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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.

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. 


Game on! A new sports festival attempts to erase the divide between jocks and nerds

A project of four community leaders who started out as strangers, StreetSport isn't just about reclaiming the joy of competition for GTA residents who might never make it to the big leagues. Like its role model, Nuit Blanche, it's also about putting people at the centre of our public spaces.

Rahul Bhardwaj & Josh McManus

Star columnist Royson James moderates our Oct. 27 event on community leadership and belonging

Join us on Thu., Oct. 27 for the second in our Speakers Series line-up. This time, we're focusing on building community leadership and a sense of belonging in our city. The Yonge Street Speaker Series is sponsored by the Toronto Community Foundation and Waterfront Toronto.

The Riverdale Hub

The Riverdale Hub expands on Toronto's ever-evolving Gerrard Street

The Riverdale Hub is a social innovation co-working space with a difference: its mission is to empower minority communities. Along the way, a renovation and a bold new presence on Gerrard Street in Toronto's Little India neighbourhood may help speed area's revitalization efforts and test a new funding model for non-profits at the same time.

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.

Iman Grewal of Kama Entertainment

Turning Toronto into a global hub of South Asian talent

As a classical Indian dancer, Iman Grewal has performed with some of the industry's major talents including Bare Naked Ladies, Apache Indian and Roach Killa. Two years ago, she decided to pass on the torch and her company Kama Entertainment is now ushering in the next wave of South Asian talent.

Mario Guilombo and Liliana Angarita

Refugee reciprocity -- Liliana Angarita and Mario Guilombo keep an eye on Canadian human rights

In 2001, after her four-year-old daughter was shot in the leg by corrupt Colombian officials, Liliana Angarita fled the country with her family. Now in Toronto she's devoting her life to human rights with her husband Mario Guilombo. Her efforts landed her in Canadian Immigrant Magazine's top 25 immigrants of 2011 list.

Jade Jager Clark

Artists in the GTA: for Jade Jager Clark, hip hop is her passion and business

Brampton may not seem like a centre for hip hop talent, but in one cul-de-sac Jade Jager Clark has established a dance empire with international reach. She doesn't seem to care that she's only twenty-two years old.

Ryad Assani-Razaki

Artists in the GTA: Ryad Assani-Razaki is telling our migration stories

Jameson Avenue's 1960s apartment buildings, packed with New Canadians, are home to many stories on migration. But only one of its residents has won a $20,000 provincial prize for telling these tales. Meet Ryad Assani-Razaki, a Benin-born, Parkdale-based scribe on the rise.

Danielle Svec

Access, availability and design: Can Danielle Svec find affordable, accessible housing in Toronto?

When people think of affordable housing, they don't always think of accessible housing, even though experts say the disabled make up huge swaths of low-income people. In Ontario, the numbers are jolting. Almost two million Ontarians are disabled. People like Danielle Svec are negotiating the slowly-improving system.

Marcos Pineda

PAYEing it forward: the PAYE program is getting Toronto youth jobs

The PAYE employment program strives to find enough jobs for youth eager to get to work. The challenge now is to find a wide range of companies of varying sizes willing to participate in the program.

Eddy Robinson

Eddy Robinson wants to reframe Aboriginal culture in Toronto

Eddy Robinson sees business as empowerment. An Anishnaabe native, he heads up a cultural business in Toronto, one he's currently revamping with the help of the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. To him, it's all about Aboriginal cultural and economic revitalization.

Darius Mosun

When the world's your niche: Toronto's International Design Firms do big business

Toronto's architectural design firms beat their competition by ensuring they have no competitors and by tapping into the diverse and talented pool of designers and artists that live here. You might even be surprised where some of our firms have been working.
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