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In the fall of 2015, my colleagues were puzzled when I announced that I was leaving my publishing gig in Toronto for a non-profit in our nation's capital. But they were not perplexed by the notion that I was changing jobs. They were skeptical of my desire to live in Ottawa.
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Canada has sent a powerful message that reverberates across all factions: Canada stands with Muslims. This is what M-103 accomplishes. And this is the kind of religious tolerance and inclusiveness that make Canada a model for diversity around the world.
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Budget 2017 proposes to invest more than $11.2 billion over 11 years in a variety of initiatives designed to build, renew and repair Canada's stock of affordable housing, and help ensure that Canadians have affordable housing that meets their needs. But so far it fails to address key market-related issues - again.
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Spring has sprung, and while spring season is normally an occasion to celebrate, with days growing longer, weather getting warmer and real estate heading into busy season, everything feels a little different this year. Canada's real estate markets are dealing with myriad of issues.
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What's the deal with vanilla? Why is vanilla so important in baking? What are vanilla substitutions? To answer these questions, I reached out to a few people that know a thing or two about baking.
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It’s no secret that Toronto is a world-class city with good looks to match. With Lake Ontario at its doorstep and oodles of parks, eclectic neighbourhoods and remarkable history scattered throughout, it’s the perfect spot for a weekend getaway and Instagram photoshoots.
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As The Six turns 183 young on Monday, we wanted to take this opportunity to give some credence to the cliche that Torontonians really are at the centre of the universe. Here's why we love Toronto, and why people will continue to flock here in search of "home."
Mega hub airports are engines that spur the growth of the economies in which they operate, and shoulder a large amount of cargo shipping for importing and exporting businesses. In Canada, businesses across the country are already seeing the benefits of having non-stop access to global destinations.
"Green and drunk" doesn't need to be the only theme of the night, and these great Toronto locations new and old prove it. Let's celebrate the absence of snakes in Ireland, or something!
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Travellers, locals, friends! It's time to free yourselves from franchise fatigue. It's time to experience the best of The Big Smoke, boutique style.
According to data from the Toronto Real Estate Board, the average price of a Toronto condo in the fourth quarter of 2016 climbed to $465,403 - a double digit 14 per cent jump that's more synonymous with low-rise family houses than high-rise apartments.
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It's getting pretty frustrating having to tell people, especially white people, what racism looks like. As a black woman, it's heartbreaking to see how such incidents are handled and how they are reported and discussed in the media. Most frightening, is the direction in which Canada is going regarding race relations.
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In communities disproportionately affected by violence, targeted prevention programs and mental health supports have a more focused impact. Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada has adopted a proven gang prevention outreach program, but it requires renewed funding and support.
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It's a banner year for Saturday Night Live. The show has reaped every reward Donald Trump has given them. This past weekend, Alec Baldwin, their go-to Trump impersonator, hosted. The episode had its b...
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If gender-based analysis was actually incorporated in the development of the capital budget, staff recommendations would certainly have gone against overpriced infrastructure destined to serve mostly male, car-focused commuters and do more to assist Toronto's vulnerable residents, who are mostly racialized, newcomer, poor families including women and children living in far flung suburban neighbourhoods.
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As of 2014, for the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 are more likely to be living in their parents' home than with a spouse or partner in their own household. According to their research, this turn of events is fueled primarily by the dramatic drop in millennials who are choosing to settle down romantically before age 35, but also by larger economic issues.
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TWC estimates that 85 per cent of the animals admitted to them are there due to human "interference", ranging from someone dumping baby squirrels in a garbage bin, to songbirds flying into office windows because the downtown core of Toronto was built along the ancient migratory route for these birds.
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According to various forecasts, Toronto is poised to be the hottest real estate market of 2017 -- and it's well on its way to scorching, if January numbers are any indication. According to the Toront...
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As cities across Ontario try to squeeze out savings to expand public transit, something doesn't add up. Too many cities, including Toronto, are missing out on hundreds of millions in savings. That's because Ontario has a labour law loophole that's putting cities, companies and taxpayers at a huge disadvantage.
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Statistics Canada has released the first installment of data gathered in the 2016 Census, with this initial snapshot offering insight on Canada's population and dwelling counts. What have we learned?
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Solopreneur, freelancer, consultant, self-employed... whatever label you use, it generally translates to the same thing: life outside the traditional office environment. Sure, you're as professional as the next corporate guy or gal. But you get to be "a professional" while wearing flannel pants and shoving in loads of laundry while on conference calls.
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In the year 2017, all of us need to reach out to our families and neighbours who feel uneasy about the changing world, and patiently challenge prejudice or intolerance whenever it appears. If the worst happens south of the border and the drums of war and belligerence beat more loudly, the future of the world will be at risk.
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On one hand, sellers and listing agents are loving this flurry of fruitful activity. They are obtaining record-setting prices for homes in record-setting times. Prospective homeowners hoping to buy, however, are faced with largely stressful, emotional experiences in which many end up empty-handed.
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I'm not sure who is advising the Black Lives Matter Toronto chapter. Social justice should be about resolving issues that exist and preventing new ones from popping up. Regressive justice and the approach of BLMTO seems to be creating division. They're stepping on others and provoking controversy. Making such outlandish commentary and actions, they become their own worst enemy.
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Tight supply and strong demand will dominate the GTA market this year, resulting in double-digit home price growth, according to the Toronto Real Estate Board. While this forecast may be good news for existing homeowners, it might be the last thing prospective homebuyers in Toronto want to hear.
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A dream is a wish from the heart. As children, we dream because imagination has no bounds and anything is possible, but as we grow older, we realize that the power of a dream is only as great as its p...
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While some municipal leaders from around the GTA were not happy with the road toll proposal, none should be celebrating. Across the country, we need to empower our cities to have the governance, accountability and, yes, revenue tools to make decisions about their needs at the local level.
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Through becoming a tourist in my own hometown, I discovered green spaces, museums, galleries, restaurants and attractions I never knew existed.
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Businesses of all sizes are adjusting their business models to find success. As cost-competition and accessibility are forcing prices down, margins are decreasing. The result of this is that businesses must now sell to larger markets to see the returns they had historically experienced.
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"Do you ever see him?" John Tory, a resident of 1 Bedford who also happens to run the city, is seen every once in a while coming home from an evening event. Invariably, that's the question I get when people find out that I live in the same building as the mayor, the fella who is Toronto's Dad-in-Chief.
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The recent Pride Toronto decision to honour all of Black Lives Matter Toronto's (BLMTO) demands for more inclusiveness has caused quite a stir, partially due to one of the requests being the "exclusion of uniformed police officers marching in the parade."
The Women's March is a reminder that there are many ways to support a positive future. You don't have to make a sign or scream really loud or join 60,000 people on foot. You can educate yourself and others, you can donate to causes that support equality and the environment, you can volunteer for organizations that improve lives of people in your community and you can make small changes in your lifestyle to better the future of others.