Press Releases & Articles


Majority favour new Honest Ed’s retail and housing development

| Filed under: Toronto

The majority approve of the retail and housing development proposed for the Honest Ed’s site at Bloor and Bathurst (57%).

Billy Bishop airport preferred to Pearson

| Filed under: Toronto

One half have flown in or out only from Pearson International in the past year (52%), one tenth have flown only in and out of Billy Bishop City Centre Airport (9%) and about one tenth have flown from both (13%).

More than 4-in-10 support second NHL team in Toronto

| Filed under: Toronto

The plurality, more than 4-in-10, agree there should be a second NHL team in Toronto (43%).

Less support now for stiffer terrorism legislation

| Filed under: National

Just more than half now agree Canada needs stiffer anti-terrorism legislation (56%) compared to 7-in-10 who took this position in November, when the Iraqi mission was in its infancy (70%).

Federal Liberals maintain lead over Conservatives

| Filed under: National

More than a third (36%) will vote Liberal if a federal election were held today, while just one third would vote Conservative (32%).

Just one quarter finds niqab ‘offensive'

| Filed under: Toronto

Close to one fifth have negative feelings about Muslim people (18%).

Progressive Conservatives lead Liberals in Ontario

| Filed under: Ontario

Almost 4-in-10 will vote PC if the election were held today (39%), while just one third will vote Liberal (32%). This stands in contrast to last month when the two parties were in a statistical tie (January 30 - 36% and 37% respectively).

One half approve of sex ed curriculum; one third do not

| Filed under: Ontario, Social Issues

In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 996 Ontario voters, one half approve of the province’s new sex education curriculum (49%) while one third disapprove (34%).

Downtown Relief Line seen as first transit priority

| Filed under: Toronto

Close to 3-in-10 say the downtown relief line (DRL) is the city’s most urgent transit priority out of 6 presented, and it is followed by the Scarborough subway (19%), the Eglinton Crosstown (12%) and the SmartTrack rail transit network (11%).

Tory leads Ford by 20 points in approval, for best mayor

| Filed under: Toronto

Mayor John Tory’s approval remains very high, and stable (January 25 - 67%, February 21 - 65%) and his approval as mayor currently exceeds Rob Ford’s approval as councillor by 20 points (Tory - 65%, Ford - 45%).