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The Kingsway - Islington

The Kingsway on Toronto's far west side was planned to be "a little bit of England far from England" by lawyer and developer Robert Home Smith who planned the neighbourhood in the early 1900s. Leafy and idyllic, the neighbourhood was based on Garden City principals and many of the homes are in the Arts and Crafts style. Bloor Street's mix of pubs, restaurants and services keep the area walkable and the proximity to natural areas make quick city escapes possible. Nearby and centred along Dundas is Islington (sometimes known as the "Six-Points") and is a mix of bunglows and historic buildings including Montgomery's Inn, one of the City of Toronto's museums. The "Historic Village of Islington" Business Improvement Area has sponsored an ambitious mural program throughout Islington's shopping area along Dundas, illustrating the deep roots this community has.


Kelli Korducki

Letter from the editor

Letter from Yonge Street's new Managing Editor. 

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.

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.

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.

Chefs in the Food Innovation & Research Studio.

Reinventing the cafeteria

How George Brown College, the Toronto District School Board, and Toronto Education Workers are trying to save the cafeteria and raise a generation of foodies while they're at it.
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