                 power
                                        exists -      massive       than a 60
                                        starve the user fees        foot wide
                                        core and for                lot. The
                                        everything morons           tax rate
                                        falls apart - how live      should be
                                        the burbs outside           a
                                        are a         the city of   calculation
                                        poorly        toronto       of
                                        designed but are a          property
                             cleanlines horrible      daily         value x a
         transit
R_9LFftKHLEDSJ8tm security   s          place         burden to     factor for Individual   m4k   No
                                                                   Essential
                                                                   services
                                                                   keep us
                                                                   safe and
                                                                   help us
                                                                   earn a
                                                                   living. /
                                                                   Nice to
                                                                   have
                                                                   services
                                                                   entertain
                                                                   and
                                                                   stimulate
                                                    If the City    us. /
                                                    chooses        Optional
                                                    to raise       services
                                                    taxes,         are those
                                                    they           where the
                                                    should         City is
                                                    first target   actually
                                                    residential    competing
                                                    real estate    with a
                                        Our         over           service
                                        waterfront commerci        that is
                                        is an       al real        already
                                        unused      estate.        offered by
                                        asset.      The rates      private
                                        Chicago is for the         entities
         Commute                        a great     latter are     (such as
         times                          example among              food
         [traffic +                     for the art the            services,
         transit    Fiscal   Dismal     of the      highest in     concessio
         issues]
R_eX3zbVbmvd4BCx6deficit     waterfront possible. the world.       n stands) Individual   M6P   Yes
                                           In order to
                                           bring city
                                           costs in
                                           line, we
                                           need to
                                           remove all
                                           of the
                                           public
                                           sector
                                           unions
                                           (TTC, City
                                           Staff,
                                           Garbage
                                           Collectors     Same          We need
                                           , Police       comments      to remove
                                           and etc.),     as before.    the public
                                           and bring      Need to       sector
                                           the            remove        unions,
                                           salaries       the public    and bring
                                           and            sector        the
                                           benefits of    unions        salaries
                                           public         and bring     and
                                           "servants"     their         benefits of
                                           in line with   salaries      our public
                                           the private    and           servants
                                           sector.        benefits in   in line with
                                           The next       line with     the private
                                           main           the public    sector.
                                           issue I        sector.       We need
                           Costly          see is the     This will     to contract
                           Public          traffic        solve our     out
        High     High User Sector          congestio      funding       whenever
        Taxes
R_1KVLMJZZOqwlZIwFees      Unions          n problem      issues.       possible. Individual   M4H   Yes

                  Budget      Transpare
         Transit
R_eKvzFFKyxymxddy allocations ncy                                                 Individual   M4P   No
                              The need     Small
                              to get rid   egos,
                              of           small
                              unafforda    governme
                              ble          nt, low
                  The need defined         taxes, no
         The need to          benefit      more
         to lower privatize pension        nanny
         taxes!
R_9NzlyCAZGWjoulm more!       plans!       state!                                 Individual   M2R   No
                                                           Raise
                                                           property
                                                           taxes so
                                                           that
                                                           they're in
                                                           line with
                                                           other GTA
                    Environm     Smart                     municipali
        Cycling     ental        waterfront                ties.
        infrastruct degradatio   developm                  Problem
        ure
R_1H5Hx3eiV1THRAgn               ent                       solved!      Individual   m4k   Yes



                                            Reduce
                                            the cost of
                                            policing
                                            for
                                            example
                                            extra paid
                                            duty . It is
                                            outrageou
                                            s that the
                                            police are
                                            paid $65
                                            to direct
                                            traffic in a
                                            constructi
                                            on area
                                            and
                                            special
                                            events.        cut wages
                                            The extra      of staff
                                 protection paid           and perks
         Public    city          of seniors duties         of all
         Transport operated      in nursing must be        councillor
         ation
R_5bh2k5vJChT9eHG day care       homes      controlled.    s            Individual   M1E   No
                                                 The city
                                                 should
                                                 crush the
                                                 unions,
                                                 cut out all
                                                 the perks
                                                 enjoyed
                                                 by city
                                                 employee
                                                 s, open all
                                                 contracts
                                   Everything    to
                                   related to    competitiv
                                   transporta    e tender,
                                   tion is       enforce
                                   dysfunctio    budgets
                                   nal in this   by
                                   city:         punishing
                                   roads, gas    managers
                                   prices,       that allow
                                   transit       massive
                                   quality,      overruns,
                                   transit       and make
                                   costs, lack   improved
                                   of bike       transit +
                                   lanes -       traffic
                                   you name      relief the
                                   it. It's a    number 1
                                   huge          spending
        transit crime
R_1FaB5OGVRHAdVbe       high taxes problem.      priority.     Individual   M8V   Yes
                                          better
                                          transit to
                                          high
                                          populated
                                          areas.
                                          build
                                          subways.
                                          Ferry to
                                          New York.
                                          subway to
                                          the airport
                                          Ask the
                                          federal       get rid of
                                          governme      the ttc
                                          nt for        street car.
                                          money ,       What
                                          we pay a      happened
                                          large         to the
                                          amount of     electric
                                          taxes the     bus. hire a
                                          gas tax as    good
                                          well. we      accountan
                                          need to       t he or
                                          make the      she will
                                          city more     find the
                                          car           money
                     road                 friendly      you lost.
         stop        repair               too for my    the ttc
         nuclear     contract             reasons I     found how
         power       out too              am            may
         more        many      car        appliance     million in less city
         green       managers insurance service         the closet council
         energy
R_9sEEm7Tc648F3Du.             too high . tech I do     ?? /        workers.   Individual   m9v   No
                     Over
                     staffing-
                     Need
         Wages-      aggressiv
         Union       e
         negotiated downsizin Public
         contracts g
R_cCKg6MjTBTBaCP2              Transit                                         Individual   M5A   Yes
R_8rfisQOBWAgszDS                                                              Individual   m6h   No
                                          Expanding
                                          and
         Unreliable Small                 building
         street cars subway               subway
         and buses
R_9Ayt8XWMe4L0pessystem                   lines                                Individual   M4M   No
                                                        1) reduce     Ford's
                                                        huge          taxpayer
                                                        budgets       are clearly
                                                        such as       fed up
                                                        policing to   with being
                                                        offset the    fleeced
                                                        costs of      and want
                                                        other         an
                                                        areas. / 2)   example
                                                        increase      made to
                                                        contract      the rest of
                                                        services      Canada
                                                        and           that our
                                                        reduce        city can
                                                        city          be well-
                                                        employee      managed
                                                        s/3           with a
                                                        Increase      smaller
                                                        high-         CORE
                                                        profile       staff and a
                                                        artistic      larger
                                                        events        base of
                                                        such as       well-
                                                        Nuit          managed
                                                        Blanche       NON-
                                                        (as           GOVERN
                                                        opposed       MENT
                                                        to merely     workers.
                    reduce                              ethnic-       We don't
         reduce     governme   provide      reduce      based city    want to
         unnecess   nt         efficient    spending    events) to    spend
         ary        employme   transporta   on police   give          more tax
         spending
R_a66yF2MvCAr4x9i   nt         tion         services    Toronto a     dollars,    Individual   M3J   No
                                      I think that
                                      all cars
                                      driven in
                                      the city of
                                      Toronto
                                      should be
                                      taxed at a
                                      rate of $5
                                      per day to
                                      use our
                                      city
                                      streets.
                                      Monthly
                                      permits
                                      for $100.
                                      Yearly                      The City
                                      permits                     should
                                      for $800.                   fund pride
                                      The                         day. The
                                      money                       city should
                                      generated                   keep out
                                      should be                   of any
                                      used to                     discussion
                                      eliminate                   which
                                      all fares                   infringes
                                      for the                     on
                                      TTC in the                  freedom
                 need to    need to   old city of                 of speech.
                 expand     add       Toronto                     Palestinia
         need to governme dedicated and                           n rights
         expand  nt funded bike lanes reduce it                   are
         public  affordable on major to $1 per                    human
         transit
R_2fQ2Fdpbn1DQ17Khousing    roads     ride                        rights.     Group or Organization

                                                     The
                                                     services
                                                     are poor
                                                     and the
                                                     cost is
                                                     great, and
                                                     there is
                                                     also a lot
                                                     of abuse
                                                     in the
                                                     social
                                                     services
                                                     system
                                                     that needs
        abuse of new                                 to be
        social   immigrant lack of                   addressed
        services
R_6zfWE56ZODnM0fys         jobs                      .                       Individual   M1G         No
                                                   Toronto       No major
                                                   needs to      service
                                                   reduce its    cuts. Only
                                                   commerci      minor
                                                   al property   service
                                                   taxes to      cuts which
                                                   encourag      have an
                                                   e job         insignifica
                                                   creation in   nt effect
                                                   the city      on the
                                                   and           quality of
                                                   prevent       services
                                                   employers     are
                                                   from          acceptabl
                                                   relocating    e. / /
                                                   to the        Service
                                                   suburbs.      cuts which
                                                   Increases     are
                                                   in            acceptabl
                                                   residential   e: / -
                                                   property      Cutting of
                                                   taxes         bus
                                                   and/or        service
                                                   user fees     where
                                                   are           ridership
                                                   needed to     is
                                                   compensa      extremely
                                                   te for this   low (e.g.
                                                   tax cut.      bus routes
                                         taxes on Residentia     33, 101,
                    Traffic   High       businesse l property    162). / -
          Public    congestio business   s are too taxes in      Underuse
          transit
R_af4cyyQfL8XIBvK   n         taxes      high      Toronto       d library   Individual   m4s   No
                                               Amend by-
                                               laws, to
                                               specify
                                               sentencin
                                               g of (a) $
                                               1,000
                                               $2,000
                                               fine or
                                               more
                                               PLUS
                                               communit
                                               y service,
                                               of 12-
                                               months 2-
                                               days/week
                                               , to
                                               reduce
                                               City staff
                                               numbers.
                                               Communit       Cut
                                  Littering    y service      drastically.
                    By-law        offenders,   include (a)    .. or
                    violations    communit     1-staff        eliminate
                    require       y service    and 1-         services.
                    communit      12 months    offender       Let the
                    y. service,   picking up   on             private
                    to replace    litter -     garbage        sector
                    some City     graffiti     truck (b) 1-   provide
         Cut        staff         offenders,   staff and 3-   services,
         spending - (garbage,     12-          offenders      to those
         cut        parks,        months       on parks       who wish
         welfare    street        removing     repairs,       to pay
         payments cleaning)
R_eznrmyWTCJyuuQQ                 graffiti     painting       User Fees Individual   M9N   No
                                        too many
                                        employee
                                        s areas
                                        such as
                                        recreation
                                        and parks
                                        and build
                                        Toronto
                                        agencies
                                        alongside
                                        pan am
                                        games
                                        should be
                                        abolished
                                        or
                                        outsource
                                        d with
                                        caps on
                                        spending
                                        within our
                                        means....t   a 10
                                        oo many      percent
                                        councillor   cut of        look after
                                        s many       budgets       basic
                                        useless      across all    needs
                                        and not      services      only and
                                        even         for a start   no
                                        listening    and no        overspend
                                        to their     new hiring    ing as
                                        constituen   and no db     there is no
         high                           ts. The      pensions      new
         property overspend             purchasin    for           monies to
         taxes
R_37TQYvm0z3N5JbK  ing      waste       g such as    anyone.       be found Individual    m5j   No
                                        Child
                                        poverty /
                            aging       accessible
         congestio          infrastruct public
         n
R_9ACYjyXsWD9oM6M  poverty  ure         transit                              Individual   M6R   No
         Budget             Economic
         shortfall
R_6gpHnaeIksgejLm Tax rates viability                                        Individual   m5p   Yes
                                              The City
                                              made a
                                              choice not
                                              to use its
                                              new
                                              taxation
                                              powers,
                                              and it was
                                              a stupid
                                              and
                                              politically
                                              motivated
                                              choice.
                                              Toronto
                     Balancing                needs
                     commitme                 more
                     nt to                    money,
         Restricted equitable    Political    not less
         revenue access          posturing    service.
         opportuniti with need   re:          Figure it
         es - self   to raise    collective   out, and      I am a
         inflicted   funds       bargaining   we'll pay,    citizen,
         and         through     (on all      for Pete's    not just a
         otherwise user fees
R_eyxsVKBXrhqRBFW                sides)       sake.         taxpayer. Individual   m6b   No
                                         Bike lane
                                         on Bloor
                                         Street. /
                                         Continuin
                                         g with
                                         respectful
                                         growth of
                                         waterfront
                                         according
                                         to the
                                         existing
                                         plan. /
                                         Ensuring
                                         a football
                                         stadium is
                                         not placed
                                         anywhere
                                         near the
                                         waterfront
                                         ./
                                         Continuin
                                         g the
                                         communit
                                         y based
                                         policing
                                         model.
                                         Including
                                         preventive
                                         measures
                              protecting such as
                   building   governme police on
         environme on-road    nt         bikes in
         nt
R_3FbIpCrsrJ3fpre  bike lanes services laneways.                                Individual    M6H   No

                                            Stop over
                                            crowding
                                            Downtown
                                            Toronto =               CUT most
                                            Developer               of social
                                            s are                   services,
                                            taking                  make sure
                                            over the                that every
                                            areas =                 Bicycle
                                            Public       City of    has
                                            Meeting     TO -        licence
                                            are not     should      plate &
                                            working -   NOT pay     pays for it.
                                            Survey      for any     / Have a
                                            like this   Parade,     respect
                                            one are     Streets     for
                      Over                  VERY        parties,    taxpayers -
           Over Tax Crowded                 GOOD        festivals   cut waste
           Residents Road
R_5gsGHNUPkkACka8                TTC        IDEA.       etc....     /            Individual   M4W   No
                      Social &
           Affordable Support    Cultural
           Housing
R_2irofYf0xCqrqpm Services       Plan                                           Individual    M4C   No
                                                                             Individual    M1K   No
                                                                 Core
                                                                 services
                                                                 should be
                  service             Immigratio                 the
         budget
R_3f6k4pWMeTUrcP2 cuts      taxes     n                          priority. Individual      m4c   No


                                                                 Toronto
                                                   Increasing    was a
                                                   property      great city,
                                                   taxes are     it has
                                                   fine as       completel
                                                   long as       y lost its
                                                   there is an   standing.
                                                   effort to     We need
                                                   reduce        a strong
                                                   waste.        municipal
                                                   More          governme
                                                   money         nt that will
                                                   going to      deliver
                                                   the same      change!!
                                                   wasteful      We are
                                                   processes     willing to
                                                   , people,     support
                                                   etc. has      and pay
                Cleanlines                         zero          for the
        Roads   s
R_5bWdnDXgDyKMjvC          Homeless                benefit.      change.      Individual   m4v   Yes
                                      gridlock
                                      traffic /
                transporta            wasteful     listen to     listen TO
        budget  tion
R_9mlHw1kVOgH4P1W          crime      spending     Mr. ford      MR FORD Individual        M1W   No
                                                           Gain
                                                           significantl
                                                           y more         Ditch
                                                           revenue        windrow
                                                           from           plow
                                                           parking.       service,
                                                           Permits        and the
                                                           and on-        specialize
                                                           street         d leaf
                                                           rates are      collection
                                                           both well      in West
                                                           below          District,
                                                           market         these are
                                                           value, and     'luxury'
                                                           below          services
                                                           those of       not
                                                           many           provided
                                                           other          in most
                                                           cities.        cities or to
                                                           Permits        most
                                                           should be      residents
                                                           at LEAST       in
                                                           $3 per day     Toronto;
                                                           ($90 per       and not
                                                           month)         provided
                                                           and on-        to
                                 Traffic                   street         vulnerable
                   Ensuring      Congestio                 rates in       /needy
                   equal         n/A                       most           residents,
                   opportuniti   cleaner                   areas of       but
                   es for all    Environm                  the City       instead to
         Balancing Citizens to   ent                       should not     the more
         the Books
R_3sZ4yLAapHDA8Di succeed        (related)                 be less        affluent.    Individual   M4C   No

                                             level of
                                             taxes. grid
                                             lock on
        taxes
R_72KgzQ8IIOrtcpe    traffic     unions      streets                                  Individual    m6b   No
                                             Bike
                                             infrastruct
                                People       ure,
                                being        access to
                                priced out   recreation
                                of an        and arts
                                increasing   programs,
                                number of    housing
                    Homeless neighbour       assistanc
        Hunger
R_79BXYqm4g1yfP24 ness          hoods        e                                        Individual    m6h   No
        Infrastruct Traffic/Tra Developm
        ure
R_abmX1eHXtrIzSF6 nsit          ent                                                   Individual    M3B   No
                                      City/provin
                                      ce should
         Deconges                     consider
         tion of                      building
         traffic, i.e.,               bike lanes
         via                          so                         Service
         delivering                   potential                  addition
         promised                     accidents                  should
         TTC                          do not                     impact the
         Subway            No unfair occur with                  most
         extending         salary/wa the warm                    number of
         past              ge         days                       people,
         Morningsi         increases ahead                       i.e.
         de Ave.           for select especially                 extension
         on                group of in the                       of a
         Sheppard No tax   profession downtown no new            subway
         Ave.
R_2bj1eMY9eRtvZI0 hikes!   als        core.       taxes          line.      Individual    M1C   No
                                                  Why
                                                  would it
                                                  cost more
                                                  to
                                                  maintain
                                                  the same       Some
                                                  level of       clear
                                                  service.       vision of
                                                  This does      what the
                                                  not            city should
                                                  address        look like.
                                                  the            We are
                                                  problem        not just
                                                  of very        taxpayers
                                                  poor           we are the
                                                  upper          citizens of
                                                  managem        a large
                                                  ent of the     communit
                                                  city           y which
                                                  bureaucra      should
                                                  cy. Is         serve all
                                                  there no       not just
                                                  supervisio     the
                                                  n of city      wealthy
                                                  workers.       who are
                                                  They are       able to
                                      How to      lazy and       prosper in
        Rob                           control the inefficient.   a climate
        Ford's                        power of Challenge         of
        slash and          Issue 1    the         the unions     "survival
        burn               and issue mayor's      for a          of the
        approach
R_2cAvHS8eidg9bNO          2          office      change.        fittest".   Individual   M9R   No
                                      The city
                                      needs to
                                      stop
                                      vilifying
                                      public        The city
                                      workers.      should be
                                      Our           moving
                                      governme      forwards,
                                      nt should     not
                                      be paying     backward
                                      people a      s. Let's
                                      living        not create
                                      wage to       false
                                      work for      economic
                                      us. Good      crises for
                                      jobs from     ideological
                                      governme      reasons,
                                      nt should     in order to
                                      be an         cut
                                      example       services.
                                      and an        The city
                                      upward        needs
                                      marker        more
                                      compared      money
                                      to the        from
                           We need private job      taxes, and
                           to make market.          from
                           the        Let's treat   federal
                 We need waterfront the people      and
                 to make a place      that work     provincial
                 Toronto   people     for us with   governme
        Public   more bike want to go respect       nts to be a
        Transit
R_8nXnMkA84z6rWQIfriendly  to.        and           great city.   Individual   m6h   Yes
                                                           City needs
                                                           to
                                            Inclusiona     aggressiv
                                            ry housing     ely pursue
                                            policies       additional
                                            city-wide -    revenues      City
                                            mandatory      from          should
                                            requireme      senior        consider a
                                            nt for         levels of     variety of
                                            affordable     governme      new
                                            housing in     nt (to pay    revenue
                                            new            the costs     tools -
                                            developm       of            such as
                                            ents /         downloadi     motor
                                            Local          ng) / /       vehicle
                                            strategies     City needs    taxes,
                  Lack of                   to reduce      to            land
                  affordable                disparities    implement     transfer
                  housing /    Eroding      in health      alternative   taxes,
       Growing long            support      in different   financing /   sales or
       income     waiting      for public   neighbour      social        income
       inequality lists
R_cRPSWQkc2YfG00Q              transit      hoods          finance       taxes      Individual   M4J   No
                                                      Where's
                                                      the gravy?    I think
                                                      I thought     each
                                                      Ford said     councillor
                                                      he would      should
                                                      find          think of
                                                      wasted        the best
                                                      money         interests
                                        The city      and           of the
                                        needs to      provide       whole city
                                        properly      the same      in making
                                        fund the      services      decisions,
                                        Parks and     for less.     not just
                                        Recreatio     This          their own
                                        n             survey is     ward.
                                        Welcome       all about     Also, each
                                        Policy so     getting       councillor
                                        all low       less          should be
                                        income        services      able to
                                        children      or raising    vote
                                        and youth     taxes,        according
                                        have          nothing       to their
                                        access to     about         conscienc
                                        recreation    finding       e. There
                                        programs.     efficiencie   should be
                                        We will       s.            a less
                                        pay the       Regarding     adversaria
                                        price in      property      l approach
                                        crime later   tax, I        to dealing
                             Public     if we do      think there   with
                             services   not look      is a          different
        Public    Balancing for the     after them    problem       viewpoints
        transit
R_6E9Qqv1QExrsjwo the budget poor       now.          with          .          Individual   M4L   No

                                        Please
                                        ensure
                                        that
                                        Waterfron
                                        t Toronto
                                        can
                                        continue
                                        it's work
                                        without
                                        political
                                        involveme                   Please
                                        nt. Lots of                 base
                                        good stuff                  decisions
                  City                  has and                     on
                  planning              will                        evidence
                  (i.e.                 continue                    and sound
         Gridlock
R_8v470KeVnH5nH2QVision)                to happen.                  research. Individual    M1L   No
                                                  Stop the      Think of
                                                  scare         the effects
                                                  tactics.      on the
                                                  Get down      most
                                                  to work on    vulnerable
                                                  just          citizens
                                                  providing     every time
                                                  the           you make
                                                  services-     a
                                                  instead of    decision. /
                                                  wasting       Put
                                                  time,         yourself in
                                                  money         the shoes
                                                  and           of a single
                                                  energy        mother, a
                                                  pandering     homeless
                                     excessive    to the rich   person,
                                     policing;    who can       an elderly
                                     callousne    afford to     person
                                     ss toward    pay for       struggling
                                     the poor;    what they     to live and
                                     homeless     want. / Let   remain as
                                     ness;        us all pay    independe
                                     need for     according     nt as
                                     rent-        to our        possible. /
                                     geared-to-   ability. /    Think
                                     income       Restore       ahead 7
                                     housing (a   the           generation
                                     massive      vehicle       s each
                                     need, yet    registratio   time you
                            climate  one which    n tax (I      make a
          civil             change & can be       am happy      decision.
          liberties
R_aY8Fgrl9d0V7gqM poverty   peak oil met)         to pay for    What will Individual   M4V   No
                                          We need                    If Toronto
                                          to stop                    took the
                                          catering to                risk and
                                          people                     invested
                                          who live                   the capital
                                          outside of                 to start up
                                          the                        a
                                          downtown                   business
                                          area.                      they
                                          They                       should
                                          should not                 keep it
                                          be                         and not
                                          allowed to                 sell it at a
                                          dictate                    discount
                                          lifestyle                  to a
                                          choices                    private
                                          for people                 company.
                                          who live in                This is
                                          the           User fees    subsidizin
                                          downtown      and pay      g private
                             Making       core. They    what you     industry
                             Toronto      (usually)     can fees.    and not
                             liveable     don't pay     My           true
                             for people   Toronto       property     capitalism
                             who live     taxes and     taxes        . Part of
                             downtown     they use      should not   the beauty
          Lack of            not the      our           subsidize    of
          proper   Improving people       infrastruct   people       capitalism
          bike     Transit - who          ure and       who come     is risk and
          routes   includes commute       contribute    from         reward, so
          and safe subways TO             nothing       outside of   let private
          bike     and       downtown     except        downtown     companie
          lanes.
R_6Ekb3rjQlzYkE4Y streetcars .            making        Toronto.     s take the Individual   m4x   Yes
                                                                 Ensure
                                                                 that cities
                                                                 like New
                                                                 York,
                                                                 London,
                                                                 Paris,
                                                                 Sydney
                                                                 and
                                                                 others are
                                                                 pointing at
                                                                 Toronto
                                                                 and
                                                                 saying
                                                                 "they're
                                                                 doing it
                                                                 right" We
                                                                 need to
                                                                 lead the
                                             Having              pack, not
                                Lack of      architects          follow....
                                park(ette) on the                we need
                                s and        board to            people
                                assoc.       ensure all          with
                                public art - new                 vision, in
                                in short     buildings Get more my
                                Toronto      meet a     money    opinion
                                needs to certain        from     we don't
        Tear                    be kicked standard Provincial have
        down the    Poor        up a         so         and      that...
        damn        architectur notch,       mediocrity Federal  mediocrity
        Gardiner    e being     bury wires doesn't      Governme doesn't
        please
R_bHm54xppjlc7fTu   built       etc          continue nts        cut it..    Individual   M4Y   No
                                                          hated or
                                                          not the
                                                          vehicle
                                                          registratio
                                                          n tax was
                                                          a user fee
                                                          and
                                                          transporta
                                                          tion is a
                                                          problem /
                                                          the land      We are
                                                          transfer      not
                                                          tax only      "taxpayers
                                                          affects       " we are
                                                          buyers of     citizens
                                                          higher        and
                                            affordable    priced        "owners"
                                            housing,      properties    of the city
                                            sustainabl    and needs     and the
                                            e transit     to be         services
                                            alternative   maintaine     and we
                                            s given       d and         are the
                                            energy        certainly     ones who
                                            prices,       has not       pay the
                                            uploading     slowed        bill. / As
                      excessive             certain       down the      owners
                      police                services      real estate   and
                      budget-               back to       market /      citizens it
                      spending              the           Water/Se      is we who
                      out of     affordable province      wer here      have the
                      control on housing - that has a     are           choice to
                      police     no middle broader        CHEAP         make and
         transit city
R_9BokX7966Y3i9Fy services class            tax base      and the       consider Individual      M5M   No
         TTC
R_6ossgC3tavIIioY     Police     Garbage                                            Individual   m9a   Yes
                                 long-term
         Accessibl public        fiscal
         e social     transporta responsibi
         services
R_bK1fMt74ZRdE5aA tion (TTC) lity                                                   Individual   M6P   No
                                       Speeding
                                       up the
                                       length of
                                       time that
                                       constructi
                                       on
                                       projects
                                       (road
                                       work,
                                       sewer
                                       repair)
                                       take. Pony             Please
                                       up for                 prioritize
                                       weekend/               TTC and
                                       evening                constructi
                                       hours for              on. Our
                                       these                  handling
                                       workers                of these
                                       and give               two
                                       the city a             services
                                       slightly               in
                                       shorter                particular
                                       period in              are
                                       which to               mocked
                                       deal with              by tourists
                                       oppressiv              and
                                       e traffic              contribute
                                       and                    to
                                       constructi             disappoint
                                       on                     ment and
                                       projects               frustration
                              Food     (Avenue                by
          TTC
R_ehrtinkpPUXiuFe   Housing   prices   Road, the              citizens. Individual     M5B   No
                                                              Stop
                                                              funding
                                                              unnecess
                                                              ary
                                                              organizati
                                                              ons. eq.
                                                              pride,
                                                              caribana
R_0Ceeaurp2G6qEAI                                   User Fees etc. etc.   Individual   m2n   No
                          Why are      I'm
                          the police   already
                          getting an   paying
                          11% rise     right
                          when the     property
                          rest of us   taxes
                          have had     more then
                          hours cut    the
                          and lost     average.
                          jobs. This   Why
                          is crazy!    should I
                          How is       pay for
                          this going   police and
                          to save      TTC
                          me the tax   getting
                          payer        more pay
                          money?       and not
                          Where is     for more
                          the money    work?
                          going to     There
                          come         should be
                          from? Are    a hold on
                          you going    cost of
                          to cut       living
                          other        raises.
                          important    Why
                          programs     should the
                          ? Doesn't    public
                          this go      sector be
                          against      sheltered
                          everything   from the
                          Ford         recession
         police
R_3sM6e9j22C62bn6 taxes   promised?    when the     Individual   M6S   Yes
                                                 Reduce
                                                 costs by
                                                 outsourcin
                                                 g labour
                                                 services
                                                 wherever
                                                 possible.
                                                 Reduce
                                                 grants
                                                 and
                                                 giveaways
                                                 . Increase
                                                 user fees
                                                 for
                                                 services     Stop
                                                 which are    hiring city
                                                 not          employee
                                                 necessary    s, and
                                                 and not      stop
                                                 used by      increasing
                                                 everyone.    their
                                                 Reduce,      wages
                                       Privatize consolidat   and
                                       and out- e and         benefits.
                                       source    eliminate    All new
                                       more city unnecess     hires
                                       run       ary ABCs     should be
                                       services. and          on a new
                            User pay Reduce      services.    plan which
                            for        and       Enter        is in line
        Reducing Building   services consolidat more          with the
        the City's more     instead of e the     triple P     private
        workforce
R_1KVDTRuks3aUys4subways    taxpayer ABCs.       agreemen     sector.     Individual   M2N   Yes
                                  Cancelling    It strikes    Think big
                                  citizenship   me that       picture.
                                  committee     less gravy    This long
                                  s, which      train and     term.
                                  have not      more          Think the
                                  cost the      leadership    future.
                                  city          about the     Think
                                  anything      quality of    impact on
                                  more than     city living   everyone,
                                  coffee,       is what's     and not
                                  perhaps,      needed. /     just how
                                  creates a     It has        mean we
                                  lack of       never         can be to
                                  transpare     ceased to     those who
                                  ncy. /        amaze me      can't
                                  Transpare     that we       afford the
                                  ncy about     refuse to     luxury of a
                                  the cost of   understan     $120
                                  privatizing   d that        Metro
                                  garbage. /    unless we     pass.
                                  How will      all benefit   Does
                                  those of      from          anyone at
                                  us who        excellent     City
                                  can't         economic,     Council
                                  wheel         / health,     even think
                                  those         arts and      of how
                                  small         security      much it
                                  garbage       policies      costs in
                                  vehicles      that we       public
                  PUBLIC TURNING about be       usually       transporta
                  TRANSP THE CITY treated       end up        tion to go
        PUBLIC ORTATIO INTO A     under         having to     looking for
        HOUSING
R_daQ686JHyKtIn3e N      $STORE privatizing     pickup the    a job? Do Individual   M6G   No
                                        Drop the
                                        plowing of
                                        sidewalks
                                        in the
                                        winter. It
                                        usually
                                        happens
                                        after
                                        everyone
                                        has
                                        already
                                        shovelled
                                        and all it
                                        does is
                                        tear up
                                        the grass.
                                        We live in
                                        Alderwood
                                        and see
                                        all kinds
                                        of
                                        damage
                                        when
                                        walking in
                                        the
                                        neighbour
                                        hood. Far
                                        to much
                             Over       salt is
         The      City       governme   used as
         Budget
R_0H9HrF51Njh8sKg Services   nt         well.        Individual   M8W   No
                                                          Like other
                                                          cities in
                                                          Canada -
                                                          especially
                                                          those with
                                                          metro
                                                          population
                                                          s over a
                                                          million -
                                                          better
                                                          funding
                                                          arrangem
                                                          ents need
                                                          to be
                                                          found/neg
                                                          otiated
                                                          with both    Rise
                                                          provincial   above
                                                          and          Toronto
                                           Homeless       federal      centricity
                                           ness and       levels of    and be
                                           Affordable     governme     aware of
                                           housing -      nt. I'm      what other
                                           we need        surprised    cities do
                                           commitme       this         and if
                                           nts like       survey did   what they
                                           the new        not          do can
                                           Ottawa         consider     work for
                  Parks and                city           these        or be
          Public  Recreatio Road           council        important    adapted to
          Transit
R_2iuaoX6ihUVvtTS n         repair         has made       sources.     Toronto. Individual    M4J   No

                                           Support of
                                           bike
                                           lanes. Bixi
                                           is a great
                                           new
                                           addition -
                                           let's make
                                affordable sure that it
        transit
R_dmYwHkl6Belyrf6   pollution   housing    works!                                Individual   M4K   No
                                         Look at
                                         existing
                                         services
                                         that can
                                         generate
                                         money for
                                         the city.
                                         / / Look at
                                         the Green
                                         P for
                                         example,
                                         this is an
                                         excellent
                                         opportunit
                                         y to
                                         generate
                                         some
                                         money.
                                         Using
                                         Etobicoke
                                         as an
                                         example,
                                         / a lot of
                                         lots in the
                                         west end
                                         are
                                         always
                                         empty, but
                                         do not
                             Be more allow for
                  Limiting   creative in over night
         Control  tax        raising     parking.
         spending
R_9ud5Hb5nDJ2zd88 increase   money       Create a                                   Individual    M8Z   Yes

                                       Improve
                                       Wheeltran
                                       s for
                                       handicap
                                       people
                                       insofar as      Survey is       Survey is
                                       to              to long -       to long -
                                       schedulin       next time       next time
                                       g and           do not          do not
                                       services        submit          submit
                                       made            long            long
                                       available       surveys -       surveys -
                                       when            they will       they will
                                       requested       go directly     go directly
                             Improve and buses         to file 13* /   to file 13* /
        Reduce               TTC and and taxi's        /               /
        high    High         Wheeltran arriving on     *Wasteba        *Wasteba
        taxes   crime
R_1UmpEnUlBRyNOOU            s         tine.           sket            sket          Individual   M9A   No
                                         Running a
                                         city is not
                                         the same
                                         as running
                                         a
                                         corporatio
                                         n.
                                         Cutbacks
                                         and
                                         efficiencie
                                         s are
                                         always a
                                         good
                                         thing, but
                                         remember
                                         it's quality
                                         of life not
                                         the
                                         bottom
                              day care line that
         day care environme   spaces for makes a
         spaces
R_eFBXhljVrKJNLSY nt          parents    city great.    Individual   M6R   No
                     Rob Ford
                     won the
                     mayoral
                     race by
                     capturing
                     less than
                     24% of
                     the
                     available
                     votes. The                          PLEASE
                     City of                             RAISE
         Not         Toronto                             TAXES.
         Enough      MUST                                The
         Revenue - make                                  astoundin
         Taxes       voting in                           g level of
         must be municipal                               wealth in
         raised - I elections                            Toronto
         want to     mandatory                           begins at     Consider
         pay higher - it is not             The City     City Hall -   what it
         property acceptabl                 of Toronto   extremely     was like
         taxes, and e that                  must raise   wealthy       back
         the City of someone                taxes. Our   councillor    when you
         Toronto     can 'win'  PLEASE tax rates         s making      used to
         should be an           RAISE       are          hundreds      work for a
         levying     election   TAXES.      laughably    of            living.
         additional with less   Rich        low.         thousands     those of
         taxes       than 1/4   people      PLEASE       of dollars    you who
         using the of the       like myself RAISE        can afford    did at one
         City of     support of and the     MY           to pay a      point work
         Toronto     the        Fords' can TAXES. /      little more   for a living
         Act
R_5ihDRqYVvu7gsRu electorate    afford it. /             tax.          ...          Individual   M6J   No
                                neighbour
                   cost of city hood
          Cuts in  employee revitalizati
          services s
R_b3I1pr4gsIJOrje               on                                                 Individual    M6C   No
                   Lack of
                   bike
                   lanes/cycli Developm
          Transit  st
R_5A7YEwBMUf9SsGU safety ent/growth                                                Individual    M6H   No
                                                                         I would
                                            We spend                     like the
                                            to much in                   public
                                            the works                    figures not
                                            departme                     to make
                                            nt - which                   racist,
                                            is                           sexists
                                            notorious                    and
                                            for poor                     homopho
                                            planning                     bic
                                            and                          statement
                                            wasting                      s. / / We
                                            dollars.      Reduce         need to
                                            We            waste,         improve
                                            should        reduce         transporta
                                            ensure        corruption     tion in a
                                            there is no   , reduce       big way
                                            corruption    costs on       and
                                            . We          wining         expand...o
                                            should        and            r toronto
                                            overhaul      dining,        will sink to
                                            the           reduce         the
                                            tendering     costs by       bottom.....
                                            process.      increasing     we do not
                                            / People      coordinati     need
                                            must have     on so          diesel
                                            places to     public         trains...we
         lack of                            live and      works          need
         communit lack of                   children      projects       electric
         y and      communit                must grow     aren't         trains. / /
         recreation y services              up in an      done           We need
         al         for poor   too little   equitable     several        programs
         programs families
R_80v0eD32mOHOGfG              planning     Toronto.      times.......   for          Individual   M6R   No

                                       More                              The only
                                       transit,                          reason to
                                       more bike                         have a
                                       lanes,                            City
                                       more                              governme
                                       affordable                        nt is to
                                       housing,                          provide
                                       more                              good
        More                More       sustainabl Tax                    services
        public    More bike affordable e energy increment                to the
        transit
R_6nzm7sEI5NYBvj6 lanes     housing    solutions. financing.             taxpayers. Individual     m4p   Yes
                                            Efficient,
                                            renewable
                                            and fair
                                            use of tax
                                            payer
                                            money. I      Taxes
                                            live near     should
                                            Little        increase
                                            India,        exponenti
                                            where         ally for
                                            there has     those who
                                            been          can afford
                                            some          it. Homes
                                            improvem      worth less
                                            ents on       than
                                            going, but    $300,000
                                            why is it     should
                                            that the      pay a
                                            richest       lower
                                            neighbour     percentag
                                            hoods         e than
                                            have the      homes
                                            nicest        worth over
                                            roads,        $700,000.
                                            sidewalks     If you can
                                            and other     afford to
                                            city          buy a
                                            beautificat   million-
                                            ion efforts   dollar
                                            and the       home, you
          Environm                          poor          can afford
          ental       Arts       Affordable neighbour     to pay
          issues
R_78Oiri45W5TJ7uc Funding housing           hoods         10% taxes    Individual   M4L   Yes
                                 Transpare
                      Public     ncy and
          Infrastruct transporta Immutabili
          ures
R_eLqdBSIeL0MwMCw     tion       ty                                    Individual   M4J   No
                                        Federal
                                        and
                                        Provincial
                                        governme
                                        nts should
                                        provide
                                        better
                                        funding to
                                        the city of
                                        Toronto,
                                        funding
                                        that
                                        reflects
                                        the level
                                        of tax
                                        collected
                                        from the
                                        people
                                        who live in
                                        Toronto.      A long
                                        City          term
                                        politicians   public
                                        need to       transit
                                        fight tooth   plan, that
                                        and nail      services
                                        for this      the whole
                                        funding.      city, with
                                        City and      secure
                                        provincial    funding is
                                        politicians   the most
                          infrastruct   MUST          important
        Public  Pedestria ure           work          thing.
        Transit n safety
R_0PR26qBWSWO8zFW         renewal       together      Period.    Individual   M6A   No
                                                      Drivers      There
                                                      should       should
                                                      pay user have been
                                                      fees         questions
                                                      directly for specificall
                                                      the high     y about
                                                      cost of      the public
                                                      maintainin realm.
                                                      g roads. Enhancing
                                                      There are the public
                                                      a variety realm
                                         The          of options - (sidewalks
                                         quality of   vehicle      , squares,
                                         our public   registratio etc) is a
                                         spaces -     n tax,       core
                                         sidewalks,   commerci service for
                                         parks,       al parking all cities
                                         squares.     space fee, and
                                         They         road tolls. Toronto
                                         should be    If the       needs to
                                         clean,       result is    continue
                                         easy to      better       to improve
                                         use and      roads and its public
                                         well-        lower        realm. / /
                                         designed.    property By making
                                         They are     taxes,       it easier
                                         the          drivers will for people
                                         spaces       be ok with to walk
                                         we all       it because and cycle
        Sustainabl           Services    share and    they will    for
        e                    to low-     where we     understan transporta
        Transport Environm   income      all come     d that they tion, the
        ation
R_8IAMzDBzYSfaK7a ent        residents   together.    are paying city saves Individual   M4J   Yes
                             Affordabili
                             ty of
        Realistic Transport residing in
        Budget
R_eVBEJWpWON6EosI ation      Toronto                                        Individual   M6S   Yes
        public    affordable             affordable
        transit
R_cBWwfqSK4uwzzBG housing                housing                            Individual   m4y   No
                                       A sense                   Seek
                                       of                        organizati
                                       excitemen                 onal
                                       t about the               mechanis
                                       future and                ms which
                                       a love for                mitigate
                                       the city. /               the natural
                                       The need                  tendency
                                       to                        for any
                                       increase                  funded
                                       power                     services
                                       visa a vis    Make        to become
                                       the           smart long- entrenche
                                       provincial    term        d and
                                       governme      decisions, serve the
                  Alternative          nt;           don't do    needs of
                  s to cars            perhaps       what        their own
                  for                  attain        looks       bureaucra
                  transport            provincial    good or is cy rather
                  (public,             status for    easy in     than the
         Suburban bikes,               Toronto       the short- needs of
         sprawl
R_9Nyl8UD4pJCDQy0 walking) Poverty     itself. /     term.       the city.   Individual     M4K   Yes


                                       Garbage
                                       collection
                                       in
                                       Parkdale
                                       is
                                       appalling.
                                       Every
                                       week,
                                       something
                                       goes
                                       wrong.
                                       Either        Cut
                                       nothing       salaries to   Remembe
                                       gets          Councillor    r how
                                       picked up,    s and         much
                                       half of it    other         more
                                       doesn't       staffers.     money
                                       get picked    There is      they make
                                       up, or        no reason     at their
                                       things get    that they     jobs than
                                       tossed        should        most of
                                       around        make as       the city,
                                       the street.   much          and how
                                       It's just     money as      little work
                                       awful and     they do.      they do in
        Access to Funding   Garbage disgusting       It's a        compariso
        services
R_cBHoenBur6yc6ZS Cuts      collection .             disgrace.     n.          Individual   M6K   No
                                      Transit          The City
                                      planning         should
                                      should be        take a
                                      based on         long view
                                      demand           of
                                      and need,        services.
                                      not on           Cutting
                                      politics. / /    youth or
                                      The open         priority
                                      data             neighbour     "No
                                      initiative at    hood          service
                                      toronto.ca       programs      cuts" / /
                                      /open            may help      It's
                                      should be        the           cheaper in
                                      expanded.        bottom        the long-
                                      / /              line in       term to
                                      Neighbour        2012, but     provide
                                      hoods            it will       communit
                                      need a           result in     y and
                                      mixture of       more          youth
                                      uses and         costs in      programs
                                      building         the long      than it is
                                      types to         term as       to pay for
                                      be               crime and     law
                                      sustainabl       delinquen     enforcem
                                      e. The           cy rises as   ent and
                                      new              a result.     incarcerati
                                      condo            It's much     on when
                                      towns            cheaper       under-
                                      need to          to spend      served
                              Civic   ensure           upfront on    kids grow
         Revenue              Engagem they follow      programs      up into
         Shortage
R_3RjY2bjB3xzQfg8 Transit     ent     basic            that have     crime.      Individual   M4J   No

