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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. 

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. 

B Good debuts at on Front St East.

b.good restaurant lets diners feed their neighbours

A new restaurant sources from local producers to give customers and the community something good to eat. 

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.

Jacob Sheehy, founder of PressureNet.

Pressure gauge: The future of weather is in your back pocket

A Toronto-based company wants your smartphone data, but it's not for what you think. How crowdsourcing is changing the climate of weather forecasting.

Tony Mammoliti of YNOT Cycle.

The return to making and the rise of urban manufacturing in Toronto

Toronto is getting its manufacturing groove back. We take a look at the contemporary companies making manufacturing, and locally made goods and products, a priority. 

Amsterdam Brew House

How local is your beer? Craft brewers increasingly employ seasonal, regionally-grown ingredients

Despite our love of local brews, many of the ingredients in our favorite beers are not sourced locally. Yet that's changing as brewers tap into the local farming movement in their communities to add more fresh ingredients

The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

10 must-see buildings at this year's Doors Open Toronto

Our roundup of some of the architecturally, historically, and culturally coolest places to see at this year's Doors Open TO celebrating "Secrets & Spirits."

Canary District under construction.

What legacy will the PanAm/ParaPan games leave on Toronto's infrastructure?

Toronto has already ensured the PanAm/ParaPan Games will leave the city with a healthy legacy, more than a year before they kick off. We look at some of the changes coming to the city's infrastructure and what it means for housing, communities, and transit.

M. Jane Fairburn at Sugar Beach.

Shoring up Toronto's waterfront

A swath of beautification and accessibility initiatives are inspiring Torontonians to get back down to the lake. From revitalization projects to clean beach efforts and residential expansions, the lake is once again becoming an attractive feature for locals. 
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