Filter by topic
85 stories found
Pathways to Education's unconventional approach to community health starts with helping kids finish high school.
Defeating the Spadina Expressway is a celebrated story of urban resistance. Less told is the story of the neighbourhood that has lived with a freeway running through its heart for the last fifty years.
The kids don’t get free sneakers. The team has to haggle for gym time. The coaches are unpaid. So what makes Toronto Basketball Academy so good?
How the prison system became a ramshackle, underfunded wing of the health care system.
As more and more seniors with dementia become entangled with the law, how can the justice system adapt?
Were last summer’s high-profile disappearances from CAMH signs of a broken program—or a complex system working as it should?
Even as the rate of convicted offenders drops, the number of people in detention awaiting trial keeps growing. The uncertain, boring, brutal reality of life on remand.
For a time, I was the only openly gay man in my prison. Then I met a trans woman and we started our own LGBTQ2 support group.
An animated documentary about one teenager’s journey to visit her dad in prison.
Our intrepid beach correspondent swims his way across the city over one week to answer the question: what is Toronto beach culture?
Ontario Place designer Eric McMillan invented the ball pit, built the epicentre of kid-life for a generation of Torontonians and, for a brief moment, promised to revolutionize the way we play.
Active leisure is more important than ever, so why are we making it so hard to just go out and play?
When the parking lot gates were shut ten years ago, Rowntree Mills Park became an urban wilderness. The fight to reopen it has divided a community and raises the question: how public is a public park?
How a small group of parks and rec staff called "parks ambassadors" became unlikely mediators in the growing battles over the city’s public space.
A bird’s-eye view of Toronto in 2019 reveals a city where geography is destiny and a person’s postal code can be as telling as their medical chart.
It’s time to talk about Toronto’s health care deserts.
Life in a neighbourhood where death comes too often and too early.
A quiet dinner while watching Netflix. A sit-down meal with a chosen family. Portraits of dinnertime across the city.
Personal support workers are the backbone of the health care system. Why are they quitting to work in factories and at Tim Horton’s?
When Target closed in Canada, it left a crater in many suburban malls. In Thorncliffe Park, a group of health care providers stepped in.