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Toronto's Greenest City

Yonge Street Video: Toronto's Greenest City sprouts in Parkdale

Yonge Street Video goes to Parkdale and chats with Greenest City. They're not just encouraging neighbourhood green thumbs to turn this most urban neighbourhood into a working city farm, they're also growing a new generation of Toronto leaders.

Eduardo Castro

Eduardo Castro takes care of Toronto's mental and civic health, one person at a time

Eduardo Castro's work with youth, mental health and addiction is all about building long-term relationships and his recent appointment to the Toronto Board of Health is his latest achievement in his civic-minded career.

Salon Camden

Q&A with Azmi Haq, the Conversation Starter

When Azmi Haq arrived in Toronto from Pakistan he found people here a little too polite, so to get people chatting about the city and country, frankly and openly, he started Salon Camden in his home. Here, he shares his thoughts on conversation and the immigrant experience in Toronto.

IS Awards

Yonge video: The Immigrant Success Awards

Toronto's motto is "Diversity Our Strength" -- TRIEC's Immigrant Success Awards shines a light on where that strength is flexing its muscles -- and profiting from doing so -- all over the GTA.

Why Not Theatre

Why Not Theatre asks "why not Toronto?"

The medium is part of the message for Why Not Theatre, an innovative and growing Toronto-based theatre company that uses both technology and the city's global, diverse connections to produce contemporary work.

Queen East's, Liloo

Liloo's commitment to neighbourhood on Queen East

What happens when a retailer sets up shop in an up-and-coming neighbourhood only to find the area is not quite ready for prime time? For Liloo's co-owners Sapna Alim and Amanda Steele the answer was simple: rely on a whole lot of neighbourliness.

Afzal Bhatti of Affy's Premium Grill

Good for the body, good for the soul, and good for the wallet.

Muslim businesses spread out over the 416 and 905 are generating millions of dollars in a parallel "halal" economy that's seeing increasing cross-over into the mainstream.

Danny Richmond and Hilary Keachie

A multifaith symphony of cultures

A Q&A with two Torontonians who are making this city a hub of interfaith and inter-cultural activity through the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and the Canadian Centre for Diversity.

Kenneth Montague

When art reflects reality

Kenneth Montague has won Now magazine's best dentist award several times. He's also an art collector and curator who decided to take on the Canadian art establishment and put Toronto's black artists and art about black identity on the world map.

Philip Wong

Queer Logo: Q&A with Philip Wong

How activist Philip Wong discovered that a strong brand is critical to building a strong charity when the venerable Lesbian and Gay Community Appeal relaunched as Community One.

Eva and Andrea of Toronto Homecoming

Welcoming back Toronto's top talent

Why do Torontonians live and work abroad, and why is it so difficult to get them to come back? Toronto Homecoming is answering these questions, and putting plans in motion to make it easier for them to come home.

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.

Vive Nano

The Little Nano that Could

Vive Nano, a start-up born in a University of Toronto chemistry lab, is part of a new and confident class of innovation-based firms in the city.  But is it possible to save the world with nanotechnology and stay local at the same time? 
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