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"I doubt there's a person here whose life wasn't changed by Jon Kaplan."
The 38th annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards on Monday night began with a projected image of an empty audience chair on the stage, with a sign affixed: “reserved for Jon Kaplan.” (The simple memorial sign has been appearing in most Toronto theatres since the beloved local theatre writer’s cancer-related death in April.) Nora McLellan was the first to […]
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Three key takeaways for Toronto after riding the metro in Sweden's capital city.
A recent trip to Stockholm introduced me to a pretty fantastic transit system. I’m not going to jump on the Swedes-do-everything-right bandwagon—partly because I stayed with Swedish friends, who burst that bubble on several issues, and partly because my train to the airport was so delayed, I almost missed my flight home. Nevertheless, there is […]
But the real question is why didn't the Dyke Marchers make the homophobic pastor feel more included and welcomed?
For someone who has so much hard-wired contempt for the city’s annual Pride Parade, Toronto Sun columnist Sue-Ann Levy certainly spent a lot of time thinking about it over the weekend, knocking out Hot Take after Hot Take, changing tactics every few hours, even if that meant taking positions that cancelled out the arguments she […]
What does it say about our city? While some Torontonians make millions off a skyrocketing housing market, homeless deaths have nearly doubled.
On the second Tuesday of every month, friends and family of those who have died on our city’s streets join together on the steps of the Church of the Holy Trinity to acknowledge and mourn their passing. On June 13, Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa and I were there to witness […]
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Leftist groups, including communists, met at various halls and buildings on Spadina, attracting many radical thinkers.
By Erin Sylvester On a hot, sunny Sunday in late spring, a group gathered at Spadina and College, ready to learn about the hidden history of the neighbourhood. It was a weekend, which many people have off as leisure time thanks to the efforts of organized labour to create a five- or six-day work week. […]
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