                                                                     Privatizing
                                                                     services
                                                                     (as Rob
                                                                     Ford is
                                                                     inclined to
                                          The                        do) is just
                            Gentrificat   Transit                    not a good
                            ion and       City plan                  idea--
                            the           should be                  publicly
                            pushing       re-visited                 funded
                            out of        and                        services
                            small         seriously                  reach
                   Homeless businesse     considere                  more
          Rob Ford
R_bq2HeRIyTqCoqCo ness      s.            d.                         people.     Individual   M5V   No
                   The
                   shutting
          The loss down of
          of the   long-
          reserve  planned
          fund
R_blP3lYf11FRjkK8 projects                                                       Individual   M5B   No
                                                       Why does
                                                       it cost
                                                       more to       This
                                                       provide       survey is
                                                       the same      a good
                                                       services?     example
                                                       This          of how
                                                       fundamen      easy it
                                                       tal           can be to
                                                       question      get public
                                                       deserves      opinion on
                                                       exploratio    various
                                                       n before      issues.
                            city                       we try to     That
                            workers'                   find a        should
                            job                        stopgap       make your
         bicyclist public   satisfactio                solution,     decisions
         safety
R_8DlYLKn3GnUvggc transit   n           The City       doesn't it?   easier.    Individual   M5T   No
                                        of Toronto
                                        is well
                                        aware of
                                        the
                                        economic
                                        benefits
                                        that the
                                        Pride
                                        Toronto
                                        festival
                                        provides
                                        to us. I
                                        would
                                        caution
                                        our public
                                        service
                                        not to
                                        bend to
                                        the ill-
                                        informed
                                        will of
                                        some
                                        politicians,
                                        who seek
                                        to defund                    That multi-
                                        Pride and                    year
                                        other                        budget
                                        LGBT                         planning
                                        organizati                   should be
                                        ons based                    the norm,
         Funding            Public      upon                         going
         for Pride
R_8HfjZFZQL3mj22E Transit   Health      ideology                     forward. Individual     M6S   No
                                      Ask
                                      yourself,
                                      "Will this
                                      service
                                      cut now
                                      affect the
                                      City of
                                      Toronto
                                      drastically
                                      in the
                                      future?"
                                      Saving
                                      pennies
                                      on the
                                      dollar to
                                      balance a
                                      single
                                      budget
                                      means
                                      NOTHING
                                      if future
                                      budgets
                                      are hurt.
                                      Plan for a
                                      city of the
                                      future and
                                      not a knee-
                                      jerk cut to
                                      supposedl
                        Infrastruct   y save city
         Poverty
R_42xkstXQUsDXZUUJobs   ure           of now.     Individual   M6G   No
                                                  Every
                                                  departme
                                                  nt should
                                                  be audited
                                                  thoroughly
                                                  for
                                                  WASTE.
                                                  This
                                                  includes
                                                  employee
                                                  s who do
                                                  no work
                                                  and hang
                                                  out in their
                                                  white
                                                  trucks
                                                  smoking
                                                  and
                                                  drinking
                                                  coffee for
                                                  hours at a
                                                  time.
                                                  Open up
                                                  your hiring
                                                  processes
                                       Stop       . I am
                                       blocking certain
                                       up the     there are
         waste    arts and   developm waterfront substantia
         managem culture     ent (damn with ugly l saving
         ent
R_0wGgtik5gJ27aVm funding    condos)   buildings! there.         Individual   M4J   No
                                                        Privatizing
                                                        services
                                                        might
                                                        save
                                                        money in
                                                        the short-
                                                        term, but
                                                        has
                                                        proven
                                                        conclusive
                                                        ly NOT to
                                                        in the long-
                                                        term.
                                                        This
                                                        survey
                                                        was
                                                        incredibly
                                                        cynically Please
                                                        written      make our
                                                        and          city better,
                                          Please        manipulati not worse.
                                          think of us   ve. Your Have that
                                          as            job as our as your
                                          citizens,     represent first
                                          not just      atives in priority -
                                          taxpayers,    municipal not
                                          as you        governme whether
                                          make your     nt is to     you can
                                          decisions.    figure out save each
                                          We want       how YOU citizen
                                          a livable,    can          $10 a
                                          vibrant       maintain year, or
       Transit
R_7TWUMrgcP3otxCABike paths Parks         city.         responsibi whatever. Individual          M6J   Yes


                                                                       I can
                                                                       always go
                                                                       live in a
                                                                       cheaper
                                                                       city - but I
                                                                       stay in
                                                        Securing       Toronto
                                                        more           because
                                                        revenue        the quality
                                                        streams        of life is
                                                        should be      so high. If
                                                        a priority -   the quality
                                                        maybe the      of life
                                                        ability to     were to
                                                        levy           drop, even
                                                        different      if it meant
         Environm     Funding                           taxes or       I save
         ental        Communit Transit                  increasing     money, I
         Sustainabi   y        improvem                 developer      would
         lity
R_bpBpVt9Iu96lBd2     Programs ents.                    fees.          leave.       Individual   M8Y   No
                  Infrastruct
          Mass    ure         Environm Mass
          transit
R_9zAsTt4eAKXmgm0repairs      ent       transit                        Individual   M6J   No
                                        City
                                        developm
                                        ent, such
                                        as the
                                        waterfront     Are there
                                        , and the      any
                                        revitalizati   alternate
                                        on of          items to
                                        existing       tax,
                                        neighbour      similar to
                                        hoods          the land
                                        such as        transfer
                                        Lawrence       and now-
                              Lack of   Park,          eliminated
                              revenue/b Regent         vehicle
                              udget     Park,          registratio
          TTC
R_bj6lIA67g8erLiQ Traffic     deficit   etc...         n tax?
                                                       The police      Individual   M5T   No
                                                       budget is
                                                       a massive
                                                       portion of
                                                       the
                                                       budget,
                                                       and yet
                                                       there
                                                       seems to
                                                       be very
                                                       little effort
                                                       to find real
                                                       efficiencie
                                                       s in the
                                                       police
                                                       departme
                                                       nt. I get
                                                       the sense
                                                       that the
                                                       model that
                                                       worked in
                                                       the 1960s
                                                       is still
                                                       being
                                                       used
                                                       today,
                                                       when
                                                       problems
                                                       are
                                                       dramatical
                       Services                        ly
        Budget         for the                         different.
        deficit Child
R_3ZZkzMFWwpGRWkY care mentally ill                    There           Individual   M4Y   No
                                      1)            Stay
                                      Dramatica     within the
                                      lly reduce    budget,
                                      the paid      stop
                                      duty for      kowtowing
                                      $45+/hour     to the
                                      police        police
                                      officers      union
                                      guarding a    (yes,
                                      hole in the   they're
                                      ground        very
                                      and           necessary
                                      replace       but their
                                      with much     hand is
                                      lower paid    always out
                                      individuals   for more),
                                      who'd love    have a
                                      to have       long term
                                      the job.      10+ years
                                      2) Be         strategic
                                      honest        plan, look
                                      with          for
                                      people        savings
                                      that          far beyond
                                      services      the small
                                      can't be      potatoes
                                      provided      of
                                      with no       councillor
                                      increases     s' office
                                      ever in       expenses,
                                      property      monitor
        Budget   Transport Environm   taxes or      more
        Deficit
R_ebOUa3JFc83T8QAation     ent        user fees,    stringently Individual   M9P   No
                                            Too many
                                            people
                                            spend too
                                            much of
                                            their
                                            income
                                            solely on
                                            rent. The
                                            city needs
                                            to provide
                                            safe,
                                            affordable
                                            housing
                                            for
                                            everyone
                                            as a                     It is fair
                                            fundamen                 and just to
                                            tal human                prioritize
                                            right. We                the most
                                            need to      Taxing      vulnerable
                                            make the     proportion citizens at
                                            needs of     ately to    the
                                            our most     property expense
                                            vulnerable   value is a of the
                    affordable              citizens     fair way to most
         affordable public     cuts to city our first    fund city wealthy
         housing
R_dcEMf6JqaNt993e transit      services priority.        services. citizens. Individual          m9b   No
                                                         Road tolls
         Traffic                               Traffic   &
         congestio                Social       congestio congestio
         n
R_2blA7KAN9plTHNi Deficit         services     n         n charges               Individual      M5B   No



                                                          Federal
                                                          and
                                                          Provincial
                                                          governme
                                                          nts benefit
                                                          financially
                                                          from          Taxes are
                                                          Toronto's     not the
                                                          productivit   enemy!
                                                          y and they    Terrible
          Planning,    Accounta                           should        service
          Zoning,      bility and                         spur it on    delivery is
          Developm     transpare Budget                   by funding    the
          ent
R_eA3al7BFjLRhQ3y      ncy        shortfalls              this too.     enemy.      Individual   M5T   No
          Environm
          ental
          issues/Cli              Civic
          mate                    Engagem
          Change
R_4Zql00iuyG3Z1Gs      Budget     ent                                               Individual   m6p   No
                             need
                             more
                   overcrowd police foot
                   ing in    patrol at
                   condo     night in
         pot holes
R_3g79vP9oP6VVYgYbuildings our area                                  Individual   M9R   No

                                       Consider
                                       the
                                       multiple          The
                                       basic             wealth
                                       social            gap is
                                       service           increasing
                                       centres           - Toronto
                                       from              is diverse
                                       shelters          and mixed
                                       and food          income
                                       banks -           housing
                                       and make          developm
                                       sure these        ent should
                                       agencies          be a
        Transit   Bike      Food       remain in         priority of
        City
R_4MFmunDZdrw8mGM Lanes     Security tact.               the city.   Individual   M5G   Yes
                                       affordable
                                       housing
                                       and
                                       planning
                            resident   tools to
                            engagem support
        strong    economic ent in city mixed
        public    developm governanc communiti
        services ent
R_cG79TYUyAMcYHWY           e          es                            Individual   M6J   Yes
                  Roads,
        Public    cycling,  Waterfron
        Transport traffic   t          waterfront
        ation /   congestio preservati preservati
        Subway
R_eEvCCQYkRAzaJqQ n         on         on         no     no          Individual   M5A   No

                                           Local food
                                           sustainabil
                                           ity. /
                                           Emergenc
                                           y and
                                           disaster
         Cleanlines                        managem
         s
R_2f6zMUys6PND9fm Courtesy     Safety      ent                       Individual   m4j   No
                                           Transport
                                           ation
        Transport Affordable               infrastruct
        ation
R_1ADOSibzDceKj1q housing                  ure.                      Individual   M6G   No
                                                     The city
                                                     should be
                                                     looking to
                                                     diversify
                                                     its funding
                                                     sources
                                                     as the
                                                     province
                                                     allows:
                                                     vehicle
                                                     registratio
                                                     n fees,
                                                     regional
                                                     sales tax
                                                     (416+905)
                                                     , regional
                                                     income
                                                     tax, land
                                       Improving     transfer
                                       Transit by    tax.
                                       NOT           Property
                                       cutting       taxes and
                                       Transit       user fees
                                       City and      are
                                       wasting       regressive    I am
                                       $50+ on       and           willing to
                                       cancellatio   unsustain     pay more
                                       n fees and    able          to
                                       insisting     sources of    maintain
                                       all new       income for    & improve
                                       rapid         a modern      quality
                            Affordable transit be    city.         services
        Jobs
R_eFmx2HrhKm8dftW Transit   Housing buried!          Toronto       in this city. Individual   M4J   No
                                         Planning,      Our          In many
                                         waterfront     property     cases, t's
                                         revitalizati   taxes are    not about
                                         on, transit,   the lowest   who
                                         the            in the       provides
                                         senseless      GTA and,     the
                                         gutting of     frankly,     service
                                         Transit        the          (public or
                                         City and       services     private),
                                         the            we have      it's about
                                         inferior       in Toronto   efficiency
                                         proposed       are          and
                                         replaceme      superior     operations
                                         nt that will   to most      (obviously
                                         continue       cities in    there are
                                         to leave       the GTA.     exception
                                         most           They can     s, e.g.
                                         people in      increase     police).
                                         the            without      Regardles
                                         suburbs        hurting      s of what
                                         stranded       most of      the City
                                         and            us. Small    does, it
                                         waiting        user fees    will need
                                         hours for      are fine,    to oversee
                                         buses,         but we       its
                                         truly fair     must         operations
                                         taxes          ensure       and
                                         (right now     that our     ensure its
                                         Toronto        poor and     efficiency.
                                         has the        vulnerable   You need
                 Ensuring     Sensible   lowest         can          to do this
                 quality of   urban      property       continue     both with
        Transit
R_0p8RMkSIK8Gwx4Uservices     planning   taxes in       to access    public and Individual   M5J   No
                                        The city                   City
                                        needs to                   services
                                        focus first                are the
                                        on issues                  most
                                        concernin                  important
                                        g the                      element in
                                        "416" and                  making
                                        less on                    Toronto a
                                        those of                   world
                                        the "905"                  class city.
                                        e.g.                       To scrimp
                                        transit. A                 on
                                        second                     services
                                        issue is to                in order to
                                        establish     The city     enhance
                                        a more        should       short term
                                        practical     charge for   political
                                        property      parking at   image is
                                        tax           all city     wrong.
                                        system        schools.     Investmen
                                        i.e. one      Currently    t in city
                                        that          teachers     services
                                        applies       and staff    should
                                        taxation to   are          address
                                        realized      provided     strategic
                                        values        some         issues
                                        rather        level of     that
                                        than          free         consider
                                        theoretical   parking.     future
                  Infrastruct           /             This "free   generation
                  ure         access to unrealized    ride"        s. The city
                  investmen social      valuations    should be    should not
         Transit
R_77JNZtzwGZTDyde t           services .              stopped.     turn a      Individual   M6S   No
                                        The major        The city
                                        cost within      needs to
                                        the city         be
                                        budget is        managed
                                        labour           more in
                                        costs.           line with
                                        Unless           what is
                                        leadership       done in
                                        is willing       the
                                        to take          business
                                        this item        world.
                                        on, cutting      Tough
                                        a program        decisions
                                        here and         need to be
                                        there is         made for
                                        just             the long
                                        window           term
                                        dressing         viability of
                                        and will         the city .
                                        have             Again we
                                        limited          need to
                                        long term        cut the
                                        impact. I        ranks of
                                        believe we       employee
                                        need to          s to
                                        cut our          address
                                        city work        the labour
                                        force by         cost of
                             outsourcin 10% right        running
                             g where it across the       this city.
        reducing streamlini makes       board            You can
        city labour ng city  financial over a 3-5        never
        costs
R_6D7XW6mm16zusYs   services sense      year time        convince       Individual   M4G   No

                                           Transit
                                           City!
                                           Subway
                                           constructi
                                           on isn't
                                           going to
                                           help, and
                                           isn't going
                                           to happen
         Accessibili                       fast
         ty
R_bKk7v3oxo78OnwE Transit      Inclusion   enough.                      Individual   M6P   No
         Transit / infrastruct reduce
         traffic
R_ePZ5EsxDUvHUJiQure           taxes                                    Individual   M6K   Yes
                                                                While I'm
                                                                thrilled
                                                                Rob Ford
                                                                is so pro-
                                                                subway,
                                                                the last
                                                                thing we
                                                                need is
                                                                yet
                                                                another
                                                                northern
                                                                suburban
                                                                line.
                                                                Subways
                                                                are
                                                                needed in
                                                                high-
                                                                density
                                                                downtown
                                                                throughwa
                                                                ys like
                                                                Queen,
                                                                where no
                                                                amount of
                                                                streetcar
                                                                service
                                                                can
        Downtown Skyrocketi                                     reduce
        rapid     ng real                                       the
        transit   estate                                        incoming
        expansion prices/affo                                   traffic
        to reduce rdable                                        from the
        traffic
R_0vPQLRPHrLHLex6housing                                        suburbs. Individual      M5V   No
                                                  Keep up
                                       Roads      the good
                                       and Public work
R_9RzTbhoYPwb7qhm                      Transit    Rob!!                     Individual   m9a   No
                                       Public
                                       Transport
                                       ation and
                                       sustainabl
                                       e
                                       developm
                                       ent that
                                       takes into               Make
                                       account                  choices
                                       the                      that you
                                       environme                will be
                                       nt as well Finding       proud to
                  Sustainabl           as         efficiencie   take credit
        Public    e                    creating a s -           for in
        Transport developm Public      vibrant    reducing      years to
        ation
R_bEMoh0Oc9KBSWs4 ent        Housing   city       waste.        come.       Individual   M4L   No
                                              To not
                                              prioritize
                                              businesse
                                              s and
                                              financial
                                              matters
                                              over
                                              investing
                                              in people
                                              and
                                              addressin
                                              g the
                                              social
                                              determina
                                              nts of
                                              health and
                                              public
                                              health. I'm
                               Social         very
                               determina      concerned
                               nts of         that Ford's
                               health         new
                               (also          model of
                               related to     ending the                public
                               the first      gravy train               health,
                               two issues     will cause                harm
                               but must       serious                   reduction,
                               be clearly     detriment                 LGBTTIQ
                               identified     to                        and anti
         Accessibili Transport and            oppressed                 oppressio
         ty
R_07fQ0hZvKxgMVY8 ation        prioritized)   people.                   n issues. Individual    M4K   No

                                                                        Aim for
                                                                        the policy
                                                                        that best
                                                                        serves the
                                                                        greater
                                                                        good, not
                                                                        the
                                                                        privileged
                                                                        or those
                                                                        with
                  environme social            Food                      vested
          transit
R_2lr1Z1dCSFHTA7Wnt         services          security                  interests. Individual   M6K   Yes
                                                          reduce
                                                          spending,
                                                          increase
                                              affordable workflow
                                              , reliable, efficiencie
                                              safe and s, remove
                  affordable social           accessible redundan
        transit
R_cUNA0TjxLrUglne housing    services         transit     cies                     Individual   M4C   No
                                                     It is
                                                     difficult to
                                                     say on
                                                     many of
                                                     these
                                                     questions
                                                     if the
                                                     costs
                                                     should be
                                                     lowered,
                                                     without
                                                     knowing        Make sure
                                                     the costs.     people
                                                     One            can live
                                                     concern I      first, then
                                                     would          make sure
                                                     have           we're
                                                     when           safe, then
                                                     contractin     focus on
                                                     g out, is      programs
                                                     that while     that make
                                       Transit       I am           sure that
                                       needs to      generally      people
                                       be an         in favour      who are
                                       issue in      of             not doing
                                       and of        contractin     well can
                                       itself. Not   g out, I       do better,
        Public    Safe bike            merely a      want to        and tell us
        Transit - lanes, and Keeping part of an      make sure      what you
        moving    off-road   and       infrastruct   the city       are doing
        more      (pathway) attracting ure           retains        when you
        people    commutin businesse conglomer       programs       are doing
        better.
R_cZwQ01bKo9kuOAA g.         s & jobs  ate.          that could     it.         Individual   M6J   No
                                                            I think the
                                                            emphasis
                                                            on cars
                                                            above all
                                                            other
                                                            modes of
                                                            transporta
                                                            tion has to
                                                            be
                                                            abandone
                                                            d. Clearly
                                                            cars have
                                                            a role to
                                                            play in our
                                                            transporta
                                                            tion
                                                            infrastruct
                                                            ure mix,
                                                            but let's
                                                            consider
                                                            other, cost
                                                            effective
                                                            modes of
                                                            transporta
                                                            tion
                                                            (bikes,
                                                            street-
                                                            level LRT)
                                                            when
                                                            determinin
                   Looming   Bicycle /                      g how to
         Transport budget    Pedestria                      invest in
         ation
R_ex4yLLavO3K0hFy deficit    n Safety                       better      Individual   M5R   No

                                                            the rent is
                    too many insufficien too many no more   too damn
         high taxes
R_3q5n56F8lbgufQg bicycles   t transit   unions   unions    high        Individual   m5e   No
                                       Waterfron
                                       t
                                       redevelop
                                       ment.
                                       Also,
                                       there
                                       should be
                                       a charge
                                       to use the
                                       DVP (like
                                       on the
                                       407) with
                                       this
                            Too little money put
                            funding    into
                            from       building a
                            higher     down-                   More
                  Building  levels of town relief              transport.
                  Regulatio governme subway                    Have road
        Transport
R_9Kv9NFVfoLjSJx2 ns        nt         line.                   tolls.     Individual   M4R   No


                                                 red light
                                                 district
                                                 (not on
                                                 the island:
                                                 perhaps in
                                                 the           Toronto is
                                                 Bloor/ossi    pretty
                                                 ngton         good
                                                 area?).       when it
                                                 This could    comes to
                                                 attract       disability
                                                 tourists      access
                                                 and help      however
                                                 sex           the city
                                                 workers       should
                                                 be more       consult
                                       safe      safe and      with
                                       injection respected     people of
                             drug      sites for as a          many
                             abuse/lac drug      contributin   abilities
                             k of      users,    g part of     when
        disability/a         services affordable our           planning
        ccessibilit homeless for drug  housing   communiti     and
        y
R_4OrM90AeMqwrRS4    ness    users     for all.  es.           building. Individual    M6G   No
R_dcXVsBkPXgtDtqY                                                         -99          M5C   -99
                                          We need
                                          to invest
                                          in transit - -
                                          not just
                                          subways,
                                          but LRTs -
                                          - to reach
                                          across the
                                          city. The
                                          city is
                                          being
                                          strangled
                                          with
                                          traffic, and
                                          this can't
                                          be solved
                                          by
                                          widening
                                          roads.
                                          How
                                          about tolls
                                          on
                                          highways
                                          coming
                                          into the
                                          city so
                                          that those
                                          living
          social                          outside
          services                        Toronto                Don't to a
          for those                       pay their              hatchet
          most       HIV                  fair share             job to this
          vulnerable
R_9prl8yY8JhPyPnS prevention transit      not only               city!       Individual   M4J   No
          Poverty
R_3yYEyyENoeSprFy Transit    Housing                                         Individual   M5S   No

                                                   Your
                                                   survey is
                                                   badly
                                                   written
                                                   and
                                                   biased.
                                                   Quality of
                                                   service
                                                   and
                                                   financial
                                                   feasibility
                                                   do not
                                                   have to be    People
                                                   mutually      are willing
                                                   exclusive.    to pay
         Proper                           Keeping As             more if it
         funding                Proper    services governme      means a
         for Arts Proper        funding   within   nt you        good
         and      funding       for       governme need to do    quality of
         culture
R_9vi4mbJd5Xfk1JW for transit   housing   nt hold  BOTH!         life.       Individual   M2N   No
                                                    Public        Toronto
                                                    housing       has the
                                                    should        opportunit
                                                    NOT be        y to
                                                    built or      become a
                                                    administer    well-run
                                                    ed by the     city. I
                                                    City of       hope the
                                                    Toronto.      current
                                                    The           administra
                                                    millions      tion will
                                                    that are      not be
                                                    wasted to     cowed by
                                                    build a       the fear-
                                                    SINGLE        mongerin
                                                    UNIT of a     g of a
                                                    residence     segment
                                                    are           of the
                                                    outrageou     electorate.
                                                    s;            Rob Ford
                                                    developer     was
                                                    s would       elected to
                                                    bankrupt      make
                                                    themselve     fundamen
                                                    s if they     tal
                                                    spent the     changes
                                                    ludicrous     to the way
                                                    amounts       the city
                                                    on            operates.
                                                    constructi    Some
                    service                         on that the   innovative
         transporta efficiencie public    Operation City of       applicatio
         tion
R_021bnSZpF0dKOEY   s           housing   of courts Toronto       ns will be Individual   M3H   Yes

                                       Transit.
                                       This city
                                       desperatel
                                       y needs
                                       improvem
                                       ents to
                                       our transit
                                       infrastruct
                                       ure and
                                       discourag
                     Environm Developm e the use
         Transit
R_cwstrvWc09cfIVK    ent      ent      of cars.                              Individual   m6r   Yes
                                        The           I think that   Please
                                        ongoing       the city       consider
                                        debate        should         opening
                                        between       focus on a     up the
                                        cyclists      stratified     waterfront
                                        and the       system         . It could
                                        city needs    where the      be a
                                        to be         people         fantastic
                                        resolved.     who are        area of
                                        The city      more able      the city,
                                        needs to      to pay,        enjoyed
                                        accept        pay more.      by all, but
                                        that bikes    Students,      currently it
                                        are a part    seniors,       is mired in
                                        of the        and those      a sea of
                                        Toronto       under 30,      condos
                                        environme     all            and
                                        nt and the    residents      isolated
                                        cyclists      with           by the
                                        need to       unstable       Gardiner.
                                        declare       or small       It is such
                                        themselve     incomes,       a beautiful
                                        s             would be       resource
                                        pedestrian    subsidized     that could
                                        s or          by the         bring in
                                        vehicles;     (presuma       heaps of
         Public                         they can't    bly) more      revenue
         Transit                        continue      establishe     for the
         (TTC,                          to be both.   d and          city, but
         Buses,                         Confusion     stable         it's
         Streetcars            homeless over the      income of      potential
         and        affordable ness /   role of       the middle     continues
         BIKES)
R_3HIDanaAd86T6bG living       poverty  cyclists is   generation     to be        Individual   M5R   No
                                                       Property
                                                       tax should
                                                       be levied
                                                       on the
                                                       same
                                                       equitable
                                                       rate for all
                                                       properties
                                                       , whether
                                                       they are
                                                       single-
                                                       family
                                                       dwellings
                                                       or
                                                       apartment
                                                       units. As a
                                                       renter, too
                                                       much of
                                                       my
                                                       income
                                                       goes to        The real
                                                       paying my      interests
                                                       landlord's     of the
                                         Security of   property       working
                                         employme      tax bill.      people
                                         nt and        especially     who make
                                         proper        as our         up the
                                         valuation     garbage        vast
                                         of            and trash      majority of
                                         experienc     collection     the City's
                                         e in the      are            taxpayers
                 Living      Infrastruct City's        ALREADY        and
        Jobs
R_07VQsOuHOTyGJhiwages       ure         workforce     contracted     citizens. Individual    M4S   No


                                      Accessibl
                                      e transit
                                      (beyond
                                      subways),
                                      especially
        Affordable                    for people
        &          the                living in
        Accessibl Environm affordable the inner
        e Transit
R_9yKBBBv5vYr73aA ent      housing    suburbs                                    Individual   m6r   No
                                                                      The right
                                                                      thing, and
                                                                      not just
                                                                      want the
                                                                      Mayor
                 infrastruct                                          wants to
        transit
R_2udggOQbP6YVx7Cure         garbage                                  do         Individual   M5R   No
                                                                We need
                                                                to cut
                                                                back
                                                                services,
                                                  city should   to only
                                                  fund only     those
                                                  essential     deemed
                                                  services:     essential.
                                                  public        The most
                                                  safety,       cost
                                                  sewer         effective
                                        bloated   water         service
                                        bureaucra services.     delivery
                                        cy, too   Nothing       should be
                                        many non  more. All     used at all
                                        essential services      times. If it
                    too may             services ,should be     means
                    non      far too    too many  run at cost   privatizati
         municipal essential many civil wards/polito            on, so be
         spending
R_6Vk7hySnQRtAJve programs servants. ticians      everyone.     it.          Individual   M2M   Yes
         youth
         homeless
         ness lack           affordable
         of funding
R_af01n7ZESrcGhJq transit    housing                                        Individual    m3c   No
         communit                       Communit
         y                              y leaders
         awarenes            public     developm
         s
R_d43P0Dk9rBx3Kv2 poverty    transit    ent        Donations                Individual    M5V   No
                                          Extending
                                          the transit
                                          system to
                                          many
                                          other
                                          areas of
                                          the City,
                                          such as       If
                                          the           residents
                                          Transit       want the
                                          city plan     City to
                                          which is      provide
                                          now under     services,
                                          review.       the only
                                          This          way to do
                                          needs to      this is by
                                          be done       increasing
                                          as quickly    user fees
                                          as            and taxes.
                                          possible      Contractin
                                          and at the    g out         Do not be
                                          most          services      scared of
                                          affordable    still         tax
                                          rates for     represent     increases
                                          the City.     significant   or
                                          Rail lines    costs and     increased
                                          along         the tax       user fees.
                                          Eglinton      base is       Residents
                                          Ave and       where the     will always
                                          to the        City          eventually
        Implement              contractin airport are   receives      accept
        ing Transit City       g out      of vital      most of its   them and
        City
R_brWvCGAowAGZgTa   deficits   services importanc       revenue.      move on. Individual   m4p   No
                                        Need to       The city      STOP
                                        stop          should        LISTENIN
                                        whatever      balance       G TO
                                        mechanis      its budget    ENVIRON
                                        ms and        by cutting    MENTALI
                                        plans that    services      ST AND
                                        seem to       that we       SPECIAL
                                        be in         are all       INTERES
                                        place to      forced to     T GROUP
                                        use my        pay for but   LOBBIES-
                                        tax dollars   which         start
                                        to narrow     disproporti   making
                                        existing      onately       financial
                                        roads,        benefit a     decisions
                                        eliminate     small         for the
                                        driving       group of      city's
                                        lanes, and    residents.    future
                                        install       The city      which are
                                        speed         should        prudent
                                        bumps!        absolutely    and
                                        The city is   cut           sound.
                                        growing       expenses      The
                                        not           which         media and
        Transport           Stop        shrinking,    provide       vocal
        ation-    Taxes- no wasteful    and the       little real   minority
        need      new taxes spending-   lack of       benefit       groups
        more      and need  why does    effective     such as       won't like
        efficient to keep   the city    mass          special-      you at all,
        roads,    existing  dole out    transit       interest      but the
        more      taxes and so much     means         parades,      large
        subways, user fees  money to    you can't     unnecess      (normally
        NO BIKE fair and    the Pride   suddenly      ary road      silent)
        LANES
R_7WpcqvT3zUEVKSg affordableparade??    "go to        work          block of    Individual   M8X   No
                            overall
         economic job       view of
         issues
R_el0qSLp96LXfKMA shortages the city                                            Individual   M9R   No
                                                                    We still
                                                                    have
                                                                    lower
                                                                    taxes than
                                                                    in the 905,
                                                                    and
                                                                    people will
                                                                    pay to live
                                                      Expand        here, so
                                         That tax     and           don't feel
                                         increases    create        we need
                                         and taxes    revenue-      to be
                                         in general   generating    cutting
                                         are          municipal     services
                                         warranted,   corporatio    to keep
                                         and are      ns and        down our
                                         not          entities. /   already
                                         necessaril   / Confront    low taxes
                                         y bad, as    the indoor-   at the
                                         long as      workers       expense
                                         they can     unions.       of
          Status of             The      be           Office        services
          repair of Inadequat complexity justified    workers       and the
          roads and e and       of the   and are      don't need    welfare of
          infrastruct overburde planning spent        this          the
          ure
R_0fv2r62HW6AxJaY ned transit process    fairly.      protection.   citizens. Individual   M2N   No
                                                               Please
                                                               consider
                                                               the future
                                                               costs -
                                                               both
                                                               monetary
                                                               and
                                                               otherwise -
                                                               of cutting
                                                               back
                                                               services
                                                               for the
                                                               sole
                                                               purpose
                                                               of saving
                                                               money.
                                                               Sometime
                                                               s a short
                                                               term
                                                               investmen
                                                               t can be a
                                                               lot better
                                           Public              than short
                  Planning                 accessibili         term gain
         Public   and          Environm ty to city             from
         transit
R_824uczO3PgL4lms foresight    ent         council             cutbacks. Individual   M6P   No
                  Affordable   Infrastruct
         Transit
R_2sBN4G9HvWPdzTK Housing      ure                                       Individual   M4P   No


                                                 The city
                                                 should
                                                 support
                                                 unionized
                                                 public
                                                 service
                                                 workers,
                                                 as they
                                                 support
                                                 the city.
                                                 Without
                                                 mutual
                                                 support,
                                                 the quality
                                                 of city
                                                 services
                                                 will
                           newcomer              weaken
        library transporta program congestio and cease
        funding tion
R_8GRDxqSYDPu4pyk          funding  n of traffic to exist.               Individual   m5a   No
                                             Maintainin
                                             g and
                                             improving
                                             our city
                                             requires
                                             an
                                             investmen
                                             t, and I
                                             think that
                                             if people
                                             see
                                             improvem
                                             ents in
                                             services
                                             and a
                                             service
                                             attitude
                                             they will
                                             be content
                                             to pay for
                                             it - it's
                                             when you
                                             have the
                                             combinati
                                             on of
                   Maintenan                 increasing
                   ce and                    costs and
        Maintenan improvem                   deteriorati
        ce and     ent of      Provision     ng City
        improvem infrastruct   of social     services
        ent of the ure e.g.    services      that
        transit    water       (childcare,   people get
        system
R_e3RyAsHOGh1rgVK  system      housing)      unhappy!      Individual   M4J   No
                                                                     The
                                                                    negotiatio
                                                                    ns with
                                                                    union
                                                                    represent
                                                                    ation must
                                                                    be serious
                                                                    and tough.
                                                                    For
                                                                    example
                                                                    the city
                                                                    cannot
                                                     The            give 5%
                                       Computeri     difference     increases
                                       zed           in the fund    and then
                                       control of    services       raise
                                       City          of today's     taxes by
                                       works.        administra     the same
                                       We need       tion and       amount.
                                       fewer stop    others is      The
                                       signs and     that there     employee
                                       more          is a great     s can not
                                       managea       deal of        look at
                                       ble traffic   trust now.     citizens as
                                       lighting      If some        banks.
                                       systems       services       The
                                       to get        must be        employee
                                       traffic       altered        s must do
                                       moving        higher or      what they
                            Tough      properly      lower then     are paid
                            Union      and make      so be it. In   for and
         Road     Transport negotiatio air quality   my             when their
         repairs.
R_40khvqmU32gXjRa ation.    ns.        better.       opinion.       probation Individual    M4C   No
                                                                    Service
                                                                    decisions
                                                                    should be
                                                                    based on
                                                                    multi-year
                                                                    plans and
                                                                    should be
                 Social       Infrastruct                           policy/res
                 Services -   ure -                                 earch
       Public    Daycare/h    Complete                              based not
       Transit
R_0CFBW1hp43foCc4ousing       Streets                               political. Individual   M6H   No
                                                Work with      Partnershi    Toronto is
                                                businesse      ps with       dead
                                                s to repair    business.     without
                                                infrastruct    The BIA       small
                                                ure and        program       business
                                                create         is the best   retailers.
                                                wonderful      program       Neighbour
                                                places to      in the city   hoods are
                                                live, shop,    because       built on
                                                walk. The      City funds    the small
                                                BIA            are           shops and
                                                program        matched       restaurant
                                                takes tens     by private    s. They
                                                of millions    enterprise    drive
                                                of dollars     .             everything
                                                from           Businesse     and
                                                businesse      s buy         create a
                                                s to fix our   flower        huge
                                                sidewalks,     pots, pay     number of
                                                roads,         for           jobs. Help
                                                street         streetscap    them and
                                                furniture      e studies,    they will
                                                etc. We        lighting      build your
                                                need           improvem      city.
                                                more of        ents,         Contribute
                                                this. Cost     banners,      $10,000 to
                                                sharing        repairing     a BIA and
                                                programs       city          you'll get
         Improving                              with the       property,     millions in
         main                                   private        cleaning      benefit.
         streets     viability of               sector         etc. The      Lower
         and         small                      should be      city should   business
         avenues
R_eyynX0w4vNlcMv2    business       city debt   bolstered.     spend         taxes as Individual      M6S   No
         too much    duplicatio     traffic
         governme    n of           congestio
         nt waste
R_9n1LbZluBUJG7Fa    services       n                    cut waste!                      Individual   M5M   No
                                                         sell
                                                         surplus             its not
                                                         land, sell          your
                                                         the long            money.
                                                         term care           you are
                                                         and                 given it in
                                             we need retirement              trust.
                     city                    to sell off homes,              respect
                     involved in transit- we surplus     sell the            that and
                     services need           property day care               understan
                     which       more        and use it centres,             d there is
                     would be subways to pay off sell every                  not a
         spending    better in and to get the debt unit in                   bottomles
         without     private     rid of      and build communit              s pit of
         controls
R_b25Di529gxf2fm4    sector      streetcars subways y housing                money       Individual   m3g   No

        Reducing
        the         Improving Maintainin
        Infrastruct Public    g Service
        ure Deficit
R_1BxhTPaMfkF2C20 Transit     Levels                                                     Individual   M4Y   No
                                                Can            YES -
                                                anyone in      please do
                                                the city       hire
                                                hall think     appropriat
                                                about          e people,
                                                using          not based
                                                incredible     on private
                                                human          connectio
                                                resources      ns (family,
                                                potential      friend,
                                                STILL          lover, ,
                                                dormant        etc.) , but
                                                and            based on
                                                WASTED         competen
                                                in this city   ce,
                                                for years?     experienc
                                                What           e,
                                                about          education
                                                working        and ability
                                                with           - so far
                                                citizens       Toronto
                                                and            has
                                                encouragi      atrocious
                                     cleaning ng them          services
                                     up         to take        run by
                                     corruption initiatives    young,
                                     among      in taking      lazy,
                                     city       care of        poorly
                                     official,  their own      educated,
                                     big        needs          unsuitable
                           poor city monopolie instead of      , narrow
         unemploy TTC      SERVICE s such as paying            minded
         ment
R_6fAKGf6f2XIWcNS monopoly S         TTC        lazy city      bunch of Individual    M6K   Yes

         Library    Communit Garbage
         Services
R_4HZlBI2SUxtljXS   y Services disposal                                  Individual   M5V   No
                                         lack of
                                         affordable
                                         housing /
                                         lack of                    Real
                                         well-                      people
                                         paying                     depend on
                                         jobs (too Consider         these
                                         many         alternative   services,
                                         businesse s to             and
                                         s pay        property      thoughtles
                                         minimum taxes,             s
                                         wage,        such as       cutbacks
                                         which is     vehicle       have
                                         too low for taxes. If      drastic
                                         Toronto) / people          effects on
                                         public       want to       lives,
                                         transit      pollute       often with
                                         cuts in low- when          conseque
                                         income       alternative   nces far
                                         neighbour s exist,         beyond
                                         hoods,       they          what
                                         like the     should        politicians
                                         cancellatio pay for        and city
        Environm              Wealth     n of Finch that            managers
        ent
R_bw35KTtMvZKVREoPoverty      Inequality LRT.         privilege.    plan for. Individual   m5t   No
                              poverty,
                              homeless
                              ness,
         public               affordable
         transit
R_eINLJdCmwEH7vN2 gridlock    housing                                         Individual   m4s   No
                  communit
         TTC
R_db9hgvTWEzmnWHW y centres   biking                                          Individual   M2A   No
                  Lakefront   Public
         Public   Developm    Green
         Transit
R_cNfsnhF5j2q9GQY ent         Spaces                                          Individual   M8X   No
                                      Police are
                                      currently
                                      overpaid
                                      and
                                      underwork
                                      ed. We
                                      should
                                      reduce
                                      the size of
                                      the police
                                      force, and
                                      get them
                                      out of
                                      their cars.
                                      / / We
                                      need to
                                      encourag
                                      e drivers
                                      to obey
                                      such
                                      basic
                                      rules as
                                      signalling
                                      turns and     The
                                      stopping      quality of
                                      for           life here
                protection protection pedestrian    for
       public   of the     of public cross-         generation
       transit  waterfront services walks.
R_6m4WYNIOm5C4kyE                                   s to come. Individual   M4L   Yes
                                                   The City
                                                   should       Please
                                                   fund         consider
                                                   services     your kids
                                                   that give    and their
                                                   back to      future,
                                                   the          and their
                                                   communit     kids.
                                                   y and        Think
                                                   create       about
                                                   safe,        society as
                                                   active,      a whole
                                      Human        environme    and what
                                      rights       ntally       is better
                                      education,   friendly     for it.
                                      education,   and          Don't think
                                      social       educating    in classes,
                                      programs     environme    just be
                                      in           nts for      honest
                                      marginalis   young        with
                                      ed           people       yourself;
                                      communit     today so     what is
                                      y areas,     that we      the best
                                      Public       can have     direction
                                      education    a better     for society
                                      and          future,      to be
                                      access to    even if it   heading
                  Social   Environm culture        costs us     in? what is
         Human    Programm ental      and          some         best for
         Rights
R_3z9xRO4JC5Sf2PGing       Planning education!     taxes.       everyone? Individual     M5S   Yes
                                      do not
         unemploy          transporta privatize
         ment
R_bqoz5e4T40Nzg0s safety   tion       garbage                               Individual   m6p   No
                                                   Engage
                                                   the
                                                   provincial
                                                   and
                                                   federal
                  Addressin                        governme     Bicycle
                  g police                         nts for      safety/aw
                  abuses    The                    funding      areness/a
                  during    Waterfron              public       ccessibilit
         Transit
R_bsKczUzj5lyQLqI G20       t                      transit.     y.          Individual   M8V   No
                  social
         Transit
R_e9xq4yVi3JbQZI8 services                                                  Individual   m5r   No
                                           Find
                                           Pride,
                                           whether
                                           you
                                           support or
                                           don't
                                           support
                                           the LGBT,
                                           it brings a
                                           significant
                                           amount of
                                           revenue
                                           into both
                                           city
                                           businesse
                                           s and
                                           municipal
                                           tax
                                           coffers.
                                           To do
                                           anything
                                           other than
                                           fund the
                                           event is
                                           hypocritic
                                           al and
        Infrastruct                        short
        ure
R_1NU3R1j3UNCqivq Growth       Liveability sighted.                 Individual   M4Y   Yes

                                    HIV
                                    prevention
                                    and Drug
                                    prevention
                          HIV       /harm
                Healthcar Preventio reduction
        Housing e
R_2sKNaNURc5XpVSk         n         work                            Individual   M5A   No

                                                         think long
                                                         term. stop
                                                         wasting
                                                         money by
                                                         scrapping
                                                         plans and
                   Aging                                 starting
         Transport infrastruct Arts and                  over
         ation
R_3IsUwXEqntgtE8c ure          Culture                   again.     Individual   m5b   No
                                                      Toll roads    Toll roads
                                                      to charge     to charge
                                                      those who     those who
                                                      drive on      drive on
                                                      the roads     the roads
                                                      with out a    with out a
                                                      downtown      downtown
                                                      city          city
                                                      address.      address.
                                                      As more       As more
                                                      people        people
                                                      drive in to   drive in to
                                          Creating a work that      work that
                                          greener     have an       have an
          Public  infrastruct electoral   city over 3 outside       outside
          Transit
R_4Giai3fWSR18mfG ure         system      year        address.      address. Individual    M5A   No

