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Ontario Municipal Board overrides city and the community again

Neighbourhood activists say they worry about the noise and mess that hundreds of undergraduates could bring. And locals fear the towering structure coming to 245 College, between Huron St. and Spadina Ave., will set a precedent for the construction of other tall buildings in the area. .

The top 5 Giorgio Mammoliti controversies

In May 1999, back when Giorgio Mammoliti was just "George," the councillor for North York--Humber was vehemently opposed to the idea of officially allowing a clothing optional beach at Hanlan's Point, fearing it would lead to rampant public nudity in Toronto. "Today it's a secluded beach, tomorrow it will be the beachfront and then it will be the streets," he said.

City council approved the idea 41-9, but Mammoliti refused to let the vote pass without a spectacle. "After removing his shirt and tie, Mammoliti briefly posed half-naked for television crews before the air-conditioning prompted him to slip a jacket over his bare, hairy chest," the Toronto Star reported. "Mammoliti declined to remove his pants."

Sources / More info: The top 5 Giorgio Mammoliti controversies

Concillor Giorgio Mammoliti has finally gone off the deep end

Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti stunned fellow councillors with his remarks about Parkdale and insinuations about fellow councillor Gord Perks in the context of a debate about resuming all-ages dance parties at Exhibition Place.

Sources / More info: Giorgio Mammoliti stuns fellow councillors by calling Parkdale a ‘pedophile district’ | Toronto Star

Six TTC employees and ex-employees charged with theft, fraud

Six TTC employees and ex-employees charged with theft, fraud | Toronto Star: “It is alleged that over the course of several years, these individuals stole, defrauded and attempted to circumvent TTC purchasing policies and authorities, harming our collective reputation and the public’s trust,” CEO Andy Byford wrote to the system’s 13,000 employees on Wednesday.
He announced mandatory ethics training for all supervisory and management staff, and a forensic audit of the system’s contract protocols, signing authority and procurement practices.
The scandal is the second in two years at the TTC. In January 2013, eight transit enforcement officers were fired and five of them arrested and charged in a fraudulent ticketing scam. The officers were allegedly writing tickets to people with no fixed address to cover up the fact they weren’t working when they were supposed to be.
Councillor Maria Augimeri, TTC chair, said she trusts that Byford “is putting in place a solid list of controls which wi…

Trinity-Spadina Libertarian candidate on Tinder

Much like love, wooing voters sometimes requires dabbling in the art of seduction.

Giorgio Mammoliti erects campaign signs four months early, opponent complains | Toronto Star

Facing charges for allegedly violating election law in 2010, Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti is being accused of committing a new breach on Wednesday.

TCHC alleges former executives fabricated $1M in costs linked to post-fire repairs | Toronto Star

Toronto Community Housing Corp. alleges two former executives oversaw the filing of more than $1 million in fabricated costs in connection with reconstruction work after a fire at 200 Wellesley St. E.
That’s according to statements of defence filed by the city-owned social housing agency Monday in Superior Court, in response to lawsuits launched by Lou Canton and Roman Mesec alleging they were wrongfully dismissed.
TCHC assigned the pair to work at its for-profit subsidiary, Housing Services Inc., in 2007. In 2010, they had responsibility for overseeing HSI’s role in the reconstruction of the TCHC apartment building at 200 Wellesley after a fire displaced many of its 1,200 residents for weeks.

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