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YongeTalks Nov 19

Forever Yonge: A Street for the People

How can we keep Yonge Street wacky, weird, and a place for gathering? Our latest #YongeTalks session tackled this very important question. 

Crowd of music fans in Yonge-Dundas Square.

Yonge Street as Music Mecca

Yonge Street has always been a destination for live music. Now, plans are under way to kick the strip up to a tuneful new level. 

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. 

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. 

Evgeny Tchebotarev of 500px

Why international investors are investing more in Toronto-based startups

From Toronto to New York: International investors, especially American ones, are starting to invest in the city's most promising startups. We look at how Toronto's 500px scored its first investment and what that means for the city's ecosystem.

Jeff Cohen of the Horseshoe Tavern.

The role nightlife plays in building and dividing Toronto

It's no secret that councillors are divided on the issue of nightlife. Efforts are in place to regulate the number of clubs and bars in Parkdale, but embracing nightlife and considering the formation of a working group may be a better option, say club owners. 
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