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Occupy Toronto News

May Day in Toronto: No bankers, borders, bosses or capitalism Special

Toronto - Hundreds gathered at Nathan Phillips Square Tuesday to celebrate May Day and protest against capitalism, austerity measures being imposed by all levels of government and the so-called war on workers' rights and immigrants.

'HAIR' we grow again - Toronto theatre production remounted Special

Toronto - The musical HAIR is playing at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto for a very limited run until the end of the year. The original production ran for over a year, and changed the face of theatre in Toronto.

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's website prompts a vote

Toronto - At first it appears Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s personal website that he used during his election campaign has been hacked, but he refutes that allegation. Regardless, the site now allows visitors another chance to vote.

The 99 Faces of the Occupy Toronto movement Special

Toronto - Toronto artists Richard Gottardo and Boston Dell-Vandenberd saw an opportunity to go behind the crowd at Occupy Toronto to better understand just who made up the endlessly diverse crowd.

Occupy Toronto ends, for now Special

Toronto - Occupy Toronto ends their camp-out at St. James Park in downtown Toronto. Court ruled Monday it was illegal and police moved in at 6am Wednesday and cleared the park without violence.

Tents may be gone at Occupy Toronto but the beat goes on Special

Toronto - The tents have been taken down at St. James Park with city crews working non-stop to remove the litter that remained. As Occupiers continued their movement amid a Sea of Blue it was clear that Toronto is unlike many of the other Occupy cities.

Occupiers joined by Labour Movement and police in Toronto

Toronto - The Occupy Toronto Movement remains in Toronto after tents were removed this morning. After their first General Assembly of the day, police came into the park to take down tents and a huge crowd formed.

Occupy Toronto camp taken down, some remain chained in tents

Despite being told to leave St. James Park by the city some protesters in Toronto have decided they would rather stay in the tents, chained up.

Op-Ed: Although police have moved in, 'Occupy' still has a job to do

The long-awaited showdown between police and 'Occupy Wall Street' protesters has indeed been ugly at points, but continues to proceed in a relatively civil manner. Many now question whether the movement can survive following widespread eviction notices.

Op-Ed: The Urban Blight That's Become of Occupy Toronto Special

Toronto - The issue has been whittled down to whether a small ragtag army of demonstrators could appropriate a park for themselves on a pretext that occupying it was necessary in the exercise of their right of expression and peaceful assembly.

Op-Ed: Occupy protests must politicize while dodging rubber bullets

Toronto - The truest test of the resiliency of the Occupy movement will come as the second wave of city evictions notices and police violence is unleashed against the protesters. If they can survive this, they must find a way organize politically.

Op-Ed: Are the occupiers society's new 'elites'?

Toronto - In a failed attempt to legally prevent the City of Toronto from removing their campsite at St. James Park, the occupiers acted exactly like the elite 1% they claim to despise.

Op-Ed: Occupy Toronto, is it a fight to remain or social change?

Toronto - As the midnight hour approached the protesters at St. James Park remained after the eviction order came into effort. There were conflicting reports as to if the police was going to take action through the night.

Op-Ed: Dear Mayor Rob Ford — I am one of the 99% and I want them out

Toronto - As Toronto collectively holds its breath waiting to see what happens next at St. James Park, my civic duty is to let Toronto Mayor Rob Ford know that yes, some of us do support their removal and agree that the occupy movement's time has come to an end.

Court decision rules Occupy Toronto camp must leave park

Toronto - This morning Mr. Justice David M. Brown ruled that Toronto's notice issued on Nov. 15 is constitutionally valid and that those occupying St. James Park must comply with the ruling.

Thousands of OccupyTO protesters march on Yonge to 'Evict Ford' Special

Toronto - Thousands of Occupy Toronto protesters marched on Yonge Street to city hall Saturday in one of the largest demonstrations since it formed in October. From Communists to Ron Paul supporters to Anarchists, everyone was there.

Occupy Toronto eviction notice given – and then delayed Special

Toronto - Occupy Toronto activists had already marched toward city hall to protest their impending eviction when they received another notice – this time from the Ontario Superior Court of Justice – that said they didn’t have to leave just yet.

Occupy Toronto served with eviction notice Special

Toronto - Protesters at St. James Park were given the order to vacate by 5 a.m. Wednesday morning earlier today. A handful of police assisted city officials who passed around the notices.

Occupy Toronto protesters ordered to leave area by midnight Special

Toronto - Occupy Toronto protesters currently camping out at St. James Park have been issued notices of eviction. Signed by City Manager Joe Pennachetti, the letters order the occupiers to remove their items between midnight and 5:30 a.m.

Anonymous threatens to take Toronto off web over Occupy threats

Toronto - A group who is claiming to be Anonymous has threatened in a YouTube video to remove the city of Toronto off of the Internet if Mayor Rob Ford removes Occupy Toronto protesters from St. James Park.