        Public    Underemp Tourism
        Transport
R_czEUyTBJlAZMdp2 loyment  Promotion                                          Individual   M5J   No
                                          Harbord is
                                          a bike
                                          highway
                                          with a
                                          giant fire
                                          breathing
                                          dragon in
                                          the
                                          middle.
                                          Somethin     When we
                                          g must be    want
                                          done         people to
                                          about the    increase
                                          stretch      their use
                                          between      of
                                          Bathurst     services
                                          and          (i.e. more
                                          Spadina.     TTC
                                          Consider     riders is
                                          parking on   good for
                                          one side     everyone),
                                          only, or     increased
                                          during non   user fees
                                          rush         are a
         Bike                  Garage     hours        crazy
         Safety
R_b8Tj4kOaKKHrW1m    Transit   Collection only.        idea.                  Individual   M5S   Yes
         funding     improving waterfront
         for Pride cycling     developm
         festivities
R_6XwIIG5N7lN5DUw networks ent                                                Individual   M5A   No
         land
         transfer
         tax /
         property              road
         tax
R_3P1bDguRsVvLEdStransit       repair                                         Individual   m4c   No
                                       transporta    the city
                                       tion!         should
                                       congestio     consider
                                       n from        "value"
                                       automobil     instead of
                                       es costs      simply
                                       our           "cost"
                                       economy       when
                                       billions,     making
                                       destroys      these
                                       our air       decisions.
                                       quality,      for
                                       contribute    example
                                       s to          there are
                                       climate       situations
                                       change,       where
                                       makes us      cutting a
                                       unhealthy     service
                                       as we sit     might
                                       in our cars   save
                                       all day,      money
                                       and           this year
                                       destroys      but might
                                       our           cost us
                                       communiti     more
                                       es as         down the
                                       highways      line
                   accessibili         run           because
                   ty of city          through       we lose
                   services maintainin them.         the value
                   to low-     g our   Many of       that the
        transporta income      urban   us can't      service
        tion
R_3mlVqUxuoLu7F1G people       forest  afford to     generated    Individual   m4j   No
                                                              Real jobs
                                                              that pay
                                                              real
                                                              wages
                                                              that
                                                              people
                                                              can live
                                                              and
                                                              support
                                                              their
                                                              families
                                                              on are
                                                              important.
                                                              Contractin
                                                              g out
                                                  Gas tax     services
                                                  like        to the
                                                  Vancouve lowest
                                                  r has to    bidder
                                                  pay for     gives
                                                  transit.    profits to
                                                  Bring       business
                                                  back the owners at
                                                  car         the
                                                  registratio expense
                                                  n fee.      of workers
                                                  Licence     and
                                       The OMB bicycles to doesn't
                             Road      overriding pay for     benefit
                             maintenan local      bike        our city in
         Transit
R_3xurGKXofztWkO8 Bike lanes ce        decisions lanes.       the end. Individual      m6p   No
                                                  Get more
                                                  money
                                                  from
                                                  mega-
                                                  corporatio
                                                  ns that
                                                  can
                                                  clearly
                                                  afford it /
                                                  More
                                                  business
                                                  tax on
                                                  mega-
                             City is              corporatio
                             wasting              ns / Car
                             lots of              tax for
                  City is    money on             driving
         Horrible unable to consultant            into
         Public   pay its    s who do             Downtown
         Transit
R_4IxMOC5HcBCYVaA bills      nothing              core                    Individual   m1n   No
                                               I would
                                               encourag
                                               e more
                                               discussion
                                               about
                                               wealth
                                               transfers.
                                               I
                                               understan
                                 Incentives    d that
                                 for public    when it
                                 sector        comes to
                                 unions        social
                                 and the       assistanc
                                 politicians   e
                                 that          programs
                                 negotiate     that some
                                 with them     wealth
                                 are all       redistributi
                                 wrong.        on in
                                 Real          necessary
                                 privatizati   but it
                                 on (open      strikes me
                                 competitio    as quite
                                 n, no         unfair for
                                 private or    people to
                                 public        pay for
                                 sector        services
         Public     Lack of      monopolie     they don't
         sector     support      s) is         use, even
         wages      for active   essential     if it makes
         and        transporta   going         the budget
         benefits
R_9plgyePGrxdRzz6   tion         forward.      add up in Individual   M5R   No
                                                     Please
                                                     stop
                                                     putting
                                                     multiple
                                                     policies in
                                                     place that
                                                     are bad
                                                     for the
                                                     environme
                                       Don't get     nt. I know
                                       rid of the    you love
                                       plastic       your car
                                       bag tax,      but I love
                                       please.       my
                                       Seriously,    children
                                       getting rid   more and
                                       of it to      I would       Please
                                       appease a     like the      stop going
                                       handful of    world to      on about
                                       penny-        be in good    the "war
         Public     The                pinchers      shape         on cars".
         transporta environme Social   is            when they     It makes
         tion
R_0J1BLksw7cbis8k nt          programs sickening.    grow up.      me sick. Individual   M5A   No
                                       Toronto is
                                       a
                                       downtown
                                       metropolit
                                       an area.
                                       It should
                                       have
                                       fantastic
                                       public
                                       services
                                       for those
                                       in need,
                                       greatly
                                       improved
                                       public
                                       transit and
                                       accommo
                                       dation of
                                       alternative
                                       means of
                                       transport
                                       (i.e.
                                       walking/bi
                                       king/etc.
                                       as
                                       opposed
                                       to driving),
                                       and
                                       should
                  Maintainin           encourag
                  g funding Environm   e and
          Public  to         ental     enforce
          transit
R_9uUVf7lyW7PFynO services issues      environme      Individual   M4Y   No
                                                        If wanted     Yes.
                                                        to live in    There is a
                                                        Alabama,      very
                                                        I'd move      obvious
                                                        to            source of
                                          Separate      Alabama.      revenue
                                          Culture       I live here   which the
                                          and Sport.    because I     Ford
                                          One is a      believe in    brothers
                                          commerci      a civilized   seem
                                          al            culture.      incapable
                                          enterprise    Our           of seeing:
                                          , the other   property      Overtime
                                          is culture.   taxes are     for police.
                                          You have      very          My
                                          loaded the    reasonabl     crossing
                                          dice by       e: the        guard is
                                          putting       cheapest      capable of
                                          them in       thing I buy   safely
                                          the same      is property   delivering
                                          category,     taxes. If     children to
                                          and only      the city      school, for
                                          our           needs to      about 12
                                          Federal       increase      bucks an
                                          Tax law       taxes to      hour. Why
                                          lumps         improve       does it
                                          them          services,     cost 65 -
                                          together.     they          95 per
                                          Everyone      should do     hour to
                              Integration else can      so, and       guard a
        Fix the               of          see           stop the      hole at the
        Infrastruct           Communit through          race to       side of the
        ure deficit Transit
R_bDgCADVGV8vxhXu             ies         this.         the           road? And Individual   M5L   Yes
                                               Overpaid     Look at
                                               city         each
                                               workers      service
                                               (otherwise   area and
                                               I want a     reduce
                                               job like     the
                                               that) /      amount of
                                               Mayor        people
                                               Ford is      collecting
                                               doing a      cheques
                                               Great        for not
                                               Job!! Let    doing
                                               him do       much this
                                               more!!! /    will save a
                                               City         lot of
                                               Councillor   money
                                               salaries     that can
                                               and office   be put
                                               budgets      towards
                                               need to be   the actual
                                 People        reduced,     services.
                                 should        there are    It does not
                                 have          too many     take 3
                                 more say      people       trucks 7
                                 in what       there for    workers
                   Overpaid      city          the wrong    and 1
                   city          Councillor    reasons      supervisor
                   Councillor    s are         (taking      to cut
                   s with        paid,         advantage    down a
                   unnecess      referendu     of tax       damaged
                   arily large   m style       payer        tree in the
        Overpaid office          accountab     money) /     park (this
        city works budgets
R_0HUzmfWosDzuLE8                ility.        It's         is an                  Individual   M9A   Yes
                                 Insufficien
          Traffic   Wasteful     t
          Congestio spending     infrastruct
          n
R_2s0c4IIqPx4HJn6 in Council     ure                                               Individual   M2J   No

                                                                       I think the
                                                                       city should
                                                                       offer less
                                                                       sick days,
                                                                       and
                                                                       reward its
                                                                       staff that
                                                                       show up
                                                                       to work
                  New            Wasted                     Advertisin consistent
          Traffic
R_0lxq3L9hjOYh06E Subway         Money                      g          ly.         Individual   M5N   No
                                                     Look to
                                                     cut the
                                                     bloated
                                                     TTC.
                                                     Wheel
                                                     Trans is a
                                                     disgrace,
                                                     the
                                                     vehicles
                                                     alone are
                                                     $300,000
                                                     and three
                                                     times
                                                     more than
                                                     any other
                                                     comparabl
                                                     e
                                                     operation.
                                                     Contract
                                                     that out
                                                     too, there
                                                     is no need
                                                     to pay that
                                                     driver $26
                                                     /hr. / /
                                                     Get rid of    Seriously
                                                     TTC           entertain
                                         Transit     collectors,   uploading
                                         and         move to       the
                  Politicians            regional    automate      subway
                  not                    transit     d fare        system to
                  cooperatin Value for   integration collection,   the
         Transit
R_4URDoYOzs2zbhekg            tax        .           provide       Province. Individual   m4k   No
R_5uymd6irOvjXe4I                                                            Individual   m4g   No
                                           Red tape
                                           is a
                                           common
                                           cause for
                                           frustration
                                           from
                                           businesse
                                           s to
                                           communit
                                           y groups
                                           trying to
                                           work with
                                           city
                                           employee
                                           s.
                                           Policies in
                                           some
                                           cases
                                           have
                                           crippled      Road tolls,
                                           city          donation
                                           workers to    options for
                                           be able to    under
                                           work          funded
                                           effectively   services
                                           with many     for users
                                           groups.       that wish
                              Environm     Create a      to
                   Widening   ental and    policy        enhance
                   gap        communit     review        those city
         Traffic   between    y            team that     services. /
         Congestio rich and   degradatio   city          Steeper
         n
R_0NureLMfjSmngqw poor        n            employee      fines.        Individual   M6E   No
                                       There
                                       seemed to
                                       be too
                                       many
                                       school
                                       board
                                       trustees to
                                       manage a
                                       handful of
                                       schools at
                                       a time.
                                       The
                                       school
                                       board has
                                       educators
                                       who I         The City
                                       expect to     should
                                       be able to    "find"
                                       make          funds
                                       good          from real
                                       recomme       state
                                       ndations      businesse
                                       on the        s. Owners
                                       program       of condo-
                                       and           buildings,
                                       system        hotels,
                                       that would    etc.. are
                                       be            getting
                                       meaningfu     huge
         high cost too many poor       l to          revenues
         of living - & too  transporta students s    from
         expensive much     tion       a whole. I    those
         housing
R_2uyhUcgDpMCRPaA    taxes  system     felt that     buildings.               Group or Organization

        Public    Accessibili                                     "Think
        Transit
R_5aTuKQb216Zxk56 ty                                              long term" Individual    M6P        Yes

                                                                  Keeping
                                                                  public
                                                                  services
                                                                  public
        keeping                                                   helps
        public                                                    maintain
        services accessibili improving                            the quality
        public
R_5ABqhOc2j4JTnpi ty         TTC                                  of our city Individual   M8V        No
                                                      1.             Get tough
                                                      Property       on the
                                                      taxes          unions.
                                                      should be      Public
                                                      used for       sector
                                                      CORE           compensa
                                                      services       tion
                                                      that           schemes
                                                      benefit        are SO
                                                      everyone -     out-of-
                                                      e.g.,          whack
                                                      services       with
                                                      that ONLY      private
                                                      the City       sector
                                                      can do         compensa
                                                      (e.g., fire,   tion for
                                                      police, city   similar
                                                      planning,      roles (if
                                                      public         you count
                                                      health,        total
                                                      etc.) and      compensa
                                           Long-term services        tion - i.e.,
                                           developm that are         salary,
                                           ent        disproporti    bonus,
                                           planning onately          benefits,
                    City is                is poor. / used by        pension,
                    meddling               Public     the poor.      early
                    in too                 transit is Other          retirement
                    many        Too        way too    services       ) and this
         Property things -      unrespons politically should         is the
         taxes/cost stick to    ive - poor driven and largely be     primary
         of service core        customer costs too paid for by       driver for
         too high
R_1X5xi4cCyIUMNta services      service    much.      user fees.     out-of-      Individual   M4W   No

                                          would like    increase
                                          to see        vibrancy
                              interesting green         of city to
        right wing maintain a progressiv walls on       draw
        bean       progressiv e           the           tourism
        counting e exciting infrastruct exterior of     and new
        mayor
R_6R6FARlcOGR4LvC  city       ure         buildings /   residents                Individual    m4m   No
                                                           Tax those
                                                           who can
                                                           afford it -
                                                           wealthy
                                                           citizens
                                                           and
                                                           corporatio
                                                           ns. The
                                                           more
                                                           equal
                                                           society
                                                           becomes
                                                           (achieved
                                                           through
                                                           accessibili
                                                           ty to
                                                           quality
                                                           services),
                                                           the
                                                           happier
                                                           ALL
                                                           members
                                                           are. And
                                                           please
                                                           improve
                                                           the city
                                                           bike
                                                           system.
         Better and                                        It's
         safer                                             currently
         cycling     Cleaner                               deplorable
         infrastruct public                                and
         ure
R_e2RYujgih8xPtM8 transit                                  unsafe,                Individual   M6K   No
                                            More
                                            accessible
                                            , and
                                            wider
                               support      reaching
                               for the      transit
        transit
R_09tAWRojTEKJi3q housing      arts         options.                              Individual   m4x   No

         Emergenc
         y Services            Sustainabl
         Resource Transit &    e City
         s
R_5ALvpJc0CKmBEKo   Traffic    building                                           Individual   M4Y   Yes

                                            Don`t
                                            remove
                                            Don
                                            Valley
                                            Parkway.
                                            It was silly
                                            decision
        Sheppard             Security       of                           Cancel
        subway    Remove (more              previous                     remove
        extension
R_bPJuWxsqgXhcygs street car police)        council.                     D.V.P.   Individual   M2K   Yes
                                   Toronto
                                   needs
                                   more
                                   things for
                                   families to
                                   do; this is
                                   why I
                                   often visit
                                   other
                                   cities.
                                   After all,
                                   the zoo,
                                   the
                                   science
                                   centre can
                                   only go so
                                   far. What               Do not
                                   about                   repeat the
                                   doing a                 same
                                   public/priv             mistake
                                   ate                     as
                                   venture                 Montreal
                                   for an                  and
                                   aquarium,     Work      assume
                                   or a          hard,     the city
                                   planetariu    keep it   will always
        Deficit
R_3C8OjMYsCInaPEUTaxes   Schools   m?            good.     be great. Individual   m1c   No
                                                                   cutting
                                                                   services is
                                                                   not the
                                                                   solution.
                                                                   cutting
                                                                   cost is. Or
                                                    instead        sell city
                                                    increasing     properties
                                                    taxes to       and
                                                    pay, find      transfer
                                                    ways to        services
                                                    make the       that are
                                                    service        not
                                                    more           essential
                                                    efficient      to
                                                    and cost       Torontoni
                                                    less.          ans to
                                                    Private        other
                                                    companie       companie
                                                    s do that      s that are
                                                    to keep        able to
                                                    their          provide
                                                    competitiv     the
                                                    eness and      service for
                                                    the city       less cost
         social   transporta                        should do      to the
         services
R_emrBz5lRaJ0APZ2 tion       poverty                the same.      taxpayers. Individual   m6p   No
                                       the G20.
                                       Work to
                                       return       Stop
                                       public       wasting
                                       confidenc    money
                                       e in the     where it
                                       Police       needn't be
                                       force, and   wasted.
                                       redefine     Require
                                       their        detailed
                                       mandate      reviews
                                       as "to       and
                                       serve and    justificatio
                                       protect      ns of
                                       THE          expenditur
                                       PUBLIC"      es from
         Police                        instead of   suspect
         incompete Transit   Misuse of the          services
         nce &     inadequac public    governme     (e.g.,
         overpay
R_01xOI9P9r7VD6kI ies        funds     nt.          police).                  Individual   M4S   No
R_0AR0rVKstS68sUQ                                                             Individual   M4C   No
                                        In order to
                                        be a
                                        prosperou
                                        s city, one
                                        must
                                        ensure
                                        that the
                                        most
                                        vulnerable
                                        citizens
                                        are able to
                                        go out and
                                        work.
                                        This
                                        means the
                                        city should
                                        provide
                                        adequate
                                        child care
                                        and social
                    Waterfron           services
                    t                   to enable
                    Developm            them to
         Child Care
R_28Zhy6b1ZoBa5ZWent          Garbage   succeed.      Individual   M9C   No
                                            When it         A city
                                            comes to        needs to
                                            maintainin      be
                                            g and           responsibl
                                            making          e for
                                            improvem        delivering
                                            ents to my      many of
                                            house, I        the
                                            don't           services
                                            always go       that are
                                            with the        rendered
                                            cheapest        to its
                                            option. I       citizens
                                            don't mind      because a
                                            paying          city should
                                            more for a      be
                                            job if I get    accountab
                                            value for       le to those
                                            my              same
                                            money.          citizens. /
                                            The same        / When
                                            goes for        asking
                                            my city. I      whether a
                                            don't want      service
                                            a gold-         should be
                                            plated city     contracted
                                            but I want      out, ask
                                            a great         whether it
                                            city that       makes
                  Water/Se      Waterfron   works           sense for
                  wage          t           well, is        a third
                  infrastruct   developm    accountab       party to
        Transit
R_5dLO5ApyFNYut1O ure           ent         le to all its   generate Individual   M4L   No
                                       When
                                       considerin
                                       g funding
                                       of
                                       new/existi
                                       ng
                                       services,
                                       make sure
                                       we are
                                       using the
                                       most
                                       efficient
                                       methods
                                       possible.
                                       If
                                       spending
                                       more on
                                       the
                                       service
                                       today
                                       means
                                       that down
                                       the line, it
                                       will
                                       provide a
                                       better,
                                       more
                  TTC                  efficient
                  service              service, it
                  cuts/chan            stands to
        Road      ges (loss Overall    reason
        Congestio of Transit service   that the
        n
R_7NXzCVnmLW4tWBu City)      cuts      service        Individual   M4P   No
                                                                    Some
                                                                    people In
                                                                    Toronto
                                                                    depend on
                                                                    these
                                                                    services.
                                                                    It is better
                                                                    to think
                                                                    about the
                                                                    future of
                                                                    the City
                                                                    than
                                                                    making
                                                                    cuts now.
                                                                    It would
                                                                    be best to
                                                                    think of
                                                                    innovative
                                                                    ways to
                                                                    save
                                                                    money
                                                                    than
         Public    Recreatio                                        simply
         Transport nal       Bike                                   cutting
         ation
R_9BppJxElp1yCvs0 Services Lanes                                    programs. Individual     M6S   No
                                           More
                                           access for
                                           bikes on
                                           roads.       Use the
                                           Less cars    surplus     We like
                                           in           left from   our
                                           downtown     the last    services
         Transit
R_8qVHYKYyFiFfSg4 Pollution gridlock       .            admin       city run.   Individual   M5n   No
                    Public
         Communit Transport
         y Services
R_bpASwT83Pfq1gzy ation        Taxes                                            Individual   M4X   No
                               Too much
                    Lack of    wastage
         Budget     affordable on police                Tax the     TAX THE
         shortfall
R_8IAFruByVdlIWTa transit      budget                   rich.       RICH.   Individual       M6S   No
                                          I really
                                          think the
                                          Graffiti
                                          clean-up
                                          project is
                                          a waste of
                                          time &          Garbage
                                          money.          collection
                                          Downtown        should
                                          , Graffiti is   stay city-
                                          a part of       run.
                                          the culture     Administr
                                          and             ation
                                          money           costs
                                          could be        could be
                                          spent in        lowered in
                                          MUCH            almost all
                                          MORE            city-run
                                          NEEDED          service
                                          areas. I        departme     Please do
                                          think the       nts. More    considerin
                                          current         investmen    g the vast
                                          mayor is        t into the   difference
                                          out-of-         public       s between
        Downtown                          touch with      library      downtown
        traffic/tran Arts/Cultu Access to downtown        system is    vs.
        sit
R_2hHAXoreeqDVO8Q    re         programs Toronto          required.    suburbs. Individual     M6J   No


                                                                       I hate
                                                                       when we
                                                                       refer to
                                                                       the people
                                                                       of Toronto
                                                                       as
                  Economy -                                            taxpayers.
                  Attracting                                           .. we're
        Commute - Businesse                                            more than
        Public    s&         Quality of                                that, no?
        Transit
R_cu6PmLPURDmocaU Tourists   Life                                      Citizen... Individual   M1L   No
                                           stop the
                                           fear
                                           mongerin
                                           g. The         People
                                           cost of        matter.
                                           providing      All people
                                           services       matter
                                           go up so       and we
                                           of course      have a
                                           we have        responsibi
                                           to             lity to take
                                           increase       care of
                                           taxes and      each
                                           use fees.      other.
                                           his is a       The
                                           given...Th     homeless,
                                           e City         the poor,
                                           ...particula   substance
                                           rly the        users,
                                           mayor          young
                                           should         people,
                                           stop           children,
                                           suggestin      the
                  Homeless                 g this is a    elderly,
                  ness/affor               terrible or    people
                  dable      Infrastruct   unreason       living with
         Poverty
R_57IdHwgEPOJi48k housing    ure           able thing.    HIV/AIDS. Individual    M6H   No
         Public   Affordable
         Transit
R_3NIqoKHE7JdDyra Housing Crime                                      Individual   M6C   No
                                                          Need to
                                                          invest to
                                                          have a
                                                          great city
                                                          and not
                                                          cancel
                                                          contracts
                                                          etc.. that
                                                          would
                                                          have
                              Lack of                     benefitted
                              funds for                   thousands
                   How to     TTC                         to
         Budget    maintain   improvem                    Torontoni
         shortfall
R_6KUlkcVvoiw5AG0 services    ents                        ans        Individual   m9c   No

                                           We have
                                           to pay, we
                                           just want
                  Wasting                  better
                  money on                 value for
         Excess   Pay Duty Affordable      what we
         Debt
R_braSasNdeRiVoYQ Police   Housing         pay                       Individual   M5B   Yes
                                             The
                                             polarizatio
                                             n of the
                     The                     city
                     "ghettoizat City Hall's between
        A lack of ion" of        lack of     affluent
        infrastruct certain      fiscal      areas and
        ure to deal areas of responsibi poor
        with traffic
R_1GkuX0bz2hRyeag the city       lity        areas                               Individual   M4Y   No
                                             Poor city                 If you
                                             managem                   choose to
                                 Not         ent.                      increase
                                 enough      (Labourer                 user fees
                                 publicly    s are in                  you
                                 funded      effective if              should
                     Not         communit not               Raising    choose to
        Poor         enough      y events managed           taxes is   decrease
        Managem Social           or          effectively    the best   municipal
        ent
R_cOYKhFg83AlGS7aServices activities )                      option.    taxes.    Individual   m8v   No



                                              Get rid of
                                              the "grass
                                              'police" if
                                              they are
                                              still
                                              employed.
                                              Ridiculous
                                              waste of
                                              money
                                              employing
                                              people to
                                              make sure
                                              residents'
                                              grass is a
                                  wasteful    certain
        ttc     garbage
R_aVPzZcNBERUzOAc                 spending    length!!                           Individual   M1K   No

                                              over
          Transit  Affordable job             building of
          Services
R_73uXtVl7CFqWLCQhousing      creation        condos..                           Individual   M5T   No

                              Increasing
                              standards
                   Improving/ to be met
        Not        enhancing by
        increasing public     services
        taxes
R_d1dGkHG48jMxyMktransit      providers                                          Individual   M5R   No
                                              Wasting
                                              taxpayers
                                              money for
                                              political
                                              gain.
                                              Example
                                              Appealing
                                              court
                                              decision
                                              to stop a
                                              new by-                out
                                              election               sourcing
                                              between                will cost
                                              Cusimano               less and
                                              and       We are       possibly
                                              Augumeri. tired of     be better
           Taxes
R_8k89qjjlNDwD2cY Jobs            Hydro       /         taxes!!!!    service.    Individual   m3k      No
                     Communit
                     y
           Social    recreation
           services
R_5A169YHEjKClbRq programs        Transit                                        Individual   m4k      No
           Inaccessi
           ble
           Recreatio
           n                      Loss of
           programm Social        the Urban
           ing
R_5C1swC6c7aEJlRi Services        forest                                         Individual   m9c      No

                                              jobs for
                                              disabled
                                              (deaf);
                                              tax
                                              increase
                                              for the
         police,                              rich; claw
         and fire                             back on      where is
         making   jobs for                    police,      my job, at
         too much disabled        tax the     and fire s   T.C.H.C. See last
         money
R_0rLqMo937ywzH12 (deaf)          rich        salary.      ?.         answer      Individual M1T        No
                                                                      Please
                                                                      create job
                                                                      opportunit
                                                                      y for
                                                                      immigrant
                                                                      s who
                                                                      have
                                                                      different
                                                                      skills from
                             lack of                                  back
                             job                                      home but
         Lack of             placement                                they are
         job                 for                           More       staying at
         opportuniti Cost of immigrant                     organize home in
         es
R_0iyGMIYSNUvkIiU education s                              and clean Toronto      Group or Organization
                                                               I'm
                                                               fortunately
                                                               fairly
                                                               financially
                                                               comfortabl
                                                               e, well
                                                               serviced
                                                               by transit
                                                               and other
                                                               services
                                                               (e.g..
                            Need for                           parks/trail
                            long-term                          s) but
                            strategic                          many are
        Need for Environm infrastruct                          not. Equity
        more      ent /     ure and                            should be
        transit   Carbon    service                            a key
        equity
R_23omSYIgf6fsM4c Emissions plans                              priority.
                                                               Take into Individual   M2J   No
                                                               considerat
                                                               ion
                                                               services
                                                               like
                                                               animal
                                                               services
                                                               that
                                                               involve
                                                               living
                                                               creatures
                                                               &
                                                               employee
                                                               s that
                                                               work hard
                                                               to ensure
                                                               they are
                                                               taken care
                                                               of.
                                                               Reconsid
                                                               er cutting
                                                               a service
                                                               like this
                                                               that is
                                                               already
                                                               strained &
                                                               ensure it
                                                    Why not doesn't
                                                    have a     end up
                                                    Lottery to like what
                                                    raise      happened
        Environm                                    funds for in
        ental
R_b8UsWrht8NVkXLSPopulation transit                 services Montreal. Individual     m3m   Yes
                                        Do not
                                        privatize
                                        garbage
          Transit
R_enaXiJefqviHln6                       pick-up!                         Individual   M6N   No
                                                     Lower the
                                        Reduction    ridiculous
                                        of           salaries of
                                        vehicles     municipal
                                        on the       employee
                                        roads to     s, and
                                        make the     lower
                                        city more    staffing
                                        accessible   requireme
                                        to           nts. In
                                        pedestrian   depth
                                        traffic.     analysis
                                        Constructi   could
                                        on           reduce
                                        intrusions   required
                                        on           staff
                                        mobility.    significantl   How
                                        Funding      y              much they
                                        for public   improving      are
         Transit
R_5tnbccHUmPsULB2Budget        Rob Ford festivals.   savings.       overpaid. Individual   M4S   No
         Infrastruct
         ure -       Garbage
         Roads       &         Parks &
         and         Recycling Recreatio
         sewers
R_9twz46D5oteVLFO pick-up      n                                              Individual   M4N   No
                                                                  The TTC
                                                                  is broken -
                                                                  we need
                                                                  zoned
                                                                  fares, to
                                                                  implement
                                                                  presto
                                                                  everywher
                                                                  e,
                                                    Stop          eliminate
                                                    relying on    fare
                                                    property      collectors
                                                    taxes and     in favour
                                                    user fees -   of
                                                    if possible   automate
                                                    under new     d
                                                    city of       systems,
                                       I would      toronto       the list
                                       love to      act do        goes on. /
                                       see local    what US       / Also,
                                       governme     cities do     please
                                       nt be        and           open up
                                       more         implement     all city
                                       accountab    a city        generated
                                       le through   income        data,
                                       a ranked     tax, if not   especially
                                       ballot       lobby         line by line
                                       system for   province      financial
                                       elections,   to allow      data, for
                  sustainabil          especially   such a        use and
                  ity and     economic the          funding       analysis
         better   environme developm mayoral        mechanis      by the
         transit
R_a4prXP9kytLLBkg nt          ent      election.    m             public.      Individual   M5A   No
                  city
         poverty
R_01HCrOyoi2Wtvus services                                                    Individual    M6G   No


                                                    The city
                                                    should
                                                    LOWER
                                                    the cost of
                                                    transit to
                                                    users and
                                                    funding       Build
                                                    for our       more
                                                    public        subways,
                                                    transporta    streetcars.
                                                    tion          Enhance
                                                    system        services
                                                    should        like Bixi.
                                                    come          Increase
        HIV/AIDS             Green                  from other    bike
        spread
R_8bShRJkEItEs872 Transit    Initiatives            areas.        lanes.      Individual    M5C   No
                                                                    we need
                                                                    city
                                                                    services.
                                                                    Cutting
                                                                    them
                                                                    down to
                                                                    nothing
                                                                    simply to
                                                                    get rid of
                                                                    a deficit
                                                                    will simply
                                                                    run the
                                                                    city into
                                                                    the
                                                                    ground.
                                                                    other
                                                                    revenue
                                                                    sources
                                                                    should be
                                                                    considere
                                       Making        The city       d and
                                       the roads     should do      accountab
                                       safe for      more to        ility of city
                                       cyclists,     get money      resources
                                       including     from the       should be
                                       bike lanes    federal        of
                                       and bike      and            paramoun
                            Increasing boxes at      provincial     t
                 Affordable cost of    intersectio   governme       importanc
        Transit
R_e3Z8ZCO5AS9n48YHousing living        ns            nts            e.            Individual   M5A   No


                                        Maintainin   Get the
                                        g and        province
                                        improving    to properly
                                        basic city   fund
                                        services     services
                              Lack of   and          mandated
                              decision programs      by the
                              making    e.g.         province
        Loss of   Budget      transpare Parks,       but done
        services
R_5nAKFcoAJXEPN5i shortfall   ncy       Libraries    by the city.                Individual    M6C   No
                                           Revamp
                                           the
                                           current
                                           Physical                     Be more
                                           planning                     deliberate
                                           process to                   and
                                           encourag                     considerat
                                           e                            e of
                                           "neighbou                    constituen
                                           rhood"                       ts input
                                           nodule                       and
                                           shopping,                    consult
                                           service                      ward
                                           delivery                     citizens
                                           and                          above
                                           culture/ent                  Mayor (&
                                           ertainmen     Mayor &        his inner
                                           t delivery    Council        group)
                                           with the      can be         when long
                                           creation of   more           term
                                           neighbour     consultativ    decisions
                             Reform of     hood          e of           are made.
                             the           based         citizen        Be leery
                  Comprehe decision        communit      opinion -      of lobby
                  nsive      making        y councils    such as        groups
                  communit structures      of both       this           with
                  y based    towards       elected       survey-        narrow
                  (physical EFFECTI        and           and less       special
                  &          VE citizen    citizen       ideological    interests
        TTC       social)pla participati   members.      in its final   and
        expansion
R_0GGJ28j1c1Ecj08 nning      on            .             decisions.     schemes. Individual   M4S   Yes

                                                                     Please
                                                                     please
                                                                     please
                                                                     think
                                                                     longer
                                                                     term.
                                                                     Focus
                                                                     should be
                                                                     on long-
                                                                     term
                                                                     financial
                                                                     stability
                                                                     (which is
                                                                     heavily
        Long-term Societal                               As          impacted
        vision (or well-being                            effectively by quality
        lack       vs Fiscal                             as          of life), not
        thereof)
R_1ZmhQp5ZHZ2D6Kg  well-being                            possible short-term Individual       m4j   No
                                                                 Invest in
                                                                 the future
                                                                 of the city.
                                                                 Strip malls
                                                                 and urban
                                                                 sprawl are
                                                                 the worst
                                                                 of
                                                                 Toronto.
                                       A unified                 Without
                                       plan for                  investmen
                                       developin                 t and
                                       g density                 shared
                                       and                       social
                                       architectur               responsibi
                                       al                        lity the city
                 Arts and              excellenc                 will
        Transit
R_eM887eZ7FPAf8POCulture    Planning   e.                        decline.      Individual   M5H   Yes




                                       the city is
                                       engaging
                                       in
                                       appealing
                                       property
                                       taxes on a    Take a
                                       variety of    hard look
                                       properties    at what
                                       but mostly    are
                                       Condo         surplus
                                       land          properties
                                       seeking to    to the city
                                       increase      and sell
                                       taxes         them for a
                                       during the    profit,
                                       developm      convert
                                       ent stage     some of
                                       making        the " city
                                       the final     Halls "
                                       product       with a joint
                                       more          venture
                                       expensive     partner
                                       and           into
                                       making        commerci
                            public     affordable    al and
         property           transporta housing       residential
         taxes
R_4ObiPPivZlGkpX6 crime     tion       an illusion   condos       no          Individual    m2n   Yes
                                                      Contractin
                                                      g out is
                                                      not
                                                      necessaril
                                                      ya
                                                      cheaper
                                                      solution in
                                                      the long
                                                      run. It is
                                                      important
                                                      for the
                                                      City to
                                                      remain in
                                                      control of
                                                      most
                                                      services
                                                      as the City
                                                      can be
                                                      held
                                                      accountab
                                                      le to the
                                                      citizens of
                                                      Toronto
                                                      and
                                                      should be
                                                      considerin
                                                      g what is
                                                      for the
                                                      best of all
                                                      citizens,
                                                      not just for
                                                      the
         transit
R_00tixmQS9XNWk5Ktransit       transit!               privileged. Individual    M6C   No
                                                      It's not
                                                      just about
                                                      us...it's
                                                      about
                                                      future
                                                      generation
                                                      s.
                                                      Investmen
                                                      t is
                                                      necessary
                                                      to
                                                      continue
                                                      to have a
                                                      strong,
                  quality of              environme   liveable
        transit
R_0CHNFt0pPyrqXFq life         jobs       nt          city.        Individual   M6C   No
                                        Please,
                                        get the
                                        TTC in
                                        order. We
                                        should
                                        have a
                                        payment
                                        card,
                                        zoned-
                                        prices,
                                        and more
                                        streetcars
                                        and
                                        subways.
                                        Cycling is
                                        important
                                        as it
                                        relieves
                                        stress on     People
                                        roadways      coming
                                        by            into the
                                        removing      city from
                                        cars.         other         Better
                                        Food          areas         mass
                                        carts that    should        transit
                                        aren't tied   pay for the   makes a
                                        down by       infrastruct   more
                                        rules,        ure they      livable city
        Mass                            except to     use (i.e..    and will
        transit,              Too much follow the     the           get people
        including Beautificat bureaucra health        Gardiner      spending
        bike lanes ion
R_6KhF7RMu67B51RO             cy        codes.        and DVP)      more.        Individual   M4M   Yes
        Environm              Public
        ental      Public     Space
        Sustainabi Transport Developm
        lity
R_0dpCsYPmYiTlNY0 ation       ent                                               Individual    m6r   No
                                       Tree          Implement Cutting
                                       protection a toll         costs is
                                       programs charge for important,
                                       and tree the              but not at
                                       planting      DVP/404 the
                                       programs, into the        sacrifice
                                       making it city core of losing
                                       illegal to from north important
                                       allow cat- of the city, services
                                       owners to and then and
                                       allow their another       programs.
                                       cats to       toll closer The city
                                       roam free to the city, must
                                       (dogs         during      always
                                       can't),       peak        find
                                       stopping hours            creative
                                       all wind      during the ways to
                                       turbines      week only - raise
                                       from          it should money for
                                       encroachi be a            services,
                                       ng on the higher toll just like
                                       city or the for one       any
                                       lake,         person      regular
                                       preventing per            business
                                       developer vehicle,        does. I
                                       s from        and no toll run my
                                       taking        for three own
                                       over and or more          business,
        Environm                       building      persons     and when
        ental               continuing on every per              I need to
        concerns/ Traffic   amalgama parking lot vehicle.        pay for
        green     flow/cong tion       in the city - This will   something
        space
R_0wACdxceUsQcaX2estion     problems lets face it not only       , I find a Individual   M1M   Yes
                                             I feel that   To spend      We need
                                             the value     more          to look
                                             system        money         into the
                                             has           does not      future
                                             degenerat     necessaril    perhaps
                                             ed a lot. /   y mean        more -
                                             Young         better        people are
                                             and old       service.      getting
                                             putting up    Personally    older,
                                             their feet    , I believe   traffic is
                                             on the        that some     awful,
                                             seats in      restructuri   TTC is
                                             the           ng could      more
                                             subway is     save          awful (I
                                             daily         costs         heard they
                                             occurrenc     that's        want to
                                             e and no      what          cut
                                             one           BMW           services
                                             speaks        Canada        in order to
                                             out. It       Inc does      save $4
                                             does not      for           Mio., - I
                                             have to be    instance.     waited
                                             done in a     It's based    already
                                             nasty way,    on the        twice for
                                             e.g. "Do      principle     the
                                Value that   you do        that          Eglinton
                   Value of     respect by   that at       people get    bus 40
                   coherency    everyone     home          complace      minutes
                   and          for          too?" But     nt when       since I
                   appreciati   everyone     with          they have     moved
                   on of all    does not     reasoning:    been in a     here 2
         Employm city           cost         "Look,        job for a     months
         ent
R_b11Hu5j8Ho2cdBG residents     anything     people get    period of     ago. (I     Individual   M9P   No
                   Budget
         City Debt Deficit
R_0CgP76YeU72FR4g                                                                    Individual   M8V   No
                                                       Cut things
                                                       that aren't
                                                       for
                                                       everyone
                                                       (IE:
                                                       Parents
                                                       who have
                                                       kids
                                                       should
                                                       have
                                                       thought
                                                       about their
                                                       financial
                                                       situation
                                                       before
                                                       popping
                                                       them out
                                                       like Pez),
                                                       if the
                                                       majority
                                                       use it,
                                                       keep it, if   Stop
                                                       not, scrap    giving
                                                       it. / /       yourselve
                                                       Fringe        s raises,
                                                       benefits      you're
                                                       should not    already
                                                       be for the    over paid
                                                       minority at   for how
        Too High Too High                              a cost to     much
        Property Electricity/                          the rest of   work you
        Tax
R_0VRZbBvPHzlXxcg Gas etc     Pot holes                us.           do.       Individual   M5V   Yes
                                          Privatize
                                          garbage
                                          and other    Use its
                                          services     head.
         High      wasted     crumbling where          Stop
         taxes and public     infrastruct appropriat   wasting
         fees
R_8odyY692dxQnr36 funds       ure         e            money.                  Individual   M3    No
                               policing of
                               communiti
                               es and
                               traffic.
                               Too much
                               time
                               writing  Reduce
                                        the size of
                               ticket from
                               squad    council.
                               cars and Too many
        Public                 not      people
        transit -   Union      enough   arguing       outsource
        poor                            about
                    entitlemen time spent             as much
        service     t          fosteringthings        as
        and         (Garbage, safe      slows         possible
        facilities, TTC, city communiti down          to private
        high fees
R_eXRO7jG9YFlns5S hall)        es       progress
                                        Happy         enterprise   Individual   M4K   No
                                        People is
                                        the
                                        greatest
                                        advertise
                                        ment any
                                        city can
                                        have.
                                        Happy
                                        People
                                        brings
                                        new
                                        business
                                        hence
                                        more
                                        workers
                                        and
                                        Happy
                                        People
                                        bring
                                        tourists,
                                        which I
                                        think is
                                        much
                                        more
                                        important
                             stop the   than the
                             emphasis current
          Tourism            on bikes governme
          and                (they only nt seems
          making             ride 3     to realize.   Thank you
          the city  street   months of Am I in        for
          fun again
R_b1VeHv6wTkCLeTyrepair      the year) the            reading.     Individual   M4S   No
                    Arts /   Budgets /
          Public    Cultural the                      Eliminatin
          Transit
R_3ftZj897P8Vt6MQ programs economy                    g unions.    Individual   M4G   No
                                               accessible
                                               recreation
                                               /sports
                                               programs
                                               /                           Not to
                                               transporta                  "race to
                                               tion                        the
                                               alternative                 bottom"...
                               accessibili     s (i.e.                     contractin
        affordable controlling ty of           more                        g out jobs
        public     police      elected         bicycle                     and laying
        transit
R_4NoGAuFIogZnqKMbudget        officials       lanes                       off staff  Individual   M4L   Yes
                                               Realistic
                                               transit
                                               planning.
                  city                         city
        transit   finances / zoning /          beautificat
        investmen balanced land use /          ion. road-
        t / plan
R_dgMoE8PRh3xpy6M budget     planning          pricing
                                               accessibili   take a        a liveable Individual   M4W   No
                                               ty for all,   good look     city is one
                                               not having    at the        in which
                                               to go         extras that   all
                                               through a     could be      residents
                                               maze of       cut such      feel
                                               phone         as police     welcome
                                               calls to      services      Toronto
                                               get a         expenditur    will not be
                                               simple        es! (why      able to
                                               question      do we         achieve
                                               answered,     need to       being this
                                               safe and      pay a         if we
                                               affordable    police        continue
                                               housing       officer(s)    to cut
                                               for those     standing      services /
                                               in need,      at            311 is a
                                               increase      constructi    great idea
                                               in day        on sites      but I
                                               care          when          would be
                                               spaces        people        happier if
                                               and           right in      they could
                                               subsidy       front of      deal with
                                               allotments    them are      the issue
                                               , greater     breaking      immediate
                                               enforcem      the law       ly instead
                                               ent of        and the       of
                                               laws/byla     officers      referring
                                               ws i.e.       don't do      me to call
                  equitable                    graffiti,     anything)     another
                  services      unity of all   idling        / road        number
                  for all of    Torontoni      vehicles,     taxes/tolls   i.e.
        transit
R_bqHVO1W3PoZjdli Toronto       ans            parking in    , zone tax    billboards Individual   M6H   No
                                                          Allow
                                                          private
                                                          buses to
                                                          charge
                                                          fares, and   It costs
                                                          to run       money to
                                                          lines that   create a
                                                          TTC          great city.
                                                          doesn't      Paris and
                                                          run.         London
                     homeless                             Privatize    weren't
         Traffic     on the   balance                     Public       built on a
         and transit
R_0j2DELEU95x87pWstreet       budget                      Transit.     budget.     Individual   M5A   Yes

                                                          Ensure
                                                          that those
                                                          unable to
                                                          pay user
                     Increased                            fees can
                     privatizati                          still
                     on of                                access
           Poverty   public                               public
           reduction
R_5othtBlyrycM308 services                                services.                Individual   M5A   No

