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Fran Deacon

Philanthropists take Toronto's future in their own hands

Under the Gardiner initiative joins Toronto Foundation in a growing cluster of philanthropic efforts and organizations to make Toronto even better. 

Anisa S. Mirza, CEO and Co-founder of Giveffect.

Charitable giving gets a techie twist

Toronto startups Giveffect, FlipGive and Hospital Connection set out to rewire and disrupt the billion-dollar charity market in Canada.

CKX participants pieced together strategies around sharing community knowledge like you'd piece toge

Pioneering new ways of measuring a city's success

The inaugural CKX Summit explored how open data and collaboration can transform communities.

Greg Yuristy, founder of Smart Green Technologies.

Greening the roof over your head: A look inside a growing industry

With help from one local company, Toronto's paving the way – and the roof – for sustainable building initiatives.

Datifex founder and CEO, Chris Erickson.

Staying on top of a data-driven world

A group of Toronto businesses are changing the way we interact with data. 

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.

Shirin Habibi, Tariq Haddadin and Amie Sergas of the MaRS Business Acceleration Program

The dream of a Canadian Silicon Valley

By bridging Toronto and the Kitchener-Waterloo area, both through collaborative networks and the facilitation of a high-speed rail system, regional organizations aim to create a powerhouse of Canadian talent. 

vital signs

Vital Signs report paints a new portrait of Toronto's growing population

The 2013 Vital Signs report indicates a city in rapid transition, bringing with it a new realm of opportunities and challenges. We summarize some of the findings in the first of many features dedicated to breaking down the issues outlined in the Vital Signs report. 

Musician, Adil Dhalla.

Ukulele gangsters will shake up unhappy public transit commutes

Entrepreneur Adil Dhalla has put together a ukulele orchestra to make the TTC morning commute happier. Project Ukulele Gangsterism will feature spontaneous public transit demonstrations culminating in a music video for an Emersonian-inspired track called "Have An Awesome Day."

Toronto's PATH neighbourhood.

Underground living: Has PATH become more than just a place to eat lunch & escape the cold?

With a history going back to the early 1900s, PATH has made life easier for downtown workers. But with more residential buildings tapping in, could it be turning into a real neighbhourhood?

Jackie Perri.

A pinker kind of company: How LGBT inclusivity is good for business

Supporting LGBT employees doesn't just make for a more comfortable work environment. Members of the Pride at Work group argue that it also boosts the bottom line.
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