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Editor's Letter by Nicholas Hune-Brown

Toronto’s Green-ish Economy

If we want to write about the environment, we need to write about business.

Analysis by Carl Meyer

Royal Bank of Canada on the Defensive Over Criticism of Fossil Fuel Financing

Accused of being Canada’s biggest financial backer of fossil fuel projects, the bank is feeling the heat—even if it doesn’t say that publicly.

Investigation by Wency Leung

GFL Says It’s ‘Green For Life’—Its Neighbours Disagree

The GTA waste management company projects a green image. But a history of fires, water contamination, regulatory violations, and the complaints of neighbours from North Carolina to Hamilton tell another story.

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The Green* Economy

*allegedly green, or green-ish, stories from the GTA businesses that could make or break our environmental goals. In collaboration with The Narwhal, over the next two weeks we’ll dig into some of the biggest corporations in the country, write about small business owners trying to ride the wave of a green transition, and look at all the ways climate commitments and business imperatives collide in Canada’s biggest city.

Art + Money

Can you make art and still make a living in Toronto? Stories about international students-turned-popstars, indie filmmakers, radical visual artists, Indigenous painters, and the rest of the playwrights, gallery workers, cultural critics and workers keeping Toronto arts alive.

The Aging City

Toronto is getting old. Today there are more people over 65 than under 15, and by 2041 it’s estimated that one in five Torontonians will be a senior citizen. In our new ongoing series, we examine life in an aging city—with stories about home care, transit, seniors who wander, LGBTQ2S+ discrimination, and more.

Nominated for National Magazine Awards
Feature by Ashley Okwuosa

The Realities of Renting While Black

Black renters have always faced discrimination in Toronto. The rental crisis makes it worse.

Profile by Nicholas Hune-Brown

Where Has Olivia Chow Been?

After almost a decade out of public life, years spent training grassroots organizers, the former NDP MP is leading the polls for Toronto mayor. What does Chow’s time out of government say about what she might do if she finds herself back in?

Feature by Richard Trapunski with photography by Christopher Katsarov Luna

“Canada’s Worst Obstacle Course”

Metrolinx has promised Toronto a more interconnected tomorrow. As it rips up some of the city’s busiest streets, is it paying enough attention to the safety and wellbeing of Torontonians today?

Data Feature by Adin Wagner

In Small Claims Court, Justice Delayed

While Ontario’s other court systems bounce back from their pandemic-era backlogs, analysis by The Local shows that “the people’s court,” where many low-income people seek justice, is lagging far behind.