                                             HIV is
                                             increasing
                                             dramatical
                                             ly among
                                             younger
                                             Torontoni
                                             ans,
                                             directly
                                             related to
                                             Federal-
                                             level cuts
                                             to sexual    Taxes are
                                             health       important
                                             education.   to the
                                             / The City   welfare of
                                             can step     people.
                                             in to        Corporatio
                                             provide      ns/those
                                             better       you make
                                             quality      more
                                             education    money of
                                             for its      the sweat
                                             young        and labour
                                             people       of lower-
                                             and          paid
                                             reduce       citizens
         Increased                           the          should
         HIV                                 spread of    have to    People
         Transmiss Rises in        Public    this         pay higher before
         ion
R_bIbnVbeR5GE28YYdrug use          transit   disease.     taxes.     profits.      Individual   M4X   No
                                                                  Reduction
                                                                  in the
                                                                  waste of
                                        Increase                  money is
                                        of social                 the top
                                        services                  priority.
                                        to low                    Cutting
         Breed                          income                    services
         Specific                       families                  should be
         Legislatio unemploy            and                       looked at
         n
R_9HqFYjRBNFqLqDO   ment     healthcare individuals layoff        last.     Individual     M5A   Yes
                                                    workers,
                                                    decrease
                                                    useless
                                                    services,
                                                    and
                                                    LOWER
                                                    WAGES
                                                    even if it
                                                    means a
                                                    decrease
                                                    in
                                                    services.
                                                    / Set a
                                                    limit of 1%
                                                    property
                                                    tax hike
                                                    per year
                                                    for the
                                                    next 10
                                                    years. /      chop chop
                                                    Increase      chop; we
                                                    user fees     can
                                                    and lower     always
                                                    the           add
                                                    number of     services
                                                    freeloadin    back later
                                                    g 'poor'      but we are
                                                    people        in fiscal
                                                    who take      turmoil
                             too high               advantage     and it will
         budget              union      lower       of            only get
         deficit
R_e4LiQZFL6VEKMK0high taxes wages       taxes       services      worse!!     Individual   m9c   Yes
                                                                    Speak to
                                                                    the people
                                                                    as often
                                                                    as
                                                                    possible,
                                                                    and avoid
                                                                    autocratic
                                                                    decisions
                                                                    that could
                                                                    adversely
                                                                    affect
                                                                    many
                                                                    people's
                  Infrastruct                                       quality of
        TTC
R_2uGsFEvuusEl1kw ure         Arts         Having                   life       Individual   M1W   No
                                           endured
                                           the most
                                           recent
                                           labour
                                           stoppage
                                           and
                                           garbage
                                           strike, I
                                           think it is
                                           time to
                                           move to
                                           privatizati
                                           on of
                                           garbage
                                           collection,              You can't
                                           not just in              please
                                           the west                 everyone.
                                           end but all              Also, keep
                                           across the               in mind
                                           city. I                  that the
                                           know that                people of
                                           may be                   Toronto
                                           problemati               voted for
                                           c in terms               change in
                                           of labour                the last
                                           contracts                municipal
                                           that          Get rid of election,
                                           already       waste and and use
                                           exist, but    frills and that to
                                           the public    stick with guide your
          over-                 garbage sector           the        decision-
          spending
R_3l1pl29u1gD2MLi    high taxes collection unions are    basics.    making.    Individual   M4L   No
                                                                        Low
                                                                        income
                                                                        people
                                                                        should be
                                                                        protected
                                                                        from
                                                                        increases
                    sustainabl   no fees                                in property
                    e green      for                                    taxes or
         non-profit technolog    children's              Property       fee
         childcare
R_5bxZ4knhwx8Z3fK y              programs                taxes          increases. Individual
                                                                        recognize                m2m   No
                                                                        the value
                                                                        of return
                                                                        on
                                                                        investmen
                                                                        t. If a gay
                                                                        pride
                                                                        parade
                                                                        brings in
                                                         taxing         100
                                                         based on       million to
                                                         the cost of    the city,
                                                         delivering     then 500k
                                                         services       in
                                                         instead of     subsidies
                                                         property       makes for
                                                         values         an
                                                         would be       excellent
                                                         a better       roi. Many
                                                         idea to        similar
                                                         keep           examples
                                            Emphasis     accountab      abound.
                                            on           ility in the   Rockchest
                                            economic     system         er
                                            developm     and force      dropped
                                cutting     ent, a       residents      40
                    Maintainin costs by healthy          to make        MILLION
         Developin g the        re-         economy      more           to
         g new      quality     architectin solves       practical      promote
         industries and         g city      many         choices        economic
         to secure availability admin       other        about how      developm
         our        of          infrastruct problems     they           ent and
         economy
R_dh5q7I9D5bPBxZy services ure              implicitly   live....       they did    Individual   M6R   No
                                                   1. Limited
                                                   expenses
                                                   for
                                                   governme
                                                   nt staff.
                                                   Their
                                                   benefit
                                                   should not
                                                   be way
                                                   above
                                                   common
                                                   sector.
                                                   MP
                                                   expenses
                                                   should be
                                                   posted
                                                   online that
                                                   can be
                                                   accessed
                                                   by
                                                   everyone.
                                                   / 2.
                       Unions                      Communit
                       have too                    y centre
         Gov't staff   much        Need            gyms
         wasting       power.      education       rental fee
         tax payers    They        people to       should be
         money.        created     get             lower in
         Should        more        healthy         order to
         have          problems    life style to   encourag      Too many
         penalty for   than        save            e more        questions
         corruption    resolving   OHIP            people,       too
         .
R_0GIK0Tb4p4btVmk      problems.   expenses.       especially    confusing.   Individual   M1S   No
                                                   Before
                                                   raising our
                                                   fees or
                                                   taxes,
                                                   please cut
                                                   expenses
                                                   that do not
                                                   benefit a
                                                   significant
                                                   portion of
                                                   the
                                                   population
                                                   . If the
                                                   city is
                                                   paying for
                                                   something
                                                   that only
                                                   benefits
                                        Increased 10 people,
                                        art        the city
                             developm funding. / should
        long term            ent of     Decrease probably
        public               sustainabl d football not be
        transporta balancing e public   team       paying for
        tion plan
R_0SXAGExfB4wnfJGthe budget spaces      funding.   it.           Individual   M4K   No
                                        Toronto
                                        needs
                             need       more and
        need       need      better     better
        more       more      public     subway
        subways
R_7OPBHEvqJPLQtSsstreetcars transit     services.                Individual   m5m   Yes
                                                                          TTC and
                                                                          Garbage
                                                                          are
                                                                          essential
                                                                          services
                                                                          that must
                                                                          improve --
                                                                          currently it
                                                                          is very
                                                                          difficult to
                                                                          rely on
                                                             investigat   TTC - as
                                                             e all        of May 1,
                                                             services     many
                                                             currently    service
                                                             provided -   routes
                                                garbage ensure            were
                                                collection - that they    cancelled -
                                                private      are not      - this is
                                                homes        "top         not
                                                and public heavy"         acceptabl
                                                spaces;      (e.g.,       e; as well,
                                                moving       many         garbage/r
                                                people       managers     ecycling
                     Energy                     around       ) and look   needs to
         Transit - costs -                      e.g.,        at           be
         public      hydro, fuel                public       streamlini   consistent
         transporta (house &        Garbage     transporta ng city        - no
         tion
R_b3JnuMUurkDT2fO car), heat        strikes     tion;        services     strikes      Individual   m3h   No
                     Housing
                     affordabilit
                     y&
                     adequate       Competiti
         Liveability supply
R_eeArFeNMk6SULOs                   veness                                            Individual    m4k   No


                                              Pedestria     Stop
                                              n safety.     wasting
                                              Safe          money by
                                              intersectio   developin
                                              ns,           g options /
                                              pedestrian    new
                                              crosswalk     ideas/
                                              s that may    constructi
                                              be needed     on /
         Not          Making                  in newer      projects..
         enough       services      Over paid developin     and then
         Bike         better in     Police    g areas of    cancelling
         Lanes
R_7ZFLtFs6yfrU5Ok     the city      officers  the city      them.                     Individual    m5v   No
                                                     The city
                                                     has a
                                                     spending
                                                     problem
                                                     and needs
                                                     a new
                                                     business
                                                     model hat
                                                     relies less
                                                     on funding
                                                     and less
                                                     on the
                                                     traditional
                                                     methods
                                                     of
                 Bureaucra Inefficienc               governme
        Spending
R_4OAvFS6hTRIYwZecy        y                         nt.
                                                     Cut                    Individual   m4l   Yes
                                                     salaries
                                                     and
                                                     expenses
                                                     of city
                                                     employee
                                                     s and
                                                     contracted
                                                     employee
                                                     s and
                                                     employers
                                                     . They
                                                     should be
                                                     paid in
                                       Constructi    line with
                                       on and its    average
                                       harmful       wages of
                                       effect on     the
                                       existing      individuals
                                       structures    who live in
                                       and the       the city. /
                                       landscape     / Cut       make a
                                       . Wind        police      decision
                                       tunnels       weaponry - and do
                                       created by    especially something
                                       lack of       individual - get off
                                       trees, too    constable your
                                       much car,     guns and behinds -
                             aggressiv truck and     clubs -     who cares
                             e police  SUV           rarely      about hair
                  lack of    authority traffic and   used / Cut and make
        vehicle   tree       and       too tall      police      up/ dress
        pollution
R_6LFEbEgqZgx6oOUplanting    wages     buildings.    vehicles codes.        Individual   M5T   No
                                     They
                                     should
                                     think
                                     about the
                                     people
                                     who are
                                     living in
                                     the low
                                     income
                                     neighbour
                                     s along
                                     with
                                     people
                                     who can't
                                     afford to
                                     get
                                     around
                                     the city.
                                     The City
                                     can't cut
                                     services
                                     that help
                                     people
                                     who need
        Transport Communit           them day
        ation     y
R_78qQLQ4P5aJcwuw Centres Parks      to day.   Individual   M8Z   No
        Maintenan
        ce of     transpare
        certain   ncy of
        service
R_emm0KgAeJMGBCv2 council   budget             Individual   m4j   Yes
                                      We need
                                      to reduce
                                      the
                                      amount of
                                      governme
                                      nt and
                                      workers in
                                      the public
                                      sector.
                                      There is
                                      no need
                                      for
                                      governme
                                      nt to be as
                                      large as it
                                      is and as
                                      controlling
                                      . Salaries
                                      of police
                                      officers
                                      should not
                                      have been
                                      increased
                                      just
                                      because
                                      the OPP
                                      got an        Cut out
                                      increase.     non-
                                      We are        essential
                                      already       services
                 Too many             way over      before
        Budget   governme             budget        raising
        Matters
R_0x0MHdADDgqlxcMnt workers Traffic   and need      taxes.      Individual   m9a   Yes
                                             Regional
                                             integration                There
                                             of transit                 should be
                                             and                        less
                                             transporta                 council
                                             tion - the                 control -
                                             city needs                 more use
                                             to                         of
                                             integrate                  profession
                                             GO and                     al boards
                                             the TTC.                   for
                                             TTC                        agencies,
                                             customer                   boards
                                             service is                 and
                                             terrible.                  commissi
                                             TTC           Less         ons.
                                             should be     police,      There
                                             more like     and the      shouldn't
                                             GO            subway       be
                                             Transit.      (not         politicians
                                             The parks     surface      on the
                                             should be     transit)     TTC
                                             improved.     should go    Commissi
                                             The City      to           on. I trust
                                             should        Metrolinx.   profession
                                             embrace       The police   al boards
                                             public-       and TTC      to make
         Vision of                           private       as they      better
         what our                            partnershi    currently    decisions
         city should   Regional              ps. The       stand take   than
         be in the     transporta            City needs    up too       profession
         Mayor's       tion        budget    to reduce     much         al
         office
R_cx4IZX6xtgB66Ve      integration deficit   commerci      revenue.     politicians. Individual   M4T   No
                                            City
                                            should
                                            have an
                                            "Employe
                                            e Tax" for
                                            all those
                                            who work
                                            in TO but
                                            live in the
                                            905 or
                                            elsewhere
                                            ! Before
                                            we can
                                            get to the
                                            gravy, we
                                            must trim
                                            the fat.      When
                                            Get rid of    condo or
                                            the           building
                                            overpaid      developm
                                            "union        ents are
                                            exempt"       being
                                            staff. If     built, they
                                            they don't    should be
                                            supervise     contributin
                                            anyone,       g 10%
                                            get rid of    towards
                                From a      them!!!! If   low-
          Tax                   PINKO -     there are     income
          905ers     Too        all bikes   Divisions     housing
          who work managem      have        that have     buildings
          in TO! By ent         license     too many      within
          their pay.
R_9HPir3tKhXmSfkM heavy!!!!!!   plates      managem       their area!             Individual   M6H   No
          The        Property
          operating taxes are   Too much
          budget     too
R_77jw3LmymMwaFco high          waste                                             Individual   M6G   No
                                                          more
                                                          employee
                                                          s should
                                                          be
                                                          contracted
                                                          , not as
                                                          many full
                 efficiency                               time city
                 of         garbage                       employee
         transit
R_3NOb1sDlhsK2FJWservices collection                      s                       Individual   M4C   No
R_5ckfK98e61OHWYY                                                                 -99          m9a   -99
                                                                        Don't
                                                                        listen to
                                         Making                         what Rob
                                         the police                     Ford and
                                         accountab                      his
        Public                           le for the                     advisers
        Transport Infrastruct Affordable G20                            have to
        ation     ure
R_4Pm31C8XgdRGUJK repair Housing debacle.                               say.      Individual   m4j   No
                                                                   No city
                                                                   manager
                                                                   should be
                                                                   paid more
                                                                   than an
                                                                   elected
                                                                   official.
                                                                   e.g. Chief
                                                                   Blair is
                                                                   paid more
                                                                   than the
                                                                   mayor and
                                                                   the
                                                                   premier of
                                                                   Ontario.
                                                                   Anyone
                                                       There are   who does
                                                       too many    not pay
                                                       managers    property
                                                       . Getting   tax should
                                                       rid of      pay user
                                                       them        fees to
                                                       would       use any
                                                       reduce      service
                                                       costs.      provided
                                                       Too many    by the city
                                                       levels of   which they
                                                       managem     do not
                                                       ent. Flat   now do.
                  Mayor                                line the    The
                  Ford's                               managem     Toronto
          public  person                               ent Save    Taxpayer
          transit
R_eyuiy911FkXRd9G gravy train                          money.      is paying Individual   na    No


                                        I live in a
                                        condomini
                                        um and
                                        there is no
                                        biodegrad
                                        able
                                        waste
                                        (composti
                                        ng)
                                        collection
                                        available.
                                        I think that
                                        it should
                                        be
                                        mandatory
                                        that every
                  Environm              condo
                  ental                 building
         Public   Sustainabi Social     has this
         Transit
R_1Zl9FErQoWYgt9O lity       services   available.                           Individual   M5G   No
                                        Unified       Property      Reduce
                                        developm      taxes         exception
                                        ent plans.    should be     s made to
                                        The           the last      the
                                        greatest      resort for    Official
                                        cities in     public        Plan, and
                                        the world     service       bring
                                        got that      fundraisin    some long-
                                        way           g. Many       range
                                        because       City          vision to
                                        decisions     services      that
                                        were          are           document.
                                        made          provided      The
                                        about how     at well       process is
                                        the city      below the     so porous
                                        should        rate that a   at this
                                        develop in    private       point, the
                                        a uniform     corporatio    impressio
                                        way. I'm      n would       n among
                                        all for the   charge in     the
                                        free          terms of      business
                                        market        user fees,    communit
                                        and           and           y is that if
                                        corporate     raising       you
                                        interests,    user fees     grease
                                        but condo     for non-      enough
                                        clusters      essential     palms
                                        are           services      with the
                                        vertical      and           promise of
                                        ghettos       services      high
                                        waiting to    predomin      municipal
                            Infrastruct happen in     antly used    tax
         Deficit
R_6Ax1Htduou10rS4 Transit   ure         15 years,     by middle-    payments, Individual   M4W   No
                                                        I think the
                                                        public
                                                        sector is
                                                        out of
                                                        control
                                                        once you
                                                        take into
                                                        considerat
                                                        ion
                                          I think       benefits.
                                          there's       Toronto
                                          potential     needs to
                                          for more      pressure
                                          large         other
                                          events in     forms of
                                          Toronto(li    governme
                                          ke            nt to
                                          Caribana,     change
                                          Gay           mediation/
                                          Pride),       arbitration
                                          which         rules with
                                          could be      the public
                                          somewhat      sector.
                                          subsidized    Increased
                                          by the city   accountab
                                          but would     ility
                                          need to be    throughou
                                          recouped      t the
         High                             through       sector
         Public                           revenue       would also
         Sector      Public      Traffic  for it to     be key. /
         Wages/Be Transport Congestio make              The only
         nefits
R_5j8cEGyQxxhmvk0 ation          n        sense         form of     COSTS!!     Individual   M5V   No
         poor        ghettoizati
         public      on/urban unbalance
         transport
R_3xcXU7131lC4HUU decay          d budget                                       Individual   m1c   No
                                          Good
                                          education     Increase      The
                                          performan     parking       payroll of
         Insufficien                      ce in         rate to get   city
         t           Badly                Toronto       more          employee
         Childcare managed Job            High          parking       s maybe
         subsidy
R_dbZrUtNkxK9NDE0    TTC         creation Schools       revenue.      too high. Individual   M1V   No
                                               I think that
                                               City
                                               Council
                                               should
                                               consider
                                               before
                                               closing
                                               down
                                               public
                                               program
                                               or cutting
                                               budgets
                                               on those
                    programs                   who
                    for                        benefit
         daycares, vulnerable                  low
         child care groups                     income
         subsidies and              public     individuals
         and family neighbour       transporta and
         resources hoods
R_5drFEUkYMTNddAw                   tion       families.                  Individual   m3h   No
                                    Cost of
         Budget
R_eFpf4JMLZJaCccI TTC               Living     How to                     Individual   m6g   No
                                               encourag
                                               e policy
                                               makers to
                                               consider
                                               what is
                                               best for
                                               the
                                               citizens of
                                               the city as
                                               opposed
                                               to their
                                               political
                                               leanings
                                               or
                                               platforms.
                                               / / More
                                               accountab
                                               ility and
                                               transpare
                                               nt city
                                               operations-
                                               too much
                                               is done
                                               behind
                                               closed
                       Maintainin              doors          The
         Decaying      g services              without        updating
         infrastruct   to           lack of    citizens       and
         ure of        increase     constructi knowing        maintenan
         streets       citizens'    ve and     all the        ce of its
         and           quality of   productive issues         infrastruct
         utilities
R_88FeP7ojRSzuP3e      life         programs and their        ure         Individual   M4J   No
                                          support
                                          for seniors
                                          to assist
                                          them to
                                          live in
                                          their
                                          homes
                                          longer /
                                          Bike paths
                                          and active                  There are
                                          transit                     a lot of
                                          routes /                    families
                                          Affordable                  struggling
                                          housing       Uploading     to make
                                          and more      Ontario       ends meet
                                          subsidized    works,        and keep
                                          housing /     ODSP,         their kids
                                          More          police and    in
                                          affordable    other         daycare.
                                          daycare       emergenc      Don't
                                          and           y services,   forget
                                          increased     public        about
                                          day care      health and    them
                    Lack of    Lack of    subsidies     transit to    when you
          Budget    affordable affordable and more      the           raise your
          Shortfall
R_d7jqgty0Y4LWYGo housing      transit    spaces        province.     user fees. Individual   M4K   No
                                         access to
                                         better
                                         mental
                                         health
                                         resources
                                         which
                                         would also
                                         clean up       through
                                         the            advertise
                                         homeless       ments but
                                         issue.         not an
                                         there          excessive
                                         should be      amount.
                                         better         tax the
                                         housing        banks for
                                         for those      their
                                         who are        advertise
                                         mentally ill   ments, for
                                         and            example.
                                         cannot         they get
                                         work.          tax breaks
                                         living on      under the
                                         the streets    harper
                                         should         governme
                                         NEVER          nt, so lets
                                         be an          invest        more jobs
                                         option.        some of       and
                                         more jobs      that          access to
          access to                      in this        savings       resources
          mental     more    better      sector as      back into     in mental
          healthcare
R_55rkrRzj3wV0do0 doctors    transit     well.          the city.     health.   Individual      l4b       No


                                                                      Lowering
                                                                      taxes isn't
                                                                      always
                                                                      prudent,
                                                                      please
                                                                      don't just
                                                                      shove
                                                                      ideology
                                                                      down our
                                                                      throats. I
                                                                      bet many
                                                                      of us are
                                                                      willing to
                                                                      pay more
                                                                      taxes to
                            affordable                                have a
         transit
R_0xgwYkc8FecqgWobike lanes housing                                   better city. Individual   M6C       Yes
         too much
         governme union     special
         nt
R_cYJhUReiQlIEnzu wages     interests                                             Group or Organization
                                                        Increase
                                                        residential
                                                        property
                                                        taxes in
                                                        order to
                                                        maintain/i
                                                        ncrease
                                                        service
                                                        levels -
                                                        they are
                                                        far below
                                                        our
                     Cycling                            neighbour
                     Infrastruct                        cities'
         Transit
R_d0wD4V2pVb43y3a ure                                   rates.              Individual   M6K   No
         Pathetic
         state of
         infrastruct budget      homeless
         ure
R_2tKBQBLLwNs2HgU    deficit     ness        With the                       Individual   M4K   No
                                             arrival of
                                             Bixi bikes
                                             to Toronto
                                             streets, I
                                             think it
                                             would be
                                             great to
                                             have one
                                             main
                                             artery
                                             (e.g..
                                             Avenue
                                             Road,
                                             Spadina
                                             or Yonge
                                             Street)
                                             with a bike
                                             lane
                                             throughou
                                             t most of
                                             the
                                             downtown
                                             core for
                                             the
                                             summerti
                                             me.
                                             Perhaps it
                                             could be a
                                 Waterfron temporary
                     Bicycle     t           measure,
                     accessibili beautificat to test
         Transit
R_1Zf7GEcl7Vf2GtC ty             ion         how it      No.          No.   Individual   M4V   No
                                                   Funding
                                                   should be
                                                   through
                                                   property   Running a
                                                   tax        city is not
                                                   increases. about
                                                   User fees  spending
                                        Transit    should be  the least.
                                        improvem   eliminated It's about
                                        ents within. Funds    getting the
                                        the city   should be  most out
                                        borders    spending   of what
                                        and cross  effectivelywe spend.
                                        border     with a     Spend
                                        transit    focus on   more,
                                        integrationquality perspend
         Transit
R_b3Lsfmj17TTJf4U Air Quality Culture   .
                                        Updating   dollar.    better.
                                                              Police      Individual   M5S   No
                                        the laws              presence
                                        regarding             needs to
                                        to Animal             be
                                        abuse and             increased
                                        neglect,              in areas
                                        as well as            that have
                                        making it             high crime
                                        a crime to            rates. A
                                        keep                  North
                                        exotic                American
                                        animals,              registry
                                        keep                  needs to
                                        animals in            be in
                                        a circus or           place to
                                        unregulate            inform
                                        d zoo,                and
                                        etc.,                 protect
                                        would be              the public
                                        a step                about/fro
                                        forward. Remove m the
                                        Bill 132    Breed-    following
                                        (the "Pit- Specific   people:
                                        Bull Ban") Legislatio Child
                                        is a waste n, save    abusers,
                                        of tax      the city  animal
                                        payers      money,    abusers,
                                        money,      and quit  violent
                                        it's        targeting offenders,
                                        ineffective innocent repeat
                                        , and       people    DUI
                  Employm Health        wrongly     and their offenders
        Budgeting
R_6D8SpGxij1EfgRm ent     Care          punishing pets!       (different Individual    M5P   No
                                                  Yes, of      I want to
                                                  course       live in a
                                                  look for     city that
                                                  savings      looks after
                                                  where        people,
                                                  possible,    provides
                                                  but raise    good
                                                  taxes if     public
                                                  necessary    transit,
                                                  rather       health
                                                  than         facilities,
                                                  privatize    public
                                                  or cut       housing,
                                                  back on      parks,
                                                  city-        libraries,
                                                  provided     pools etc.
                                                  services.    and
                                                  We           spends
                                                  inevitably   money to
                                                  pay more     foster the
                                                  for          arts. I
                                                  services     don't want
                                                  when they    to live in a
                                                  are          soul-less
         not           not cutting                contracted   city that
         privatizing   back on                    out to the   values
         public        city                       private      things
         services,     services.     not          sector,      only in
         such as       such as       reducing     they are     terms of
         garbage       day care,     public       rarely as    cost and
         collection,   communit      spending     good and     money.
         public        y centres     that hurts   the          Most
         housing
R_1F7Rgz68lvIl2OU      etc.          the poor     standard     things of Individual   M4N   No
        Don't                                              Let
        make                                               apartment
        David                                              and
        Miller                                             condos
        mistakes                             As I said     have the
        such as                              earlier, no   chance to
        the St.                              more          have a
        Clair       Decrease                 dedicated     green bin.
        dedicated garbage                    street car    No more
        street car going to                  lines like    St. Clair
        line,       landfill by              on St.        Avenue
        costing     picking up               Clair         type
        millions of food                     Avenue,       dedicated
        dollars to waste                     more          street car
        save        such as                  chance to     lines that
        streetcars poor                      compost       take away
        3 1/2       quality                  waste         two lanes
        minutes of produce                   from          of vehicle
        travel      and the                  grocery       traffic and
        time, and leaves of                  stores.       close
        causing     corn when                And when      down
        many        the store                are           stores
        stores on has a sale                 apartment     during
        St. Clair   and corn                 buildings     constructi
        Avenue to leaves are                 in the        on. NO
        close for left in the                High Park     MORE
        good. St. store by                   area going    BICYCLE
        Clair       customers     Build      to get a      LANES ,
        Avenue      . The         subways    chance to     ESPECIA
        also lost waste           when the   have a        LLY NOT
        two lanes could be        city has   green bin     ON
        to the      composte      the        for kitchen   DANFOR
        streetcars
R_dhbaGp4Scze94LG d.              money.     waste?        TH ROAD Individual   M6P   No
                                                                      The City is
                                                                      not a
                                                                      corporatio
                                                                      n and
                                                                      should not
                                                                      be run as
                                                                      one - we
                                                                      are
                                                                      RESIDEN
                                                                      TS not
                                                                      customers
                                                                      , and
                                                                      residents
                                                                      pay
                                                                      property
                                                                      taxes.
                                                                      Taxes in
                                                                      Toronto
                                                                      are lower
                                                                      than in
                                                         Property     surroundi
                                                         tax          ng
                                                         increases    municipali
                                                         have been    ties and
                                                         reasonabl    we've
                                                         e in the     been
                                                         past,        getting
                                                         there's no   pretty
                                                         reason       good
         public                                          why they     value for
         transit -                           pollution   can't        our money
         lack      affordable bicycle        and air     continue     - please
         thereof
R_e2nK761k4WffNZi housing     lanes          quality     to be so.    don't cut Individual     M3H   No
                                                                      This was
                                                                      great,
                                                                      consult
                                                                      with the
                                             Environm                 public on
                 Communit Waste              ental                    the
         Transit y
R_5t1jANWki2WW76Q Housing disposal           issues                   issues.     Individual   M6M   No
                                             Should
                                             not
                                             privatize
          lack of                public      waste
          affordable public      participati disposal
          housing
R_6og0evOV2SUIFV2 transit        on          services                             Individual   m4j   No
          Public
          Transport
          ation      Potential   aging
          funding    social      storm and
          (or lack   services    sewer
          thereof)
R_dgwjsuztdehYMss cutbacks       drainage                                         Individual   M5R   No
                                         Make the
                                         province
                                         take back
                                         all the
                                         services
                                         in dumped
                                         on cities in
                                         the 1990s
                                         under the
                                         Mike
                                         Harris
                                         regime.
                                         The
                                         province
                                         and/or
                                         federal
                                         governme
                                         nt should
                                         be
                                         responsibl
                                         e for
                                         environme
                                         nt,
                                         policing,
                                         healthcare
                                         , housing,
                                         public
                                         transit,
                 Infrastruct             roads,
                 ure                     and
         Public  Maintenan     Public    infrastruct
         Transit
R_eaoaEJabW1qWrQwce            Transit   ure.           Individual   M6P   No
                                         For those
                                         of us who
                                         live in the
                                         city,
                                         quality of
                                         life is
                                         extremely
                                         important.
                                         This
                                         means
                                         that
                                         residents'
                                         needs
                                         should
                                         come first,
                                         not
                                         tourists' or
                                         commuter
                                         s'.
                                         Streetsca
                                         pes and
                                         public
                                         spaces       The city
                                         must be      needs
                                         people-      support
                                         friendly,    from both     The
                                         not          the           needs of
                                         business     provincial    the people
                                         or           and           living in
                                         developm     federal       the city
          public                         ent          governme      should
          transporta roads and parks and friendly.    nts.          always be
          tion
R_5iholKFZkBqFvBG sidewalks recreation Decisions      Period.       first.     Individual    M5A   No
                                                      Privatizati
                                           Banning on is
                                           Bottled    almost
                                           Water in never the       Keep it
                                           all        answer to     public.
         Pride    Pubic         Safe       municipal money          Cut the
         Funding
R_0VqgrT2TbSaPdBy Transit       schools    buildings. problems.     red tape.   Individual   M4B   No
                                       I believe     The City
                                       that          needs to
                                       Torontoni     find a way
                                       ans are       to better
                                       taxed to      utilize the
                                       death !!!     present       Please
                                       We need       funds         consider a
                                       some          available.    typical
                                       relief.       There is      family of 4
                                       The           no need to    where
                                       recently      increase      even with
                                       implement     anything,     both
                                       ed Land       in my         parents
                                       Transfer      mind.         working
                                       Tax is an     The City      full-time, it
                                       example       officials     is very
                                       of this.      need to be    difficult to
                                       Homeown       more          keep up
                                       ers are       creative      with
                                       constantly    and put       increasing
                                       bombarde      more          gas costs,
                                       d with new    effort into   heating
                                       and/or        saving the    bills,
                                       increasing    taxpayers     property
                                       taxes.        money,        taxes,
                                       Citizens      i.e..         gasoline
                                       should not    getting       costs,
                  City                 be            more          food
                  Services             penalized     value.        prices, etc
         Toronto  Privatizati          for owning    Please        .... Be
         Land     on &                 property in   stop          Creative
         Transfer Essential Property   Toronto.      dipping       and
         Tax
R_6s3pAxXAHXLoyUI Services Taxes       We can        into the      Caring !      Individual   M6G   No
                                          You only
                                          need one
                                          grader
                                          with a
                                          Windrow
                                          blade to
                                          plow a
                                          street that
                                          is how it
                                          was done
                                          on my
                                          street
                                          when
                                          Lastman
                                          was
                                          mayor         Tell me
                                          why is the    what
                                          city now      percentag
                                          sending       e of city    Every time
                                          two in        spending     reducing
                                          tandem?       was on       city costs
                                          This is       salary,      comes up
                                          nuts.         wages        the only
                                          2,4,D and     and          alternative
                                          other         benefits     that is
                                          herbicides    20 years     given is
                                          are listed    ago          we that
                                          safe by       versus       will have
         growth of                        Health        today's      to cut
         governme controlling             Canada        numbers?     service.
         nt        wage                   but we        Could this   This
         (employee demands                can't use     be the       belies the
         s)
R_3r94EkgoYL3ZUmU( costs)      density    them?         problem?     problem. Individual    M2P   No
                   Infrastruct
                   ure
                   upkeep
                   (roads,
         Transit   water
         too       mains,      Gang
         expensive etc)
R_eDwjqQV8u7u16WU              violence                                        Individual   M6M   No
                                                          lobbying
                                                          higher
                                                          levels of
                                                          governme
                                                          nt for
                                            welcomin      more
                                            g             funding,
                                            newcomer      cooperatin
                                            s with        g with
                                            access to     other
                                            city          cities on
                                            programs      transit
                                            at            strategies
                                            reduced       etc. &
                                            or no cost,   using
                                            maximizin     shared
                                            g library     interests
                              a beautiful   access        to
                              waterfront    and           advocate     this city
                              not           quality,      for higher   doesn't
                              overrun by    cultural      funding      need a
         enhancem need for    sloppy        events,       from         damn
         ents to the green    developm      supporting    province/c   football
         TTC
R_37p9zR65W7zcCSU    spaces   ent           the arts      ountry.      team        Individual   M6J   Yes
                                       Effective
                                       immediate
                                       ly the
                                       wages of
                                       all police
                                       should be
                                       cut 10%
                                       annually
                                       for the
                                       next four
                                       years. /
                                       Police
                                       performin
                                       g extra
                                       duties
                                       should be
                                       paid at
                                       cross
                                       guard
                                       hourly
                                       rates. /
                                       Politicians                To stop
                                       who have      Stop the     lying to
                                       promised      race to      the people
                                       to lower      the          of Toronto
                                       taxes         bottom.      about
                                       without       Stop lying   getting
                             mayor     service       that         something
                             cutting   cuts          quality      for
                  politician income so should        can be       nothing
                  lies about that      have to       maintaine    (services
         police   cuts to    services pay for the    d at lower   for lower
         wages
R_d7szpiGhQgH0KJ6 services can be cut reductions     costs.       taxes.) /  Individual   m6s   No
                                          Reliable
                                          and
                                          affordable
                                          public
                                          transporta
                                          tion /
                                          Reducing
                                          gridlock
                                          on roads
                                          through
                                          better
                                          design of
                                          transporta
                                          tion flows /
                                          Assessing
                                          opportuniti
                                          es to stop
                                          low value
                                          work in             Make
                                          city                decisions
                                Revenue departme              that
                                gaps and nts and/or           recognize
                                effective outsourcin          that
                                deployme g non                citizens
        Infrastruct Excessive nt of       core                don't have
        ure repair layers of scarce       functions           unlimited
        and         managem resources like road               funds to
        ongoing     ent in city to high   and water           support
        maintenan departme priority       main                every pet
        ce
R_3C1weBsMlNvDD1ynts            needs     repairs      none   project    Individual   M9a   No
                                       Stop                     A lot of
                                       wasting                  these
                                       the city's               questions
                                       money on                 could be
                                       Mayor                    better
                                       Ford's anti-             phrased.
                                       graffiti                 For
                                       campaign.                instance,
                                       Graffiti will            when you
                                       not go                   asked,
                                       away.                    Should we
                                       There is a               contract
                                       very real                out
                                       distinction              cultural
                                       between                  services?
                                       art and                  I would
                                       vandalism                say yes, if
                                       . Many                   the
                                       citizens                 contracts
                                       like                     were
                                       graffiti.                going to
                                       Much                     local
                                       graffiti                 artists and
                                       isn't                    communit
                                       hurting                  y groups.
                                       anybody.                 But if not,
                                       Get better Tourism.      I dunno.
                                       educated Help            Better
                                       on the        artists    phrasing
                                       sociopoliti make this    of these
                                       cal issues city more     questions
                 transporta supporting behind the interesting   would
         poverty
R_eEUf30xPRS8mM16tion       culture    graffiti      .          help.       Individual   m6j   No
                                         How           I think
                                         much          some
                                         more          unions are
                                         constructi    WAY too
                                         on can        powerful,
                                         you fit in    like the
                                         the west      TTC's for
                                         end? The      example.
                                         infrastruct   That
                                         ure in        tends to
                                         parts of      strangle
                                         Liberty       services
                                         Village is    for money
                                         maxed.        and
                                         Lets get      quality of
                                         some          service. /
                                         traffic       / to bring
                                         lights in     an NFL
                                         there so I    team to
                                         don't get     Toronto
                                         run over      will
                                         by some       inevitably
                                         doucheba      cost the      Is there a
                                         g in a        city          way to
                                         porsche. /    money.        make an
                                         / PS there    We're         online
                                         are A LOT     wasting       referendu
                                         of            time even     ms for
                                         doucheba      discussing    residents,
                     Ford                gs in         it. / / I     on
         Ford's anti killing             LIberty       think there   matters
         bike        transit             Village. Is   are WAY       that are
         position
R_3EnL5QjZTn3oqvq contracts              there         too many      essential? Individual   M6K   Yes
                                         City wide
                                         network of
                                         bicycle
                                         lanes,
                                         especially
                             Polarizatio in the
         Transport Developm n of         downtown
         ation
R_dj1TpB0ZkaN6dTK ent        residents .                                        Individual   M5B   Yes
                                     To cut        In the        It is
                                     down on       survey the    important
                                     vehicle       option is     to me that
                                     accidents     either        the tax
                                     , city        lower cost    payers
                                     should        or better     money
                                     introduce     quality       should be
                                     left turn     and           used
                                     signals       others. I     appropriat
                                     that allow    feel that     ely and
                                     to make       lowering      not
                                     left turns    cost is       wasted.
                                     safely. We    important     This
                                     have to       but not at    money is
                                     study the     the           hard
                                     cost of       expense       earned by
                                     doing that    of quality.   the
                                     and see       The           taxpayer
                                     how it is     survey        and no
                                     feasible to   show          one
                                     be done.      have that     should be
                                     That is       option        allowed to
                                     slowly or     together.     misuse
                                     at once.      In every      this
                                     This will     service       blessing.
                                     reduce        quality is    If we
                                     motor         important     account
                                     vehicle       whether       for
                                     accidents     publicly      everything
                                     and cost      done or       we spend
                                     that city     privately.    and use
         environme road     Accounta incurs as     Also city     our
         nt
R_e4JZLgGoMi4CjIg repairs   bility   a result.     should        resources Individual   M3A   No
                                        the recent
                                        'dog
                                        licensing"
                                        fiasco -
                                        while I
                                        think
                                        licenses
                                        are a
                                        necessity,
                                        inspectors
                                        earning up
                                        to $90,000
                                        p.a. going
                                        door to
                                        door,
                                        without
                                        teeth,
                                        seems
                                        like a
                                        make
                                        work
                                        project
                                        and may
                                        be used
                                        as an
         city staff                     example
         and                            of
         overcomp                       overspend
         ensated    try and get resolve ing and
         over       trust and the fat   poor
         secured    communic settlement budgeting
         employee ations        s to    and/ or
         s
R_7PbdeueCa1Mpo7G   going       unions  resource                  Individual   m1w   No
R_2f5nFY9BpaflKKM                                                 Individual   M5P   No
         Transit
R_79AdLxQ7E2XKt3C Garbage Taxes                                   Individual   M8Y   No
                                                      this is the
                                                      most
                                                      biased
                                                      survey
                                                      every
                                                      conceived
                                                      . You
                                                      should be
                                                      ashamed
                              children                of
                  Jobs and    and teens               yourselve
                  skills      programs                s - what a
                  developm    and       TRANSIT!      embarras
         Transit
R_78v4ze6d9a1KL88 ent         services !!!!!!!!!!!!   sment.      Individual   M8Z   No
                                                 Please do
                                                 not
                                                 privatize
                                                 garbage
                                                 and other
                                                 public
                                                 works. / I
                                                 do not
                                                 understan
                                                 d why the
                                                 city is
                                                 moving
                                                 forward
                                                 with the
                                    threats to   pay
                                    health and   increase
                                    social       to police,
                                    services     yet
                                    (We need     threatenin
                                    a strong     g to cut
                                    social       other
                                    system       services.
                                    that         There are
                                    includes     other
                                    funding      services
                        poverty     for          and            by
                        and all of HIV/AIDS      systems        managing
          Accessibl     its effects services,    in this city   it's own
          e, quality,   (housing, settlement     that need      budget,
          efficient     need for services,       municipal      and
          public        social and mental        support. I     perhaps
          transporta    health      health       am quite       prioritizing equity and
          tion
R_dbekjtRdM7wSpLu       services) services)      concerned      differently. fairness   Individual   M5N   No
                                         Offer free    Use
                                         spay and      impact on
                                         neuter        the
                                         clinics for   environme
                                         all to        nt and
                                         address       health to
                                         our           determine
                                         dreadful      whether to
                                         pet           introduce
                                         overpopul     or
                                         ation         increase
                                         problem,      user fees.
                                         send the      People
                                         elephants     who are
                                         at our zoo    compostin
                                         to a          g and         Animals
                                         sanctuary     recycling     and the
                                         in Calif.,    should        environme
                                         offer free    pay less      nt may not
                                         recreation    than those    vote but
                                         programs      who           those of
                                         everywher     produce       us who
                                         e in the      more          care
                                         city as a     garbage.      about
                                         long term     Same with     them do.
                                         plan to       water,        We have
         Saving                          reduce        transit and   to
         our                             health        recreation    promote
         environme                       costs,        programs      the health
         nt and all                      build         that          of our
         its        Dealing    Saving    better        improve       environme
         inhabitant with our   energy    transit       one's         nt and our
         s
R_3OSjOj2ZXTGM0GE   garbage    and water (the old      health --     citizens. Individual   M4M   Yes
                                            Stop
                                            wasting
                                            time and
                                            money on
                                            garbage
                                            collection
                                            privatizati
                                            on if it
                                            won't
                                            actually
                                            save
                                            money
                                            and
                                            simply
                                            advances
                                            a right
                                            wing
                                            agenda.
                                            Ending
                                            paid duty
                                            for police
                                            officers
                                            will save
          Waterfron                         everyone
          t                                 money --
          redevelop Ending                  not just      More user
          ment that the bizarre             the city --   fees and
          benefits  practice of             as these      take as
          all of    requiring Transit       costs are     much as
          Toronto   "union"     infrastruct passed off    possible
          and not   wages for ure/rail      to end        off the
          developer contract    link to     users at      property
          s
R_eIP0z6jylSb6Gd6 services airport          the end of    tax base.   Individual   M5A   No
R_bDYOLSBzVdz2p4U                                                     Individual   M4L   Yes

        Road                     Recreatio
        congestio                n facility
        n
R_3xbJmFUOYgkyYvO Safety         availability                         Individual   M6H   No
                                                                  Consider
                                                                  the needs
                                                                  of the
                                                                  poor who
                                                                  depend on
                                                                  public
                                                                  services.
                                                    The single    Saving
                                                    most          middle-
                                                    important     class
                                                    thing the     homeown
                                                    City can      ers a few
                                                    do is to      dollars on
                                                    advocate      their
                                                    for better    property
                                                    support       taxes
                                                    from other    should not
                                                    levels of     be the
                  Jobs and Environm Public          governme      City's
         Transit
R_38mTlz76euoiXWI economy ent       transit         nt.           main goal. Individual
                                                                  City                    M2N   No
                                                                  Council
                                                                  needs to
                                                                  realize
                                                                  that
                                                                  running
                                                                  the city as
                                                                  a for profit
                                      Engaging                    entity is a
                                      the                         misnomer.
                                      population                  The
                                      of Toronto                  responsibi
                                      in                          lity of the
                                      participati                 city is to
                                      ng in the                   foster
                                      democrati                   positive
                                      c process                   communiti
                                      OUTSIDE                     es (in all
                                      of the                      its
                                      election                    definitions
                                      cycle.                      ) which
                                      People                      provides
                                      also need                   an
                                      to be                       environme
                                      educated                    nt that is
                                      on how        Exercise      HEALTHY
                                      City Hall     as many       , JUST,
                                      works,        taxation      and
                Access to             who pays      powers        RESPON
                jobs and              for what,     allowed in    SIBLE to
                affordable attracting and its       the City of   all
        Mass    living     investmen responsibi     Toronto       residents.
        Transit space
R_aYkxOKF2hWZ1yXW          t          lities.       Act (2006)    This is an Individual   M4M   No
                                          Current        Powers of
                                          lack of        taxation
                                          Auditor        have been
                                          Generals       granted to
                                          input to       the City by
                                          outsourcin     the
                                          g, and         province
                                          Fleet sale.    that other
                                          Trap of        city`s
                                          Police,        don`t
                                          Fire and       have, use
                                          Ambulanc       them,
                                          e getting      don`t kill
                                          rubbersta      tax
                                          mped           revenue
                                          contracts      streams to
                                          and the        justify       Ya! Get
                                          conflict       Blatant       the
                                          taken with     Social        Auditor
                                          other          Agendas.      General to
                                          unions in      The flack I   sign off on
                                          the city for   get from      as many
                                          political or   Tax           things as
                                          personal       Payers of     possible
                                          reasons.       this          before
                              Policing    Addressin      Province      damage is
                              costs       g Chief        From          done.
                              download Blairs            Other         When
                   unequal    ed to city issues of       Regions       Outsourci
                   treatment from         Federal/Pr     over the      ng Would
        Careful    of sectors Provincial/ ovincial       cancelling    Be The
        outsourcin of or      Federal     Downloadi      of of         Primary
        g
R_0CxF4NSypBKocVm  workforce Gov          ng on          revenue       Example. Individual   M2H   No
                                              though it     Perhaps
                                              may not       instead of
                                              seem          simply        Please
                                              important     looking at    slow down
                                              I find it     what I as     the
                                              offensive     a tax         developm
                                              that so       payer         ent. We
                                              much of       thinks        only need
                                              our tax       about         to look to
                                              dollars are   operating     other
                                              being         a city, to    cities in
                                              spent on      paraphras     north
                                              the           e an old      america
                                              special       saying,       where
                                              interest      first clean   there have
                                              group of      up your       been
                                              dog           own           similar
                                              owners.       backyard      building
                                              Public        before        booms
                                              park lands    looking to    followed
                                              have been     your          by severe
                                              diminishe     neighbour.    economic
                                              d and they    ECONMIZ       hardship.
                                              really        E             Toronto
                                              stink. At     EFFICIEN      used to be
                                              the end of    CY AND        a
                                              the day,      WELL          beautiful,
                                              dog           THOUGH        clean, fun
                                              owners        T OUT         and
                    accountab spending continue             CHOICES       affordable
        police      ility of city tax dollars to allow      . We all      city now
        relations councillor on dog           their dogs    face hard     it's just
        with public
R_1GOg0ze3kca4wo4 s               parks       to            choices       ugly       Individual   M5A   No
        Transport
        ation
R_enGaDM7VVxkDIXO   Budget        Crime                                              Individual   m1v   No
                                                                 Think
                                                                 Paris - a
                                                                 liveable ,
                                                                 walkable
                                                                 city with
                                                                 lots of
                                                                 green
                                                                 spaces
                                                                 and lots of
                                                                 shopping
                                                                 areas.
                                                                 Eating
                                                                 outside is
                                                                 almost
                                                                 compulsor
                                                                 y. Here
                                                                 the
                                          Lower                  restaurant
                                          taxes for              s have a
                                          small                  hard time
                                          businesse The TTC getting
                                          s. / / Stop is         permits. /
                                          making      absolutely Street
                                          small       necessary food
                                          businesse . The        should be
                                          s jump      stations   available
                                          through     are filthy beyond
                                          hoops       and the    hot dogs
                    freeing               before      messages and fries.
                    constraint            they can in the        TO has
                    s on small finishing actually     subway     done a
          budget    businesse the         start their cars are deplorable
          balancing
R_2izP8xtx5IS7zAE s            waterfront business. garbled. job with        Individual    M9A   No


