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Artscape's Artistic Producer Michael Rubenfeld

Yonge Interviews: Michael Rubenfeld, Artistic Producer of SummerWorks

SummerWorks has moved to the Ossington Strip, one of the city's biggest cultural hubs. We talk to the festival's Artistic Producer about how the arts have changed and shaped the neighbourhood since he first moved there in 2002. 

Shant Mandirosian, founder of Burger's Priest.

Q&A with Burger's Priest founder Shant Mardirosian

Toronto's most holy burger joint is set to be the newest addition to what could be considered Toronto's burger corner, Queen and Spadina. Despite competition, this burger empire continues to grow. Its secret: traditional burgers, fresh ingredients, and a devout following.

Symone Sheane from GirlFriday.

Shopcaster helps independent boutiques gain traction online

Major retailers today are more innovative than they've been since the advent of the shopping mall, but where do independent boutiques fit in? Forget expensive ecommerce sites: Toronto's Shopcaster is helping boutiques expand their business and reach new markets with a simple, attractive platform. 

Guild Inn Park and Gardens.

The top five public spaces that bring us together

The abundance of private development projects in the core has captured our imagination. But it’s the public spaces—where the big buildings aren't—that create the urban fabric that makes a city great. Yonge Street's Development Editor Bert Archer picks his five favourite public spaces.

Rna Diagnostics

How to reduce suffering & save money at the same time

Rna Diagnostics's new tool aims to cut the amount of unnecessary chemotherapy needed to treat cancer patients, limiting side effects—and saving money too. The research was only the first part of getting their ideas to market.

A 2011 Nissan Leaf gets a charge.

The city tests the waters on providing municipal EV charging stations

A proposed pilot project would see the city offer parking spots equipped with electric vehicle charging capability. The initiative will help the city figure out if EV charging could become a new revenue stream or whether the job should be left to other players.

Ken Greenberg

Where are Toronto's urban manners?

Veteran planner and author Ken Greenberg suggests we're better at sharing each other's food than sharing each other's space. But we'll learn.

Mare Sheppard.

Powering up: A network of video-game creators have decided their industry shouldn't be a men's club

The nerd-driven video-game industry has traditionally overlooked female talent. But women game creators in Toronto are working together to pull down the gender barrier. And they might be creating a world with better games, too.

Sonia Sakamoto-Jog

Artists in the GTA: Reel Asian's Sonia Sakamoto-Jog brings business savvy to the nonprofit world

This Rotman MBA thought she was on her way to a career in management consulting. But Sonia Sakamoto-Jog's passion for film dropped her in a more glamorous and more complex milieu. 

Jeremy Vandermeij

Heartfelt by design: Jeremy Vandermeij makes cutting-edge ideas both accessible and delightful

With projects aimed at breaking down the barriers between creators and users, artists and designers, Jeremy Vandermeij pinpoints the human connections at the core of great design.

Rebeka Tabodondung

Artists in the GTA: Rebeka Tabobondung's work bridges traditional and urban First Nations life

With Muskrat Magazine, Rebeka Tabobondung and David Shilling bring ancient Aboriginal knowledge into the networked urban age, blurring the boundaries between 'on reserve' and 'off reserve.'

Rahul Bhardwaj & Josh McManus

The devil (and the solution) in the details: Yonge talks growth, history & getting the balance right

At Yonge Street's second public event—this one on leadership and belonging—attendees looked to the past to find the future. 

Local hip-hop artist, Besque.

Artists in the GTA: Mississauga hip hop, nothing but the Besque

This Juno-nominated hip-hop artist has toured with Sean Paul, opened for Raekwon and released albums on three continents. But as he gears up for fall singles releases, Besque's still happy to hail from Mississauga and work in Toronto communities.


Yonge Street Video: Sketch grows a new creative class in Toronto

Sketch creates art-making opportunities for young people who are street-involved and homeless, giving them new career choices. Unexpectedly, there's also a green thumb element to their brand of creativity. Take a peek at our video and watch what's going on.

Jutta Treviranus, OCAD U.

OCAD U sees an accessible future with new Master program in inclusive design

As our population ages and the rights of disabled people are getting more attention, OCAD University has started a new Master program in inclusive design to create a brain trust of people skilled in accessible technologies from many sectors.
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