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YongeTalks Nov 19

Forever Yonge: A Street for the People

How can we keep Yonge Street wacky, weird, and a place for gathering? Our latest #YongeTalks session tackled this very important question. 

Spadina & Queen's Quay Wavedeck.

Lake Ontario swims again: How once-fragile species are back in action

With careful management under the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, several previously fragile species are returning to the GTA.

Pan Am and Parapan Am Aquatics Centre

What Toronto would look like without the Pan Am Games

After more than a half-decade of preparation, the Pan Am Games are nearly here. And, if all goes according to plan, their built and cultural legacy will continue for decades to come. 

Vital Signs.

Taking Toronto's Vital Signs: We're prospering, but some challenges threaten to take root

Every year since 2001, the Toronto Foundation has pulled together data, case studies, and other information to create a comprehensive assessment of the state of our city. Toronto, it's time for your annual checkup.

Rendering of the Sky-o-swale at the East Scarborough Storefront.

Reaching for the Sky-O-Swale

How professionals and community youth collaborated to bring a new landmark to East Scarborough's Kingston-Galloway-Orton Park neighbourhood. The Sky-O-Swale is at once an eco-friendly water filtration system and a community gathering space. 

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.

Arlen Leeming, MES Project Manager, Don & Highland Watersheds Toronto & Region Conservation Auth.

Exploring the vitality of Toronto's rivers and history

Reporter Andrew Seale paddles down the Don River in a canoe to better understand how Toronto's various rivers and channels have impacted our city's infrastructure over the years. 

The Gibraltar Point Lighthouse

10 must-see buildings at this year's Doors Open Toronto

Our roundup of some of the architecturally, historically, and culturally coolest places to see at this year's Doors Open TO celebrating "Secrets & Spirits."

Canary District under construction.

What legacy will the PanAm/ParaPan games leave on Toronto's infrastructure?

Toronto has already ensured the PanAm/ParaPan Games will leave the city with a healthy legacy, more than a year before they kick off. We look at some of the changes coming to the city's infrastructure and what it means for housing, communities, and transit.

Rob Sysak

Yonge Interviews: Rob Sysak, Executive Director at West Queen West BIA

West Queen West is a neighbourhood in deep transition. We talk to Rob Sysak, executive director at the WQW BIA, about how the neighbourhood has changed and what's in store for the stretch of Queen Street that runs from Bathurst to Gladstone. 

Alex Dumesle, Project Coordinator for Partners of Project Green.

The greenest industrial wasteland around

Nearly a thousand businesses in the Pearson Eco-Business Zone encompassing the airport and surrounding area have teamed up under the banner of Partners in Project Green to lessen their carbon footprint. Here's how they plan to do 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. 

Hossein Rahnama of Flybits

Welcome to the era of contextually intelligent cities

Hossein Rahnama is the brain behind Flybits, an award winning Ryerson-based company that is changing the way we communicate with our cities—and how our cities communicate with us. Context-aware computing may sound futuristic, but it's already here.

Tom Rand

Cleantech and healthcare: two sectors leading exponential technology growth in Toronto

Faster computing and cheaper product development has created a booming culture of innovation in Toronto. This two part series takes a look at four sectors leading the way, starting with healthcare and cleantech.   

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. 
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