Going From Grey To Green: 9 Tips For Cities In Transition

Bex Dawkes | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Bex Dawkes

Cities are more important than ever in efforts to address climate change. By 2050 global city populations are expected to almost double in size, but urban areas already account for nearly 75 per cent of total carbon emissions. Cities all around the planet have the opportunity to transition "from grey to green."

I Have Fallen In Love With Toronto

Inessa Radostin | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Living
Inessa Radostin

There is a lot of thought that goes into marrying a city. I mean, do you get along? Do you have the same taste in art and music? But most importantly, will you still excite each other day in and day out for as long as you both shall live?

5 Unbelievable Stats About Canada

Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Living

Oddball facts about Canada presented in partnership with Statistics Canada (Sponsored)

Diversity Drives Markham's Economic Success

Frank Scarpitti | Posted 03.29.2016 | Canada Business
Frank Scarpitti

As mayor, I am often asked what the key ingredients are that make Markham one of the most vibrant and successful municipalities in Canada. The answer is simple. Diversity is Markham's strength. Professionals, business executives, retail operators and skilled trades persons come to our city from all over the world.

Toronto's Animal Services By-Laws Are Broken

Robert Poulton | Posted 12.01.2015 | Canada Impact
Robert Poulton

The dog appears to be well fed and in no way unhealthy. However, Buddy is obviously lacking human contact, daily walks and most importantly love and attention. His owners ignore him each day and show zero concern for him or the neighbours. In their eyes, and with City approval, they're doing nothing wrong.

Be Kind and Give Your Seat to a Pregnant Woman

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada Parents
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

Sadly, in my experience, purposely ignoring pregnant women while riding public transit has become the norm, not the exception. What has happened to humanity? The lack of focus on others, supported by the technological tools to "zone out" or feign ignorance wherever and whenever possible makes this willful blindness not only possible but probable as well.

Detroit, Don't Take Water Away From Those Who Can't Afford It

Maude Barlow | Posted 11.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Maude Barlow

Upholding UN resolutions are often seen as a federal responsibility. But what happens when a federal government fails in its duty to afford people basic human rights? Many would argue that lower levels of government -- state and municipal -- and courts have legal and moral obligations to uphold international obligations when federal governments have failed.

Want to Live Longer? Move to a City

Jon Packer | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

As warmer spring weather finally arrives, many of us long for the great outdoors with walks, bike rides and the Holy Grail -- cottage getaways. The notion is that if we could only spend more time out of the city, we'd be both happier and healthier. The reality though is somewhat different.

We Should Let Nature Thrive in Cities

Dan Kraus | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Impact
Dan Kraus

Cities rely on nature for their very well-being. Nature in cities reduces energy bills, cleans the air and protects us from floods. There is a growing body of evidence that nature makes us better people and builds better communities.

Italian Examples of Cities Made for People

Ron Dembo | Posted 07.22.2013 | Canada
Ron Dembo

I love the Italian Piazza. You find them in every town, big or small. Rome is full of them. They are gentle and filled with human sounds, blended voic...

Citizen Collaboration

Paul Hughes | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada Alberta
Paul Hughes

Our towns and cities do not function in isolation. They do not exist in a vacuum. Municipalities can learn from one another's experiences. More importantly, citizens can too.

Why I Love Canada: Even City Girls Feel at Home in a Canoe

Hallae Khosravi | Posted 08.30.2012 | Canada
Hallae Khosravi

2012-06-26-canadaflag.png I belong in the city: sidewalks to keep my shoes clean, garbage receptacles every few steps, women spraying me with concoctions on Bloor Street -- the city needs me. Algonquin Park does not need me, in fact I feel like it'd rather I not be over. But I discovered my patriotism not in fireworks or beaver tails, but in a paddle. Out in the water with trees all around me, watching my paddle slice in and out of the water, I got why people do this.

Four Ways To Cope With Anxiety If You Live In A City

The Huffington Post Canada | Karen Kwan | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living

Most city folk (present company included) wouldn't trade living in the downtown core for anything, but the stress of living in the city is indeed top ...