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For comics, Rob Ford is the gift that keeps on giving

But political humour is more than just cheap gags: it can influence an election.
January 01, 2014

Never bin better: Cool shipping container outdoor market inspires others to jump on trend

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.
December 30, 2013

Zen and the art of Keanu Reeves

Local legend talks about his childhood obsession with hockey, his action-packed new flick, and how he gets by with help from his motorcycle and a little red wine.
December 25, 2013

Lessons from Haiyan: Poll shows Canadians want climate action

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.
December 20, 2013

Heroes, heartache and the beauty of hockey

Toronto writer Dave Bidini’s latest work explores his childhood idol Dave Keon.
December 17, 2013

Turner on Real Estate: making sense of the market’s numbers and headlines

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.
December 16, 2013

Toronto Public Health’s chief medical officer talks about crack, calories and conditional passes

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.
December 06, 2013

Jason Collett’s beloved Basement Revue Series returns this month

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.
December 04, 2013

Filling belly and heart

November 29, 2013

Arts park could be ready in 2014

November 29, 2013

Collaborating for public space

November 29, 2013

Bold new plans for Casa Loma revealed

140-seat fine dining restaurant plus much more
November 29, 2013

School board aims to sell part of playground

Ledbury Park parents hope to hold on to much-needed parkland
November 29, 2013

Yonge & 401 flyover could ease traffic

November 29, 2013

Consultations to begin for proposed Sheppard Centre tower

Local councillor says congested Yonge and Sheppard area could not handle a 39-storey tower
November 29, 2013

Toronto Without Borders

Working overseas to help the needy — or in the aftermath of a disaster — takes someone special. Doing it away from home over the holidays is an even greater sacrifice. Find out how these eight T.O. heroes are showing the world how much we care this season.
November 28, 2013

Cover story: a profile of Demetrius Joyette

Demetrius Joyette thought he’d found his ticket out of the classroom. The North York actor began acting professionally in elementary school, and soon saw it as a way out of the daily classroom grind. Ironically, that’s exactly where his career ended up taking him.
October 31, 2013

Local artist takes work to Capitol Hill

North York artist and activist Franke James returned from a trip to Washington, D.C., this past October where she unveiled her unique protest art. Six posters were hung at different city bus stops as part of her “Oh No Canada” anti–tar sands campaign. The posters feature slogans such as “Do not talk about climate change” and take aim at Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government.
October 31, 2013

Still no consensus on Bathurst Manor Plaza

Residents of the Bathurst Manor area have been working with the City of Toronto and a developer since 2006 to come to a consensus on a proposed six-storey, mixed-use development on Wilmington Avenue. After the most recent community meeting last month, residents are still feeling dissatisfied.
October 31, 2013

Yonge and Eg could see two more new towers

A proposed 28-storey tower on the first block of the recently approved Postal Station K project has gone before the Ontario Municipal Board.
October 30, 2013