Occupy Toronto goes singing in the downtown Special

Toronto - A group of minstrels were on the streets of Toronto this afternoon bringing a bit of musical flair. The buskers from Occupy Toronto weren't out for tips but rather taking their message to the streets peacefully.

Occupy Toronto encampment damages could cost as much as $25,000 Special

Toronto - It has been a month since Occupy Toronto protesters established an encampment site at St. James Park. There has been extensive damage to the grounds, and the City has said they will be creating a plan soon to deal with the occupiers.

Robin Hood Tax urged in latest Occupy Toronto protest, march Special

Toronto - Hundreds of Occupy Toronto protesters marched from their camp site at St. James Park all the way to Nathan Phillips Square. Many called for the end to the current banking system, while others urged for a Robin Hood Tax.

Occupy Toronto — Observations from the camp

Toronto - Instead of going away protesters at Occupy Toronto are holding strong, with more tents going up every day. Walking through the public park turned camp is like touring a different city.

Occupy Toronto: Thousands fill the streets, march to City Hall Special

Toronto - Following a brief general assembly at St. James Park, thousands of activists, members of community organizations and Occupy Toronto protesters filled the streets of the city and marched to City Hall protesting Mayor Rob Ford.

Inside the Occupy Toronto encampment Special

Toronto - Toronto Occupy is still ongoing, with a full field of tents. There are still 50 to 60 tents on location. Shane Mullins went to the scene today capturing images of what is happening at St. James Park in downtown Toronto.

Day Two — Occupy Toronto Camp Special

Toronto - On Sunday people were busily milling about at a tent city set in the middle of downtown Toronto. Day Two of Occupy Toronto was in full force.

Occupy Toronto is alive and well Special

Toronto - Occupy Toronto is alive and well, and has been peaceful with very little police presence, for now. Organizers decided to make St. James Park in on King Street the Occupy Toronto home base.

Op-Ed: Occupy Toronto missing some crucial element Special

Toronto - With the launch of Occupy Toronto at King Street and Bay Street in the heart of Toronto's financial district yesterday morning, Toronto protestors aim to sync up with a larger sense of malaise. But some crucial element to their success remains missing.

Occupy Toronto: Thousands protest, march against banking system Special

Toronto - Thousands of protesters gathered at Toronto's Financial District as part of the Occupy the World movement. Occupy Toronto activists criticized the nation's banking system, governmental leaders and its economic structure.
 

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Hundreds of Occupy Toronto protesters marching by Scotiabank on King Street.
Hundreds of Occupy Toronto protesters marching by Scotiabank on King Street.
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Members of the Occupy Toronto group went out busking today on Yonge Street singing and leaving behin...
Members of the Occupy Toronto group went out busking today on Yonge Street singing and leaving behind sidewalk chalk messages.
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The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
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The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city. Tents are in almost ever...
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city. Tents are in almost every area of St. James Park. The St. James Church is providing some support to the protesters.
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St. James park gets a free facelift
St. James park gets a free facelift
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Protesters at Occupy Toronto (St. James Park) received eviction notices this morning from the City o...
Protesters at Occupy Toronto (St. James Park) received eviction notices this morning from the City of Toronto.
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Occupy Toronto protester holding an  Evict Rob Ford  pamphlet.
Occupy Toronto protester holding an "Evict Rob Ford" pamphlet.
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The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
The camp for Occupy Toronto is beginning to feel like a city within a city.
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The camp in Toronto for Occupy Toronto on Day 2.
The camp in Toronto for Occupy Toronto on Day 2.
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The new sod looks great
The new sod looks great
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Protesters at Occupy Toronto (St. James Park) received eviction notices this morning from the City o...
Protesters at Occupy Toronto (St. James Park) received eviction notices this morning from the City of Toronto. Singer Gordon Lightfoot came to show his support.
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The tents are down at St. James Park in Toronto but the occupiers from Occupy Toronto remain  follow...
The tents are down at St. James Park in Toronto but the occupiers from Occupy Toronto remain, following the rules from the city for the most part.
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Hundreds of Occupy Toronto protesters marching along King Street.
Hundreds of Occupy Toronto protesters marching along King Street.
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A man covering his lips with the old Canadian $2 bill and holding a sign urging the government to in...
A man covering his lips with the old Canadian $2 bill and holding a sign urging the government to invest in education and not "corporate greed."
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One of the two protestors I encountered at King St. and Bay St. in the early afternoon of October 15...
One of the two protestors I encountered at King St. and Bay St. in the early afternoon of October 15, 2011. His sign indicates the new location of the protest.
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Yurts provided by Canadian Union $2000 each to keep warm
Yurts provided by Canadian Union $2000 each to keep warm
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Horses were standing by  but were not needed
Horses were standing by, but were not needed
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Hundreds of Occupy Toronto protesters gathering at Nathan Phillips Square - City Hall.
Hundreds of Occupy Toronto protesters gathering at Nathan Phillips Square - City Hall.
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