Five years ago, Toronto City Council banned all corporate and union contributions for municipal election campaigns. This was supposed to eliminate the influence of big money at City Hall, and give power back to you and me – the voters. What would you say if I told that the situation has gotten worse since then, […]
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This post by Beth Savan is part of Spacing‘s partnership with the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank at the University of Toronto. Find out more about the think tank, and the series, here. Two different acquaintances recently remarked that when they returned from a couple of years working outside of Toronto, they were blown away […]
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The year I started ninth grade, I was both nervous and excited. Having been the student council president and overall instigator at my junior high, I worried about being demoted on the social hierarchy. Surely, my high school would be filled with way cooler ninth graders, not to mention — seniors who purchased lunches, wore brand […]
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Toronto Park People’s Park Summit highlights the successes and opportunities of Toronto’s 1600+ parks. This year’s theme, Inspiration from Across Canada, will bring together park groups making a difference in their urban parks across the country. The 5th annual Park Summit is on March 7, 2015. Tickets are free. This is the third in a series of three Q&A’s featuring speakers from […]
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It’s no secret that, in cities across the country, house construction over past several decade has focused on outlying suburban areas. Increasing environmental consciousness, financial pressures and demographic shifts – to name a few – are radically transforming housing preferences, however, as many are moving back into metropolitan centres to meet the demands of the […]