Canada Day by Duncan Rawlinson is released under a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Licence.
Two thirds approve decision not to
bid on Olympics
Both in Toronto and across
TORONTO September 18th, 2015 - In a random
sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 1183 residents of the
GTA (Toronto, Durham, York, Peel and Halton), fully two thirds approve of Mayor
Tory’s decision not to bid on the Olympics (66%), and this is equally common in
the city of Toronto (69%) and in the surrounding regions (65%). One quarter
disapprove of this decision (25%) and one tenth have no opinion to share (9%).
Toronto residents want
Olympic funds spent on TCHC repairs
When residents of the city of Toronto are asked what they
would like to see the funds that might have been spent on an Olympic bid turned
to, repairs to Toronto’s community housing (19%), followed by building the
Downtown Relief Line (17%) are mentioned first. Fewer would like to see a
reduction in property taxes (14%), burying the Gardiner or building the
SmartTrack Express (12% each).
enthusiasm for the Olympics, and that of the surrounding regions, has tempered
considerably since the heady days of the Pan Am Games and, in Toronto at least,
there are seen to be more worthy expenditures," said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne Bozinoff.
Lorne Bozinoff, Ph.D. is
the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at email@example.com
or at (416) 960-9603.