                                                                  Do not sell
                                                                  off public
                     Selling off                                  lands or
                     municipal     cuts to                        services
         Privatizati lands to      arts and                       to cover
         on of       private       social     Public              short term
         services
R_3Kj9m7YH4PI7r36 sector           services   transit             debt.       Individual   M6J   No
                                              Invest
                                              more in
                                              tourism--
                                              Toronto
                                              has
                                              events
                                              like TIFF
                                              and the
                                              Pride
                                              Parade
                                              that draws
                                              internation
                                              al
                                              attention.
                                              Try new       I don't
                                              events or     care
                                              increase      about
         Public                               funding to    higher
         transit--  Keeping                   existing      taxes if it
         Finch line snow        Privatizati   events to     means I
         needs      removal     on of         bring in      get better
         more       service as- garbage       more          public
         buses
R_5BgjLPAyPVbBQZm   is          collection    revenue.      services. Individual   M2H   No
                                       Toronto       Land
                                       needs to      transfer
                                       address       taxes
                                       city wide     should be
                                       transit       scaled to
                                       issues.       the net
                                       Scrapping     gain on
                                       a perfectly   the resale
                                       serviceabl    of a
                                       e solution    property
                                       to public     by the
                                       transit       length of
                                       woes like     time the
                                       Transit       owner
                                       City in       possesse
                                       favour of     d the
                                       one           property.
                                       subway        People
                                       which         who flip
                                       services      properties
                                       fewer         for vast
                                       people        sums of
                                       was short     money         The city is
                                       sighted       over short    not a
                                       and           periods of    business.
                                       narrow        time          A healthy
                                       minded.       should be     bottom
                                       There was     forced to     line
                                       never a       pay extra     doesn't
                                       'war on       tax on the    make
                                       cars'. Our    sale of the   Toronto a
         public              public    mayor and     property.     healthy
         transit
R_aho2gP95pl391bu bike lanes housing   other         This will     city.       Individual   M5P   No
                                                 Balance
                                                 the budget
                                                 with a
                                                 combinati
                                                 on of mid
                                                 level
                                                 property
                                                 tax
                                                 increases,
                                                 low level
                                                 user fee
                                                 increases,
                                    Giving the   and mid
                                    police       level
                                    departme     spending
                                    nt a raise   cuts. The
                                    set a bad    call for a
                                    example.     5% cut
                                    All city     from all
                                    departme     departme
                                    nts should   nts was a
                                    be sharing   good
                                    the          start,       You were
                                    burden to    followed     elected on
                                    achieve      by an        a platform
                                    the end      appalling    of fiscal
                                    result of    lack of      responsibi
                                    balancing    execution    lity.....com
                                    the          when you     plete that
                                    budget.      gave         task, or be
                                    No           police       replaced
                         Primary    exception    services     in four
         Deficit
R_0GLcyT1GS4e1fjC Debt   services   s.           an 11.5 %    years.       Individual   M5A   No
                                      There
                                      does
                                      seem to
                                      be a fair
                                      amount of
                                      marketing
                                      money
                                      spent,
                                      especially
                                      for groups
                                      like the
                                      TTC or
                                      Health,
                                      that do not
                                      function
                                      as
                                      communic
                                      ations or
                                      education
                                      (although
                                      there is
                                      probably
                                      too much
                                      spent on
                                      that), but
                                      is pure
                                      advertisin
                                      g. The
                                      city should
                                      not be
                                      advertisin
                          Waterfron   g
        Transit
R_0HxpyRZNTtB4z1WBudget   t           services. Individual   M4M   No
                                                                  Consider
                                                                  public
                                                                  involveme
                                                                  nt, even if
                                                                  only via
                                                                  online
                                                                  surveys
                                                                  that are
                                                                  low cost
                                                                  and yet
                                                                  increase
                                                                  governme
                                                                  nt
                                                                  transpare
                                                                  ncy. The
                                                                  arts,
                                                                  education,
                                                                  and
                                                                  literacy
         a mayor                                                  are hugely
         who does                                                 important
         not                                                      for
         respond                                                  cultivating
         to the                                                   civic
         needs and                                                responsibi
         concerns                                                 lity and
         of                                                       political
         downtown                                                 awarenes
         residents
R_9FB4iCxEqnQjhCk                                                 s.          Individual   M4M   No

                                      Education/
                                      after
                                      school
                                      programs,
                                      bike
                                      lanes,
                                      affordable                  Each
                                      housing,                    Councillor
                                      less                        should
                                      bickering                   consider
                                      in city hall--              their
                  Waterfron           act like                    constituen
        Transit
R_5hIDDW6a89rfsOM t         Poverty   adults         Ask nicely   ts first   Individual    M5S   No
                               failure to
                               recognise
                               that many
                               of our
                               residents
                   failure to are worse
                   sensibly off
                   address     financially
         bad       decaying than the
         governanc infrastruct city as a
         e
R_2uFqaiwcDYItgeo ure          whole                                             Individual   m3b   No
                                             Developm
                                             ent
                                             focused
                                             on long-
                                             term         Taxes are
                                             improvem     fine, so
                                             ent--        long as
                                             making       spending
                    Waterfron                Toronto a    is
         Public     t                        genuinely    transpare
         transporta developm                 world-       nt and
         tion
R_0PADjLz2A2MgmtS ent         Budget         class city   efficient              Individual   M5M   No

                                                     The Zoo
                                                     makes us
                                                     a world
                                                     class city.
                                                     The Royal
                                                     Agricultur
                                                     al Winter
                                                     Fair
                                                     makes us
                                                     a world
                                                     class city
                                                     with a           While
                                                     direct           contractin
                                                     connectio        g out
                                                     n to             looks
                                                     sustainabl       good on
                                                     e food           the
                                                     production       surface it
                                                     . . the          has
                                                     Direct           hidden
                                                     Energy           long term
                                                     Centre, a        cost which
                                         Transit     trade            will not
         Parks &                         and         show             bear
         Recreatio              communit limiting    venue            quality
         n                      y        the need with a              returns in
         programm               developm for private fake lake        the long
         ing
R_baoAY8yrkRQ3GcYGarbage        ent      vehicles does not.           haul       Individual   M4B   No
                                                Efforts
                                                must be
                                                continued     While
                                                to get the    always
                                                provincial    keeping
                                                governme      an eye on
                                                nt to         costs to
                                                upload        ensure
                                                services      value for
                                                like social   tax money
                                                assistanc     spent, we
                                                e, and to     must do
                                                get both      more to
                                                senior        improve
                                                levels of     city
                                                governme      infrastruct
                                                nt to         ure (water
                                                contribute    and sewer
                                                more          lines,
                                  providing     toward        public
                    addressin     affordable    public        transit,
         Improving g aging        housing       transit and   roads,
         public     infrastruct   and           social        urban
         transit
R_b77uYaJWId9KDA0ure needs        services      housing.      forest).    Individual   M6H   No
         transporta climate       property
         tion
R_9GqbYn0z2ekX1Wschange           taxes                                   Individual   M6S   No
R_4JvB59out01rgFK                                                         Individual   M4K   No
                                  Transport
                     Uniformity   ation
         Updating of              infrastruct
         aging       services     ure:
         infrastruct across the   roads,
         ure
R_72LowIHi6QZ7xvS city            TTC, etc.                               Individual   M4N   No
                                                   -Increase
                                                   license
                                                   fees for
                                                   pets. / -
                                                   Increase
                                                   fees for
                                                   garbage. /
                                                   -Collect
                                                   the money
                                                   earned
                                                   from the
                                                   plastic
                                                   bag tax
                                                   and put it
                                                   into the
                                                   City
                                                   Treasury
                                                   instead of
                                                   the
                                                   grocery
                                                   companie
                                                   s etc. / -
                                                   Sell the
                                     Improve       undevelop      Keep all
                                     reliability   ed lands       emergenc
                                     of the        that the       y services
                                     services      city is just   intact and
                City       Urban     of the        sitting on     city
        Transit Services
R_9FdgVEVWWNH6UJK          Renewal   TTC.          so l           provided. Individual   M3A   No
                                                      Upload to       If the
                                        Focus         Province/       services is
                                        only on       Federal or      not an
                                        services      eliminate       essential
                                        for which     services        municipal
                                        the City is   which are       service,
                                        responsibl    not             do not
                                        e for and     essential       provide it.
                                        drop all      "Municipal      Avoid
                                        others /      Services"       general
                                        Current       /               taxation
                                        taxation      Restructur      as the
                                        arrangem      e the           source of
                                        ents          City's          revenue
                                        amongst       organizati      for
                                        the three     on and          programs
                                        levels of     establish       and
                                        governme      standalon       institute a
                                        nt is         e               dedicated
                                        outdated      corporate       revenue
                                        and needs     entities        stream for
                                        to be         with their      as many
                                        restructur    own             services
                                        ed to         Revenue         as
                                        better        streams         possible.
                                        reflect the   for such        When
                                        needs of      services        deciding
                                        the City      as utilities,   on a
          Budget                        and the       Transport       service
          Deficit   Infrastruct         economic      ation etc.      program,
          and       ure         Managem significanc   and have        Council
          Accumulat Deficienci ent and  e of          users pay       should
          ed Debt
R_etvkijQhFJFejlO   es          Labour  Toronto       100% for        consider Individual   M9P   Yes
                                                Privatizati
                                                on always
                                                results in
                                                higher
                                                costs and
                                                lower
                                                quality of
                                                service.
                                                Every
                                                employee
                                                who is
                                                making a
                                                living
                                                wage with
                                                the safety
                                                of
                                                insurance
                                                will be
                                                replaced
                                                with
                                                someone
                                                making
                                                minimum
                                                wage, with
                                                no
                                                insurance
                                                or job
                    Pride                       security
         Public     Parade                      whatsoev
         transit
R_6uixwwOkC5SEKcQ   funding                     er.         Individual   M2N   No
         property infrastruct
         taxes
R_4ZaZskwAGtZomr2 ure             traffic                   Individual   M5A   No
         Transit
R_5732bK0m1LfDztG Transit         Transit                   Individual   M5E   No
                    Public
                    Transport     Affordable
         Poverty
R_4O5RA9zl0GrsrCA ation           Housing                   Individual   m6p   No
         Safe,
         reliable,
         cost-
         effective
         transporta Living-
         tion for   wage
         EVERYO jobs,
         NE,        particularl
         including y in
         cars,      economic
         bicycles, ally
         TTC and depressed
         pedestrian neighbour
         s
R_3dQCcDE31oSuWfq   hoods         Air quality               Individual   M4Y   No
                     Public
                     Transit -
                     Fewer
                     Buses;
                     Better
          Affordable Alternative
          Housing
R_0T9rI7fXFP5n8QA s                                                                  Individual    M4R   No
          Environm               Affordable
          ent
R_2httMHiyRkv67Gc Transit        housing     The          Stop                       Individual    M5R   No
                                             savings      clearing
                                             due to       the snow
                                             contractin from
                                             g out or     driveways
                                             the          in parts of
                                             privatizati the city
                                             on of        where that
                                             services service is
                                             will         still
                                             depend on provided.        Providing
                                             the quality / Cut the      transit to
                                             of the       police        the inner
                                             analysis/n budget. /       suburbs
                                             egotiation Monitor         should be
                                             s            how much      a priority. /
                                             conducted work each        Install
                                             by city      city works    protected
                                             staff. This worker         bike
                                             has not      actually      lanes,
                                             started      does each     expand
                                             out in a     day to        the bike
                                             way that ensure            lane
                                             builds       savings. /    system,
                                             confidenc Deal with        add more
                                             e. stop      absenteei     bike lanes
                                             protecting sm by city      on hydro
                                 inequality/ the police - workers. /    right of
                                 growing     the crime Fix the          ways and
                                 gap         rte is       bylaws        railroad
                     safe        between falling, the once and          track
          transit    cycling     rich and    police       for all so    surplus
          issues
R_8Id3s2jAXhjQYYI issues         poor        budget       they are      lands.        Individual   M6H   No
                                      In order to   Stopping      Don't be
                                      position      the gravy     afraid to
                                      ourselves     train and     think big!
                                      for           cutting       / / It's fine
                                      continued     taxes are     to be
                                      growth so     two           cleaning
                                      as to         completel     house
                                      sustain       y different   right now,
                                      our high      things. I'm   but
                                      quality of    all for       ultimately
                                      life, the     reducing      Council
                                      City          waste &       has to
                                      should        finding       leave the
                                      look at       efficiencie   day to day
                                      other         s- i.e.       managem
                                      cities        stopping      ent to
                                      around        the gravy     others
                                      the globe     train.        and get on
                                      that are      However,      with the
                                      using         I'm also      more
                                      knowledg      HUGELY        strategic
                                      e-based       in favour     stuff!
                                      enterprise    of            Compete
                                      (and          investing     for
                            a lack of holistic      in our city   economic
                            "forward" high          (which        developm
                            thinking  quality       hasn't        ent
                            coupled   urban         been          globally by
        getting             with      developm      properly      harnessin
        cars off  lack of   nostalgia ent to        done in       g what
        the roads good      for an    attract &     decades)      we're
        to undo   public    unsustain retain the    and if that   good at-
        gridlock
R_5ceWpTYhBj2hDhy transit   able past talent) as    means         finance,      Individual   m4y   Yes
                                    The Parks
                                    and
                                    Recreatio
                                    n
                                    programm
                                    e fees are
                                    far too
                                    low. They
                                    surely
                                    cannot be     Fund the
                                    recouping     needs not
                                    costs. I      the wants.
                                    understan     We need
                                    d and         water,
                                    support       roads,
                                    keeping       and
                                    programm      sewers...
                                    e fees        We do not
                                    lower for     need the
                                    seniors,      same old
                                    but others    programm
                                    should be     es that
                                    able to       have
                                    pay their     failed. Or
                                    way, this     the frills
                                    is despite    which yes
                                    the fact      I consider
                                    that I have   the
                                    2 young       recreation
                  Transport         children in   programm
                  ation,            city          es while
                  roads and         programs.     wonderful
        Budget
R_1AqvnR0tuf3d5o8 transit   Crime   . Also as     frills.    Individual   M1B   No
                                                  Funding
                                                  city
                                                  services
                                                  should not
                                                  be a
                                                  binary
                                                  decision: it
                                                  is not
                                                  about
                                                  either cost
                                                  is reduced
                                                  or
                                                  services
                                                  got scaled     Taxpayers
                                                  back. The      should be
                                                  city should    entitled to
                                                  look into      all the
                                                  improving      services,
                                                  efficiency     the City
                                                  and            Council's
                                                  optimize       responsibi
                                                  operations     lity is to
                                                  and            manage
                                                  procedure      the
                                                  s such         efficiency
                                                  that           and
                                                  services       effectiven
                                                  can be         ess each
                                                  improved       departme
                                                  without        nt or
                                      All         significant    service
                  Health              essential   increase       use their
        Transit
R_czHJBYKEpReqrvS Care      Education service.    in funding.    funding.    Individual   M4C   No

                                                                 I believe
                                                                 city
                                                                 services
                                                                 tend to be
                                                                 top-heavy.
                                                                 Looking at
                                                                 the
                                                                 various
                                                                 agencies,
                                                                 I suspect
                                                                 the ratio
                                                                 of
                                                                 managem
                                                                 ent to
                                                                 front-line
        Transport                                                service is
        ation/Com Unemploy Lack of                               badly
        muting
R_6SbE1CVOeiwF8vW ment     Vision                                skewed. Individual       M4P   No
                                                       The city
                                                       should
                                                       only fund   The city
                                                       and         should not
                                                       carried     build
                                                       out core    anything
                                                       services    new until
                               more                    and get     they repair
                 roads and     subways    treat all    out of      what the
                 bridges in               areas of
                               or light rail           welfare     city has
        traffic  need of       undergrou  Toronto      and         now!!!!!!!!!
        problems repair
R_bpwB6v1KGnH8Xk0              nd         equally      housing.    !!!!!        Individual   M5J   No
                                          Lack of
                                          public
                                          consultati
                                          on or
                                          engagem
                                          ent with
                                          the public
                                          through
                                          the
                                          eliminatio
                                          n of the
                                          citizen
                                          working
                                          groups.
                                          The lack
                                          of
                                          accountab
                                          ility and
                                          transpare
                                          ncy under
                                          the new
                                          Mayor.                   The
                                          The lack     Not cut     needs and
                                          of respect   revenue desires of
                                          for          streams ALL
                                          Toronto      (car        Toronto
                    Lack of               citizens     registratio citizens,
         Lack of    affordable            who do       n tax)      not just
         accessible , safe and            not agree    without     those that
         and city   clean      Lack of    with the     looking at agree with
         wide       public     affordable new          the         Mayor
         transit
R_77fLRHglL1TBV2c housing      daycare    Mayor.       impacts. Ford          Individual     M4M   No
                                          Transit /      It should      1. Do not
                                          1.             sell off -     add any
                                          increase       privatize -    services. /
                                          regional       everything     2.
                                          governanc      the city is    Eliminate
                                          e of transit   currently      most
                                          in             involved       services
                                          particular     with and       that the
                                          – e.g.,        shouldn't      City has
                                          upload         be (which      no
                                          TTC and        includes       business
                                          aggregate      nearly         doing
                                          regionally     everything     today. I
                                          with           on the         mean,
                                          Metrolinx /    previous       owning ski
                                          2.             lists save     hills, zoos,
                                          accelerate     infrastruct    and water
                                          integrated     ure and        parks?
                                          regional       justice/poli   Why not a
                                          transit        ce/fire        racetrack?
                                          payment        services),     Or a
                                          (Presto,       and            brothel?
                                          not some       contract       The City
                                          fantasy        out the        has no
                                          future         rest. Oh,      business
                               Public     alternative    and            owning
         Internation           Transport ) / 3.          reduce         businesse
         al                    ation -    integrate      city           s - it only
         Competiti Value for   value for existing        council to     exists to
         veness / taxes too    money      municipal      22             ensure
         Lack of     low -     low;       parking        members.       justice,
         Productivit lower     efficiency governanc      Everyone       order, and
         y Growth
R_0oiRDGSwwsqsSbi taxes        low        e into         will then      infrastruct Individual    M6J   No
         EMS
R_9n7UxLfhF7eXn6s libraries    housing                                               Individual   M6H   No
                                                     by placing
                                                     fines to
                                                     people
                                                     that get
                                                     more then
                                                     3
                                                     complaint
                                                     s on there
                                                     properties
                                                     both
                                                     business
                                                     and
                                                     residential
                                                     . and
                                                     having        that its
                                                     then pay      done in a
                                                     for these     mature
                                                     infractions   manner. I
                                                     . no ones     know that
                                                     gets fines    council
                                                     for           cant get
                                                     littering,    along(Ada
                                                     dumping       m
                                                     garbage in    Vaughn)
                                                     public        and would
                                                     areas, etc.   prolong
                                                     I haven't     anything
                                                     heard of      that
                                                     anyone        council
                                                     getting       would
                  traffic                            fined. and    want to
                  congestio                          paying for    push
         transit
R_3ZRRib6DTcgt7g0 n         garbage          crime   them. they    through. Individual     M6N   No

                               Police (too
                               many
                               officers
                               used to
                               harass
                               citizens
                               with
                    Cost of    tickets
                    Purchasin and
                    g and      bullying
         Transit    Owning a tactics,
         Subway     Home       not
         Expansion (Housing enough
         (when will prices and focus on                            Focus on
         it be      property crime                                 cost
         done?)
R_d0jhKqMfYb58Q7y taxes)       reduction)                          reduction. Individual   M2J   No
                                        I think
                                        some of
                                        the
                                        services
                                        mentioned
                                        in this
                                        survey
                                        should
                                        simply not
                                        be offered
                                        at all - e.g.
                                        Daycare,
                                        nursing
                                        homes,
                                        etc need
                                        not be
                                        offered
                                        and run by
                                        the City of
                                        Toronto.
                                        Perhaps if
                                        the city
                                        stops
                                        duplicatin
                                        g services
                                        offered by
                                        others
                                        (privately
                                        or by the       Not
                            Expenditu   province)       everything
                            re on       the city        has to be
                            public      will have       done "in-
         Debt
R_cw4cz1ndu6anBcM Deficit   services    fewer           house".    Individual   M5V   No
                                                                 Stop the
                                                                 Gravy
                                                                 train. AS
                                                                 everyone
                                                                 knows,
                                                                 the city
                                                    Sell         does not
                                                    Advertisin   have a
                                                    g. Partner   revenue
                                                    with the     problem it
                                       road         private      has a
                                       maintenan    sector on    spending
                                       ce, Why it   events       problem!
                                       takes        and          A lot of
                                       some         buildings.   the things
                                       many         Advertise    I just
                                       people       to get       surveyed
                                       standing     more         on could
                                       around       people to    be run by
                                       and 1        the city     the private
                                       person       therefore    sector,
                                       doing the    increasing   with city
                                       work,        the          governanc
                                       Let's        revenue      e. Take
                                       make         coming in.   the TTC
                                       Toronto      Contract     for
                                       'pretty'     out more     example,
                                       again. Get   services,    if I take a
                                       rid of the   but keep     bus up
                                       weeds        control of   Warden I
                                       and plant    the          have to
                                       more         processes    pay more
          traffic
R_6Ykjt7CbmUL5r2A garbage   policing   flowers.     .            past        Individual   M1J   No
                                            More
                                            transpare
                                            nt and fair
                                            hiring
                                            procedure
                                            s at the
                                            Toronto
                                            District
                                            School
                                            Boards.
                                            Public
                                            nepotism
                                            is
                                            disturbing!
                                            / More
                                            funds for
                                            post-
                                            secondary
                                            education.
                                            / LCBO
                                            and Beer
                                            stores
                                            should be
                                            eliminated
                                            . In the
                                            21st
                                            century
                                            you
         Expensive                          should be
         housing                            able to
         (real                              buy
         estate and Infrastruct             alcohol at
         rental)
R_0CUla0LRoyE8lBa ure           Pollution   any store.                         Individual   M5G   No

                                            Stabilizing
                                            taxes,
                                            privatizing              Reduce
                                            400 series               taxes.
                                            highways                 Remove
                                            (toll                    the
                                            roads) to                municipal
                                            reduce                   land
                                            congestio                transfer
                                            n and                    tax.
                                            increase                 Privatize
                                            efficiency,              the DVP
                                            remove                   and major
                                            the land    Privatize.   highways
                                Social      transfer    Increase     into toll
        Taxes
R_aVMzOcpXaso5lYw Debt          Services    tax.        user fees.   roads.    Individual   M5J   Yes
                    Stopping /                  *Politician   Market       Please
                    slowing                     s must        Value        keep in
                    down this                   keep in       Assessme     mind that
                    slash and                   mind that     nt as it     the small,
                    burn                        the City      stands       seemingly
                    mentality                   administra    now is       insignifica
                    that                        tion/burea    unfair to    nt
                    seems to                    ucracy are    many         programs
                    have hit                    hired &       older        and
                    Council;                    maintaine     residents/   services
                    for                         d based       property     make this
                    example,                    on their      owners as    City
                    allowing                    expertise     Toronto      fabulous -
                    for                         in their      prices are   its the free
                    careful,      Planning      field. It     very high.   festivals
                    thorough      for sound,    may take      Income       and arts
                    investigati   environme     years to      taxation     events; its
                    on of         ntally-       fully         makes        our
                    situations    friendly      understan     more         wonderful
                    rather        communiti     da            sense; the   necklace
                    than          es for the    particular    Personal     of parks
                    changing      future; not   area. It is   Vehicle      and
                    the time      just the      fair to       Registrati   waterfront
                    period and    present.      question,     on tax       ; its our
                    finalizing    Looking at    even          implied      bike paths
         Maintainin poorly-       the bigger    criticize     that a       and
         g and      thought       picture       but if one    person       markets
         improving out            and how       does not      who          and
         our        decisions.    Toronto       heed their    owned a      recreation
         current    E.g.          and           expert        vehicle      al spaces
         hard and Transit         environs      advice on     could        and
         soft       planning -    fit           particular    afford to    classes.
         services.
R_3krEK992JHQipRa throwing        together.     situations    run and      Let's not Individual      M6C   No
R_0BNUOVjrosX1sMs                                                                       Individual   M8Y   No
                                                                  Consider
                                                                  population
                                                                  density
                                                    Work with     and use of
                                                    Provincial    services
                                                    and           before
                                                    Federal       deciding
                                                    Governme      anything.
                                                    nts to gain   Engage
                                                    right to      with
                                                    collect       communit
                                                    taxes; i.e.   y
                                                    tourist       members
                                                    accommo       directly.
                                                    dation,       Open web
                                                    gas,          chat
                                                    portion of    board,
                                                    entertain     Q/A
                 Lack of      Overdevel             ment/spor     format
                 pedestrian   opment of             ts            with City
         Public  ONLY         condomini             revenues      Managers
         transit
R_8vxtODC7SHWhdJ2streets      ums                   etc.          .          Individual    M6G   No


                                                                  It's very
                                                                  important
                                                                  to invest
                                                                  in our
                                                                  infrastruct
                                                                  ure,
                                                                  communiti
                                                                  es, new
                                      Better                      green
                                      funding                     solutions
                                      for                         and
                                      libraries                   technologi
                                      and                         es, public
                                      communit                    transit,
                                      y centres /                 health
                                      Services                    care
                                      for new                     systems
                                      immigrant                   etc. And
                                      s (ESL,                     why are
                                      skills                      we
                                      training                    increasing
                                      etc.) /                     the police
         Green                        More                        budget
         solutions            Lack of accessible                  when
         (buildings,          civic   informatio                  crime is
         technolog Public     engagem n on city                   decreasin
         y, parks)
R_9vrFaHpbpoiyTOc transit     ent     services /                  g? / /      Individual   M4Y   No
         transit
R_4IYe4VwiNkgWmr2                                                             Individual   m6p   Yes
                                            Transit,
                    The         Public      the
          Transit
R_2trd5sRq3xjVhY0 waterfront    housing     waterfront                           Individual   M4k        Yes
          sewer     improving   improving
          replaceme public      communit
          nt
R_bE1q7qY8ovSkJOA transit       y centres                                        Individual   m5p        Yes

                                                                      Ideally,
                                                                      the city
                                                                      should be
                                                                      responsibl
                                                                      e for all its
                                                                      services.
                                                                      That's
                                                                      what we
                                                                      pay our
                                                                      taxes for.
                                                                      The rich
                                                                      should
                                                                      contribute
                                                                      more than
                                                                      the
         Transit
R_5ikHxk598tcMJco Zoning        Poverty                               poorest. Individual M4W             No
R_6X4gdw2a2vCd88I                                                                   Group or Organization
                                                         charge
                                                         more for
                                                         parking
                                                         and for
                                                         people
                                                         bringing
                                                         their cars
                                                         into the
                                                         city core;
                                                         charge
                                                         premiums
         transporta             public      cycling      based on
         tion
R_0Pw8CixtaI1seNe housing       health      safety       salary                  Individual   m6p        No
         deficit
R_8ib7xXS1KTgsA04 water         garbage                                          Individual   M6S        No
                                keeping
                                infrastruct                           fewer
                                ure up to                             councillor
          transit
R_blIPs1YIduobTSY roads         date                                  s          Individual   M5N        No
                                             Instead of
                                             figuring
                                             out what
                                             to cut,
                                             increase
                                             emphasis
                                             on
                                             diversifyin
                                             g revenue     The
                                             streams       promise of
                                             (alternativ   "no
                                             e taxes)      service
                                             and           cuts" that
                                             lobbying      the mayor
                                             provincial    was
                    City-                    and           elected
                    guided                   federal       on.
                    developm                 governme      People
                    ent of                   nt for        voted for
                    waterfront               better and    him
                    (focus on                more          assuming
        Good        infrastruct   Stable     stable        he
        transit to ure            funding    funding       wouldn't
        all areas developm        for        arrangem      break this
        of the city ent)
R_2mbMkMubqBtncOg                 services   ents.         promise. Individual   M5R   Yes
                                            Permanen                 I want this
                                            t City                   to be a
                                            financing                rationale
                                            through                  and
                                            three                    principled
                                            mechanis                 process.
                                            ms:                      For
                                            property                 example if
                                            taxes;                   some
                                            fees for                 services
                                            service;                 are to be
                                            and                      contracted
                                            income                   out, It
                                            tax as                   should be
                                            appropriat               OK for
                                            e. /                     bidders to
                                            Eliminatin               be a union
                                            g the                    shop. / /
                                            possibility              The cost
                                            of using                 of policing
                                            garbage                  should
                                            strikes as               NOT be
                                            a strategic              considere
                                            weapon                   d
                                            relative to              untouchab
                                            contract                 le. / / The
                                            negotiatio               subway
                                            ns with                  portion of
                                Impacts of the City's     Thanks     the TTC
                    Soft and select         indoor and    for the    should be
         Structural hard        provincial/ outdoor       opportunit considere
         Deficit    infrastruct federal     workers.(     y to       d for
         Overall
R_6nFk6pPwrRrZnve ure decay programs Note; This           contribute uploading Individual     M4K   No
                                                                     Just cut
                                                                     your cost,
                 Safety on                                Shake      you fat
        Roads
R_bOcNBTDzUzIGjsMthe streets Traffic                      federals   cats        Individual   M2R   Yes
                                          How to                       The public
                                          work with                    library
                                          the                          system is
                                          federal                      extremely
                                          governme                     important
                                          nt to                        and the
                                          ensure                       fact that
                                          that there                   this city's
                                          is proper                    system is
                                          funding to                   one of the
                                          support                      most
                                          new                          heavily
                                          immigrant                    utilized in
                                          s that the                   north
                                          feds let                     america
                                          into                         speaks to
                                          Canada.                      the
                                          Why                          necessity
                                          should the                   of this
                                          city be                      service.
                                          responsibl                   Why do
                                          e to foot      Public        you pay to
                                          the            housing       plow the
                                          massive        should be     sidewalks
                                          welfare bill   moved out     in front of
                                          when the       of the city   privately
                                          feds are       centre        owned
                                          the ones       which has     houses?
                                          who let        the           This
                               road       people in      potential     should be
                               repairs/wa who can't      for high      the
          Balancing Transit    ter system support        income for    responsibi
          the budget
R_egj8I9KSmmNgPA0costs         repairs    themselve      the city.     lity of the Individual   M5A   No
                     Public
                     Transport Affordable
          Roads
R_eVwAEVXewBCJWiU    ation     Housing                                             Individual   M6S   No

                                                 Have
                                                 province
                                                 reassume
                                                 responsibi
                                                 lities for
                                                 housing.
                                                 Have                  Value for
                                       Transport provincial            money.
                                       ation,    and feds              Equity
                                       public    contribute            before
                                       transit,  to regional           ideology.
                           Aging       park      transporta            Trains
        Transport Unemploy infrastruct maintenan tion                  before
        ation
R_1LCDnEwHSDbBbVO ment     ure         ce,       services              cars.       Individual   M4j   No
                                       We need                      1. The
                                       a more                       single
                                       logical                      most
                                       taxation                     valuable
                                       structure                    thing the
                                       than                         City can
                                       property                     do for the
                                       tax,                         working
                                       because                      poor is
                                       property                     provide
                                       tax does                     good jobs
                                       not            Our taxes     with
                                       necessaril     are so low    decent
                                       y reflect      I don't       pay and
                                       citizens'      even          secure
                                       ability to     notice        working
                                       pay.           them. Far     conditions
                                       Toronto        better to     to its
                                       should         raise         employee
                                       rally the      taxes and     s, and
                                       other          maintain      insist on
                                       municipali     and           the same
                                       ties to        improve       from its
                                       lobby the      services      contractor
          The need                     province       than to       s. / / 2. I
          to                           to allow       reduce        find it
          promptly            The need municipali     services      utterly
          and                 to keep  ties to levy   in the        dishearten
          without   The need police    income         name of       ing and
          delay     to create from     and/or         cutting the   not a little
          build the and       abusing  sales          already-      terrifying
          Finch     maintain their     taxes          unnoticea     that long-
          West LRT
R_0ezjtdV8nItOQHq good jobs power      rather         ble taxes.    term plans Individual   M4P   No
                                      Keep in
                                      mind the
                                      nature of
                                      the
                                      incentives
                                      of private
                                      industry.
                                      Aside
                                      from
                                      economie
                                      s of scale,
                                      for many
                                      of these
                                      services it
                                      is not self
                                      evident by
                                      a long
                                      shot as to
                                      how
                                      contractin
                                      g it out
                                      can be
                                      cheaper
                                      while
                                      providing
                                      the same
                                      level of
                                      service.
                                      Maybe we
                Waterfron             need to
                t                     create
        Public  Developm Public       better
        Transit ent
R_3vFWcSK282T3Xwg         Libraries   managem Individual   M6J   Yes
                                                      Work         Councillor
                                                      cooperativ   s and the
                                                      ely with     Mayor
                                                      the          need to
                                        Preparing     provincial   look at
                                        for climate   and          what other
                                        change        federal      major
                                        and           governme     cities
                                        reducing      nts to       around
                                        its impact    ensure       the world
                                        in the next   increased    are doing
                                        decade        funding      in terms of
                                        and           for public   investing
                                        onwards. /    transit.     in building
                                        Investing     Transfer     a
                                        in            all social   sustainabl
                                        greenspac     assistanc    e city for
                                        e and         e/welfare    the future
                                        more          costs to     that
                                        urban         the          ensures
                                        trees. /      provincial   prosperity,
                                        Investing     or federal   employme
                                        in            governme     nt, good
                                        communit      nt so that   health and
                                        y-based       it can be    equity.
                                        programs      supported    While
                                        to help       more         everyone
                             safer and low            equitably    wants to
         Increasing          more       income        from         pay less
         gap                 bicycle    families,     income       tax,
         between more        lanes and especially     taxes, not   Council
         rich and   public   pedestrian those with    property     needs to
         poor
R_2lYkXucqJ8MWqVKtransit     zones      children      taxes in     demonstr Individual    M5S   No
         lack of             lack of a none
         mass       shoddy   balanced come to
         transit
R_82hB5CAVoQaF9hW   roads    budget     mind                                 Individual   m6m   No
                                                  Accessibili                  Please
                                                  ty and                       note that
                                                  availability                 oftentimes
                                                  of                           , when
                                                  services                     contractin
                                                  for                          g out
                                                  marginaliz                   services,
                                                  ed                           the
                                                  groups,                      process
                                                  and                          results in
                                                  taxation                     a captive
                                                  that                         market of
                                                  fosters a                    users who
                                                  middle                       have no
                                                  class                        other
                                     Heeding      rather                       options as
                                     and          than           Hopefully     for
                                     working      stratifying    the city      providers
                                     with         into a         can levy      of a
                      Accessibili    communiti    lower and      other         service,
                      ty and         es           upper          taxes.        so this
         Poverty      availability   integrated   class, as      Also,         creates a
         and the      of             as a         well as        apparently    monopoly
         stratificati services       method of    infrastruct    there is a    situation.
         on of        to lower       governanc    ure that       backlog of    This is
         social       classes,       e(bottom-    unites         fees due      contrary to
         classes, the                up rather    classes        to the city   some of
         which        disabled,      than top-    and            that would    the best
         should be and other         down         neighbour      be a good,    features
         avoided or marginaliz       approach     hoods          if one-time   of
         mitigated ed groups         to           rather         only,         capitalism
         if at all    and            governanc    than           source of     , and
         possible
R_5gA4sb5aQGw4vfmindividuals         e)           dividing       revenue.      often       Individual   m5p   No
         Roads
R_eUNAQxccSfafOlK Sewer              Water                                                 Individual   m6p   No
                                                        Toronto is
                                                        the largest
                                                        city in
                                                        Canada
                                                        and draws
                                                        huge
                                                        numbers
                                                        of tourists
                                                        worldwide.
                                                        We
                                                        contribute
                                                        an
                                                        enormous
                                                        amount of
                                                        federal
                                                        taxes and
                                                        Toronto
                                                        should
                                                        actively
                                                        pursue
                                                        the
                                                        funding
                                                        for
                                                        operating
                                                        and
                                                        capital
                                        The city        investmen
                                        should not      t from the
                                        sell off city   Federal
                                        property        Governme
                  Services   City       to private      nt.
                  for poor   cleanlines enterprise      Presently
         TTC
R_eyr5C8QS7iw6eq0 family     s          .               the           Individual   M8Z   No
                                          / How
                                        limited
                                        child care      I always
                                        subsidy,        describe
                                        child care      Toronto
                                        spaces,         as a great
                                        and             place to
                                        inflexibility   raise kids,
                                        of child        but an
                                        care            awful
                                        options         place to
                                        make it         be a
                                        impossibl       parent. It
                                        e for           would be
                                        many            nice to
                                        parents to      work with
                                        afford to       the
                                        keep their      provincial
                                        jobs or         and
                                        avoid high      federal
                                        rates of        governme
                                        absenteei       nts on
                                        sm that         providing
                                        threaten        low cost,
                    waste   pedestrian our              quality
                    managem and cyclist livelihoods     child care
         child care ent
R_1B8XWsr2k2LD9xW           safety      .               for all.    Individual   M6G   No
R_aaR3KjwBLirKklK                                                   Individual   m6r   No
          loss of                                   garbage
          revenue                                   pick up in
          when                                      residential
          parking                                   areas that
          by-law                                    is not
          offenders                                 dependent
          build up                                  on the
          huge                                      recently
          sums                                      imposed
          from                                      bin
          parking                                   system in
          infractions reduction                     areas
          & are       or limiting                   where it is
          permitted of public                       not
          to          transit.      disgracefu      suitable.
          negotiate TTC is no       l road          Recycling
          "deals" by longer         surfaces        should be
          which they dependabl      caused by       mandatory
          pay only a e to get to    failure to      in
          small       one's         co-             apartment
          portion.    destinatio    ordinate        buildings.
          This        n in a        services.       Better
          happens timely            Result as       monitoring
          in my       way. One      soon as a       of what
          neighbour must            street is       goes into
          hood and allow a          resurface       garbage
          allows a substantia       d, it is torn   when it       Go after
          local       l margin      up to work      should be     unpaid
          business and arrive       on              recycled.     fines and
          to          early or      sewers,         Toronto       taxes
          monopoliz one             hydro,          does a        where
          e parking hopes, on       water or        better job    reasonabl
          by using
R_0jonoZlAVZgO0MA time.             whatever.       than many     e.        Individual   M5A   No
                      drug
          social      addiction
          cohesion
R_cI2dsAmaUT8Eg4Y treatment         TTC                                     Individual   M5j   No
                                                        the
                                                        "suburbs"
                                                        should be
                                                        paying
                                          mass          more
                                          transporta    since they
                                          tion, mass    are a
                                          transporta    greater
                                          tion, mass    drain on
                                          transporta    city
                                          tion, mass    services
                                          transporta    (i.e. it
                                          tion,         costs
                                          cycling       more to
                                          infrastruct   run water
                                          ure, mass     to north
                                          transporta    York, than
         Mass                 marmot      tion mass     it does to
         Transport            infestation transporta    downtown
         ation
R_b0Y6ycgflqq0jL6             s           tion          )          Individual   M4K   No
                                          Affordable
                                          and
                              Environm effective
         Public    Affordable ental       public
         Transit
R_5bZ3StUJz90Xuxm Housing Issues          transit.                 Individual   m4c   No
                                       Affordable      The issue     Good
                                       public          of Police     quality
                                       transporta      acting as     City
                                       tion is vital   constructi    services
                                       - making it     on site       make the
                                       affordable      guardians     city a
                                       &               is            livable
                                       accessible      significant   place for
                                       will reduce     , timely      everyone.
                                       the use of      and not       They help
                                       cars;           addressed     to support
                                       Good            here.         the
                                       quality &       Also, I       vulnerable
                                       affordable      resent        . Most
                                       daycare is      being         citizens
                                       essential;      constantly    believe in
                                       Winter          referred to   paying
                                       sidewalk        as a tax      their taxes
                                       clearing        payer. I      to
                                       should be       am happy      contribute
                                       enforced        to pay my     to the
                                       and             fair share    public
                                       charged         as a          good.
                                       to the          citizen as    Most
                                       property        long as I     public
                                       owner's         am            service
                                       tax bill if     receiving     workers
                                       it's not        good          are proud
        Housing &                      done            value,        of the
        other     Expanding Maintainin within a        good          work they
        services facilities g public   reasonabl       quality       do.
        for the   for the   services e time;           and           Contractin
        poor
R_doMBwMTI9E6wr7m aged      for all    Commerci        respect.      g out       Individual   M4L   No
                                                      Re-instate    Better
                                                      the           public
                                                      vehicle       transit. It
                                                      registratio   is the only
                                                      n tax.        way to get
                                                      Make the      people
                                                      city owned    moving in
                                                      expressw      the city
                                                      ays toll      again.
                                                      expressw      Subways
                                                      ays. Stop     where its
                                                      paying        logical
                                                      cops          (i.e.. not
                                                      $80/hour      Sheppard)
                                                      to stand      . Light rail
                                                      around        where
                                                      constructi    their is not
                                       Transport      on sites.     the
                                       ation. All     Consideri     possibility
                                       forms of       ng that       of
                                       transporta     policing is   subways.
                                       tion.          the largest   Stop letter
                                       Driving,       consumer      the
                                       transit,       of            conservati
                                       cycling,       municipal     ves get
                                       walking. I     funds, I      away with
                                       am             am            being one
                                       disappoint     guessing      of the only
                                       ed with        there is      national
                                       Ford's         some          governme
                                       direction      other         nts in the
         transporta          developm on this         money we      developed
         tion
R_4PjQg0IGX32yzAw Budget     ent       issue.         could         world that Individual   m5t   Yes
                             traffic
        overpriced           congestio
        residence High tax   n on the
        s
R_d4CABPRnv07xAri rate       highway                                           Individual   m1s   No

                                                                    Stop
                                       - Cycling                    cutting
                                       infrastruct                  and
                                       ure on city                  freezing
                                       roads / -                    taxes
                                       Continued                    when
                                       support of                   there is
                                       Waterfron                    such a
         Transport                     t-Toronto                    large
         ation, in Budget              initiatives!                 budget
         general
R_eboXb7LN36n7Geg gap                  /                            gap.       Individual   M6H   No

