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The majority of residents in Don Valley East rent. But in a city dominated by the politics of property owners, who will represent them?
Cost-cutting measures will push thousands of paratransit users onto the TTC, with disabled and elderly riders forced into gruelling bus and subway trips.
In a ward spanning the inner suburbs and the inner city, a new crop of candidates try to go beyond the right-left political narrative.
Who keeps Toronto’s elections honest? Just the motley collection of activists, weirdos, partisans, and nerds who use the compliance audit system.
The numbers don’t lie: this city’s incumbency advantage is the worst in North America.
Toronto election candidates—in every ward, all in one place—starting with fact-checked biographies of council and mayoral candidates. Future updates will include school trustee information and head-to-head comparisons of where candidates stand on major issues.
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Introducing kids to nature is how you build the next generation of environmentalists. But how do you make outdoor education in Toronto affordable and accessible?
I enrolled in midwifery school in search of hope and purpose. But what does it mean to bring new life into a world that's becoming less liveable?
Winter road salt finds its way into Toronto’s waterways all year long, harming wildlife, decreasing biodiversity, and damaging infrastructure.
Not all invasive plant species are damaging to Toronto’s ecosystems. Treating them like they are could do more harm than good.
Pollution from major roads causes premature death and illness, disproportionately affecting the low-income people who live next to them. Solutions are available, but the political will is not.
With Villier’s Island, the city aims to combat climate change, create a new mouth to the Don River, and add needed housing. But constructing a climate positive neighbourhood from scratch is no small task.
There is still time to mitigate the harms of climate change and build resilient communities in this city. But we need to start now.
Climate change causes heat waves, but the city’s politics, policies, and design determine who suffers most.
The Leslie Street Spit was a wasteland of rebar and construction materials. Now it’s an avian paradise and a crucial place for preserving biodiversity in the centre of Canada’s largest city.
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Now in its third year, our fellowship program has become central to The Local’s mission and identity.
The honour includes the prestigious Editor Grand Prix for senior editor Nicholas Hune-Brown.
We took home the prize for Best News Coverage and, for the second year in a row, General Excellence