The Toronto Star likes to see themselves as leaders in promoting better governance for the Greater Toronto Area. They usually do a good job of highlighting real issues and bringing them forward. They then act as cheerleaders that keep the issue in the news until something is actually done.
The problem is that when a mediocre (or worse) reform takes effect, they don't stand up and say "um, this won't really solve the problem". Instead they applaud this result as a great success... for which they deserve much of the credit.
The latest example is in today's paper: Unified roar made New Deal a reality.
Personally, I still refuse to spend my own money on a newspaper that so moronically and so unapologetically campaigned for the "Megacity" amalgamations.