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Roncesvalles-High Park

Roncesvalles is where Toronto's Polish community represents and is the transition between eclectic Parkdale and solidly middle class High Park. Along this north-south street one can find a statue of Pope John Paul II (he visited Roncesvalles on his 1984 trip), bars serving Polish beer and one of Toronto's most beloved art house cinema's, The Revue. The adjacent leafy Edwardian neighbourhood stretches west to High Park, the massive green lung of Toronto (to paraphrase landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted) with paths and trails that invite you to get lost in them and forget, for a bit, that you're surrounded by five million people.


Kelli Korducki

Letter from the editor

Letter from Yonge Street's new Managing Editor. 

Junction Brewery

Toronto taps craft beer market

The city's small batch brewery scene is exploding. In honour of Oktoberfest, we introduce you to breweries from the west end's Junction Craft Brewery to the east end's Left Field to learn more about the narrative of Toronto's craft beer rapture.  

Rick Portiss of Toronto & Region Conservation Authority.

A beginner's guide to wildlife in Toronto

Toronto is one of the most diverse cities in the world, so why would its wildlife species be any different? We take a tour through Toronto's ecosystem to learn more about the fish, birds, and mammals that share the city with us.

MaRS Discovery District bee initiative.

Look up: Toronto is abuzz with rooftop beehives that boost the city's ecosystem

The MaRS Discovery District's bee initiative adds its hives to the growing list of urban beekeepers using rooftops to enhance the biodiversity of Toronto's concrete jungle--and source delicious, organic, homegrown honey while they're at it.

Bob Baloch of The Fresh Veggies at the Sorauren Market.

A fresh "spin" on urban agriculture

Local SPIN-farmers are using small plots of land to grow fresh produce in urban environments. The movement supports eating locally, all while creating jobs and taking advantage of underused backyards. 
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