                                       children
                                       and youth
                                       /
       financial transit               recreation
       issues
R_2mWNp343ZdcNi96issues                / childcare #NAME?                      Individual   m5m   Yes
                                       Priority
                                       Neighbour
                                       hoods -
                                       keep the
                                       United
                                       Way
                                       initiatives
                                       going - the
                                       Vertical
                                       Poverty
                                       Report                   Remembe
                                       reveals                  r the
                                       shocking                 vulnerable
                                       realities                -
                                       and these                remember
                                       issues                   that we
                                       must be                  don't want
                                       addresses                a city run
                                       - this is a              like a
                                       rich city                business -
                                       we need                  we want a
                                       to ensure                city
                                       that                     governme
                                       everyone                 nt that
                                       who lives     Keep       works for
                                       here has      essential the people
                            Employm the              services - NOT
                            ent        opportunit    FIX TTC business
         Affordable Food    Opportunit y to a        it's a     connectio
         housing
R_9RfwhRlDeP72RVOsecurity   ies        good life.    disgrace ns.          Individual   M4N   No
                                                      Rae days.
                                                      / reduce
                                                      the fire,
                                                      police and
                                                      emergenc
                                                      y services
                                                      budget. /
                                                      negotiate
                                                      with
                                                      province
                                                      to remove
                                                      social
                                                      welfare
                                                      type
                                        it was        programs
                                        unclear       from city       any
                                        whether       books and       decision
                                        transporta    concentrat      should be
                                        tion was      e on            made only
                                        to include    liveability /   after
                                        transit or    improve         thorough
                                        just roads    city to         consultati
                                        as            attract         on. this
                                        infrastruct   more            survey is
                  recreation            ure. / /      businesse       not
                  opportuniti greenspac Food          s,              consultati
          transit
R_8InprLopkTybnkU es          e         security.     residents       on.        Individual    M2L   Yes
                  police
          traffic
R_bfI6Ra6ExrEHIcQ budget      taxation                                            Individual   m6n   No
                                        We need
                                        to focus
                                        on
                                        supporting
                                        Toronto
                                        youth, as
                                        they are      Please
                                        the future    don't cut       Think of
                              Harm      generation    our             the
          Poverty
R_3yivfTFz54dcifW Housing Reduction .                 services.       children... Individual   M5T   Yes


                                                                      Toronto
                                                                      has a long
                                                                      way to go
        amount of                                                     before it
        cyclists                                                      can
        being                                                         consider
        killed by                                                     itself a
        automobil                                                     world
        es
R_25bMQgz2L6jUdlq _            _                                      class city. Individual   M4S   No
                                                         Not
                                                         wasting
                                                         money on
                                                         surveys
                                                         like this
                                                         which is a
                                                         maddenin
                                           Finding       g and
                                           ways of       frustrating
                                           managing      waste of
                                           not to        time and
                                           lower the     effort
                                           standard      would be
                                           of living     good.
                                           for           This
                                           Torontoni     survey is
                                           ans any       impossibl
                                           more than     e to
                                           we are        address in
                                           already       the way
                                           experienci    one would
                                           ng. We        like to
                                           didn't sign   respond.
                                           on to Rob     In terms
                                           Ford's        of funding    We
                                           team to       services,     expect
                                           have to do    the city      and
                                           without       should        deserve
                                           even          start by      the best
                                           more than     making        you can
                    disappeari             we            good on       give us for
                    ng         traffic/roa already       the Ford      the taxes
         high taxes
R_eLJw2fm6bYn4i44 services ds              have to.      plan to       we pay.     Individual   M6H   No
                                                         Reinstate
                                                         specific
                                                         taxes,
                                                         such as
                                                         the
                             hunts for                   vehicle
                             "gravy"                     registratio
                             while                       n tax.
                             removing                    Look into
        lack of    excess of valid                       other
        affordable police    sources of                  targeted
        child care services income
R_cUTCgQOx8WmhxSA                                        taxes.                    Individual   m4c   No
                                           In general,
                                           I support
                                           property
                                           tax
                                           increases
                                           over user
                                           fees, as
                                           user fees
                                           are
                                           regressive
                                           and hit
                                           low-
                                           income
                                           people
                                           hardest. If
                                           user fees
                                           are to be
                                           increased,
                                           they
                                           should be
                                           offset with
                                           credits for
                                           low-
                                           income
                                           people. I
                                           also
                                           strongly
                             lack of       support
                             cycling       other
                             and           revenue
        deteriorati growing  pedestrian    tools,
        ng public income     infrastruct   such as
        transit
R_8BJVkWFfK2fd7Le inequality ure           the           Individual   M6K   No
                                                            Listen to
                                                            your staff.
                                                            Idealogue
                                                            s do not
                                                            always
                                                            make the
                                                            best
                                                            managers
                                                            . Train
                                                            them so
                                                            that they
                                                            are worth
                                                            what we
                                                            are paying
                                                            them. If
                                                            we are
                                                            overstaffe
                                                            d...LET
                                                            PEOPLE
                                                            GO!
                                                            Highly
                                                            skilled
                                                            staff are
                                                            easily
                                                            rehired.
                                                            Poorly        Listen to
                                                Communit skilled          the
                                                y           staff will    citizens
                                                consultati see a          groups.
                                                on...return cash cow      They are
                  Developm                      the         when they     not all
                  ent      Social               working     see one       special
        Transit
R_d4gwmeLzIdxF8Fu planning services             groups.     and           interests.   Individual   M3c   No

                     High
                     commerci
                     al property
                     taxes
                     encourag
                     e             Lack of
         Lack of     businesse     tolls/cong
         east-west s to            estion
         rapid       relocate      charges
         transit     outside of    creates
         downtown
R_6FgXCAyIxbXg1MwToronto           gridlock                                            Individual   M4W   No
         Environm
         ental                                  Public
         sustainabil Public                     Transport
         ity
R_8Jn4gjU3lhgIv0o Transit          Poverty      ation                                  Individual   M4J   No
                                                                      Consider
                                                        The           that it is
                                          Acquiring     Federal       essential
                                          more          Governme      to keep
                                          resources     nt has a      services
                                          from the      responsibi    level or
                                          Federal       lity to       improved
                                          Governme      provide a     above
                                          nt to cover   more          current
                                          the cost of   realistic     standings
                                          the           contributio   in order to
                                          immigratio    n to the      maintain a
                                          n patterns    city          solid
                                          that bring    directly.     infrastruct
                                          most of       Immigratio    ure for the
                   maintainin maintainin the "new       n is a        future.
        Bad        g services g and       Canadian      factor        Pay now
        managem at the        upgrading s" to the       among         or pay
        ent at the present    infrastruct Toronto       many          more
        top
R_enTmFHvR8U24e4A  level      ure         area.         others.       later.      Individual    m9w   No



                                                       make
                                                       business
                                                       pay more,      Toronto is
                                                       tolls on       a global
                                                       the roads,     city, and is
                                                       congestio      compared
                                                       n charge       against
                                                       for the        Stockholm
                                                       downtown       , Paris,
                                                       core, cut      and New
                                                       perks          York, not
                                           consisten from the         Mississau
                                           cy of       police         ga,
                 privatizati               service     force such     Hamilton,
         public  on of                     and rules as court         and
         transit
R_02rfWxcaOSeWS8Yservice     police        across city time           London       Individual   m4p   No
                                                              The less
                                                              cars we
                                                              have, the
                                                              better. In
                                                              a dense
                                                              city, they
                                                              are slower
                                                              and less
                                                              efficient
                                                              than well
                                                              designed
                                                              public
                                                              transit.
                                                              They
                                                              pollute
                                                              and the
                                                Continue      required
                                                to work       roads and
                                                hard at       parking
                                                making        areas are
                                                the           ugly and
                                                provincial    take up
                                                and           too much
                                                federal       space.
                                                governme      The city
                                                nts           could
                                                contribute    derive
                                                money to      significant
                                                things like   revenue
                                                public        from tolls
                urban                           transit       on
        public  developm                        developm      downtown
        transit ent
R_0GLnp2kP6W0OoKw        budget                 ent.          driving,    Individual   M6P   No


                                                              Please
                                                              take
                                                              citizens
                                                              input
                                                              when
                                                Decrease      increasing
                                                the pay of    pay of any
                                                municipal     city
                                                employee      employee
                           incompete            s and take    s. It is not
        Land               nt workers Land      some          you but us
        Transfer Union     with high transfer   perks         who pay
        Tax
R_eJ2LTOvBKuJZnuc problems salaries. tax.       back.         the taxes. Individual    m1m   No
                                                                         City
                                                                         should not
                                                                         be in
                                                                         social
                                                                         services.
                                                           No            Those are
         poor                                              increases     provincial
         infrastruct poor no safe                          in property   responsibi
         ure
R_8kUiZ0uz1Mo2gGU transit cycling                          taxes.        lities.     Individual   M6S   No
         transit
R_29r5VFdF1E9vU6E economy pollution        Environm        The City      Services Individual      m4c   No
                                           ental           should        make a
                                           sustainabil     implement     City more
                                           ity (the city   incentives    livable,
                                           as a            to            and
                                           whole           encourag      investmen
                                           needs to        e wise use    t is
                                           do a            of            needed in
                                           better job      resources     the City's
                                           of              and to        services.
                                           reducing        support       In some
                                           greenhou        environme     cases, it
                                           se gas          ntal goals    makes
                                           emissions       and           sense to
                                           and smog,       efficiencie   contract
                                           using           s, like       out
                                           green           road tolls,   services
                                           energy          and higher    to get
                                           and             rates for     better
                                           reducing        water use     value and
                                           energy          during        customer
                                           consumpti       peak          service;
                                           on,             hours,        but in
                                           creating        and           other
                                           communit        energy        cases, it
                                           y gardens       use during    would be
                                           for food,       peak          terrible
                                           supporting      hours.        and
                                           walking,        The City      harmful to
                                           cycling         should        the City to
         transporta           housing      and             increase      contract
         tion       air       affordabilit transit,        the           out
         options
R_3rDTlM2nlkGEwUA pollution   y            and             property      services Individual      M2N   Yes
                                                           Continue
                                                           to
                                                           reduce/pla
                                                           ce
                                                           restriction
                                                           s on
                                                           expenses
                                                           that city
                                                           staff/coun
                  Infrastruct                              cil can
         Taxes
R_00LqdeEy45JPwrO ure         Transit                      claim.                    Individual   M4S   No
                                                     Tax those
                                                     who can
                                                     afford it.
                                                     Tax banks
                                                     and
                                                     corporate
                                                     businesse
                                                     s. Cut
                                                     back TPS.
                                                     They get     Build the
                                                     paid too     city is a
                            Poor                     much.        sustainabl
                            policies                 There's      e
                            which lack               too many     direction.
                            through                  of them      Support
                 Cutting of thinking                 and they     them and
        Public   Social     by Ford                  don't do     raise them
        Transit
R_9tR8MBRIBaUS8N6Services Admin                      enough.      up.        Individual   m6s   No

                                                 It is
                                                 important
                                                 to look at
                                                 both sides
                                                 of
                                                 revenue
                                                 (increase)
                                                 and
                                                 expenses
                                                 (reduce)
                                                 to make a
                                                 balanced
                                                 budget,
                                                 not only
                                                 the              Thorough
                                                 revenue          and
                                                 side. If         detailed
                                                 only one         review of
        Resource                                 side is          current
        s                     Financial          examined,        services
        conservati Quality of managem Quality of it will not      may be
        on
R_0HbaDGFJIKGVwA4  services ent         services work.            useful.   Individual    M4J   No

                   Cuts to
                   healthcare
                   services                                       Consider
                   such as                                        sustainabil
                   mental     "Green"  Initiatives                ity
         Transport health     programs for green                  ("green"
         ation
R_1H9zaGjWzE0xBDm  programs for energy energy                     solutions) Individual   M5N   No
                                                                       Stop
                                                                       asking
                                                                       citizens
                                                                       what they
                                                                       want.
                                                         Bring         Most
                                                         back the      people do
                                                         vehicle       not have
                                                         registratio   to provide
                                                         n tax and     more than
                                                         this          a knee
                                                         insignifica   jerk
                                                         nt saving     response
                                                         to the        to
                                                         individual    important
                                                         is a vast     questions
                                                         amount of     that
                                                         money to      require
                                                         the city. /   significant
                                                         Do not        time
                                                         eliminated    researchin
                                                         the land      g. People
                                                         transfer      elect
                                                         tax. This     represent
                                                         is a one      ative
                                                         time fee to   based on
                                                         be paid by    there
                                                         those that    general
                                                         are lucky     philosoph
         lack of    lack of       myopic                 enough to     y to make
         public     long term     short term             be able to    these day
         transporta vision and    gimmicky               afford a      to day
         tion
R_54kmjS2TQvbEdY8 planning        goals                  home.         policy      Individual   M6P   No
                    disparities              growing
                    in                       gaps
                    neighbour                between
                    hoods and                rich and
         transporta city          affordable poor in
         tion
R_6FMO6auHIdVrfoM services        housing    this city                             Individual   m6G   No
                                                     make sure
                                                     that no       stop
                                                     money is      building
                                                     going to      subways
                                                     waste. /      they cost
                                                     Apprentic     too much
                                                     e             for the
                                                     programs      return /
                                                     where         increase
                                                     applicable    walkability
                                                     . / vehicle   and
                                                     tax / toll    cyclability
                                                     roads /       of the city
                                                     lottery /     / Don't
                                                     sponsorsh     think
                                                     ip /          about
                                                     corporate     being re-
                                                     partnershi    elected,
                                                     p/            think
                                                     increase      about your
                                                     parking       children /
                                                     fees or       Think of
                                                     taxes on      our
                                                     parking       internation
                                                     lots /        al
                                                     summer        reputation
                  infrastruct                        jobs for      / Driving is
                  ure                    Internation students      a
         Public   (roads,     affordable al          (wages        privilege,
         Transit
R_cvkEuL7jMx8lLAE sewers)     housing    reputation cheaper) /     not a right Individual   M4K   No

                Recreatio Renter's
       Transit  n
R_3W7BCQ8nRDvx1Bi Services services                                            Individual   M6G   No
                                                         Why are       Yes.
                                           Fix the       we talking    Please
                                           roads and     about         stop the
                                           reduce        funding       waste like
                                           congestio     services      the
                                           n and stop    when we       millions of
                                           spending      should be     dollars
                                           on stupid     talking       spent on
                                           things like   about         paid duty
                                           extra-duty    what          for cops.
                                           for cops      services      It'll save
                                           standing      to fund?      businesse
                                           around        We have       s money
                                           like idiots   to            for not
                                           in a          rationalize   having to
                                           constructi    what core     pay for
                                           on site.      services      this
                                           Makes it      are and       extortion,
                                           look like     spend         too.
                                           they work     money on      There's
                                           for the       them. It's    only one
          Cutting                          people        about         gravy train
          expenditur                       who are       clean         and one
          es,                              paying for    parks,        taxpayer.
          including                        the duty      good          The only
          the police                       rather        libraries,    ideology
          service                          than          smooth        behind
          budget       Delivering          serving       roads and     every
          and          more                the people    efficient     decision is
          sanitation   services Fixing     of            emergenc      to get rid
          services
R_0ietEL2SK7GJl6Q      for kids.  roads.   Toronto.      y services.   of waste. Individual   M9C   No
                                                  I've lived
                                                  in toronto
                                                  my whole
                                                  life. as a
                                                  child in
                                                  the 80s,
                                                  toronto
                                                  was a city
                                                  that could
                                                  provide so
                                                  much
                                                  more...
                                                  into being
                                                  a teen I
                                                  saw
                                      please      Toronto's
                                      look into world
                                      other       rating or
                                      options     ranking
                                      than just start to
                                      raising     slip...
                                      property since the
                                      taxes       late 90s
                                      and/or      especially,
                                      user        everything
                                      fees!!      has been
                                      what        going
                                      about       down hill
                                      corporate steadily
                                      taxes? or and
                                      a look at steeply...
         road       public            salaries... makes me
         conditions
R_ezccZFqIkXTJMLa transit    health   etc.        sad         Individual   m1n   No
                                           The city
                                           should be
                                           more
                                           open to
                                           the public
                                           about their
                                           agenda,
                                           and
                                           should not
                                           be bias
                                           toward
                                           any one
                                           group.
                                           The city
                                           should be
                                           inclusive
                                           and not
                                           discrimina
                                           tory based
                    Need                   on their
                    more bike              personal
                    lanes/Tra              beliefs or
                    nsportatio   Labour    the beliefs
                    n            Market,   of the
         Improved Improvem       need      ones that
         Healthcar ents/Less     more jobs elected
         e services
R_4OrNtg5bpGcoCnG Cars           created   them.                                Individual   M6H   No

                                        Cycling
                                        routes
                                        that are
                                        consistent
                                        ly
                                        available
                                        and
                                        acceptabl
                                        e to the
                                        communiti
                                        es
                                        through
                 service    insufficien which they
         transit
R_8GlBEedSxPnZw7Wreductions t revenues pass.                                    Individual   M4K   No
                                                         Get other
                                                         levels of    Make
                                 Communit                governme     debate
                                 y                       nt to dish   open and
         Public   Urban          involveme               out the      transpare
         Transit
R_bsc92FcrANA2Qio Planning       nt                      money.       nt.       Individual   m6h   No
                                      I believe
                                      that
                                      services
                                      provided
                                      to living
                                      beings
                                      should not
                                      be
                                      contracted
                                      out -
                                      emergenc
                                      y services,
                                      fire &
                                      police,
                                      and
                                      animal
                                      services
                                      in
                                      particular
                                      present a
                                      danger if
                                      being
                                      contracted
                                      out. When
                                      people
                                      and
                                      animals'
                                      lives are
                                      on the
                                      line, 'cost'
                                      should not
         Public    Environm           be the
         Transport
R_001tckFMvdZmt4E ent       Economy   determinin     Individual   M6R   No
                                           services                     Keep city
                                           are                          services
                                           always                       public.
                                           being cut.                   Why do
                                           I am sick                    the Ford
                                           of it. my                    brothers
                                           communit                     want to
                                           y centre                     privatize
                                           closes for                   garbage
                                           3 weeks                      to save 8
                                           in                           mill when
                                           Septembe                     they don't
                                           r. It should   We need       want to
                                           be open        to            control
                                           and have       increase      police
                                           more free,     services.     spending
                                           drop in        The city      at all and
                                           programs       can run       allow paid
                                           like           things        duty
                                           swimming       more          whatever
                                           , outdoor      efficiently   it is. A
                                           skating.       but cuts      police
                                           We need        are a         officer
                                           more           mistake.      watches
                                           Dufferin       Our           over the
                                           Grove          property      constructi
                                           Parks.         taxes         on near
                                           There          aren't high   my house.
                                           they make      and public    He drinks
                                           a great        services      coffee, he
          good       better                communit       are           smiles.
          quality    transporta increasing y centre       important     Doesn't
          services
R_cNlf7FuSIh46abi    tion       services without          to me.        even have Individual   M4m   No
                                         Property
                                         owners
                                         expect        Why did
                                         that their    you use a
                                         taxes will    US
                                         increase      Company
                                         by a small    to conduct
                                         percentag     this
                                         e every       survey,
                                         year in       which is
                                         order to      not very
                                         maintain      good
                                         service       because
                                         levels and    there is no
                                         in order to   option for    Saving
                                         address       additional    money
                                         issues        comments      isn't
                                         that will     ? Why is      everything
                                         have an       the data      . Look at
                                         impact on     stored in     the mess
                                         future        Ireland?      that Mike
                                         generation    Why isn't     Harris
                                         s. It is a    the City      made of
                                         mistake to    supporting    the
                                         not raise     local         province
                                         taxes by      businesse     with his
                                         small         s? Not        cuts.
                             Keeping amounts           impressed     Quality of
                             services every year       with the      life should
                             that are    because       way this      rank much
                             important eventually      survey        higher in
         Environm            for quality taxes will    tried to      importanc
         ent
R_eCCBbVKHlHhyNzS Transit    of life     need to be    steer me.     e.          Individual   M6R   No
                             Developm
                  Affordable ent
         Transit
R_3XfQ0gKwIkSeqck Housing Planning                                               Individual   M6C   No
                                                           Toronto is
                                                           consistent
                                                           ly ranked
                                                           as one of
                                                           the best in
                                                           the world
                                                           in terms of
                                                           liveability,
                                                           but for
                                                           transporta
                                                           tion, it's
                                                           ranked in
                                                           the
                                                           bottom of
                                             Instead of    these
                                             finding out   cities.
                                             how to        Invest in
                                             fund          improving
                                             services,     rail
                                             find a way    infrastruct
                                             to make       ure, and
                                             fund use      bring
                                             more          changes
                                             efficient     soon.
                                             and           Don't
                                             reduce        have
                                             waste.        projects
                                             Ensure        which will
                                   A bridge that           last 15
         Metro                     connectin there's no    years or
         System      Road          g to      delay in      so to fully
         Infrastruct Infrastruct   Toronto   executing     complete.
         ure
R_cPc2cn86gkFys1C ure              Island    plans.        Assume Individual   M4P   No
                                                      Toronto
                                                      has low
                                                      taxes
                                                      compared
                                                      to other
                                                      GTA
                                                      cities. We
                                                      should not
                                                      be afraid
                                                      to raise      Privatizing
                                                      property      services
                                                      taxes         does not
                                        Affordable    minimally,    mean they
                                        and           while also    will cost
                                        Reliable      looking at    less, nor
                                        Public        budgetary     does it
                                        Transit. /    efficiencie   mean
                                        Removing      s without     there will
                                        services      resorting     not be
                                        (such as      to            labour
                                        garbage       reducing      unrest
                                        collections   services      (many
                                        ) from the    and           private
        Removing                        public        privatizing   companie
        Services            Arts and sector - it      services -    s have
        from      Accessibl Culture     needs to      especially    unionized
        Public    e Public  Revitalizat remain        transit and   employee
        Sector
R_bKNEV6Vv0tFF5LS Transit   ion         public.       garbage.      s).         Individual   M6H   No
                                                 I think the
                                                 city needs
                                                 to stop
                                                 working
                                                 within the
                                                 flawed
                                                 system of
                                                 the TTC.
                                                 This
                                                 organizati
                                                 on is rapt
                                                 with
                                                 problems,
                                                 does little
                                                 to
                                                 consider
                                                 residents
                                                 and
                                                 staffed
                                                 with
                                                 employee
                                                 s who are
          mismanag                               unengage
          ement of                               d with a
          TTC and                                sense of
          similar city                           entitlemen
          run                      taxation      t. How can
          organizati               levels to     this
          ons, not to    green     homeown       organizati
          mention        space,    ers amidst    on
          use of         smog,     dwindling     deserve     accountab
          paid duty      water     infrastruct   taxpayer ility before competen
          cops
R_3lycxjpm0pDXDQE        quality   ure           money?      funding   ce       Individual   m4j   No
                                        Police
                                        raises and
                                        "Duty Pay"
                                        are gravy!
                                        / Bike are
                                        vehicles                    Use your
                                        and                         imaginatio
                                        belong in                   n and vote
                                        a health                    for
                                        city. /                     yourself -
                                        Transit                     not based
                                        City was                    upon
                                        paid for                    someone
                                        and would                   giving a
                                        have                        thumbs up
                                        served          Do not sell or down.
                                        many            off assets We are
                                        more            for short talk about
                                        people for      term        the long
                              Environm less             gains.      term
                              ental     money           Privatizati future of
        Suburb                health of unlike the      on never the city
        vs.                   our       current         pays in     not
        Downtown Bicycle      communiti transit         the long    gladiator
        split
R_ahHehGhBa5MolbSSafety       es        dreams.         run.        sports.    Individual   m4m   No

                                         Increased
                                         accountab
                                         ility and
                                         less
                                         arrogance
                                         from City
                                         Council
                                         and
        Public                           especially
        transit:                         mayor -
        significant                      they are in
        increase                         these
        capacity,                        positions
        make                             because
        more                             citizens
        affordable Stimulate             entrusted
        , need      job                  them, and
        significant creation,            accountab
        expansion attract                ility should
        of bike     businesse Clean up   be
        lanes and s and        public    paramoun
        locks.
R_aW7kquICH3FUCoY   investors. spaces!   t.                                    Individual   M6H   No
                                      Reducing
                                      the size of    Cut the       Cut the
                                      the police     entire        entire
                           Bike lanes force.         police        police
                 Green     on Bloor, Perhaps         force. Let    force.
       Oversized house     King and privatizing      the OPP       Bring in
       Police    Gas       Queen      the entire     or RCMP       the OPP
       Force
R_2mZsWMWuW1LjNhWEmissions Street     force.         take over.    or RCMP. Individual    M6R   No

                                                     Public
                                                     Private
                                                     Partnershi
                                                     ps should
                                                     be utilized
                                                     in
                                                     developm
                                                     ent of new
                                                     capital
                                           Expanding projects,
                                Public     and       i.e.
                                Services   improving subways
         Transit
R_2bPve9YwDX9mE84Deficit        Cuts       the TTC or LRT.                   Individual   M4Y   No

                                                                Public
                                                                investmen
                                                                t in
                                                                Toronto is
                                                                essential
                                                                for our
                                                                economy.
                                                                Don't rip
                                                                off our
                                                                children
                                                                by failing
                                                                to make
                                                     Raise      essential
                                                     property infrastruct
                                                     taxes. Do ure
                                                     not raise investmen
                                                     user fees ts today.
                                                     as they    If the
                                                     are an     public
                                                     unfair tax sector
                                                     affecting takes the
                  aging                              primarily lead, the
                  infrastruct cycling                low        private
         public   ure (water infrastruct Public      income     sector will
         transit
R_08tQpNyQYxRiNec / sewage) ure          transit.    earners. follow.       Individual    M5P   No
                                    -improving
                                    the city's
                                    image as
                                    a great
                                    place to
                                    live, work
                                    and travel
                                    to / -
                                    central to
                                    this is                    -the city
                                    reliable                   needs
                                    transport,                 accessible
                                    a beautiful                services
                                    city and                   for
                                    waterfront                 vulnerable
                                    and a                      population
                                    caring                     s-these
                            Green   communit                   are not
         Childcare
R_cT24Uydpx9FWfSA Transit   space   y            #NAME?
                                                The City       gravy!     Individual    M6s   No
                                                of Toronto
                                                should
                                                pride itself
                                                on being a
                                                communit
                                                y that
                                                cares -
                                                Toronto
                                                the Good,
                                                remember
                                                ? City
                                                Council        Yes. One
                                                should         of the
                                                stand          parts of
                                                together       this
                                                proclaimin     survey did
                                                g the need     not work -
                                                for all to     the one
                                                give so        where I
                                                that all       was
                                                may            supposed
                                                benefit        to be able
                                                from good      to slide
                                                services,      choices
                                                a clean        into one of
                                                city and a     four
                                                place in       boxes. I
        maintainin                              which          could not
        g public                                hope and       trouble
        services                                pride          shoot it
        for those                               abound,        unfortunat
        in need
R_4NPbv51FnFsp9Yg                               rather         ely.        Individual   M6G   No
                                                           Please
                                                           don't rush
                                            We             into major
                                            should be      decisions!
                                            careful not    The
                                            to rush        cancelling
                                            too quickly    of years of
                                            into selling   transit
                                            off public     planning
                                            assets.        work for
                                            Searching      an idea
                                            for cash       that has
                                            injections     not (and
                                            now            will not)
                                            instead of     be proven
                                            responsibl     viable is
                                            e asset        an
                                            managem        example
                                            ent to         of rash
                                            generate       thinking
                                            sustainabl     that is
                                            e future       going to
                                            revenue        come
                                spending streams is        back to
                    selling off of reserve a               haunt the
          public    assets      funds       dangerou       city for
          transit   way too     irresponsi s game to       decades
          expansion
R_bKjj8v15gqBbPbC quickly       bly         play           to come Individual    m6p   Yes
                                privatizati
          transit
R_6V9Om9hlTibLp52 child care on                                     Individual   M5P   No
                                       arts and
                                       culture is
                                       not an         FUND
                                       option for     ARTS
                                       the city, it   AND
                                       is an          CULTUR
                                       integral       E
                                       part of it's   PLEASE.
                                       identity.      Also the
                                       Any            TTC -
                                       revision of    Toronto
                                       it's           is not a
                                       services       conservati
                                       the city       ve city - it
                                       undertake      is
                                       s, should      progressiv
                                       privilege      e,
                                       arts           multicultur
                                       funding        al and
                                       and            interested
                                       culture.       in
                                       Without it,    innovation
                                       Toronto's      . Don't
                                       economic       send us
                                       and            back to
                                       cultural       the dark
        Preservin           preserving health will    ages with
        g (and              the city's suffer.        a slash
        augmentin           green      Additionall    and burn
        g) arts   funding   spaces,    y, all         approach
        and       public    planting   governme       to cutting
        culture   transit   more       ntal           services,
        funding
R_4HMQjMF5p5I6nbu further   trees      decisions      okay?          Individual   M6K   Yes
                                      In the past   I would
                                      couple of     prefer to
                                      years, it     see some
                                      has gotten    alternative
                                      increasing    s before
                                      ly more       having my
                                      expensive     property
                                      to live in    tax
                                      Toronto. I    increase
                                      love this     (AGAIN)
                                      city but it   especially
                                      is getting    when my
                                      harder to     water cost
                                      provide a     has
                                      good life     increase
                                      for my        9%, my
                                      family. Its   hydro is
                                      important     up 43%.
                                      that there    Everywher
                                      is not        e I am
                                      another       getting
                                      tax to        nickeled
                                      address       and dimed
                                      the budget    to death
                                      shortfall.    so a mere
                                      There         1%
                                      must be       increase
                                      some          still adds
                                      other         up when       It's a hard
                                      solutions     you look      job.
                                      before a      at the        Everything
                  budget /            tax is        complete      is
         Transit
R_064gF3fh5puQLxW deficit    unions   proposed.     picture.      important. Individual   M1N   No
                                      I can't
                                      emphasis
                                      the need
                                      for more
                                      reliable
                                      transit
                                      enough.
                                      That
                                      should be
                                      the City's
                                      number 1
                                      priority. It
                                      would          Toronto
                                      help our       has the
                                      economy,       lowest
                                      improve        property
                                      the            taxes and
                                      mobility of    user fees
                                      low            in the
                                      income         GTA.         Transit,
                                      residents,     There is     transit,
                                      reduce         room to      transit.
                                      gridlock,      increase     Improve it
                                      attract        them if it   for the
                            Services businesse       means        ENTIRE
                            for low   s, and         maintainin   city, not
                            income    help the       g or         just a
                 Public     communiti environme      improving    small
        Transit
R_0OeWiZEFkZssxmYhousing    es        nt.            services.    corridor. Individual      M6N   Yes


                                                                  Invest in
                                                  Reduce          arts and
                                                  non             culture will
                                                  essential       generate
                                                  services        income
                                                  and             from
                                                  outsource       tourism
                                                  services        and talent
                                                  that make       from other
                                       Invest in economic         regions.
                                       public     sense.          It's a
                 Public                transporta Eliminate       smart
        Budget   transporta Arts       tion and   the             investmen
        balance
R_1FB7UJn4nPO0eBCtion       funding    the arts   unions.         t.           Individual   M5G   No
                            Outsource
                            the
                            garbage
                            and
                            compost.
                            This year I
                            had a
                            cardboard
                            box from
                            buying a
                            small
                            table, put
                            it out for
                            recycle. I
                            am a
                            senior
                            with
                            carpel
                            tunnel so
                            could not
                            cut it up .
                            Went out
                            when
                            recycle
                            came
                            around
                            went out
                            the
                            person
                            said he
        Garbage Off duty    would
        Outsourci pay for   take it this
        ng
R_0UHYGfz3VlC22KUpolice     time but       Individual   M6E   No
                                                        a
                                                        communit
                                                        y should
                                                        work
                                                        together
                                                        to fund
                                                        programs
                                                        / or
                                                        outreach
                                                        to
                                                        corporatio
                                                        ns / not
                                                        constantly
                                                        rely on
                                                        taxpayers
                                                        for free
                                                        programs
                                                        not
                                                        available
                                                        / to "all "
                                                        the people
                                                        / The
                                                        workers
                                                        that come
                                                        everyday
                                                        from
                                                        outside
                                                        the / city
                                            toll booths to work
                        services            at 400,     should
         employme       for                 sew and have to
         nt Re:         newcomer immigratio 401 at city contribute
         taxes
R_099dyTQpKfObdrK ttc   s        n          limits      something Individual   M1K   Yes
                                                      My
                                                      husband,
                                                      myself
                                                      and my
                                                      daughter
                                                      make an
                                                      ok living.
                                                      We're
                                                      comfortabl
                                                      e and we
                                                      get our
                                                      bills paid.
                                                      However,
                                                      we cannot
                                                      afford to
                                                      purchase
                                                      our own
                                                      house or
                                                      start a
                                                      savings
                                                      account
                                                      because
                                                      we make
                                                      just
                                                      enough to
                                         Keeping      get by
                                         communit     while
                                         y centres    paying
                                         open and     rent. We
                                         accessible   use very
                                         to           few of the
         Cost of  Public     Infrastruct EVERYO       services
         living
R_6E9V3zTeGb8h1vS services   ure         NE.          that we     Individual   m4k   No
                                                        I find the
                                                        questions
                                                        to be
                                                        poorly
                                                        organized -
                                                        some of
                                                        the areas
                                                        do not rely
                                                        on user
                                                        fees, for
                                                        example,
                                          Affordable    and
                                          housing,      therefore
                                          particularl   this is not
                                          y for low     an
                                          income        appropriat
                                          peoples,      e question
                                          near the      or
                                          City          response.
                                          centre is     The
                                          becoming      assumptio
                                          a pressing    n that
                                          issue.        taxes or
                                          Indeed,       user fees
                                          even          must be
                                          middle        raised for
                                          class         each
                                          household     issue is
                                          s are         also
         Infrastruct                      increasing    problemati
         ure /                            ly priced     c. I very
         Public      Affordable           out of the    much
         Transport
R_0PVoY3fR8TiHxsw housing       Poverty   market.       appreciate    Individual   M4E   No
                                         The City's                 Providing
                                         transit                    services
                                         infrastruct                more
                                         ure is                     efficiently
                                         outdated                   should not
                                         and                        come at
                                         unable to                  the
                                         handle                     expense
                                         current                    of
                                         capacity.                  providing
                                         Efforts to                 quality
                                         increase                   services.
                                         ridership                  Further,
                                         or focus                   Toronto is
                                         on                         a large
                                         cleaning                   City
                                         up                         requiring
                                         subway                     significant
                                         stations                   investmen
                                         are futile if              ts if it is to
                                         the                        prosper
                                         current                    and be
                                         system of                  competitiv
                                         subways,                   e in a
                                         streetcars                 global
                                         and buses                  economy.
                                         are unable                 Governme
                                         to provide      the        nt exists
                                         reliable,       province to deal
                                         consistent      should be with
         rising               fiscal     service         paying for inherent
         income               responsibi without         court      market
         inequality transit
R_1ZK39bqb2b6ZYQQ             lity       delays,         services failures         Individual   M5S   No
                              Roads/tra
         Money
R_bf4B2Y3tZczEBp2 Crime       nsit                                                Individual    M6C   No
                                               property
                                               taxes in
                                               toronto
                                               are
                                               proportion
                                               ately
                                               lower than
                                               neighbouri
                                               ng            recognise
                                               municipali    that many
                                               ties and      good
                                               should be     decisions
                                               increased     have
                                               in order to   already
                                               improve       been
                                               services      made,
                                               (especially   and that
                                               ttc) and      taking
                                               expand        them back
                                               services      or
                                               (especially   reconsider
                                               city          ing them
                                               planning      results in
        city               geographi           and the       unnecess
        planning transit
R_eQCdNXThn9mgTkw          c poverty transit   ttc)          ary costs Individual   m6j   No
                                                     Be
                                                     creative.
                                                     If you        Corruption
                                                     have to       in
                                                     increase      municipal
                                                     user fees,    politics is
                                                     try and       an
                                                     include       endemic
                                                     more          problem.
                                                     sliding       Corruption
                                                     scales/cla    at the
                                                     sses and      municipal
                                                     types of      level leads
                                                     discounts.    to waste,
                                                     Have          inefficienc
                                                     more          y, and
                                                     future-       short-
                                                     oriented      sighted
                                                     policies.     policies.
                                                     EVERY         Please
                                                     decision      conduct
                                                     should        yourselve
                  Maintainin                         consider      s with
                  g and                              environme     honour,
                  improving Environm                 ntal and      integrity
                  physical ental                     financial     and
                  infrastruct sustainabil Affordable sustainabil   transpare
         Transit
R_71J3JCJSAhtxrYU ure         ity         housing    ity.          ncy.        Individual   M4V   No

                             the
         lack of             horrendou
         support             s increase
         for      marginaliz of
         newcomer ing        privatizati
         s
R_0IfKK1VZEUyiL08 minorities on          #NAME?                                Individual   l7a   No


                             expanding
                             services
                             in "priority
        public    maintainin neighbour
        transit
R_0JOdkqHzAhytswc g services hoods"                                            Individual   M6H   No

        Public       Communit Garbage
        Transit
R_8H7JMxhfItsLt52    y Housing Collection                                      Individual   M4P   No
                                                    Do not
                                                    privatize
                                                    city run
                                                    recreation
                                                    and
                                                    communit
                                                    y centers.
                                                    Understan
                                                    d the
                                                    service
                                                    the public
                                                    will lose
                                                    when you
                                                    contract
                                                    out
                                                    recreation
                                                    programm
                                                    ing. Go to
                                                    your
                                                    centers,
                                                    speak
                                                    with staff
                                                    and
                                                    understan
                                                    d what it
                                                    us you are
                                                    doing to
                                                    the public
         Recreatio                                  before it's
         n
R_1MoujvQ8nix5tsM Garbage   Lock out                too late.   Individual   M6h   No
                            environme
                            ntal &
         Arts and           waste       Legalize
         Culture            managem     marijuana
         Funding TTC
R_86x2R0ZsuJOkBEM           ent         & tax it.               Individual   M6B   No
                                                               In addition
                                                               to
                                                               increasing
                                                               user fees
                                                               and
                                                               property
                                                               taxes the
                                                               City
                                                               should
                                                               consider
                                                               other
                                                               sources of
                                                               revenue
                                                               that do not
                                                               involve
                                                               divesting
                                                               itself of
                                                               income
                                                               generating
                                                               assets --
                                                               such as
                                                               Toronto
                                                               Hydro -- in
                                                               order to
                                                               enhance
                                                               the quality
                                                               of the
                                                               services
                                                               that it
                                                               provides.
                 Housing                                       Also, it is
        Public   Affordabili Gentrificat                       important
        Transit
R_8HpoYhYwnWIcs6gty          ion                               to me that Individual   M3N   No


                                                   I love this
                                                   city I
                                                   would be
                                                   very sad if
                                                   programs
                                                   that make
                                                   this place
                                                   a great
                                                   wonderful
         Public                 Improving          and
         Transit -              police             welcomin
         Accessibili Affordable accountab Youth    g place     Long term
         ty
R_8B5EimLPDVpLqC0Housing ility            Programs were cut. impact.     Individual    M3H   No
R_8vKpB1UQ6EOHzx2                                                        Individual    M1N   No
                                                       NO
                                                       privatizati
                                                       on. It
                                                       looks
                                                       good on
                                                       paper
                                                       initially but
                                                       globally,
                                                       privatizati
                                                       on has
                                         Proper        proven
                                         social        consistent
                                         services,     ly to be
                                         continued     the wrong
                                         public        way to go
                                         health,       and then
                                         continued     Cities
                                         and           have to
                                         expanded      contract
                                         communit      services
                              Educating y centre       back in
                              tax payers services      and pay
                              on what    with no or    penalties
                              they will  little user   to buy out
                              lose       fees, no      of
        Continuity A stop to should      privatizati   privatizati
        of         contractin services on of           on
        Services
R_23SnGmNpuncJ8lCg out        be cut     services      contracts. Individual   M4Y   No
                                                            When
                                                            viewing
                                                            the list of
                                                            services
                                                            in this
                                                            survey, I
                                                            could not
                                                            determine
                                                            any which
                                                            could be
                                                            deemed
                                                            non-
                                                            essential.
                                                            Cutting
                                                            services,
                                        The unity           or funding
                                        of the city -       to
                                        the                 services,
                                        various             would
                                        portions            drastically
                                        sometime            decrease
                                        s feel              the quality
                                        incredibly          of life in
                                        disconnec           Toronto, a
                                        ted or              city which
                                        neglected,          is already
                                        as though           struggling
                                        they aren't         with its
         Support                        a part of           unity and
         for the    High gas            the "real" Budget   infrastruct
         arts
R_42vZTB8yitWb4ri   prices     Rob Ford Toronto. better.    ure.        Individual   m8v   No
                    City           First         The
                    planning--     ensure        population
                    making         programs      of the city
                    sure as        are           is what
                    the            running at    makes up
                    population     optimal       the city.
                    density of     balance of    The
                    areas          level of      population
                    increases,     service       consists
                    the            vs. cost.     of living
                    services       Services      beings
                    increase       should be     with basic
                    simultane      run by        requireme
                    ously ,i.e.    managers      nts. These
                    grocery        experienc     basic
                    stores         ed in the     requireme
                    ,facilities,   field         nts should
                    etc, are       assisted      never be
                    included       by            cut, such
                    in high-       accountin     as
                    density        g. A city     healthcare
                    residential    has a         ,
                    constructi     budget        emergenc
                    ons so as      similar to    y services,
                    to cut         a             aid to
                    down on        household     maintain
                    area           and in        sufficient
                    traffic &      order to      living,
                    increase       balance it,   housing.
                    local          first it      Integrity to
                    vitality. /    should be     the city
                    Heritage       rid of        and its
R_9ZfUb9MRSpgdcd6   protection-    luxurious     unique       Individual   m5r   No

                                   Transit
                                   should be
                                   a priority
                                   for a
                                   successful
                                   city in the Long-term
          Transit
R_3sigymjPYM20DiY                  future.     growth.   Individual        M9B   No
                                               enhancing
                                               bicycle
                                               networks
                                               and
                                               encouragi
                                               ng the use
                                               of public
                                               transit. /
                                               zoning
                                               and re-
                                               developm
                                               ent, I hope
                                               the city
                                               will be
                                               careful in
                                               its re-
                                               developm
                                               ent of
                                               spaces
                                               and not
                                               over-look
                                  a group of   the value
                                  self-        of empty
                                  absorbed,    or
                                  self         uninhabite             that they
                                  concerned    d spaces.              are
                     support of polo-trick-    I wish the             supposed
                     small        tions        city would             to and
                     businesse occupying       quit being             should be
                     s, zoning city hall,      so                     accountab
          ttc cost   laws and lying to         conservati             le for their
          and        gentrificati the          ve and                 actions by
          service
R_9viuxx1kYk9djIU    on           population   embrace legalize it.   the public. Individual   M5P   No
                                                                there
                                                                should be
                                                                a road tax
                                                                ( Hwy 401
                                                                ) to be
                                                                split with
                                                                the
                                                                province
                                                                and the
                                                                city for
                                                                trucks
                                                                only. This
                                                                tax would
                                                                apply to
                                                                drive
                                                                within the
                                                                city of
                                                                Toronto
                                                     tax        boarders.
                                                     corporatio Trucks do
                                                     ns with    tremendo
                                                     profits    us
                                                     over 10    damage
                                                     million a to the
                                          I think    year. As Highways,
                                          Toronto    an         and the
                                          should     example cost
                                          have a tax Exxon      should be
                                          to drive   made 10 25C each
                                          downtown Billion in way. /
                  how                     just like  just the   From
                  revenue to              London     first      what I
        taxes
R_czMQ8wa5sjtAx24 be spent cutbacks       England quarter.      have seen Individual    m5p   Yes
                                                     use the
                                                     city of
        fort york                         transporta toronto    think long
        bridge
R_bmvuqMpSc04hJTm transit city services   tion       act        term       Individual   m6n   Yes
                                                 I am
                                                 happy to
                                                 pay taxes
                                                 to live in a
                                                 city that
                                                 provides a
                                                 high level
                                                 of
                                                 services
                                                 that are
                                                 accessible
                                                 and
                                                 affordable
                                                 . Lowering
                                                 costs is
                                                 not as         Do not
                                                 important      limit
                                                 top me as      access to
                                                 is social      recreation
                                                 services,      services
                                                 libraries,     to lower
         affordable          social   safer bike parks,         income
         housing
R_6KZsWq3kqyG4kIs transit    services lanes      transit.       people.    Individual     M4X   No
                                                 stop trying
                                                 to cut
                                                 good
                                                 services
                                                 the city
                                                 provides
                                                 like
                                                 garbage
                                                 removal, I     do not lay
                                                 am very        off
                                      keep       happy          workers,
         keeping             less     garbage a with my         they are
         city work           managem public      garbage        essential
         public
R_8cPFi5ScqKpSK68 no layoffs ent      service    removal        for our city Individual   m1k   Yes
                                                     - much       - Increase
                                                     effort       in property
                                                     must be      taxes is
                                                     expended     not a bad
                                                     in gaining   thing, if
                                                     funding      the money
                                                     from the     is wisely
                                                     federal      spent to
                                                     governme     improve
                                                     nt for       services.
                                                     homeless     This
                                                     issues       doesn't
                                                     and          just mean
                                                     affordable   throwing
                                                     housing.     more
                                                     Homeless     money at
                                                     ness is a    a
                                                     national     problem, it
                                         Garbage problem -        can also
                                         and         many if      mean
                                         recycling - not most     looking to
                                         core        of the       improve
                                         service     homeless     some
                                         that        in Toronto   services
                                         should      are from     at the
        Transit -                        have been elsewhere      expense
        lack of                          included , and the       of others
        capacity Police -                in          funding      (non-
        on Yonge overfundin              previous for them        core). / -
        subway
R_6FHkQC9yxqclc2g g         Libraries    question. must be        Property Individual     M5M   No

