Interest Groups and Municipal Government in Toronto

Update: As of November 2017, New Toronto Good Neighbours seems to be no longer active. Manse Valley Community Association disbanded in 2010 New Toronto Good Neighbours (NTGN) is an organization set up by the residents of New Toronto in order to “foster a strong community of diverse ideas, talents, people and property”.[i] It was founded in 2004 […]

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Ontario municipal governments and the services they provide online

Local government has certainly caught up with using technology in order to communicate better with their local constituents. In the city of Mississauga, one can access the city website in order to find out assessment information on various housing in the city. This can be a very valuable tool for individuals, in order to get […]

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Toronto Municipal Government & the neighbourhood of Alderwood

Toronto is a single tier municipality that elects its councilors and a mayor every four years, without term limits. The city uses a first-past-the-post electoral system. According to the City of Toronto website, “In this system, the candidate elected is the one who receives more votes than any other candidate”[iii]. We will focus on Alderwood, […]

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