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Dr. Michael Brownbridge, Vineland research director with research technician Gillian Limebeer.

How we can grow our own (not so) exotic ingredients right here in the GTA

In a project to help local producers meet the demands of Ontario's increasingly diverse population, scientists are building better beans (and okra, peppers and other veggies, too)

Malvern Community Market volunteer planning group.

You are what your community eats

The transformation of Malvern has meant more than just reclaiming it from gang violence. Bringing people together around food and green spaces has been an integral ingredient. 

Mentor, Adrian Cheung at BMO.

Where even time-strapped professionals can find time to help newcomers improve their prospects

Just because it's a breakneck pace doesn't mean it doesn't work. ACCES's speed mentoring program offers new Canadians the chance to make a lot of contacts very quickly. 

Naki Osutei.

Wearing our diversity on our jersey: How the Pan Am Games plans to deliver one of its key promises

Ontario's Pan/Parapan American Games won't just be showcasing athletic and organizational prowess. They'll be putting the breadth and dynamism of the GTA's population on the world stage.

GPLEX Conference

In diversity, harmony: Do we talk differently than Americans?

Delegates from Philadelphia here to learn from Toronto's brightest and best see a side of the city that its inhabitants might not.

Frances-Anne Solomon.

Building a better brand: Frances-Anne Solomon's efforts to take Caribbean culture global

After years of producing film and television, the CaribbeanTales founder realized the biggest obstacle to reaching a global audience was in the distribution.

Jackie Perri.

A pinker kind of company: How LGBT inclusivity is good for business

Supporting LGBT employees doesn't just make for a more comfortable work environment. Members of the Pride at Work group argue that it also boosts the bottom line.

Canadian Stage Festival of Images and Creation

Sound & passion: Our slideshow of Canadian Stage's Festival of Ideas & Creation

With this year's focus on music, Canadian Stage's annual Festival of Ideas and Creation offered a glimpse of how sound, words and performances can pack a punch when combined with artistry. Yonge Street's managing photographer Tanja-Tiziana Burdi caught some of the magic on and off stage.


Shrewd charity: How Toronto+acumen aims to reduce poverty with venture capital

Founded two years ago, the Toronto chapter of a global venture fund has been investing in projects that will improve the quality of life in developing countries. Now they're working on bringing that model back to TO.

Akber Batada and his Cosmic Cab.

Cosmic Energy: Inspired by a dream, this driver's turned his taxi into an entertainment hotspot

He used to be in the seafood business in Mumbai, but now Akber Batada brightens Toronto's streets with his over-the-top cab offerings.

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.

M. Sirois

Flourishing French school systems could be the harbinger of a more bilingual Toronto

Underutilized mainstream schools are finding new life serving the GTA's diverse French-speaking communities. Is it a case of build it and they will... speak French?

Eli Malinsky of the Centre for Social Innovation.

The city's next talent incubator starts putting down its Regent Park roots

As part of the revitalization of Regent Park, the Centre for Social Innovation is creating a new hub to help emerging entrepreneurs, community-builders and place-makers realize their dreams. Unlike CSI's first two locations, the new space will not be "community agnostic."

Hamid Tizhooch, Segasist.

An Iranian-born engineer's passion for producing a sharper image of cancer

Iran's Cultural Revolution and a grandfather's death led Hamid Tizhoosh to create a revolutionary tool that could help oncologists cloud-source knowledge about cancer tumours. So much for his idea of a 'take it easy' life in Canada.

Sharada Eswar

Artists in the GTA: Sharada Eswar tells South Asian tales old and new

As a young girl in Kerala, Sharada Eswar loved hearing her grandmother recount Indian epics. Now, the Brampton resident is bringing those ancient stories—and more contemporary tales—to life.
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