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The Humans of Jane's Walk: Skate the financial district with Ariel Stagni

"Skateboarding is a tactile exploration of the urban environment. Youth can participate in the 'adult' conversation about important places by explaining what and why they do the things they do," says Ariel Stagni, Walk Leader, Skateboarding in the ...
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Toronto's spoken word scene signals poetic resurgence with Toronto Poetry Slam

Any given day in Toronto will provide literary fans with an energetic offshoot of poetry gaining impressive momentum: spoken word, and its cousin poetry slams. Spoken word is poetry intended to be performed, and in such a connected world we live in where Facebook posts ...
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500 Startups launches in Canada: In conversation with Sanjay Singhal

500 Startups recently announced they are launching a $30 million fund focused on Canadian early stage technology companies. While 500 Startups has already invested in over 30 Canadian startups through their Silicon Valley fund, this is their first dedicated fund in ...
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Art & Design showcased at the Gladstone Hotel

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Long Branch - New Toronto - Mimico

This string of streetcar suburbs along Lake Ontario are connected to Toronto's central core by the 501 Queen Streetcar, nominated by National Geographic magazine as one of the world's "top ten trolley rides." Once sleepy residential communities, these neighbourhoods (today often referred to simply as "Lakeshore") have seen tremendous growth in both townhouse and condominium development, especially along the lakeside just west of the Humber River, an area once known as the "Motel Strip." New Toronto, with its once-mighty industrial base that disappeared in the early 1990s, is ready for creative enterprises to find spaces in old industrial facilities. With that streetcar offering an easy ride downtown, many creative and talented people are finding affordable places to live in all of these neighbourhoods.