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Ryerson DMZ International Fellows

How Ryerson plans to strengthen Toronto by partnering with Indian institutions

By collaborating with universities in India and across the world, and building a mini accelerator program that's set to open in the Bombay Stock Exchange in May, Ryerson looks to help cement Toronto's position as an international innovation capital. 

Sherene Ng

New local innovations for the blind by the blind

There's more to believing than seeing. We look at two local entrepreneurs with vision impairments who are creating new products designed to enhance the day-to-day life and social experiences of those with low vision and blindness.

Henry Chong of Revelo Bikes Inc.

Five startups to watch in 2014

Igor Bonifacic reflects on the year that's been in the city's startup community, and looks forward to five startups to watch in 2014. From cameras to keyboards, Toronto's entrepreneurs are entering the market with five exciting new products.

Wearable Tech

Future fashion now: a look at wearable tech in TO

Wearable technology is gaining significant ground here in Toronto, from bulletproof suits to devices that offer vision to the legally blind. We round up several entrepreneurs who are pushing boundaries and weaving the world of wearable tech as we know it. 

Frederick Hann

The business of beautiful: Gardens in the sky

A new program called Garden Connections uses design technology to imagine and demonstrate what gardens could look like on condominiums, all before lifting a shovel. The technology beautifies floorplans and could have huge sway on how buyers purchase condos. 

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.

vital signs

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. 

Max Béland.

How Ubisoft is changing the Junction's game plan

With its first title released on August 20, Ubisoft Toronto has a lot to celebrate. So does its neighbourhood, the Junction, which has developed progressively since the video game studio moved in back in 2009. 

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?

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. 

Olivier Berger and Angelica Fox of Wondereur.

The digital world provides new opportunities for art and commerce

The digital age has made high quality artwork just a click away. Yonge Street tracks down three Toronto companies -- Art Bomb, Wondereur, and Art From Concentrate -- that are using technology to change the way people market, discover and buy art. 

Tony Walsh of Phantom Compass.

Bootstrapping it: Startup game developers self-finance releases

Gaming platforms such as the App Store and Steam have made it easier than ever for developers to release independent games onto the market. Yet financing these games is a different story. A new generation of small Toronto game development companies are raising money on their own.

Toronto's PATH neighbourhood.

Underground living: Has PATH become more than just a place to eat lunch & escape the cold?

With a history going back to the early 1900s, PATH has made life easier for downtown workers. But with more residential buildings tapping in, could it be turning into a real neighbhourhood?

Crema Cafe in the Junction

A neighbourhood that brings the old & new together

The Junction has always been one of Toronto's most distinctive areas. But the recent influx of entrepreneurs has given its retro main street a much more fashionable vibe.

Jennifer Keesmaat.

Keesmaat kismet: Has the city's new chief planner arrived at the right time?

Our new chief planner has joined the city's building boom mid-party. But Jennifer Keesmaat's Toronto-loving pro-pedestrian approach might be what we need to liven things up.
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