Jennifer Pagliaro, TorontoStar

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Recent articles by Jennifer:

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

Worried pot shops have taken over Toronto streets? You may be right — and it may be about to get worse

With the market nowhere near saturation and few ways for municipalities to regulate them, cannabis stores aren’t going anywhere soon. → Read More

To serve and protect? A patchwork of penalties means some Toronto public servants face strict rules about vaccination — and some face none at all

A Star survey of local government vaccine mandates reveals a hodgepodge of rules for public servants, depending on where they work. → Read More

Toronto loses bid at Supreme Court of Canada to overturn Doug Ford’s cut to city council

In 2018, Queen’s Park changed the makeup of council to just 25 wards in the middle of a municipal election. → Read More

Toronto Public Health warns of potential COVID-19 exposures at two Elections Canada polling stations

The possible exposures occurred at two locations in the eastern part of the city. → Read More

City announces weekend vaccine clinic blitz, as Toronto’s top doctor urges caution at Thanksgiving

Vaccine clinics are planned in all 25 wards across Toronto this Saturday, in an effort to increase the vaccination rate to 90 per cent. → Read More

City staff top overall Toronto vaccination rate with 88 per cent fully dosed employees

Coun. Joe Cressy, who chairs the city’s board of health, says the overall trend is encouraging and expects the issue is largely reaching employees, no... → Read More

A provincial vaccine passport ‘best thing we can do right now,’ Mayor John Tory urges Doug Ford

Toronto’s mayor said Thursday he welcomes the news Ottawa is developing a vaccine passport for international travel. → Read More

Toronto city council votes for Dundas Street renaming, vacant homes tax; defers rooming house decision

Council won’t meet again until the end of September. → Read More

Toronto council votes to rename Dundas Street; new name to be picked by April 2022

The public will be consulted on what the new name should be along with names for Yonge-Dundas Square and other public amenities. → Read More

Constituents faced abuse, bullying from former councillor Jim Karygiannis, says integrity commissioner

No punishment recommended after an investigation that found the former politician engaged in discreditable conduct and failed to adhere to council pol... → Read More

Ontario moves to Step 3 of reopening next Friday. Here’s what that means

The province, including Toronto and the GTA, will move to step three of the reopening plan on July 16. → Read More

Zero tolerance over COVID-19 rules in parks led to racial profiling, ‘unfair’ enforcement, says city watchdog

Toronto ombudsman’s report on the early weeks of the pandemic recommends clearer communications of rules and creation of anti-racism strategy. → Read More

City to wage a building-by-building campaign to increase vaccinations in Toronto’s northwest as first dose rate slows

Officials say access, not hesitancy, still the issue with increasing vaccination rates in some parts of the city. → Read More

New ‘playbooks’ by Toronto board of trade, city set stage for reopening of office towers

Local business leaders, politicians look for clarity from province, Ottawa on return to work rules. → Read More

Toronto vacant home tax of one per cent could be in place at the start of next year, says city staff

A tax on homes sitting vacant would be designed to help ease the Toronto’s housing affordability crisis. → Read More

Rename Dundas Street, Yonge-Dundas Square, says city staff report

The recommendation includes renaming other Toronto landmarks, including public parks that bear the name of a man said to have slowed the end of the sl... → Read More

At 90, Star reader writes of a lifetime of joyful camp memories — and is now giving back to help kids experience the same

Star reader and lifelong camper Marilyn Rollo, who recently turned 90, sends a special letter about her experiences along with a donation to the Star ... → Read More

Toronto should ask Ottawa to decriminalize drug possession in the city, says public health report

A report from Toronto’s medical officer of health recommends forming working groups to come up with alternatives to charging people. → Read More