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It takes me two hours on transit to visit my mom in Rexdale. Can a transit line begin to connect a neighbourhood that sometimes feels a world apart?
Climate change is an urgent municipal issue. Here are the mayoral hopefuls taking it seriously, the deniers posing as delayers, and the long-shot candidate with the best environmental platform.
For years, I walked the city doing street outreach overnight—handing out socks, listening to people’s stories, always scanning the crowd for a familiar face.
In the middle of the night, palliative care doctor Joshua Wales drives across the city, making house calls to people during the most emotionally complex, vulnerable moments of their lives.
For people like me, voting often feels like an easy political act that changes little. My political engagement comes in other forms.
We don’t elect people to oversee any other specific public service. But maybe we should?
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?
Malvern mall has seen me through every stage of my life, from renting videos as a preschooler to wandering the empty halls during COVID. As we emerge from the pandemic, how do we keep these suburban hubs of culture and community alive?
What we learned from our participatory data project asking Torontonians to share rapid antigen test results.
None of it’s easy. All of it’s urgent.
The pandemic created a window of opportunity to change a broken industry. The challenge now is getting restaurant workers to agree on what that change should be.
Our employment insurance system was built before the rise of temp work, gig work, and foreign labour. It’s time for an overhaul.
A report from the debt-ridden, desperate, increasingly despairing graduating class of 2020.
A one-size-fits-all-approach hasn’t worked at any stage of the pandemic. Why do we think it will work in schools this year?
Middle-class neighbourhoods haven’t been the focus of accelerated vaccination. Now they’re home to more than half a million under-vaccinated Torontonians.
This year, we thought we’d figured out how to do Ramadan in a pandemic. Then the vaccine rollout began.
Malvern has one of the highest COVID positivity rates in the city and only got its first pop-up clinic today. People here are used to feeling left behind.
What good is public health information if nobody hears it?
What a bus route reveals about race, class, and social vulnerability during a pandemic.