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Keep Talking, Start Walking

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Mental health is finally a priority on the health agenda, but we need to ensure that momentum continues. By Dr. Catherine Zahn This year, Bell Let’s Talk Day has extra urgency. Canadians have been watching our provincial and federal governments work to negotiate a new Health Accord. Show More Summary

Photoist: Goodbye, Honest Ed’s Alley

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Alley of Abandoned Dreams The post Photoist: Goodbye, Honest Ed’s Alley appeared first on Torontoist.

Regent Park Residents Weigh in on Ontario’s Basic Income Pilot Project

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Feedback continues until January 31. Mike Connell has a strong opinion on how to cook the perfect steak. A cook for the Yonge Street Mission, he enjoys his job and is quick to say so. He also has an opinion about basic income, whichShow More Summary

How Toronto’s Papers Covered President Trump’s Early Days

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From NAFTA to "alternative facts," it's all Trump, all the time. In Front Page Challenge, Torontoist analyzes the best and worst of Toronto’s major dailies. In these early days of the new Trump administration, it appears there will be a showdown between the Oval Office and the press to win the hearts and minds of the public. Show More Summary

Live Blog: Municipal Budget 2017, Budget Committee Wrap-Up

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All the budget analysis, context, and fact-checks you could want. Photo by Himy Syed from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. At this meeting, the Budget Committee does a final review of the budget before it goes to Executive Committee and then City Council. Show More Summary

How Accessibility-Focused Housing Design Benefits Everyone

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Two years ago, changes to the Ontario Building Code upped accessibility requirements for multiunit residential buildings. Public Works looks at public space, urban design, and city-building innovations from around the world, and considers what Toronto might learn from them. Show More Summary

Photoist: This is Toronto

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This is Toronto by Sean Marshall. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The post Photoist: This is Toronto appeared first on Torontoist.

What to Do in Toronto, January 23–29: Piano Fest, Blanket Fort, Monster Jam

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Also attend closing parties for The Central and The Hoxton; talks on safe streets and fake news; concerts from Kid Koala, Jason Collett, and Hooded Fang; and a surprise album release for the late Handsome Ned. Urban Planner is your weekly curated guide to what’s on in Toronto—things that are local, affordable, and exceptional. Show More Summary

Federal Infrastructure Dollars Coming to George Brown and OCAD

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George Brown will use their grant to help build an "Innovation Exchange." The federal government is rolling out more recipients of the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, and two Toronto schools are on the list. On...Show More Summary

Watch the Women’s March Take Over Nathan Phillips Square

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Trump's crowd had nothing on this. Video by Andrew Louis The day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, millions rallied and protested in cities worldwide as part of the Women’s March. An estimated crowd of 60,000 turned up in Toronto, many...Show More Summary

Historicist: “The World Will Little Note Nor Long Remember…”

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William McDougall, Canadian witness to the Gettysburg Address. This post originally appeared on January 26, 2013. It was only about 270 words long, but the Gettysburg Address has resounded for generations. Abraham Lincoln’s appearance...Show More Summary

Bald Eagles Leave Trumpland for Toronto

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The birds have reportedly returned to Toronto's west end. Toronto Urban Forestry is reporting that bald eagles are back in Toronto—they’ve reportedly been spotted in the west end. While the City said this appearance comes after a 50-year absence, there were also reported sightings of a couple bald eagles in High Park in 2014. Show More Summary

How to Break Out of Drinkless January With Affordable Wine

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Alternatively, some wine to distract you from inauguration day. The film industry refers to January as a dump month and it would seem that the same is true for the LCBO. The new releases are less exciting, and people are still recovering from their December spending. Show More Summary

Photoist: Ryerson Rink

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Hockey Ryerson Rink by Ryan. Photoist is a periodic photo series, featuring the best from the Torontoist Flickr Pool. The post Photoist: Ryerson Rink appeared first on Torontoist.

All the Things Toronto Could (and Should) Do With Trump Tower

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Kevin O'Leary Tower, anyone? Relief Line is your not-so-serious look at the city we love. After five years of financial difficulties, it was recently announced that Toronto’s very own Trump Tower is up for sale. The future of the building is unclear, but rumours are that new ownership will likely make some changes, including ditching the name. Show More Summary

Where the Rob Lowe Cult Classic Youngblood Was Filmed in Toronto

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With bonus Peter Zezel content. Youngblood is no classic, but for whatever series of reasons, this 1986 hockey movie has kind of stood the test of time as something of a cult film. Yes, even though it’s (spoiler alert!) a hockey movie that ends both with a time-expired penalty shot in a tie game and a character-building post-game, mano-a-mano brawl. Show More Summary

Now and Then: Royal Canadian Yacht Club

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Now and Then explores the stories behind Toronto’s historical plaques and monuments. It was lonely being a boating enthusiast in early 19th century Toronto. Lake Ontario is on our doorstep, but a yacht fan would have nowhere to turn for companionship. Show More Summary

Why Toronto Should Become More Climate Change Resilient

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Climate change is already well underway, but with some smart choices Toronto can mitigate the impact. By The post Why Toronto Should Become More Climate Change Resilient appeared first on Torontoist.

Photoist: Painting Parkdale Purple and Green

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Purple and Green The post Photoist: Painting Parkdale Purple and Green appeared first on Torontoist.

Rex Murphy Doesn’t Understand Transit Planning, or Economics, or Why We All Must Die One Day

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Rex Murphy uses lots of multi-syllabic words. But it doesn't mean the arguments make sense. Rex Murphy is one of the modern Great Old Men of Canadian journalism, which is all the evidence one really needs to realize most Canadian journalism is bad. Show More Summary

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