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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.  

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. 

Proposed Clarington Waste Facility.

Should Toronto burn its trash?

Toronto refuses to incinerate its waste, though nearby Peel Region has been doing it for years and York Region is now stepping on board. Is it time for the city to revisit its stance on incinerators?

Shirin Varzagani.

Keen & green: How an innovative mentoring program connects new Canadians with environmental jobs

Many newcomers are attracted to Canada by the promise of a green environment. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is making sure the brightest and best of them can do their part.

David Suzuki

Green time versus screen time: Bring nature back to the city

In an age when kids are getting less and less exposure to nature, a discussion between environmental guru David Suzuki and author Richard Louv reveals that the GTA is making some headway in greening our urban lives.

Bob Willard

Can the profit motive help businesses go green?

Author Bob Willard meant to do some recycling when he revisited his book on sustainable business practices. But the world had changed too much. And not just the technology.

Dorsey James.

Artists in the GTA: Dorsey James' gods, goddesses and wizards unveil the mythology in mundane places

Once a mechanic in the US Air Force, Dorsey James moved to Canada looking for a less polarized home. Only in a moment of serendipity did he discover his talent for woodcarving.

The Sheppard Family

The Transracial Parenting Initiative helps parents and kids prepare to be mixed race families

Each year there are approximately 2,000 overseas adoptions in Canada, many of which create interracial families. Likewise, scores of domestic adoptions produce similar homes. There can be unique challenges for parents who raise children from a different background. Susan Crawford has solutions.

Scientists in Schools

When Scientists go to School

Ajax-based Scientists in School brings the fun into science education and hopes to breed a new generation of innovators from an early age.

Afzal Bhatti of Affy's Premium Grill

Good for the body, good for the soul, and good for the wallet.

Muslim businesses spread out over the 416 and 905 are generating millions of dollars in a parallel "halal" economy that's seeing increasing cross-over into the mainstream.
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