Long before Toronto's Star's former reporter, Robin Doolittle, described Toronto mayoral candidate, Ari Goldkind, as someone who "has virtually no chance of winning," I knew who he was. I too once shared Doolittle's assessment of his candidacy. That all changed when I met up with him for an hour at a downtown food court.
You don't hate your commute, it's your job. A Statistics Canada survey revealed that workers who disliked their jobs were much more likely to hate their commutes than those who liked their jobs. Our hatred of the morning commute may be driven by our unsatisfactory jobs. Extensive surveys of workers in Canada have revealed that our love-hate relationship with daily commutes is much more nuanced than what we had believed it to be.
Toronto is my home -- I love this city. I've always wanted to build my life here. But, after living in New York City for many years in my 20s I felt a connection to that city as well. But how do you know if it's time to live somewhere new or even move back to the town you once called home? Here are a few tips to consider.
Three principles would need to govern the new transit agency: 1) Decision-making should be vested with management rather than politicians; 2) Capital costs should not be financed by general government revenue; 3) Fares should cover 100 per cent of operating costs.
People with mental illness are not violent as Doug Ford suggests. They are deserving of being given the opportunity to live in the community like everybody else. There is no denying there will be the odd disturbance. However, I hope the neighbors give The Griffin Centre a chance.
That's why every night -- as James is onstage performing Friend Like Me -- he makes a point of making eye contact with every other cast member who's out there making this eight-minute-long production number stop the show.
We spent that brunch and some time after passing the printed proofs for Margaux's work across the table like trading cards -- she was putting together an exhibition catalogue you can pick up at the gallery or online.
To trust a powerful and secretive intelligence agency may be a hard pill to swallow for anyone. In April, after a five-year investigation, the Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that the CIA misled the government on its secret detention and coercive interrogation program.
Rob Ford, the illustrious Mayor of Toronto, has entered rehab. I know it might come as a shock to you given the purity he has shown but alas, no one's...
Traveling on a budget doesn't mean you have to stay in crowded hostels crowded with college kids or live on a diet of macaroni hot dogs.
If you told me four years ago that images taken with my smartphone would be featured in art publications, in exhibitions and appreciated by a loyal following across the globe, I'd say that's crazy. Then along came a digital photo platform (Instagram) that said instant expression was OK and that you could learn as you go. Instantly, when you sign you up, you're an artist.
Very little mitigation or adaptation activity is happening at any level of government. For example, the Mayor of the City of Toronto seems to have much more enthusiasm for tax cuts than installation of storm sewers, notwithstanding last summer's catastrophic storm which the TD economists price at $944 million.
It goes without saying, but I'll say it anyways. Being a working mother is a never ending balancing act. My children have always had a politician for a mom; I was elected to Toronto's city council before they were born. My chosen career -- and my choice to run for Mayor -- means that my life is, to a certain degree, public.
When I was told to that Detroit was on the agenda for cities being featured on Season 2 of Rebel Without A Kitchen I wasn't entirely sure how I felt about it. But being in Detroit, eating in Detroit and being a part of Detroit's vibrant up-and-coming street-food and art scene actually paints a very different picture of the city.
I never expected to be flying in my first plane at age 22. A month and a half ago Canadian Madeleine Grant emailed me, inviting me to the 2014 Hot Docs International Documentary Festival to be held in Toronto. She has a made a documentary film on my classmates and myself called The Backward Class.
The sad irony of most addictions is the addict participates in this behaviour as a means to connect with others, but the result is always a distancing from others. This is what we are witnessing now with Mayor Ford -- as he slips further into his self-destructive addictive behaviour, he pushes even those fiercely loyal to him further away. For me, the pathway to my addiction was set in motion by the sexual abuse I experienced as a child. Only time will tell what demon lies at the heart of Rob Ford's behaviour.