                                                  city of
                                                  toronto
                                                  act vehicle
                                                  registratio
                                                  n user
                                                  fees
                                                  property        rob ford
                                                  tax is          promised
                                                  cheapest        no service
R_3Db1ALGnC4VEur2                                 in gta          cuts       Individual   m4j   Yes
                                                  keep the
                                                  services
                                       air        we are          Our Mayor
                                       pollution used to          promised
                                       and        and keep        no cuts to
                                       expanding tax              services
                                       public     increases       when he
         public   affordable environme transit to reasonabl       ran for
         transit
R_a5j4BduHOz9jb0g housing    nt        combat it e                election   Individual   M9A   No
                                                                   independe
                                                                   nt review
                                                                   of ABCs
                                                                   they
                                                                   should not
                                                                   be
                                                                   protected
                                                                   because
                                                                   they are
                                                                   mandated
                                                                   services ..
                                                                   they
                                                                   should still
                                                                   be able to
                                                                   produce
                                                                   figures for
                                             sell                  level of
                                             surplus               service
                                             real estate           they are
                                             ... get out private - providing
                                             of certain public     that could
                     infrastruct             businesse partnershi be audited
         budget      ure road staff          s like real ps / bond e.g. TPH,
         owing
R_0Ndfr7wMBJavGg4 issues         resources estate        funds     Libraries Individual      M5A   Yes
                                                                   stop
                                                                   blaming
         privatizati privatizati privatizati                       the
         on
R_0cCdbazwN21TBZyon              on          no          no        workers      Individual   m5t   No
                                 Access to
                     Homeless health
         Transit
R_dihehMimWmbJh2cness            care                                           Individual   M6H   No
                                                       Yes, I
                                                       could not
                                                       use the
                                                       screen
                                                       where I
                                                       was
                                         Developin     asked
                                         g an          about who
                                         overall       should
                                         vision of     provide
                                         the future    services
                                         of a          by
                                         caring,       dragging
                                         livable       the items
                                         City that     into 4
                                         supports      boxes that
                                         those who     included
                                         live there    operates
                                         including     directly,
                                         those         contracts,
                                         most          out, etc. /
                                         marginaliz    I found
                                         ed and        that on the
                                         welcomes      screen
        Adequate                         newcomer      that I did
        services                         s in the      not
        and                              spirit of     complete,
        supports                         further       my option
        for low-    Equitable Protection enriching     did not
        income      access to and        our           exist. I
        individuals affordable increase shared         think
        and         public     of green communit       Toronto is
        families
R_6sPAZvBqcDnr1NWtransit       space     y.            moving to Individual     M4E   Yes
                                                       leave the
                                                       workers
                                                       alone and
                                         not to go     start with
                                         private for   managem
        the budget
R_eyzQoKPyLk88fgU                        garbage       ent         Individual   m6l   No
                                                      Build the
                                                      city.
                                                      Investing
                                                      in
                                                      programs,
                                                      using
                                                      some risk     More
                                                      and ideas     creativity.
                                       Leave          is the way    Engage
                                       Waterfron      to go to      private
                                       t Toronto      make this     organisati
                                       to             city work     ons to
                                       complete       better. I     work with
                                       their          worry         the city,
                                       tasks.         about         think
                                       Build a        ideology      before
                                       city with      vs. sound     contractin
                                       great          thinking      g out.
                                       cultural       within the    Because
                                       events,        present       many of
                                       institutions   administra    us will be
                                       . Support      tion. A       watching
                                       renewal of     great city    and
                                       neighbour      should be     asking
                                       hoods and      caring.       down the
                                       ensure         Should        road, "was
                                       the poor,      build in      this worth
                                       sick not       culture,      contractin
                                       left behind    communit      g out? Did
                                       in a           y, engage     it reduce
                  communit             pursuit of     in exciting   service or
         public   y        selling off budget         projects      cost
         transit
R_9sfCnZ6aGgRtRgU programs assets      slashing.      (IE:          more?"      Individual   M4L   No
         Social   Budget
         Services
R_3CrEVzUyxehPJli cuts     Transit                                              Individual   M4M   No
                                         I think the   1) Where
                                         city should   possible,
                                         transform     reduce        Earlier in
                                         its public    the work      this
                                         schools       week for      survey, it
                                         into          city          was
                                         communit      employee      stated that
                                         y centres     s from 5      costs
                                         that          days of 8     must
                                         provide       hours to 4    increase
                                         education,    days of 10    every
                                         health and    hours.        year. I
                                         meeting       This          believe
                                         facilities    scheme        this is a
                                         for all       has been      falsehood.
                                         ages. I       tested in     Obviously,
                                         also think    other         operating
                                         the city      cities and    under the
                                         should do     it was        assumptio
                                         more to       found that    n that
                                         help          there were    prices
                                         independe     significant   must
                                         nt            cost          always
                                         entrepren     savings       increase
                                         eurs          from          will
                                         establish     energy        eventually
                                         their         reduction     lead to a
                                         businesse     and           systemati
                     Not                 s. Finally,   reduced       c failure.
        high cost    enough              I think the   overtime      Find a
        and low      investmen lack of   governme      pay. Also     more
        quality of   t beyond green      nt should     employee      sustainabl
        housing
R_5goyWhPwtYIs5cU    the core space      pursue        s             e model. Individual   M4M   No
                                                        This
                                          Salary        survey is
                                          increases     a bit too
                                          and           long and I
                                          benefits      do not
                                          should be     think you
                                          directly      will get
                                          tied to       meaningfu
                                          inflation     l
                                          rates and     informatio
                                          the           n from the
                                          financial     survey
                                          situation     results. .
                                          of the City   The "
                                          and all       Who Shall
                                          details       Deliver"
                                          should be     module
                                          made          did not
                                          public.       work .The
                                          Salary        City
                                          increase      cannot be
                                          have          handing
                                          stayed at     out 3%
                                          some 3%       yearly
                                          per year      salary
                                          through a     increases
                                          recession     no matter
                              Union       period.       what. we
                    Reluctanc agreemen Inflation in     have just
                    e to      ts that are the last 3    passed
                    address   not         years has     through a
          Financial financial sustainabl not been       serious
          Problems
R_0jsvpx3xvnStwmE problems e              3%.           recession. Individual   M4P   No
                                          This
                                          questionn
                                          aire is
                                          very
                                          biased
                                          towards
                                          cutting
                                          taxes and
                                          services.
                                          I am
                                          prepared
                                          to pay
                                          higher
                                          property
                                          taxes to
                                          receive
                                          good
                                          services.
                                          It is
                                          unfortunat
                                          e for this
                                          city that a
                                          less
                                          biased
                                          questionn
                                          aire was
                                          not
                                          prepared
                 communit                 for
                 y           recreation   consultati
        public   participati al           on
        transit
R_aauCAQsddnCaFKson          activities   purposes.     Individual   m6g   No
                                     Honestly,
                                     bike lanes
                                     and
                                     infrastruct
                                     ure for
                                     cyclists.
                                     Mr. Ford
                                     may hate
                                     cycling for
                                     some
                                     bizarre
                                     reason,
                                     but the                     Looking to
                                     fact is that                how other
                                     gas prices                  cities do
                                     are rising,                 thing is
                                     more                        smart. Not
                                     people are                  to
                                     poor, and                   compare,
                                     they still                  but to
                                     need to                     learn from
                                     get                         their
                                     around.                     mistakes
                                     As well,       Don't pay    and
                                     Global         the police   successes
                                     Warming        so damn      . / Also,
                                     is a real      much, and    please
                                     thing,         don't pay    care
                                     cause in       them to      about
                    Transport        great part     stand        lower
                    ation            by             around       income
         Affordable system           pollution      constructi   people
         housing
R_e4zu1o8FykXVcpK overload Deficit   and the        on sites.    more.      Individual   M6G   Yes
                                       To reduce      1)             Over time,
                                       costs the      Previous       policing
                                       city needs     attempts       costs
                                       to think       to holding     need to be
                                       about          property       reduced
                                       problems       tax            as
                                       holistically   increases      proportion
                                       for            below          of city
                                       example        inflation      expenses.
                                       crime          have           Policing
                                       prevention     resulted in    costs, if
                                       (i.e. my       serious        left
                                       personal       increases      unchecke
                                       safety) is     in future      d , will
                                       much           costs as       eventually
                                       more           maintenan      eat the
                                       important      ce was         entire city
                                       than           reduced        budget!
                                       policing       to costly      Policing is
                                       after the      items like     one of the
                                       fact           transit        safest
                                       (vengeanc      infrastruct    jobs (look
                                       e).            ure,           at WSIB
                                       Another        sewers,        numbers
                                       example        bridges        for work
                                       is public      etc. It is a   related
                                       transit        lose/lose      injuries
                 support   liveability (reducing      propositio     and
                 for       services - cars on         n. 2)          illness)
                 disadvant libraries, the road)       Outsourci      much
                 aged      arts,       would          ng without     safer than
        public   communiti parks, day speed fire      sufficient     nursing,
        transit
R_3w1JqWmcYw3otc8es        care        and ems        monitoring     firefighting Individual   M6C   No
                                      It's all an     Maintain
                                      exercise        quality - if
                                      trade-          this
                                      offs... but I   means
                                      would           contractin
                                      rather see      g out
                                      a city that     services,
                                      is proud of     so be it...
                                      its             but
                                      services        overall,
                                      than a city     the city
                                      that is         should
                                      dominated       maintain
                                      by poor         control
                                      services,       over these
                                      inadequat       services
                                      e               in some
                                      programs,       capacity
                                      unmaintai       to ensure
                                      ned parks       quality
                                      and open        and
                                      spaces,         customer
                                      etc... if       (tax-
                                      this            payer)
                                      means           satisfactio
                                      paying a        n is high.
                                      small           The city
                                      increase        needs to
                                      in property     look at the
                                      tax, I am       impact the
        Public                        all for this.   out-of-city
        Transport Environm            In the          population
        ation
R_8DhNYgR4D6ne9rCent       Services   grand           is having Individual   M6E   No
                                                    My
                                                    opinions
                                                    might be
                                                    much
                                                    different if
                                                    the city
                                                    had
                                                    shown
                                                    general
                                                    competen
                                                    ce in
                                                    managing
                                                    outsource
                                                    d              Infrastruct
                                                    services.      ure is
                                                    Perhaps        falling
                                                    some day       apart. If
                                                    it will        that's
                                                    show this,     neglected
                                                    but at the     long
                                                    moment I       enough
                                                    think any      there will
                                                    contractin     be a
                                                    g out of       financial
                                                    service        disaster
                                                    should be      as huge
                                                    done           capital
                                                    cautiously,    expenditur
                                                    with           es re
                                                    rigorous       required
                                                    agreemen       to fix
          infrastruct transporta developm Transport ts signed      enormous
          ure
R_3qILjLdd4JViKSE tion           ent       ation    for pilot      problems. Individual   M5P   No
          Environm
          ental       Urban
          Policy
R_7aN7LM6AB4AoNbC     renewal    Libraries                                   Individual   M4X   No
                                 Citizen
                      Affordable engagem
          Transit
R_0kCyWWfciyEVpis housing        ent                                         Individual   m5r   No
                                                         If you can
                                                         give the
                                                         police a
                                                         11% wage
                                                         increase,
                                                         you can
                                                         keep the
                                                         other city
                                                         services I
                                                         value. If
                                                         you can't
                                                         afford to
                                                         keep all of
                                                         the other
                                                         city
                                                         services,
                                                         you
                                                         should not
                                                         be
                             The                         allowing
                             waterfront                  such a
                             - we need                   huge
                             to keep                     wage
                             with the                    increase.
                             current      Daycare        Also, if
                             waterfront   spaces -       you can
                             developm     currently it   afford to
        Transit-             ent plan     is nearly      provide
        we need              and get      impossibl      such a
        more     Infrastruct the          e to get a     wage
        public   ure badly waterfront     daycare        increase
        transit  needing     we           space for      to one
        now!
R_3PYWFsL1nZVnJQgrepair      deserve      infant care    group of Individual   m4m   No
                                       Provision
                                       of light rail
                                       to all
                                       areas of
                                       the city,
                                       especially
                                       Jane and
                                       Finch
                                       area. This
                                       was           Please        Use
                                       destroyed     base your     foresight
                                       when          decisions     and
                                       Transit       on            judgement
                                       City was      research      and try to
                                       squashed      and sound     determine
                                       in favour     policy        what
                                       of an ill-    advice. Do    impacts
                                       advised       not base it   short-term
                                       plan to       on "the       "savings"
                                       build a       taxpayers     will have
                                       new           have          on the city
                                       subway        spoken"       in the long
                                       along         or "I've      run. Is
                                       Sheppard      heard         saving a
                                       where         from          few million
                                       demand        people."      today
                                       does not      These         worth it
                 Risk of               exist.        decisions     costing
                 privatizing Disregard Short-        are too       the city
                 city        for       sighted,      important     many
        Loss of  services Waterfron ideological      to be         times that
        Transit  like        t Toronto ly based      ideological   in 10
        City
R_1H3SDgwZFd8Hv4ogarbage plans         transit       ly driven.    years?      Individual   M4K   No
                                                     The city
                                                     should not
                                                     be
                                                     contractin
                                                     g out
                                                     ANY
                                                     services.
                                                     Transit
                                                     City
                                                     should be
                                          public     implement
                                          transporta ed as         Improve
                    lack of               tion /     envisione     and invest
                    adequate              affordable d by the      in
         poverty    public     lack of    housing / previous       services.
         and        transporta affordable reducing administra      Do not cut
         inequality
R_0TlEcqTWVKE3iQc tion         housing    poverty    tion.         them.      Individual    M4M   No
         Police
R_8CWLfylNTSxTjrC Fire         EMS                                            Individual    M4L   No
R_2mbNpVzlJ5ThMRS                                                             Individual    m4y   No
                                                               Be proud
                                                               of what
                                                               we do and
                                                               send out
                                                               that
                                                               message
                                                  Advertise    not that
                                                  to the big   governme
                                                  businesse    nt.
         services                                 s for        employee
         should not                               funding as   s are lazy.
         be cut                         Transport Weill as     Not good
         much in a                      ation and both         for the city
         world                          homeless levels of     as a
         class city.
R_cB03u7lwv4zMNpi                       .         Gov.         whole.
                                                               Pleas        Individual   L6A   No
                                                               keep in
                                                               mind
                                                               Toronto is
                                                               a beautiful
                                                               vibrant
                                                               city and
                                                               we got
                                                               there with
                                                               the
                                                               support
                                                               and
                                                               efforts of
                                                               all our
                                                               services
                                                               and
                                                               employee
                                                               s. Please
                                                               do not
                                                               destroy
                                                               the
                                                               toronto
                                                               that I have
                                                               grown to
                                                               love and
                                                               be proud
                                                               of and let
                            Look at                            us think of
                            other                              the future
                Slight      ways of                            of our kids
        CUTS In increase reducing                              and grand
        SERVICE in property budget                             kids when
        S       taxes
R_37AVynORsdG2EAc           shortfall                          making       Individual   M6B   No
                                                        City
                                                        should
                                                        contract
                                                        locally,
                                                        GTA or
                    public                              Canada
                    transporta accountab                for
         planning
R_bJjOZ3P5HsntJfS tion          ility                   services.   Individual   M4J   Yes
         affordable
         good       employme
         housing
R_3OuwAD6Q8WZmkaU   nt          culture  The most                   Individual   M5B   No
                                         important
                                         way the
                                         city can
                                         use its
                                         resources
                                         is to invest
                                         in transit,
                                         which will
                                         spur
                                         economic
                                         growth,
                                         decrease
                                         pollution,
                                         increase
                                         economic
                                         efficiencie
                                         s and
                                         make this
                                         city thrive.
                                         Let's stop
                                         shovelling
                                         money to
                                         pet
                                         constituen
                                         cies and
                                         work on
                                         creating a
                                         thriving,
                    Waterfron            vibrant
                    t Renewal -          city. Am
                    continuati Economic very
         Transit
R_1M1EnHPFes6keGM   on          Growth   happy to                   Individual   M4M   No
R_daPBgFZHe9DOGe8                                                   -99          m5v   -99
                                          Solicit       Recognize
                                          more          Toronto's
                                          support       strength in
                                          from the      our
                                          federal       diversity.
                                          governme      This city is
                                          nt:           a model of
                                          redistribut   tolerance
                                          e federal     and as
                                          wealth        such,
                                          and give      service
                                          more to       decisions
                                          the big 5     should
                                          Canadian      reflect and
                                          cities,       strengthe
                                          which are     n those
                                          the true      values..all
                                          economic      taxpayers
                                          and social    expect
                                          engines of    fiscal
                                          this great    responsibi
                                          country.      lity, but
                                          Despite a     when it
                                          recent        comes to
                                          shift in      social
                                          federal       progress,
                                          power         there are
                                          towards       times
                                          the west,     when we
                                          Toronto       all need to
                   EMS      Service       still plays   pay our
         Transit   response Privatizati   the           share to
         Expansion
R_38BvIVqAkYzMaag times     on            dominant      maintain Individual   M4J   No
                                                                       As public
                                           Toronto                     servants
                                           needs to                    you are
                                           begin                       expected
                                           claiming                    to
                                           it's share                  represent
                                           of funds                    not only
                                           from the                    those
                                           Federal                     people in
                                           governme      Toll          your
                                           nt and not    booths on     constituen
                                           allowing      the           cy, but the
                                           the rest of   highways      people
                                           Ontario to    coming        who will
                                           claim it.     into the      be there in
                                           Toronto       city.         the future.
                                           should be     Zones on      Think long
                                           a             the TTC.      term, not
                                           separate      The           short
                                           province.     farther       term. And
                                           It's needs    you travel,   spend the
                                           and           the more      cities
                                           issues are    wear and      money as
                                           different     tear on       if it were
                                           than the      the           your own,
                                           rest of       infrastruct   fight for
         Lack of                           Ontario       ure, the      every
         transporta    Traffic             and they      more you      penny
         tion          from the Lack of    are not       should        while
         alternative   suburban TTC        being         pay.          maintainin
         s
R_71gN9IA2owr6p3S      areas    funding.   addressed     Simple.       g quality Individual   M4E   Yes
                                        The city
                                        needs to
                                        read the
                                        Seattle
                                        report
                                        before
                                        thinking
                                        about
                                        contractin
                                        g any jobs
                                        out with
                                        no real
                                        long term
                                        savings to
                                        the tax
                                        payers.
                                        City
                                        workers
                                        have
                                        always
                                        done the
                                        job at a
                                        proper
                                        cost
                                        saving
                                        way. BAD
                                        MANAGE
                                        MENT IS      BEING
                             managem LIKE            ACCOUN
                             ent more CANCER         TABLE
        contractin keeping   accountab TO THE        FOR THE
        g out      work in   le not the WORKER       DECISIO
        services
R_5vaFGoDX6tIAjqY house      worker!    S and        NS!     Individual   L9L   No
                                            if "fair and                Bear in
                                            affordable                  mind that
                                            taxes" is                   we the
                                            code for                    people
                                            tax cuts, I                 don't
                                            am not in      I'm          know
                                            fact in        irritated    much of
                                            favour of      that this    the
                                            tax cuts. I    survey is    considerat
                                            am in          constantly   ions or
                                            favour of      pitting      backgroun
                                            supporting     quality      d to make
                                            the city in    against      informed
                                            its            cost--the    decisions
                                            commitme       upshot of    on many
                                            nt to all of   which is     of these
                                            its citizens   that         issues. I
                                            through        cutting      hope that
                                            social,        costs        the
                                            recreation     means the    consultati
                                            al and         quality of   ons will
                                            cultural       city         provide
                                            programm       services     more
                                            ing,           will go      context so
                                            transit.       down. Is     that we
                                            Most of        this what    can be
                                            all, I want    the mayor    more
                                            an             has in       informed
                                            administra     mind?        when
                                            tion that      Slashing     trying to
         increase              cancellatio will listen     budgets      provide
         in police privatizati n of transit to its         and          input on
         budget
R_eXrhmOnfkSPzMtS on           plan         citizens,      quality?     budget     Individual   M4M   Yes
         service   contractin
         cuts
R_eb5PiP6ARNEbh5i g out jobs transit                                               Individual   m6p   No
                                        I honestly     I think if    I am tired
                                        think that     the city      of
                                        trying to      can           newcomer
                                        balance        contract      s that
                                        our            out and       come to
                                        budget is      get better    this
                                        the most       bang for      country
                                        important      the dollar    and are
                                        thing we       should go     offered
                                        can do. I      for it. I     free
                                        also think     know we       access to
                                        if we can      have to       the
                                        privatise      pay our       recreation
                                        certain /      fair share    programs
                                        things that    of / taxes    and don't
                                        are of less    but with in   have to
                                        important      moderatio     pay
                                        such as        n. I know     especially
                                        parks and      such          when my
                                        recreation     organizati    grandchild
                                        and            ons such      ren or
                                        selling off    as the        other
                                        city           YMCA          children
                                        property       could fund    can't
                                        that we        and run       afford the
                                        know           our parks     programm
                                        longer use     and           es
                                        or that / is   recreation    through
                                        sitting        /             parks and
                                        vacant         programs      recreation
                                        should be      a hole lot    . Enough
                            getting out sold to        better        / is
         budget
R_b4oQiywHEBhTOEAtaxes      of debt     help pay       than the      enough I Individual     M9B   No
                            Affordable                 Private
         Taxes
R_7Ukdjnxyp4NNs0s Transit   Housing                    sources                  Individual   M2R   No
                                                                     Decisions
                                                                     about the
                                                                     funding
                                                                     and
                                                                     running of
                                                                     the city
                                                                     should be
                                        The                          made by
                                        balancing                    the
                                        of the                       elected
                                        obvious                      council
                                        split                        and not be
                                        between                      third
                                        central                      parties
                                        Toronto                      such as
                                        and the                      contractor
         Transport
R_2c9ovtQXfMJRvRq Cycling   Arts        suburbs.                     s.         Individual   M4E   Yes
                                                             police
                                                             budget is
                                                             too high.
                                                             costs
                                                             keep
                                                             going up,
                                                             but crime
                                                             is down.
                                                             and not
                                                             down
                                                             because
                                                             of the
        police              police  road                     number of
        budget
R_2bCeECMizIFzqny transit   budget  repair                   police.   Individual    M8V   No
                                    need
                                    additional
                                    hockey
        taxes
R_5mYw3Uj9olLNrBG transit   economy arenas     none        There        Individual   m4e   No
                                                           needs to
                                                           be
                                                           mandatory
                                                           education
                                                           requireme
                                                           nts for the
                                                           Mayor of
                                                           Toronto.
                                                           Why do
                                                           you need
                                                           a
                                                           graduate
                                                           degree
                                                           (years of
                                                           advanced
                                                           training) to
                                                           obtain
                                                           some
                                                           entry level
                                                           jobs in the
                                                           private
                                                           sector but
                                                           not to
                                                  Stop     obtain the
                                                  ignorant position of
                                                  anti-tax Mayor?
                                       Mandatory rhetoric  We need
          suburban          ignorant education and         a city run
          hostilities       anti-tax & requireme support a by experts
          directed at       anti-      nts for    lively,  who are
          urban             service    Mayor and vibrant   trained in
          core
R_4Zb8lL9jiIE6nI0           rhetoric   leadership Toronto  matters of Individual     M6H   No
                                                 Sell off all
                                                 it's real
                                                 estate
                                                 properties
                                                 . Reduce
                                                 it's staff at
                                                 City Hall.
                                                 Take
                                                 away all
                                                 perks for       People
                                                 City            are sick of
                                                 council.        their
                                                 Put up toll     property
                                                 roads for       taxes
                                                 people          being
                                                 travelling      increased
         Cutback                                 into the        and
         on                  Police              city from       receiving
         children's Garbage salary               905             no better
         programs collection increase
R_cZqDh4pXY25XShC                                areas.          service.    Individual   m4m   No

                                                 The city
                                                 should
                                                 look to
                                                 surroundi
                                                 ng regions
                                                 to see
                                                 how the         Take the
                                                 property        long-term
                                                 tax there       health of
                                                 is far          the city
                                                 higher          into
                                                 than here       account.
                                                 with less       Freezing
                                                 services.       property
                                                 The city        taxes,
                                                 should          cutting
                                                 have a          services,
                                                 reasonabl       and
                                      Social     e policy        political
                                      service    on              grandstan
                                      programm property          ding does
                                      ing, drug taxes and        not make
                              Social  prevention stop            this a
         No         Political service and aids freezing          better
         revenue grandstan programm prevention them to           place to
         generation
R_6rQ6E4j2eXkZggY ding        ing     funding    win votes.      live.     Individual     m6e   No
                                      I think that
                                      public
                                      transporta
                                      tion needs
                                      to be
                                      supplied
                                      to all
                                      citizens of              I think that
                                      the city. I              the
                                      am very                  council
                                      disappoint               needs to
                                      ed in Rob                consider
                                      Ford for                 the long
                                      scrapping                term
                                      transit city             vision for
                                      and                      the city.
                                      leaving                  Selling off
                                      the people               assets like
                                      of Jane                  property
                                      and finch                along the
                                      with no                  waterfront
                                      improvem                 or public
                                      ent to their             services
                                      services                 like the
                                      while                    TTC will
                                      squanderi                sacrifice
                                      ng all of                the ability
                                      the money                of toronto
                                      on a                     to be a
                                      single                   world
                                      subway                   class city
                Public       Homeless line to                  for years
        Transit housing
R_3CdP5MbB6o6s6Ow            ness     serve                    to come. Individual     M4S   No

                                                               That the
                                                               council
                                                               represent
                                                               s US. Not
                                                               the voters
                                                               of some
                                                               other ward
                                      More                     with whom
                                      emphasis                 those
                            Too Much on green                  councillor
                            Emphasis space and       By using s would
                   Widening on Big    alternative    their     align
         Stagnatin Wealth   Businesse transporta     heads for themselve
         g Transit
R_b2BXZlpERLlo7Ag Gap       s         tion.          once.     s.         Individual   M4Y   No
                                                          Get a grip
                                                          on the        Think
                                                          2011          about
                                                          finances.     what kind
                                                          I don't see   of city you
                                                          where the     want
                                                          City is       Toronto to
                                                          financially   be. The
                                                          better        decision
                                                          ahead -       re: cost of
                                            Transit       Miller's      Eglinton
                                            city          surplus is    subway at
                                            original      gone,         the
                                            plan was      vehicle       expense
                                            fine. Why     registratio   of TTC
                                            do we         n taxes       riders in
                                            need a        refunded,     the
                                            subway        police        northwest
                                            the length    services      corridor,
                                            of Eglinton   raises,       especially,
                                            at the        cost of       creates
          public                            expense       new           more of a
          transit - I                       of other      transit       'have/hav
          support                           transit       plan (vs.     e-not' city.
          original      social     help     users?? /     original      This is not
          Transit       programs - middle   Budget        Transit       good for
          City
R_6y77zltCQld5f6s       do not cut class    2012          city).        Toronto. Individual   M4S   No
                                                            Governme
                                                            nt and
                                                            City
                                                            provided
                                                            and run
                                                            services
                                                            are to be
                                                            considere
                                                            d a public
                                                            good.
                                                            What ever
                                                            sources of
                                                            revenue
                                                            which can
                                                            be found
                                                            to
                                                            increase
                                                            the city's
                                                            general
                                                            revenue,
                                                            should be
                                                            utilized to
                                                            ensure
                                                            the City is
                                                            in a
                                                            position to
                     Funding                  Access to     provide
                     from                     housing,      the           Drag
                     Province                 redevelop     services      money out
          Public     and                      ment and      we expect     of
          Transit to Federal                  integration   with little   Queen's
          inner      Governme     Infrastruct of housing    or no         Park and
          suburbs
R_bgyqxjkmr5PE4UA nts             ure deficit projects.     barrier to    Ottawa.   Individual    M4L   No
                     Affordable   Waterfron
          Transit
R_exjbj5beTr1fjr6    housing      t                                                  Individual   M6E   No
                                                                          Less
                                                                          infighting
         Breadth of                                                       and more
         mass                                                             informatio
         transit    graffiti and balanced                                 n to the
         network
R_2ukM7CSKKR1ewbG   garbage budget                                        public     Individual   M1X   No
                                 Municipal
                                 infrastruct
                                 ure
                                 (roads,
         Municipal               sewer,
         costs
R_cwijnqmwPpMJi9C Transit        water)                                              Individual   M6S   No
                                 Urban
         Budget
R_cROnRBb7oeHXMPy   Transit      planning                                            Individual   m4c   Yes

                                  Balancing
         Transit
R_7aeeigQQntFXS0A Jobs            the budget                                         Individual   m5v   No
                                                  There
                                                  needs to
                                                  be a
                                                  fundamen
                                                  tal mind
                                                  change in
                                                  this city
                                                  when it
                                                  comes to
                                                  taxes.
                                                  Taxes pay
                                                  for the
                                                  services
                                                  which all
                                                  of us
                                                  depend on
                                                  daily. If
                                                  the offices
                                                  of
                                                  governme
                                                  nt worked
                                                  more
                                                  efficiently,
                                                  and
                                                  palatable
                                                  progress
                                                  was made
                                                  in city
                                                  wide
                                                  services
                                                  then the
                                                  residents
         Transit
R_0rgEF543uhb3pVG Smog    Poverty                 of Toronto     Individual   M6G   Yes
                                    Transit / /
        transit poverty
R_3xT9my85aORdRCA         youth     Arts                         Individual   M4J   No
                                                    get rid of
                                                    fire
                                                    ground
                                                    incident
                                                    technician
                                                    s(Chiefs
                                                    Chauffeur      WE ARE
                                                    s)on the       SPENDIN
                                                    fire           G A WAY
                                                    departme       TOO
                                                    nt. The        MUCH
                                                    Chief can      ON FIRE
                                                    designate      SERVICE
                                                    someone        S. FIRE
                                                    at the fire    TRUCKS
                                                    scene to       ARE
                                                    do this        CHASING
                                                    job. You       AMBULA
                                                    are            NCES
                                                    wasting        AND IT IS
                                                    over 6         A
                                                    million        DUPLICA
                                                    dollars a      TION OF
                                                    year on        SERVICE.
                                                    this           LESS
                                                    unneeded       FIRE
                                                    extravaga      TRUCKS
                                                    nce. All       AND
                                                    they do is     MORE
                                                    drive the      AMBULA
                                                    chief          NCES IF
         lower    lower        lower     lower      around.Lo      ANYTHIN
         taxes
R_eDnlSJrW1dFkYKMtaxes         taxes     taxes      cal3888        G.        Individual   M5W   No
         traffic
R_6JXbQymNxBx8f2I crime        transit                                       Individual   m5g   No

                                                    property
                                                    taxes very     fire
                                                    low            budget
                                                    compared       bloated
                                                    to rest of     and not
                                                    gta...raisin   necessary
                                                    g taxes an     given
                                                    acceptabl      modern
                                                    e              building
                                                    compromi       codes,
                                                    se to          ems
                                         Keep       maintain       woefully
         Service  traffic/tran environme services   PUBLIC         under
         cuts
R_ermq0IOb7ZHB6vi sit          nt        public     service        funded    Individual   M5E   No
                               communit                            Lower
         social   environme y                                      police
         housing
R_7Wimwnm7I7BAiYQ nt           programs TTC                        budget    Individual   M6h   No
                  Raise        TTC
         Homeless ODSP & terrible
         ness
R_e5xtqNufUtbFMs4 OW rates service                                           Individual   M6K   No
                                                    I do not
                                                    think that
                                                    any
                                                    service
                                                    provided
                                                    by the city
                                                    should be
                                                    contracted
R_dmy1fWSVOPJRG9S                                   out.                    Individual   M6P   No


                                                                  Start
                                                                  addressin
                                                                  g the
                                                                  extremely
                                                                  generous
                                                                  benefits
                                                                  and
                                                                  retirement
                                                                  packages
                                                                  that city
                                                                  workers
                                                                  get. I'm
                                                                  tired of
                                                                  paying for
                                                                  everyone
                                                    Increase      else's
                                                    user fees     pension (I
                             The city               and           have to
                             spends     Just        reduce        save for
                             too much reduce        expenditur    RRSPs,
         Public              on stuff   spending es. Don't        why
         sector   Property that's of    and         raise my      should I
         workers  taxes are limited     reduce      property      be forced
         cost the increasing appeal     the size of tax at a      to pay for
         city too at rates   (arts      the         rate above    someone
         much in  higher     grants,    municipal the annual      else's DB
         wages & than        festivals, governme inflation        pension
         benefits
R_9LBz1Qr2UjswRHS inflation  etc.)      nt.         rate!         scheme?). Individual   M4J   No
                                                     I find the
                                                     choice of
                                                     responses
                                                     very
                                                     skewed:
                                                     you can
                                       Adopt a       only
                                       collaborati choose          Toronto
                                       ve and        between       needs to
                                       open-         variations    have a
                                       minded        of            vision and
                                       approach ―increase          look
                                       to solving user fees‖       forward -
                                       Toronto's or                it's not
                                       problems ―increase          about right-
                                       and           property      wing or
                                       creating a taxes‖.          left-wing
                                       vision for How              politics,
                                       the future about the        it's about
                                       of our city - City does     the
                                       not the       a better      residents.
                                       confrontati job of          Have a
                                       onal, with- managing        vision for
                                       me-or-        its budget,   the future,
                                       against-      like not      not a
                                       me            giving        narrow
                                       approach, hefty             vision
                                       which only raises to        based on
                                       contribute Police           the
                                       s to          while         mayor's
                                       making        telling       personal
        Transport Communit Infrastruct our city      everyone      ideologies
        ation
R_eaZAxVXLESYJEFK y-building ure       worse.        else that     .            Individual   M5V   No

                                                      Toronto
                                                      police
                                                      budget is
                                                      out of
                                                      control
                                                      and police
                                                      should
                                                      have a
                                                      pay cut --
                                                      100,000
                                                      starting
                Arts and                   Inquiry in wage is
        Transit Culture
R_1T8oG59MAnbCXOI               Police     to the G20 insane                   Individual    m4g   Yes
                                                                          Quality of
                                                                          Life is
                                                                          paramoun
                                                                          t - don't
                                                                          under
                                                                          invest.
                                                                          Once you
                                                                          start to
                                                                          slide you
                                                                          are in a
                                                                          black hole
                                                                          and
                    Maintainin                                            decline
                    g             Fiscal                                  and may
         Quality of Infrastruct   responsibi                              never
         Life
R_ernXLIS2RT25jSs ure             lity                                    return     Individual     M4K   No
                    communit      Public
         Childcare
R_0O0sD84FaagMZj6 y housing       health                    Taxes                     Individual    M1B   No

                                               Affordable
                                               and
                                               accessible
                                               public
                                               transit,
                                               bike                       Improve
                                               lanes,                     public
                                               parks and                  transit and
                                  Budget       communit                   bike lanes
          Transit
R_cIaXctEIHc5yAEk    Poverty      shortfall    y centres.                 in the city. Individual   M6h   No

                                       Daycare
                                       and child            The
                                       care                 service
                                       subsidies            cuts to
                                       / Long               health
                                       term care            organizati
                                       home for             ons, and
                                       seniors /            organizati
                                       Managing             ons that
                                       social               support
                                       assistanc            new           Long term
                                       e / City             immigrant     growth in
                                       Parks and            s need to     a city
                                       recreation           be            comes
                                       activities /         reversed      from
                                       Support              as they       investmen
                                       for small            make up       t in
                  Immigratio           theatre,             such an       affordable
                  n and                music, art           important     housing,
                  People               and                  part of our   public
         Child    without    Healthcar culture in           communit      transit and
         Poverty
R_7USjAV52rtke9Eg Status     e needs   Toronto              y.            culture.    Individual    m6g   No
                                                     remember
                                                     to also
                                                     represent
                                                     the people
        the                                          that didn't
        environme homopho housing      homopho       vote for
        nt
R_8nN1U20FVkKdtje bia         expenses bia           you.        Individual   M6R   No
                                       The city
                                       should get
                                       bank on
                                       the
        infrastruct budget             transitcity
        ure
R_9sFQhG7ZawHMuG0   shortfall poverty  plan                      Individual   m6r   Yes

                                        Bike lanes
                                        and other
                                        sustainabl
                                        e
                                        transporta
                                        tion,
                                        improving
                                        TTC,
                                        reducing
                                        energy
                                        consumpti
                                        on in
                                        office
                             Lack of    buildings,
                  Income     Affordable air
         Poverty
R_e4dRL68XKvx39Q0 Inequality Housing pollution                   Individual   m4k   No
                                        A
                                        comprehe
                                        nsive city
                                        wide
                                        transporta
                                        tion plan
                                        focused
                                        on
                                        improving
                                        transit!
                                        Transit
                                        improvem
                                        ents are
                                        paramoun
                                        t and must
                                        be
                                        conducted
                                        in an
                                        efficient
                                        way.
                            maintenan Tunnels
                            ce of       use must
        effective long term infrastruct be
        transit
R_0SqwMYx99iwwHDS planning ure          minimized    Individual   M3J   No
                                           Lack of               Condomin
                                           appropriat            iums have
                                           e                     no real
                                           oversight             "real
                                           on                    estate"
                                           developer             value.
                                           s, their              Marketing
                                           interests             vertical
                                           and a lack            property
                                           of staff Municipal    rights by
                                           qualifiedFunding      allowing hi
                                           to make  Lottery -    rise condo
                                                    Why
                                           appropriat            developm
                                           e        should the   ent is
                                           decisionsprovince     what has
                                           in       get so       caused
                                           developm much         the
                                           ent      lottery      decline of
                                           approval revenue      the
                                           regardingfrom so      American
                                           housing. many city    housing
                                           Not      dwellers     market.
                                           enough   and then     Creating
                                           legal    download     vertical
                                           resourcesto the       "yuppie"
                                           and not  municipali   slums is
                                           enough   ty things    not a
                                                    they
                                           engineerin            solution
                                           g        should be    for the
                                           resourcespaying for   downtown
                                                    from
                                           for staff to          core. We
          Affordable                                those
                                           rely on in            need
          Housing
R_9n93ITjgGzxt2v2 Transit      Air Quality making   funds?       responsibl Individual   M5K   No
                                                    Too much
                                                    money for
                                                    police and
                                                    extra
                                                    police
                                                    postings.
                                                    Some end
                                        funding     to the       Ford
                                        for hostels gravy        promised
                                        and drop- train....NO    to not cut
           poverty
R_0liYflSIzJKxy1m    housing   Bed bugs ins         T!           services. Individual    M6P   No
                                          I am not       Try to
                                          happy that     figure out
                                          we are         what the
                                          using the      city needs
                                          police to      to do
                                          monitor        internally.
                                          constructi     What are
                                          on sites.      the must
                                          Why was        haves?
                                          that           Then start
                                          approved?      a process
                                          I find it      to bid out
                                          hard to        the other
                                          understan      stuff to
                                          d the need     improve
                                          to cut and     the
                                          not cut        service
                                          something      and           Be smart!
                                          so             reduce        Hire
                                          obvious        the costs.    Mckinsey
                                          like that. I   But I am      or BCG or
                                          think we       still stuck   Bain to do
                                          should         on why        this
                                          privatise      Doug          analysis!!!
                                          garbage        Ford          ! You
                                          collection     approved      need all
                                          in my area     the police    the help
                                          as well -      to monitor    you can
                              keeping     we are in      constructi    get. That
                              fees and    Leaside. I     on sites      would be
                   improving taxes as     think if       etc. That     the first
         Budget    city       low as      you save       should not    thing to
         shortfall
R_4SksCxY7pWpJROY  operations possible    any            have          do.         Individual   M4G   No


                                          Investmen
                                          ts in public
                                          transit,
                                          maintainin
                                          g and
                                          expanding
                                          public
                                          housing,
                                          maintainin
                                          g cultural
                                          programs,
                                          and
                                          funding of
                                          money-
                                          generating
                                          events
                              Infrastruct such as
         Transit
R_b1a6pXlGpS7aYOECulture      ure         Pride.                                   Individual   m6s   No
                                       I do not     Improvem
                                       agree that ents in the
                                       garbage finances
                                       services of the city
                                       should be should not
                                       privatized - be on the
                                       nor any      back of
                                       other key the lowest
                                       city roles / paid
                                       I do not     employee
                                       agree with s.
                                       the sale of Outsourci
                                       city         ng
                                       property garbage
                                       (including pick-up is
                                       land) to     not going
                                       balance      to solve
                                       the          our          Taxes on
                                       operating problems.       the most
                                       budget / City Hall        expensive
                                       The police (Mayor         properties
                                       budget       Ford?)       in the city
                                       needs to needs to         need to be
                                       be reigned believe        in line with
                                       in - we're that is has    those of
                                       spending a role in        the least
                                       way too      making       expensive
                                       much         the city     ones. I
                                       money on more             don't
                    fairer             police for livable,       believe
                    assessme political the          even if it   that this is
        infrastruct nts and  transpare amount of means           the case
        ure
R_3W65DU4y5LQkDpG   taxes    ncy       crime that increasing     now.         Individual   M4K   No

        Expansion              Transit
        of public Budget       congestio
        transit
R_3gQDnskaoTOm4pC shortfall    n                                             Individual    M8V   No
                                                                       USE CITY
                                                                       MONEY
                                                                       WISELY...
                                                                       LIKE....M
                                                                       ORE
                                                                       BANG
                                                                       FOR THE
                                                                       BUCK
                                                                       FROM
                                                                       LIGHT
                                                        tHERE          RAIL AS
                                                        ARE            OPPOSE
                                                        ALOT OF        D TO
                                                        EFFICIEN       SUBWAY
                                          PLEASE        CIES           S....I AM
                                          DONT          THAT           WILLING
                                          FORGET        CAN BE         TO BE
        MORE                              ABOUT         FOUND          MORE
        TTC                               THE           CURREN         SPECIFIC
        SERVICE -            KEEP         DOWNTO        TLY            IF YOU
        MORE                 CURREN       WN            WITHOU         WANT TO
        LIGHT                T            CORE....      T GOING        CONTAC
        RAIL      FIX        WATERF       WITHOU        TO             T ME...MY
        (EFFICIE ROADS...    RONT         TA            EXTREM         EMAIL
        NT)...LES ESPECIA    PLAN...B     vibrant       ES AND         ADDRES
        S         LLY        E WARY       downtown      STILL          S IS
        SUBWAY DOWNTO        OF           ...the rest   MAINTAI        SUBMITT
        S         WN         DEVELOP      of Toronto    NING           ED
        (COSTLY)
R_06awZGAztUj7S5e CORE       ERS          suffers too   UNIONS         LATER     Individual    M5G   Yes

