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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.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 5 comments

'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.
Digital Journal Report by Bryen Dunn

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.
In the Media by Bryen Dunn

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.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Reeves - 4 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Daniel Boyington

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.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Mike Lapointe - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by Romeo Marquez

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.
In the Media by Andrew Reeves - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 13 comments

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins

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.
In the Media by Carolyn E. Price - 26 comments

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 4 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Mike Lapointe - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

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.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Andrew Moran - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins

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.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 1 comment

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.
Digital Journal Report by KJ Mullins - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Daniel Boyington

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.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Reeves - 2 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Andrew Moran - 10 comments
 

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2 000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
2,000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
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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.
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One protester sporting a Guy Fawkes mask holds a sign in front of Toronto police officers not to  hu...
One protester sporting a Guy Fawkes mask holds a sign in front of Toronto police officers not to "hurt us."
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St. James Park
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Protesters at Occupy Toronto (St. James Park) received eviction notices this morning from the City o...
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Protesters at Occupy Toronto (St. James Park) received eviction notices this morning from the City of Toronto.
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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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The camp in Toronto for Occupy Toronto on Day 2.
The camp in Toronto for Occupy Toronto on Day 2.
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Protesters at Occupy Toronto (St. James Park) received eviction notices this morning from the City o...
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Protesters at Occupy Toronto (St. James Park) received eviction notices this morning from the City of Toronto.
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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 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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Brian broadcasting live from Occupy Toronto
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Even solar power walking lights
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2 000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
2,000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
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2 000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
2,000 Occupy Toronto protesters marching the downtown streets.
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The Occupy Toronto encampment at St. James Park in the downtown area on Thursday afternoon.
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The Occupy Toronto encampment at St. James Park in the downtown area on Thursday afternoon.
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