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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?

Graeme Dymond of Legoland.

One man's Legoland becomes Toronto's playground

Graeme Dymond has turned his love of lego into a career. After winning a highly competitive national contest to become the master builder at the new Legoland Discovery Centre in Vaughan Mills, he talks about the new development and his new job as a professional kid. 

Vaughan mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua

Vaughan's towering new ambitions

With the Expo City development, Vaughan mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua is seeking to define his city with a dense new downtown core. Can globally inspired design create vibrant urbanity in sleepy suburbia?

Maggie Chen

When macro goes micro

For a Chinese-born economist, the difficulties new immigrants have entering the labour market are more than just theoretical. Maggie Chen's learned the obstacles firsthand. She's also learned about the resources available to help her.

Mike Brigham

Thousands of green energy jobs have been created in Toronto and Ontario, but challenges remain

Launched in 2009, Ontario's Green Energy Act has seen its share of brown-outs. A World Trade Organization dispute, an inadequate infrastructure, and a vocal anti-wind lobby have all caused problems. But, even still, new green jobs are coming on stream in the GTA and elsewhere in Ontario.

T&T Supermarket, Thornhill

The Sumptuous 905

Fresh live eels, sushi, and BBQ duck are among the temptations of the Olympic-sized T & T Supermarket that, along with other Asian markets in the GTA, are challenging our stereotypes of the suburbs.
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