                                                        Renew
                                                        commitme
                                                        nt to
                                                        Transit
                                                        city,
                                                        saving
                                                        millions,
                                                        and stop
                                                        the terrible
                                                        idea of        Privatizati
                                                        privatizing    on always
                                                        garbage,       costs
                                                        which          more, and
                                                        always         tax
                                                        costs          burdens
                                                        more in        should be
                                                        the end,       progressiv
                                                        as             e affecting
                             Assault on                 evidenced      the top
         Budget    Transit   organized                  elsewhere      percentile
         shortfall
R_0IgYw9kdwttcm4Q gaps       labour                     .              s hardest. Individual   M6C   No
        budget                 road                      reduce
        deficit transit
R_7TVYzGZ6WbYfPeY              conditions Additional     services                 Individual   m6s   No
                                           building
                                           blocks to
                                           support
                                           tourism to
                                           areas
                                           such as
                                           St.
                                           Lawrence                    Contracts
                                           Market,                     should be
                                           Distillery                  carefully
                                           District,                   reviewed
                                           and                         and
                                           Chinatown                   negotiated
                                           ./                          before any
                                           Promoting                   decisions
                                           waterfront                  are made.
                                           real estate                 Expertise
                                           developm                    in the
                                           ent                         fields
                                           towards                     should be
                                           the east                    considere
                                           and                         d and
                                           accelerati                  reviewed
                                           ng Regent                   before
                                           Park                        services
                                           neighbour                   are
                                           hood          City          contracted
                                           developm      requires a    out to
                                           ents. /       third party   obtain
                               Road        Garbage       auditor to    competitiv
         Public     Property Repair        collection    monitor all   e market
         Transit
R_8tUatpJUxmTR2mM   Taxes      Work        using cost    spending      rates.     Individual   M5A   No
         Scrapping             Better
         the land   Affordable transit and
         transfer   apartment bike
         tax
R_dgUgQQqElEU0T52s for all     system                                             Individual   M5G   No
                               Antiquate
                               d
                    Non        transporta
         Threats to existent   tion
         public     affordable infrastruct
         services
R_3UeodxSy3xKwMaEdaycare       ure.                                               Individual   m4l   No
                                            Acknowle
                                            dging and
                                            continuing
                                            to support
                                            Waterfron
                                            t Toronto's   This form
                                            critical      is a little
                                            role in       misleadin
                                            developm      g in that it
                                            ent of the    suggests
                                            waterfront    services
                                            ./            will
                                            Preservin     receive no
                                            g citizen     funding
                                            advisory      unless
                                            committee     taxes or
                                            s. /          user fees
                                            Opportunit    are
                                            ies for       increased.
                                            public        But they
                                            feedback,     will
                                            council       receive        Their
                                            debates       SOME           legacy.
                                            and full      funding        The long
                                            council       even at        view.
                                            votes on      current        Their
                                            all service   revenue        conscienc
                                            review        levels,        e. The
                                            recomme       and in         city's most
                                            ndations      certain        vulnerable
                                            prior to      cases that     citizens.
         Transit  Affordable                their         may be         Expert
         funding
R_55tZ7d3RIB6QnMU housing                   acceptanc     sufficient.    advice.     Individual   M4R   No
                               Affordable
         Transit
R_cNsy9xdjsT9F83i   Poverty    housing                                               Individual   M5E   No
                                                                   This
                                                                   survey
                                                                   and the
                                                                   current
                                                    The city       mayor are
                                                    should         heavily
                                                    instigate      skewed
                                                    road tolls.    towards
                                                    Also if it's   the ideas
                                                    within it's    of
                                                    power, a       privatizing
                                                    1¢ gas         services. I
                                                    tax.           think there
                                                    Parking        should be
                                                    and gas        more
                                                    tax should     examinati
                                                    go             on of
                                                    towards        where this
                                                    public         has
                                                    transit and    worked
                                                    cycle          and not
                               harbour              lanes and      worked, it
         transporta            developm             pedestrian     seems
         tion
R_3L5sPdZi4ByWHac education    ent                  services.      kneejerk. Individual    m5j   Yes
                    Fiscal     Infrastruct
                    Responsi   ure
         Transit
R_4T0WLHHJjQ5njG4bility        Renewal                                        Individual   M5G   Yes
                                                                   Less
                                                                   emphasis
                                        Consider                   on
                                        road                       subways
                                        tolls/tax                  and more
                                        for cars                   on rapid
        Public   Low cost               entering                   transit
        Transit
R_8CUlQcNDLuVgnJ2housing       Day Care core                       solutions. Individual   m4n   No
                               Social
          Roads
R_ereykAiwmpAbARC Garbage      Programs                                       Individual   m6g   No
                                               What
                                               about
                                               using
                                               debt,
                                               issuing
                                               debenture
                                               s,
                                               improving
                                               efficiency,
                                               reducing
                                               waste
                                               (through
                                               competitio
                                               n,
                     Developin                 including
                     g long-                   letting city
                     term plans                staff "bid"
                     (budgets)                 on
                     for assets                contracts,
                     (funded                   avoiding
                     through a    Reviewing    monopolie
                     variety of   the nature   s, whether
                     vehicles     of           for city       What is
                     reflecting   fundamen     staff or       Fundame
         Building & their long    tal and      contractor     ntal,
         repairing term           important    s. Make        Important
         fundamen nature)         city         businesse      and not
         tal         and          services     s more         important--
         infrastruct expenses     as a basis   accountab      establish
         ure         (annual      for          le for         better
         (including repeat        sensible     repairing      decision
         ROADS       expenditur   spending     city           making
         for cars) es)
R_50aOIIS0DNRQpFO                 decisions    infrastruct    criteria.   Individual   m5r   No
                                      Public
                                      transit
                                      needs to
                                      be
                                      improved.
                                      Too
                                      important
                                      to be left
                                      to political
                                      whims. A
                                      city is
                                      about
                                      more than
                                      necessary
                                      services.
                                      The city
                                      governme
                                      nt has a
                                      responsibi
                                      lity to help
                                      make this
                                      a great
                                      place to
                                      live. With     I am a
                                      my             citizen not
                                      career, I      a taxpayer
                                      could          and value
                                      choose to      the city as
                                      live in        a
                                      almost         communit
                                      any city in    y. We are
         Public   Environm Increased the world.      better
         Transit
R_7aJL0Dq65W80qc4 ent      inequality A Toronto      together. Individual   M4K   Yes
                                                               Doing
                                                               what's
                                                               right isn't
                                                               always the
                                                               most
                                                               politically
                                                               easy
                                                               option.
                                                               The public
                                                               wants
                                                               services
                                    Cutting                    maintaine
                                    $750 +                     d and
                                    million in    Real         taxes cut,
                                    services      Estate       and don't
                                    will turn     Developm     understan
                                    Toronto       ent such     d money
                                    into a        as the       doesn't
                                    second-       MTR in       come out
                                    tier city.    Hong         of
                                    Taxes         Kong is a    nowhere.
                                    exist for a   great        From an
                                    reason,       source of    economic
                                    and           revenue      s
                                    recklessly    that         standpoint
                                    cutting       promotes     , however,
                                    them for      city         money
                                    political     building     spent by
                                    gain is not   and          the city as
                                    a             doesn't      a result of
                                    sustainabl    cost the     taxation
                          Arts      e plan for    taxpayer a   has a 3X
        Transit
R_cARrHER31Uc1a96Budget   Funding   the future.   cent.        more        Individual   M9B   No
                                            Pride -
                                            cutting
                                            funding
                                            cuts jobs
                                            and
                                            tourism to
                                            this city. /
                                            / I think
                                            there
                                            needs to
                                            be a look
                                            deeper at
                                            the way                      Manage
                                            councillor                   the money
                                            s and the                    and
                                            mayor use                    resources
                                            their                        better but
                                            power. It                    at the
                                            in most                      same time
                                            cases                        thinking
                                            feels like                   socially
                  Social         Green      bully                        responsibl
         Budget
R_eajyoLOYKjaDxUU Services       Toronto    tactics.                     y.         Individual    M4Y   No

                                            fairness to                  user fees
        cowardice                terrible   public                       discrimina
        on raising               public     employee                     te against
        taxes
R_6zNvwY6oiRzOAnO                transit    s                            the poor Individual      M4E   No



                                                           Explore
                                                           opportuniti
                                                           es to
                                                           increase
                                                           revenue-
                                                           generating
                                                           activities
                                                           (sponsors
                                                           hips,         Please
                                                           rentals,      maintain
                                                           etc.) in      quality of
                    Negotiatin                             addition to   services,
          $774      g union                                property      particularl
          million   contracts                              tax/user      y for
          budget    ending in    funding                   fee           vulnerable
          shortfall
R_3lnmWgWJpBf7sDq   2011         for transit               increases.    people.     Individual   M4G   No
                    City         Affordable
          Transit
R_559obaF1ZYEofDC planning       housing     #NAME?        #NAME?                    Individual   M4R   No
          Taxes
R_eh81ltjN0HFg8v2 Efficiency     Growth                                              Individual   M5V   No
                                                      Road
                                                      Tolls. Not
                                                      even a
                                                      significant
                                                      road toll
                                                      on the
                                                      Gardner       Contractin
                                                      and DVP       g out is
                                                      would         not the
                                                      provide       way to go
         Public               City                    significant   for most
         Transit
R_cUewrGuDoUNppYw   Traffic   finances      Poverty   income.       services. Individual     m4j   No
         Failure to
         develop a
         proper
         transit
         plan
R_6ytgnPXH7JQFggs                                                               Individual   M6C   Yes
                              Integration
                              of
                              Newcome
        Transit
R_eeRGsStoX0ErixC Poverty     rs                                                Individual   M4K   No
        quality               infrastruct
        services
R_6u2mJ2DbtPGG9x2transit      ure                                               Individual   M1L   No

                                                  Maintain
                                                  what we
                                                  have.
                                                  You don't
                                                  have to
                                                  increase
                                                  spending,         Toronto's
                                                  but               cultural
                                                  absolutely        aspects
                                                  do not cut        are the
                                                  services,         only thing
                                                  they're           world
                                                  already           class
                              Growing Maintainin hanging            about this
                              Disrespec g Current on by a           city. Don't
        Service  Poor         t for      Level of shoestring        give up on
        Cuts
R_bd2kUMh3xaG2daARoads        Minorities Service  budget.           that!       Individual   M4X   No
                                                   By not
                                                   creating
                                                   biased
                                                   web
                                                   surveys
                                                   that pay
                                                   companie
                                                   s outside
                                                   of
                                                   Canada.
                                                   That
                   the war on           Expansion would
        under-     the bike             and        definitely
        funding by and other            improvem save
        the        green                ent of the some
        province
R_2axNwQ9FB9gaFogoptions                TTC.       money.
                                                   Services      It does not Individual    M2P   No
                                                   that were     make
                                                   download      sense to
                                                   ed onto       contract
                                                   the City by   out work
                                                   the           to private
                                                   Provincial    companie
                                                   Governme      s. Private
                                                   nt under      companie
                                                   Mike          s have a
                                                   Harris        profit
                                                   should be     motive.
                                                   taken off     We
                                                   the City's    should not
                                                   books         be using
                                                   once          tax
                                                   again. / /    payer's
                                                   A stable      money to
                                                   transit       generate
                                                   funding       profits for
                                                   framework     corporate
                                                   with the      sharehold
                                                   Province      ers. I don't
                                                   and the       believe
                                                   Federal       that the
                                                   Governme      City is
                                                   nt needs      unable to
                                                   to be         provide
                    The                            negotiated    those
                    projected                      . / / The     same
                    operating                      Toronto       services
         The future budget    Social               Police        for the
         of transit
R_cwg85AzzgPO3aewdeficit      housing              Services      same         Individual   M6G   No
R_9H92f80nmEmqFne                                                             Individual   M1R   No
                                                      Don't give
                                                      your
                                                      police a
                                                      11% wage
                                                      unless              The
                                                      you are             suburbs
                                                      prepared            don't rule
                                                      to give             the city.
                                                      other               Listen to
                                                      essential           those who
                                                      services            live
                  Social            Governan TRANSIT! the same            downtown
         Transit
R_2n3Dqunc59YOYra Services          ce       !!!!!    increase!           as well.   Individual   m4m   No

                                                            Focus on
        Overly                                              cost
        generous More                           Review of containme
        compensa accountab                      public      nt/reductio
        tion costs ility and        Deteriorati service     n rather
        for public transpare        ng          total       than new
        employee ncy on             infrastruct compensa funding
        s
R_2mkZwBIB2H2Qhik spending          ure         tion costs. sources.                 Individual   M2K   No

                                              City
                                              services
                                              should
                                              help to
                                              level the
                                              playing
                                              field in
                                              society.
                                              We need
                                              to find
                                              ways to
                                              create        It is a       Think long
                                              equal         terrible      term.
                                              access to     shame         Invest in
                                              education     that we do    efficient
                                              al and        not have a    public
                                              social        graduated     goods for
                                              opportuniti   municipal     the future.
                                              es so that    income        Short-
                                              the           tax. That     term cost-
                                              disadvant     would be      savings
                                              aged can      much          always
                                    help for  develop       more fair     wind up
          support      support      recent    into fully    than          costing us
          for public   for public   immigrant productive    property      more in
          services
R_9zzlKf95tSIr4R6      transit      s         citizens.     tax.          the end. Individual     M6C   No
                                TTC fees       The
                                (particularl   needs of
                                y for          all
                                metropass      Torontoni
                                holders)       ans
                                should not     should be
                                increase.      considere
                                Service,       d, not just
                                which was      those in
                                never          "Ford
                                great, has     Nation"
                                been           areas of
                                steadily       the city.
                                declining.     I'm
                                Increased      particularl
                                bus routes     y
                                and more       concerned
                                frequent       about
                                service        services
                                need to be     available
                                funded         to
                                through        downtown
                                tax/touris     ers,
                                m dollars.     people in
                                If Toronto     low-
                                were a         income
                                more           areas,
                                inviting       Aboriginal
                                tourist        s, artists,
                                destinatio     and
                    Declining   n, sales of    anyone
        Public      social      higher-        who sees
        transit
R_3PYPU4xiLfGtgoI   services    priced         the benefit Individual   M4E   No
                                          I live in
                                          mid-town
                                          and don't
                                          have a
                                          car.
                                          Getting
                                          around is
                                          very
                                          tough.
                                          Busses
                                          are
                                          horrible,
                                          street cars
                                          are few
                                          and the
                                          roads are
                                          horrible
                                          for
                                          cycling.
                                          My wife
                                          and I can
                                          afford a
                                          car but
                                          like to stay
                                          green and
                                          healthy
                                          through
                                          walking.
        Poor                   Slow       Would like
        and/or                 and/or     greater
        slow       Not         jam        support
        service    enough      packed     for non-
        response
R_09cTPXxnVujx1Qg bike lanes streetcars car people                                Individual   M5P   No
                                          On the
                                          "first
                                          broken
                                          window"
                                          theory, I
                                          think we
                                          need a
                                          concerted                   You are
                                          effort to                   the only
                                          clean up       Private/Pu   people
                                          the            blic         who are
                                          streets,       partnershi   motivated
                                          sidewalks,     ps for       to act in
                                          parks,         Business     the
                                          ravines,       developm     public's
                                          alleyways,     ent          best
                   Refuse                 etc. of        projects     interest
        Affordable clean-up               refuse: a      and for      rather
        housing    of streets, Public     litter bit     major        than self-
        for        ravines,    transporta attracts a     sports and   interest --
        everyone
R_2lOJMDNkafmMh0gparks, etc. tion         lot.           theatre.     do so.      Individual   M4W   No
                                          This           I think      Rob Ford
                                          survey. / If   there's a    didn't end
                                          you want       false        the war on
                                          to hear        dichotomy    cars. He's
                                          what           between      betrayed
                                          people         service      the
                                          say, make      quality      human
                                          it easy for    and cost.    race and
                                          them,          If I am      joined
                                          don't dash     buying       ranks with
                                          their work     gold, then   the cars,
                                          if they hit    it's very    and now
                                          a button       obvious I    we are in
                                          wrong          will have    a more
                                          once.          more gold    difficult
                                          Make the       if I pay     position,
                                          whole          more. If I   but the
                                          thing one      am           cars know
                                          page if        staying at   they can't
                                          you have       a hotel,     win
                                          to, or         being        because
                                          supply a       slightly     they are
                                          text           more         fuelled by
                                          document       complicat    a non-
                                          to fill out    ed than      renewable
                                          (it would      gold, I do   resource.
                                          be JUST        not          Rob
        we need                           like the       necessaril   Ford's
        to lead in           we need hard copy           y have a     personal
        environme            to lead the you offer).     better       preferenc
        ntal       we need transition / The very         time if I    es should
        responsibi more bike off of       first          pay more,    be just
        lity
R_8J30H3QWN9iJLy4 lanes      fossil fuels question       but in       personal Individual   M2J   No
                                                     personal
                                                     responsibi
                                                     lity and
                                                     accountab
                                                     ility. also I
                                                     think
                                                     anyone
                                                     making
                                                     these
                                                     decision
                                                     should live
                                                     in the city
                                                     proper as
                                                     well as
                                                     use the
                                                     service.
                                                     i.e., the
                                                     head of
                                                     the ttc
                                                     lives in
                                                     toronto
                                                     and is
                                                     compensa
                                                     ted for
                                                     traveling
                                                     on the ttc
                                                     and not
        transporta lead in   immigratio transporta   cabs or
        tion
R_eQVtMWhNqmKfyrq  water     n          tion         cars          Individual   m4l   Yes
                                           I'm
                                           concerned
                                           about the
                                           lack of
                                           imaginatio
                                           n shown
                                           in             infrastruct
                                           raising/ke     ure
                                           eping $$       infrastruct
                                           in the city.   ure
                                           Surely,        infrastruct
                                           raising        ure. we
                                           property       need
                                           taxes and      affordable
                                           increasing     and
                                           user fees      extensive
                                           are not        public
                                           the only       transporta
                                           way to         tion. Put in
                                           find           highway
                                           revenue.       tolls, as in
                                           What           London, to
                                           happened       pay for it.
                                           to the idea    This helps
                                           of getting     with smog
                                           some of        and
                                           the tax $$     revenue. I
                                           from           am a car
                                           Toronto        driver and
         public                            folks back     I still
         transporta            don't       from the       support
         tion needs affordable privatize   Provincial     this
         funding
R_268P4JDSKKBPd0E   housing    garbage     and            measure!! Individual   M6K   No
                                        - The city
                                        should
                                        review
                                        zoning
                                        bylaws in                 Harness
                                        light of the              the
                                        fact that                 energy,
                                        there is                  ideas and
                                        extreme                   creativity
                                        pressure                  of
                                        and need                  entrepren
                                        for                       eurs.
                                        affordable                Engage
                                        housing.                  the young,
                                        Any                       small
                                        barriers                  business
                                        that exist                entrepren
                                        for single-               eurial
                                        room                      communit
                                        rentals in                y. Create
                                        all                       opportuniti
                                        neighbour                 es for
                                        hoods          By         small
                                        should be      creating   business
                    Prudent             relaxed.       savings, ideas that
                    use of              Zoning by-     especially can
                    resources           laws           through    replace
                    (and not            should be      pay cuts some of
         Affordable just                reassesse      for city   what the
         Housing
R_9XjXYtxOoqI9vSc money)      Poverty   d in the       staffing.  city does. Individual   M4L   Yes
                              Low
                              Income
         Transit
R_bloZxueTfjTQdgg Crime       housing                                        Individual   m3j   No
                                                 the City of   consider
                                                 Toronto       the long-
                                     appropriat act allows     term
                                     e and       for a         health of
                                     careful     much          the city.
                                     developm greater          many
                                     ent of      variety of    people
                                     waterfront funding        here are
                                     lands;      mechanis      willing to
                                     access to ms than is      pay more
                                     public      laid out      in taxes
                                     lands for here. LIKE      (not just
                                     all people; THE           property
                                     citizen     MUNICIP       taxes) in
                                     advisory AL               order to
                                     committee VEHICLE         create
                                     s should TAX AND          and
                                     be          THE           maintain
                                     retained; LAND            the great
                                     solid       TRANSFE       city that is
                                     waste       R TAX.        Toronto.
                                     managem Developm          Cutting
                                     ent is      ent           funding to
                                     important - charges       vital
                                     whether     on new        services
                                     public or homes           to save a
                                     private we can also       nominal
                                     need to     be used to    amount of
                                     make sure fund new        money per
                                     waste       facilities    household
                 waterfront budget   diversion and             doesn't
                 developm constraint is a        maintenan     make
         transit
R_8DrVE4tGwEX4XhWent        s        priority    ce            sense.       Individual   m6h   No
                                                      Taxes
                                                      seem very
                                                      low
                                                      compared
                                                      to GTA
                                                      property
                                                      taxes...thi
                                                      s should
                                                      be
                                                      equalized.    Think of
                                                      Toronto is    how your
                                                      a large       actions
                                                      and           will benefit
                                        Single        complex       'the many'
                                        family        urban         and make
                                        homes         centre        decisions
                                        being         with          accordingl
                                        converted     equally       y. When
                                        into          large,        policies,
                                        multiple      diverse       procedure
                                        rooming       and           s, and
                                        houses for    complex       actions
                                        students.     needs.        only
                                        Unsafe,       We all        benefit a
                                        devalues      need to       few, too
                   Communit             surroundi     share in      many
                   y access Student     ng            that          suffer the
                   to social housing -- property,     responsibi    conseque
         Transit
R_1MkaZRdiMcrg2S8 services safety       exploitive.   lity....      nces.        Individual   M6S   No
                             Cost of
         Pollution
R_0Hwfi2UulgMNILa Traffic    Living                                             Individual    M5G   No
                                            I think the    The city
                                            issue of       needs to
                                            infrastruct    start
                                            ure or lack    looking at
                                            thereof in     privatizati
                                            this city is   on,
                                            a huge         advertisin
                                            deal that      g, and
                                            no one is      more
                                            addressin      modern
                                            g. Condos      ways of
                                            are getting    funding,.
                                            built in my    Also, the
                                            area           city is
                                            downtown       going to
                                            but there      and
                                            is no          should
                                            infrastruct    massively
                                            ure to         raise
                                            support it.    property
                                            There are      taxes in
                                            no new         order to
                                            schools,       be in line
                                            shops,         with other
                                            transit,       cities, and
                                            roads,         then get
                   Councillor               etc.. to       the level
                   spending                 support        of service
                   is too high Streetcars this, so I       everyone
                   and they creating        don't          is
         Gridlock/ have no     traffic, and know why       complaini
         cars vs.  accountab the lack of the people        ng about
         bikers
R_cUsa3sbDRmzZXDK  ility       subways approving           not           Individual   M5V   Yes
                                        I think
                                        there          Yes, I
                                        should be      would like
                                        enough         council to
                                        cash           consider
                                        inflow to      how their
                                        cover          decision
                                        existing       affect the
                                        services       day to day
                                        as they        lives of
                                        are. This      the
                                        cash           residents
                                        inflow         they
                                        should         SHOULD
                                        only be        be
                                        increased      representi
                                        in             ng. They
                                        accordanc      should
                                        e with the     NOT be
                                        rate of        worried
                                        inflation. /   about
                                        Similarly,     special
                                        costs          interest
                                        should         groups
                                        only           but rather
                                        increase       the
         balanced                       at that        general
         budget
R_e374OB9jt7uqavW                       rate.          populace. Individual   M9V   Yes
         increasing
         taxes to   becoming
         pay for    a third  cut to
         services
R_eRuprKqiBq3LxaI rate city  services                            Individual   M4Y   No
                                          I do not
                                          want to
                                          see a
                                          reduction
                                          in overall
                                          service
                                          levels in
                                          order to
                                          maintain
                                          or
                                          increase
                                          city
                                          services. I
                                          am fine
                                          with a
                                          reasonabl
                                          e property
                                          tax
                                          increase
                                          to support
                                          city
                                          services.
                                          In general,
                                          I am
                                          happy
                                          with the
                  maintainin              way the
                  g clean                 city
                  streets,                spends
          ttc     parks      waterfront   and
          managem (public    developm     manages
          ent
R_3I3bUPpSVNPEVsospaces)     ent          its money. Individual   M3N   No
                             culture
                             and
          Transit
R_0IptHeL7rkiRKg4 budget     creativity              Individual   M5G   No
                                        road tolls /   funding       promote
                                        investmen      programs      fair
                                        ts in aging    to limit      contracts
                                        infrastruct    resource      that strike
                                        ure /          and           balance
                                        green          energy        between
                                        building       consumpti     quality
                                        design         on etc. old   service
                                        and            toilet        and
                                        energy         replaceme     reasonabl
                                        conservati     nt and ban    e costs.
                                        on /           on old        Encourag
                                        emergenc       lightbulbs    e public
                                        y              / capital     sector
                                        preparedn      investmen     jobs with
                                        ess for        ts in         high level
                                        climate-       infrastruct   of
                                        related        ure that      customer
                                        incidents      will lower    service /
                                        ex.            operating     think
                                        droughts,      costs/        carefully
                                        floods /       costs over    before
                                        how to         long term     contractin
                                        address        ex. fixing    g out- we
                                        gentrificati   aging         have all
                                        on and         sewer         seen
                                        pricing        lines,        disastrous
                                        vulnerable     public        conseque
                                        population     transit       nces and
                                        s/working      improvem      ballooning
                             road/pede class out       ents /        costs
        climate  water       strian     of the city    road tolls,   overruns-
        change
R_bBp4S26mEdgSx2Asecurity    collisions / how to       increased     think       Individual   M6P   No

                                         Public
                                         Transit
                                         and a
                                         comprehe
                                         nsive plan
                                         to address
                                         the future
        Public    Affordable Property    of mass
        Transit
R_eJpSPNVBf3LMilC Housing Taxes          transit.                                Individual   M2N   No
                                    Streamlin
                                    e delivery.
                                    / If I can
                                    walk to 4
                                    libraries,
                                    maybe 3
                                    of them
                                    should be
                                    closed. / I
                                    can walk
                                    to 2 indoor
                                    pools.
                                    maybe
                                    one
                                    should be
                                    closed
                                    and hours
                                    at the
                                    other
                                    increased   Try to
                                    to a level  rationalize
                                    provided    service
          Budget    Infrastruct     by other    where
          Shortfall ure
R_9uzfmNlWN7w7SV6 Deficit Transit   cities.. /  possible. Individual     m4m   No
          Lack of                               Think
          vision                    Bring       outside
          from      Cuts on         back the your
          mayor
R_5bbfufaC1yZ9U1K services          vehicle tax wallets.    Individual   M5g   No
                                        I believe
                                        too many
                                        people in
                                        Toronto
                                        are
                                        abusing
                                        the
                                        welfare
                                        system,
                                        there
                                        should be
                                        more then
                                        just 3
                                        month
                                        reviews
                                        that
                                        accomplis
                                        h nothing,
                                        there are
                                        way too
                                        many able
                                        bodied
                                        people
                                        abusing
                                        this
                                        system
                                        and being
                                        allowed to
                                        for years.
                             not        welfare
                             enough     should be
         welfare  overpaid   recreation used as it
         abuse
R_5o78y49lw5pijru police     for youth was           Individual   M4b   No
         transit
R_5annZFdgF6DeSTGpoverty     services                Individual   m6n   No
                                         The city      Good
                                         has to        services
                                         make sure     make a
                                         that what     livable
                                         it offers     city.
                                         and what      However,
                                         gets built    I feel that
                                         (especially   lost of
                                         roads and     money
                                         public        here gets
                                         transit) is   wasted. I
                                         of good       have
                                         quality. I    watched a
                                         find that     city
                                         things fall   constructi
                                         apart here    on crew
                                         much          build an
                                         faster        entrance
                                         than          to High
                                         anywhere      Park for 6
                                         I have        months.
                                         lived in      We are
                                         Europe.       talking
                                         And there     about 4
                                         are cold      shoulder
                                         countries     high walls.
                                         there as      Built by 4
                                         well. This    people. In
                                         tells me      that time a
                                         we are        condo
                                         looking for   tower has
          Public              City       a cheap       built half
          Transit
R_b3qqgNuGjSArFnS Economy     Planning   way out       way next Individual    M6H   No
                  Waterfron
          Toronto t
          Police  Developm    Arts
          Budget
R_8koxjxkb92KYGry ent         Funding                            Individual   M5G   No
                                               One
                                               cannot
                                               hope to
                                               build
                                               Toronto
                                               into a
                                               world city
                                               through
                                               excessive
                                               penny-
                                               pinching
                                               efforts. Of
                                               course the
                                               city needs
                                               to
                                               economiz
                                               e but
                                               there
                                               needs to
                                               be an
                                               acknowle
                                               dgment
                                               that taxes
                                               pay for
                                 long-term     city
                                 infrastruct   services
                                 ure           and better
                                 constructi    city
                                 on and        services
                                 maintenan     can only
        public                   ce must       come
        transporta infrastruct   be            from        see the
        tion
R_6GpAB3nEvwt32ug ure            supported     higher      above     Individual   M6H   Yes
                                                         Fire          Vulnerabl
                                                         services is   e people,
                                                         too costly.   public
                                                         Funding       health,
                                                         should be     emergenc
                                                         given to      y medical
                                                         EMS           services,
                                                         instead to    the
                                                         put more      environme
                                                         paramedic     nt and the
                                                         s and         arts must
                                                         vehicles      be
                                                         on the        protected!
                                                         road. Fire    Please
                                                         services      consider
                                                         should        the impact
                                                         focus on      to the
                                                         fire          health and
                                                         prevention    welfare of
                                                         , and         all our
                                                         should        citizens,
                                                         NOT           not just
                                                         provide       property
                                                         medical       owners
                                                         services.     and
                                                         It is a       businesse
                                                         duplicatio    s. I own a
                                                         n with        house in
                                                         Toronto       Toronto,
         environme                                       EMS that      and yet I
         ntal        crumbling                           is            would
         sustainabil infrastruct economic                unnecess      prefer to
         ity
R_0H5O3jsKGPJw1AE    ure         inequity                ary. We       support all Individual   M4J   No
                                            affordable
                                            housing
                                            and
        affordable child care               daycare
        housing
R_2rGwQRf9cup6MAYsubsidy                    subsidy                                Individual   m5v   No
                    Support
                    for
                    communiti
                    es in crisis
                    and lower
                    income
                    neighbour
                    hoods is
                    critical.
                    Public
                    infrastruct
                    ure such
                    as
                    communit
                    y centres
                    should be
                    FREE
                    access
                    and
                    always
                    within         Consider
                    economic       the
                    reach of       citizens of
                    those who      Toronto
                    need           who are
                    them.          outside
                    That's         the status
                    why            quo, that
                    they're        is citizens
                    there.         who are
                    Public         not rich
        Public      programs       white men
        Transit
R_8uH0zZWzMBYsTpG   should         over 40. Individual   M1L   No
                                             TTC-                        FOR THE
                                             members                     NEXT
                                             salaries                    FEW
                                             need to be                  YEARS
                                             looked                      MAKE A
                                             into and                    LONG
                                             should       fOR THE        TERM
                                             also be      NEXT 4         OBJECTI
                                             transpare    YEARS          VE 15-20
                                             nt.          CONSIDE        YEARS
                                             Schedules    R              FOR
                                             are          CUTTING        DEVELOP
                                             ridiculous   MOST IF        MENTS
                                             ,in my       NOT ALL        IN CITY
                                             area in      TAXES          PLANNIN
                                             peak and     AND            G AND
                                             other        INCREAS        SERVICE
                                             times ,I     E USER         S , NO
                                             find many    FEE'S          SHORT
                                             times        FOR            TERM
                                             mostly       THOSE          ADJUST
                                             part of      WISHING        MENTS
                                             empty        TO AND         WHICH
                                             vehicles     WANTIN         ARGIVAT
                                             on the       G OR           E
                                             road (       NEEDING        RESIDEN
                                             Lawrence     THE            TS
                                             east from    SERVICE        INTHEIR
                                             midland-     S.. its IS     OBJECTI
                                             morning-     UNLY           VES IN
        transporta                           side.) /     FAIR           FAMILY
        tion / local police       road       Police       THAT           PLANNIN
        /city
R_73XLpSQAg576W9u    budget       conditions budget is    WAY.           G.       Individual    M1E        No
                                                          Progressi
                    Infrastruct                           ve user
           Police & ure -                                 fees
           Fire     Urban         Public                  based on
           Budgets
R_6YBqieQU7yYzmT2Design           Transit                 income.                  Individual   M2h        No
           waste                  public
           spending tax/fee       transporta
           problem increase
R_bKkirloxtUysGtC                 tion                                             Individual   m1w        No

                                                           don't give
                                               more city the police
                                               program the budget
                                               for at risk in crease
                                               youth,      they want
                                               weekly      / Privatize
                              social           recycling road
          transit
R_5jolQeoJD40lvpO gridlock    housing          collection crews                    Individual   M4J        No
                  Privatizati
         Toronto  on of
         Police
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                                                             Public-
                                                             private
                                                             partnershi
                                                             ps like the
                                                             "Communi
                                                             ty-Run"
                                                             programm
                                                             ing
                                                             mentioned
                                                             in this
                                                             survey are
                                                             hallmarks
                                                             of
                                                             effective
                                                             program
                                                             delivery.
                                                             More city
                                                             programs
                                                             should
                                                             operate
                                                             like the
                                                             BIAs or
                                                             the
                                                             AOCCs,
                                                             where
                                                             most of
                                                             the
                                                             programm
                                                             ing is paid
                    Improving     Growing a                  for by
         Continuity Transit       competitiv                 communit
         of City    Infrastruct   e                          y,
         Services
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         Health                   Rising
         care
R_bQ0O9w09SpWSfEo   Taxes         costs                                               Individual   m6s   No
                                                                           Transport
                                                                           ation -
                                                                           LRT, bike
                                                                           lanes,
                                                                           TTC. / If
                                                                           there
                                                                           should be
                                               Not                         increased
                                               privatizing                 user fees
                                               services                    for
                                               such as                     anything,
                                               garbage,                    it should
                                               LCBO, etc                   be driving
                                               / Bike                      cars
                                               lanes, a                    during
                                               bike                        rush hour
                                               transporta                  and
         transporta                            tion plan -                 downtown
         tion - Bike           keeping         bring back                  , using
         lanes! and affordable services        the LRT! /                  highways,
         TTC
R_2rE8YrVRQxbROaU    housing   public          /                           etc.       Individual   m5k   No
                                                   I am
                                                   willing to
                                                   pay taxes
                                                   for city
                                                   services.
                                                   This is the
                                                   price that
                                                   one has to    Please do
                                                   pay for a     not
                                                   good          privatize
         Housing Communit                          society       services.
         and        y and        Keeping           with          Keep
         homeless social         services          services      services
         ness
R_daOvnyHW4EOIeIQservices        public            for all.      public.   Individual   M6H   No
         Transport               Privatizati
         ation/Bike Arts/Cultu   on of City
         Lanes
R_3sKeFio0F93VmNmral Events      Services                                  Individual   M6H   No

                  communit
                  y schools
          ttc
R_8A0gftrkvz2kBdW & libraries waterfront                                   Individual   M9B   No

                                                               Canada
                                                               has been
                                                               a great
                                                               country,
                                                               so has
                                                               been
                                                               Toronto.
                                                               Please do
                                                               not let
                                                               American
                                                               approach
                                                               es to
                                                               make
                                                               things
                                                               "economic
                                                               " damage
                                                               the overall
                                                               benefit of
                                                               the
                                                               society by
                                                               putting
                                                               policies
                                        Not                    more in
                                        Cutting                favour of
                                        Major                  corporatio
                                        Social     They        ns and
                                        Programs should        rich class
                   Lack of              (specially avoid       than the
         Public    Recreatio Major cuts those      privatizing overall
         Transport n         to social related to city         society
         ation
R_2uEYwyl6DsTj4zO Programs programs youth)         services. members. Individual        M2N   No
                                             - noise
                                             and
                                             behaviour
                                             in
                                             nightclub
                                             areas / -
                                             safe,
                                             curbed
                                  Increasing bike lanes
                                  property / - fewer
                     Declining taxes with festivals
         Public      sanitation little       downtown
         Transit     and          demonstr (congestio
         and traffic infrastruct able        n, noise,
         in          ure (litter, return in and traffic
         downtown potholes terms of disruption
         core
R_4ZPeM3a7oO3XdFq    etc.)        services s). public
                                             Our           Don't sell                Individual    M6J   No
                                             transit is    things or
                                             in            properties
                                             shambles      .
                                             and the       Sometime
                                             new           s when I
                                             mayor and     read
                                             his team      about the     Don't turn
                                             have          sell sell     the island
                                             abandone      sell          into a
                                             d a plan      mentality     brothel. / /
                                             (Transit      of our        When the
                                             City) that    current       Subway
                                             – on top      council       extension
                                             of bringing   (Mayor        from Don
                                             accessible    and the       Mills to
                                             transit to    inner         Scarborou
                                             ever          circle that   gh Town
                                             corner of     orbits him)   Centre
                                             the city –    They          plan falls
                                             was years     sound like    through
                                             in the        a             (and it
                                             making.       desperate     will) just
                                             This dumb     family        take one
                                             move has      where the     for the
                                             set our       mom is        team and
                                             public        going to      reinstitute
                                             transit       sell her      Transit
                                             plan back     engagem       City. Your
                                             decades.      ent ring to   plan is,
                                             Instead of    buy           simply
         Public      Public       Public     building      groceries.    put, bad. /
         Transit
R_dcjK7wu90yEZ3ZG Service         Schools    streetcars    The           / That's it. Individual   m4k   No
                                                                  The waste
                                                                  and
                                                                  thoughtles
                                                                  sness in
                                                                  cancelling
                                                                  contracts
                                                                  from
                                       decreased                  previous
                Social                 TTC                        governme
        TTC     housing
R_aWXxtQbxkKQgQv2                      service     I have to      nt I'd
                                                                  Yes,        Individual   M4M   Yes
                                                   say, this      like the
                                                   survey is      city to
                                                   one of the     actually
                                                   most           engage in
                                                   slanted        a complex
                                                   surveys        analysis of
                                                   I've ever      its
                                                   participate    finances
                                       I think the d in --        and look
                                       city should attempting     at
                                       figure out to get a        investing
                                       how to      politically,   in the
                                       build       ideological    services
                                       publicly- ly driven        our
                                       delivered response         communiti
                                       services from              es need. /
                                       we need, people. I         I pay
                                       like child think it is     substantia
                                       care, long actually        lly less
                                       term care kinda            property
                                       and         gross that     tax on my
                                       transporta a city as       home
                                       tion, not   large and      than
                                       "contract as               friends
                                       out"        complex        with
                                       everything as              comparabl
                            Implement that is not Toronto is      y valued
                  The need ing Transit nailed      putting out    homes in
        The need to protect City as    down as this kind          other
        for more publicly   originally some        of             communiti
        public    delivered envisione currently garbage           es. As a
        childcare services d
R_88KWwLWBRF8iQio                      would like. to justify     citizen of Individual    M6N   No
                                                    Uploading
                                                    responsibi
                                                    lities
                                                    related to
                                                    income
                                                    redistributi
                                                    on, like
                                                    social
                                                    services
                                                    and
                                                    affordable     Efficiencie
                                                    housing,       s should
                                                    to the         not be a
                                                    Province.      goal in
                                                    Property       itself.
                                                    Taxes          Need to
                                                    should not     take a full
                                                    be used to     picture of
                                                    fund           the impact
         Unemploy   Transport                       social         of City
         ment
R_3UxrgxXhy7m6sBu   ation     Inequality            programs.      Services. Individual    m6j   No
         Bicycle    TTC       Waterfron
         Paths
R_3kEo5XigW0ppIVe   Service   t                                               Individual   M5A   No
                                                                   I support
                                                    Bring          reducing
                                                    back the       police
                                                    car            paid duty
                                                    registratio    expenses
                                                    n tax that     by
                                      Privatizati   was            modifying
                                      on of         cancelled.     the rules
                                      services /    Use other      about
                                      Reduction     options        where
                                      of the        within the     police are
                                      number of     City of        needed at
                  Waterfron Culture / supervisor    Toronto        constructi
          Transit
R_5sB7HDsgDNnEhMw t         Tourism y staff         Act.           on sites. Individual    M6R   Yes
                                      co-
                                      operation
                                      with
                                      higher
                  roadway traffic     levels of
                  maintenan congestio governme
          transit
R_d6dlAjN0WgPhbHmce         n         nt                                      Individual   m6e   No
                                                                Toronto is
                                                                a world
                                                                class city
                                                                and needs
                                                                world
                                                                class
                                                                facilities.
                                                                Look at
                                                                Vancouve
                                                                r for how
                                                                they
                                        as a civil              fantastic
                                        engineer I              communit
                                        know that               y centres
                                        a lot of                in every
                                        Toronto's               neighbour
                                        infrastruct             hood.
                                        ure is old              Look to
                                        and in                  Montreal
                                        need of                 for they
                                        replaceme               support
                                        nt/rehabilit            the arts
                                        ation.       Other      and
                                        Money        world      heritage.
                                        should be cities do it There is
                                        set aside so            money to
                                        and a long Toronto      be made
                                        term plan can do.       in making
                                        set up to Don't         toronto an
         environme public    cleanlines address      pretend it awesome
         nt
R_5nWH6TaYCKTsXYg  transit   s          this issue. can't.      city.       Individual   M5R   Yes
                                        Growing
                                        inequality
                                        between
                                        rich and
                                        poor;
                                        marginaliz
                                        ation of                Make
                                        poorer                  decisions
                                        communiti               that are
                                        es, both                best for
                                        downtown                Toronto --
         Growing                        and in the              that
         gap       Inadequat            suburbs;                should be
         between e public               waterfront              our
         rich and  transit   Budget     developm                benchmar
         poor
R_87fAP2nWP6DqGzi services issues       ent                     k.          Individual   M4X   No
                                                  A lot of     You are
                                                  our          entrusted
                                                  services     by the
                                                  should go    people to
                                                  to the       work for
                                                  province.    the
                                                  Services     people.
                                                  such as      Not
                                                  public       special
                                                  health and   interest
                                                  long term    groups
                                                  care         (environm
                                                  should go    entalists,
                                                  to the       welfare
                                                  province     groups,
                                                  as they      homeless
                                                  are the      groups,
                                                  ones that    etc). The
                                                  provide      decisions
                                                  the          you make
                                                  universal    will carry
                                                  health       forward
                                                  care. It     many
                                                  makes no     years
                                                  sense to     from
                                                  fund a       today.
                                                  program      You are
                                                  the          the
                                                  province     builders of
                             Waterfron Federal/pr should be    our city.
                             t         ovincial   responsibl   Think
         Balanced            developm downloadi e for.         ahead and
         budget
R_eA8QsfoonQB6FMM Gridlock   ent       ng         Another      not for     Individual   M3H   No
                                          should the    re-instate
                                          city          the city      The City