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Pickering - Ajax - Whitby

This string of cites east of Toronto along Lake Ontario have traditionally been Toronto's bedroom communities. Pickering is mainly residential but has a substantial industrial area by Ontario Power Generation's nuclear plant while its northern sections remain rural. In 2006 Pickering was one of Profit Magazine's 10 cities in Canada to grow a business. Ajax's twenty-year plan include efforts to control how physical development occurs and focuses on environment, transportation and building quality places. The Town of Whitby has spent $30 million expanding cultural facilities over the past five years and its downtown area is undergoing revitalization.


Kelli Korducki

Letter from the editor

Letter from Yonge Street's new Managing Editor. 

Junction Brewery

Toronto taps craft beer market

The city's small batch brewery scene is exploding. In honour of Oktoberfest, we introduce you to breweries from the west end's Junction Craft Brewery to the east end's Left Field to learn more about the narrative of Toronto's craft beer rapture.  

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. 

Proposed Clarington Waste Facility.

Should Toronto burn its trash?

Toronto refuses to incinerate its waste, though nearby Peel Region has been doing it for years and York Region is now stepping on board. Is it time for the city to revisit its stance on incinerators?

Shirin Varzagani.

Keen & green: How an innovative mentoring program connects new Canadians with environmental jobs

Many newcomers are attracted to Canada by the promise of a green environment. The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority is making sure the brightest and best of them can do their part.
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