City Council votes for a Beautiful City

“It’s David and Goliath, not Solomon,” observed Councillor Joe Mihevc. “The lobbying has been... Read More

Councillor Kelly wants your neighbourhood to look like Dundas Square

A typical intersection in Los Angeles. If Councillor Norm Kelly gets his way, every single billboard in this city will be allowed to... Read More

Billboard Industry to City Council: “Just Trust Us”

Chief Building Official V. Ann Borooah presenting the City staff report on the Billboard Tax this morning. Two hundred.... Read More

Better Know A Lobbyist

Lobbyists. In the lobby. Ahead of the November 4 Planning and Growth Management Committee meeting at which the Billboard By-law and... Read More

Karen Stintz, Billboards, and how to get around the Lobbyist Registry

On January 9, 2009, City Councillor Karen Stintz had a business lunch with Les Abro, president and CEO of billboard company Abcon... Read More

How to Get Ahead in Advertising (by taking municipal governments for suckers)

Photo by torontocitylife. Transit shelters require concrete pads (bases) underneath them. Astral pays for those. The garbage bins... Read More

Understanding a city council meeting 101

Yes, City Council proceedings are often funny, ridiculous, and entertaining, and sometimes even embarrassing.  Let’s get that... Read More