Hoarding has become a problem in virtually every Toronto neighborhood, and it often adversely affects the health and safety of the hoarder, animals and neighbours, along with the community’s property values and quality of life.
If you have travelled along Bathurst Street in the last few months, you may have noticed an explosion of colour and images on the west wall north of Davenport and at the underpass just north of Dupont.
For Soulpepper’s 17th season, founding member and artistic director Albert Schultz is scheduled to reprise his role in The Norman Conquests trilogy and to direct four shows. Busy, sure, but variety is the spice of this impresario’s theatrical life at the helm of one of the country’s most successful theatre companies.
Innovative use of shipping containers has been a hot trend globally for years, in progressive locales from Copenhagen to Paris, but it took Toronto’s Scadding Court Community Centre to get the ball rolling in the city. Now, with the growing popularity of pop-up shops as well as local and sustainable goods and services, the bin trend seems poised to take off.
As people in the Philippines struggle with the devastation and death from the worst storm to hit land in recorded history (typhoon Haiyan), world leaders met in Warsaw, Poland, to discuss the climate crisis.
Not long ago, in a sad office in North York, the GTA’s construction industry scrawled the latest media release. Year-to-date sales of condos and new homes are at the lowest point in a decade, running more than 30 per cent below average. Two years ago, by this time of year, 34,286 units had sold. So far in 2013? A scary 19,327.
Last winter, the Fords pushed Toronto’s head public medical officer, Dr. David McKeown, into the limelight. Robbie was furious because a) the top doc wanted to lower Toronto’s speed limits and b) McKeown’s $300K salary enraged the fiscal conservative. We caught up with our metropolis’ top doc to gab about the projects he’s launched and planning to launch.
There are a number of holiday traditions in Toronto — from the National Ballet of Canada’s Nutcracker to Andy Kim’s festive concert. One of the best-kept secrets is Jason Collett’s Basement Revue Series. But after Feist backed up a reading by Michael Ondaatje at one of last year’s shows, the secret is out.