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George Brown Food Research

Hospital food goes fresh and local

Toronto's burgeoning foodie scene is trickling its way into hospital cafeterias, where tasty recipes made from locally sourced ingredients are setting a new bar for healing. 

The Kitchen Library. (Courtesy Lisa Tait Photography)

Sharing is caring (and sustainable): A different kind of commerce is on the rise in T.O.

The city's sharing economy is thriving thanks to a young crop of community-based initiatives. 

Zhibin Wang, Jacky Qiu and Michael G. Helander in the aerelightdesign studio.

Five must-watch startups for 2015

With Toronto picking up speed as a North American epicentre for entrepreneurialism, we rounded up some young businesses poised to make big things happen in the year ahead. 

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. 

Sandra Shaul.

Where the Great War lives on in Toronto

Nearly half a decade after the last veteran of the First World War faded, we trace Toronto’s physical relationship with the war from the city streets to the memories tucked away in attics.

Lucy McGarry, in the Harry Rosen Research Commons, Psychology Research and Training Centre at Ryerso

New therapies are helping children with autism overcome sensory barriers

From music to video games, new technologies are making therapies for children with ASD more affordable and accessible. Meet the Toronto-based researchers whose innovations are helping children understand themselves—and the world around them—in new ways. 

Jeffrey Barber

An interview with Jeff Barber, owner of Sonic Boom

After more than a dozen years in the Annex, Sonic Boom is relocating to Queen West. We talk to the owner of the iconic record store about his decision to switch neighbourhoods and his experience owning a record store in the digital age. 

Shawn Rock

Homemade hot sauce market heating up in Toronto

Canada is not known for its hot sauces, but a number of Toronto food enthusiasts are challenging that. Combining local ingredients with a passion for flavour, these chefs are spicing up the city's culinary scene and taking over restaurant tables across town. 

Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson.

North By Northeast art project aims to transform Toronto one alley at a time

Thirty-one new murals will be painted across Toronto over the next week in an effort to beautify alleyways, improve walkability, and enhance the safety of Toronto's laneways. It's part of a larger strategy to imagine what the future of this city's story could be, a narrative as told by artists. 

Kevin Beaulieu of World Pride

World Pride timed to open the floodgates for gay tourism in Toronto

LGBT tourism is poised to crack $200 billion for the first time this year. With Toronto hosting the fourth annual World Pride celebrations, we look at how our city has the potential to set the global stage for Pride celebrations and welcome a new wave of tourists.
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