City Hall Watcher

Matt Elliott
A weekly newsletter about Toronto City Council by Matt Elliott
Created 07 Nov 2018
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  • Gimme shelter survey
    18 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 3
    ⚡️ City Hall Watcher is publishing twice a week for the fall. On Fridays, you’ll get an extra The Week at Toronto City Hall issue by municipal politics veteran Neville Park. They’ll have a look ahead ...
  • The Week at Toronto City Hall #1
    15 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Next week, Toronto City Council’s various committees discuss the 2022 shelter plan, Open Data, zoning by-laws, arts grants, Indigenous entrepreneurship, and more. I’ve pored over the agendas to summar...
  • No room for debate
    12 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hey there! Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for a variety of things, such as the 2021 Toronto Blue Jays and all the nice messages you sent me after I announced the news that I’m going to be a dad. Th...
  • The lobbying zone
    04 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Hey there! Council is still in the middle of their meeting, but I thought I’d sneak in a Lobbyist Watch while we wait for them to finish their agenda. I’ll have a full recap of the happenings from the...
  • Supreme ruling
    27 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    ⚡️ City Hall Watcher is hiring. If you’re a freelance writer looking for a cool gig, get in touch. Hey there! Our long municipal nightmare is over. After several long months away, Council meets again ...
  • The waiting is the hardest part
    20 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    ⚡️ City Hall Watcher is hiring. If you’re a freelance writer looking for a cool gig, get in touch. Happy e-day. Hope you’re not reading this while stuck in line at your polling place. I mean, if you a...
  • The 2021 Toronto Council Power Rankings
    13 Sep 2021 • 13 min read • 5 0
    ⚡️ City Hall Watcher is looking for a freelance writer to contribute analysis and other newsletter content. If you’re interested, check out the job posting and get in touch. Hey there. Great to be bac...
  • Lobbyist Watch gets Frank
    07 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Hey there! It’s a new month, so today I bring you a new edition of LOBBYIST WATCH! It’s a jam-packed edition, with an appearance from one of Canada’s richest men. Plus: what if park benches had camera...
  • Reform school
    30 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Hello there. Wow, August really is slipping away, isn’t it? Into a moment in time, even. But I guess it was never mine. But enough with the wistfulness. We’ve got a newsletter to get through. This wee...
  • Grand Theft Bike: Vice City
    23 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 3
    Hello from the swamp. Toronto is gross and humid. I am not really digging it. But at least I can offer you a newsletter as a distraction. Find a shady spot and get to reading. This week: a sequel to a...
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