An outspoken Toronto city councillor who often rails at what he calls the "endless spending" at city hall has billed taxpayers for his stay at Ottawa's priciest and most elite hotel. Recently released expense documents show Coun. Giorgio Mammoliti, who represents Ward 7, York West, billed taxpayers more than $550 per night for a room at the opulent Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel. He was attending the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) convention and trade show in Ottawa this past June.
A popular Toronto Public Library program that's offered low-income families free access to museums and art galleries for the past 10 years is facing an uncertain future, after its corporate sponsor announced it's pulling funding. The library's Museum and Arts Pass (MAP) was set up in 2007 and funded to the tune of about $200,000 annually by Sun Life Financial. Originally, that money was used to offer free passes to low-income families in the city's poorest neighbourhoods.
The iconic Toronto Island ferries will begin sailing into permanent dry dock within two years, but the city's still not sure what they'll be replaced with, or how much the new fleet will cost. Only the 107-year-old Trillium will be spared. The other four ferries — Sam McBride, Thomas Rennie, William Inglis and Ongiara — will be phased out of service starting in 2020, according to city staff.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".