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Andrea from the Congo

Cosmopolis wears Toronto's diversity on its booksleeve

Toronto photographer releases photo book of new Canadians from every country in the world. 

Live Art Festival, by Mural Routes and StART at Underpass Park.

The Pan Am Path to a connected city

A new 84-kilometre trail sets out to link Toronto's communities and cultures. 

Craig Wong of Patois.

Toronto's blossoming fusion food scene puts the world on your plate in a whole new way

From Jamaican-Italian to Thai perogies, meet the city's latest restaurant craze.

Lucy McGarry, in the Harry Rosen Research Commons, Psychology Research and Training Centre at Ryerso

New therapies are helping children with autism overcome sensory barriers

From music to video games, new technologies are making therapies for children with ASD more affordable and accessible. Meet the Toronto-based researchers whose innovations are helping children understand themselves—and the world around them—in new ways. 

Black Creek Farm

Black Creek Community Farm, a hidden urban oasis near Jane & Finch

Black Creek Community Farm is a small, seven-acre farm in the Jane and Finch neighbourhood that is bringing fresh local produce and unique learning opportunities to one of the city's most challenging areas.

Kevin Beaulieu of World Pride

World Pride timed to open the floodgates for gay tourism in Toronto

LGBT tourism is poised to crack $200 billion for the first time this year. With Toronto hosting the fourth annual World Pride celebrations, we look at how our city has the potential to set the global stage for Pride celebrations and welcome a new wave of tourists.

Christian Szabo with a pane of Ornilux.

Birds have a new friend, immigrant has a new future

After emigrating from Hungary to Toronto with nothing at the age of 19 in 2000, Christian Szabo is now the founder of two companies that help builders and developers protect birds from their buildings, and buildings from the birds.

Shirin Habibi, Tariq Haddadin and Amie Sergas of the MaRS Business Acceleration Program

The dream of a Canadian Silicon Valley

By bridging Toronto and the Kitchener-Waterloo area, both through collaborative networks and the facilitation of a high-speed rail system, regional organizations aim to create a powerhouse of Canadian talent. 

War of 1812 Mural in Islington Village

Street art preserves Islington Village's history with remarkable attention to detail

A series of 25 murals celebrate Islington Village's past, while looking to its future. Igor Bonifacic reflects on how the street art represents his own experiences growing up in the area as a new Canadian, and what it means to the neighbourhood now.

George Cho.

George Cho's deconstructed pottery takes a new perspective on tradition

Pottery may be one of the oldest art forms, but ceramics artist George Cho is breathing new life into the practice, infusing it with contemporary notions of deconstruction while embracing tradition and craftsmanship. 

Wendy MacKinnon Keith

There's no shortage of support for entrepreneurial women in Toronto

Sure women and men aren't yet equal in the tech and innovation sphere, but that doesn't mean entrepreneurial women aren't working together to succeed. We talk to a new pack of industry leaders making it work with a little help from their friends.

Ten Thousand Coffees

Yonge Interviews: Dave Wilkin, founder of Ten Thousand Coffees

If you could have coffee with anyone in the world, who would it be? A new youth-driven movement connects the leaders of today with the leaders of tomorrow, bridging the gap between ideas and opportunity, all over a cup of coffee. 

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. 

Emily Glazer, at her residence.

Invisible disability in the workplace

For people with invisible disabilities, entering the workforce or holding a full-time job can be difficult, if not seemingly impossible. Some Canadian companies are beginning to shift their thinking and reduce stigma--and doing so is simpler than you'd think. 

Rahul Bhardwaj

Yonge Interviews: Rahul Bhardwaj, CEO & President of Toronto Community Foundation

Rahul Bhardwaj talks about his five recommendations for a better Toronto and the one thread that ties them all together: that Toronto cannot solve any one problem on its own, we need to look at issues on a network level.
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