Jennifer Pagliaro, TorontoStar

Jennifer Pagliaro

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Recent:
  • TorontoStar
Past:
  • Hamilton Spectator
  • The Mississauga News

Recent articles by Jennifer:

Siri Agrell, former journalist and adviser to John Tory, seeks city council seat

Agrell, who worked in the offices of Mayor John Tory and former premier Kathleen Wynne, will challenge Gord Perks in Parkdale—High Park. → Read More

How a lone blue spruce tied up Toronto councillors for nearly an hour — and what that says about city hall

The final days of a spruce in a Weston backyard show why arguing over the fate of trees on private property takes up so much of councillors’ time. → Read More

Why John Tory’s re-election bid could hurt chances for a progressive city council

With no viable challengers yet, John Tory’s announcement means he may be able to influence the makeup of the next council. → Read More

‘It’s like the Hunger Games’: Wait-lists for city toddler swim programs double after pandemic pauses

Demand for city-run swimming courses has soared after two years of limited opportunities during the pandemic. → Read More

Toronto wasn’t ready for January’s blizzard — and still isn’t, says city report

Toronto needs to develop a plan to respond to extreme winter weather which will be more common with climate change, says a staff report → Read More

City to rezone Willowdale site for modular housing project despite ‘nasty’ opposition

Council votes to rezone Cummer Avenue site after Doug Ford government refuses request to fast-track it. → Read More

Toronto should drop mask mandate when province does, says city’s top doctor

Dr. Eileen de Villa, the city’s medical officer of health, is recommending that Toronto’s own mask bylaw expire as soon as changes are made to provincial regulations. → Read More

Toronto to resume in-person events like Pride, Caribbean Carnival

Mayor John Tory made the announcement at the TIFF Bell Lightbox on Friday morning. → Read More

Rail Deck Park vision returns, but its future is unclear

A new proposal includes parkland, but the developers want the city to build the deck. → Read More

City budget passes with $1.4-billion shortfall and a 4.4-per-cent hike in residential property taxes

Addressing the shortfall relies on promises of funding to come from feds, province. Mayor John Tory emphasized that the budget is not unambitious, that it’s simply trying to weather the pandemic “storm.” → Read More

‘Undignified’ lack of personal hygiene products for the homeless tackled in city budget talks

Drop-ins say they lack the funds needed to readily supply the homeless with tampons, pads and adult diapers. → Read More

‘Cautious optimism’ Omicron has peaked, but uptick likely from reopening, says Toronto’s health chief

Dr. Eileen de Villa said Tuesday getting vaccinated remains the best protection against the virus. → Read More

‘I do not see a commitment to funding people’: Public takes aim at police spending in Toronto budget talks

Dozens of speakers demanded more funds for affordable housing, climate action and transit during two days of budget talks. → Read More

Will Toronto tee up changes to city-run golf courses, amid demands for green space?

Report by city staff to come before councillors next week suggests keeping the five courses for golf, but expanding their recreational uses. → Read More

‘I’m never satisfied,’ says Mayor Tory on eve of another year of the pandemic

In a year-end interview, Mayor John Tory described his biggest concerns heading into 2022. → Read More

Toronto’s popular Rehearsal Factory reportedly sold to C3 Church

Rumours of a pending sale of the popular rehearsal and jam space had sparked concern in the artistic community. → Read More

Tory faces complaint over bail hearing comments on Toronto cop killing case

A legal group has complained to the Ontario Civilian Police Commission about tweets Mayor John Tory posted after Umar Zameer’s bail hearing. → Read More

How Toronto went from a ‘war on drugs’ to pushing for their decriminalization

Monday’s board of health vote on decriminalization is only the latest step in the city’s attempt at treating addiction as a health care issue. → Read More

Toronto health board to vote on plan to decriminalize small amounts of illegal drugs

A board of health report recommends asking Ottawa to exempt all Toronto residents from criminal charges for possession of small amounts of illegal dru... → Read More

Former staffer for Mayor John Tory appointed CEO of agency managing city’s $27-billion real estate portfolio

Vic Gupta was hired by the agency in 2019 after a job posting appeared to be specifically targeted for a former member of Tory’s or another mayor’s st... → Read More