Toronto

Khristel Stecher (Courtesy of Winter Stations Design Competition)

The Ontario Shoreline, Remade for Winter

A Toronto design competition invites an unlikely urban activity—going to the beach during the chilly off-season.

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Giving Cities Room to Experiment and Innovate

The latest round of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Innovation Teams program encourages cities to find solutions based on data analysis and a human-centered approach.

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Finding Joy in Urban Winters

The Danish concept of hygge, or coziness, offers a blueprint.

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A Subway Station Pays Respect to Toronto's Favorite Discount Store

The signage at Bathurst station is getting the Honest Ed’s treatment for the rest of 2016.

Newcomer Kitchen

Cooking Up Opportunities for Refugee Women

Through cuisine, Toronto’s Newcomer Kitchen fosters economic and social relationships for Syrian immigrants.

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Streetcar Tracks Cause a Huge Number of Bike Crashes in Toronto

The rails are to blame for one-third of incidents requiring emergency-room care.

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Toronto's Questionable Plan to Add a Single Subway Stop

The politics behind why a fully-funded light rail line is being rejected in favor of a limited and more expensive one.

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Toronto Fights Fare Dodging With Friendly Faces

The TTC is trying to crack down on fare evasion on streetcars—as nicely as possible.

REUTERS/Brian Snyder

The Ultimate Party for Literary Nerds

Across the U.S. and Canada, rallies are celebrating independent booksellers.

Heather Leach

So a Raccoon Walks Into the Toronto Subway

It was “better behaved than the majority of human riders.”

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Urban Grime Can Contribute to Air Pollution

Researchers say it spurts ozone-causing chemicals into the environment.

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10-Foot Traffic Lanes Are Safer—and Still Move Plenty of Cars

The case against 12-foot lanes in cities, in 3 charts.

Dillon Consulting

Why Toronto Should Tear Down Its Urban Expressway

Removing an elevated city highway doesn’t always make traffic worse—some cars just disappear.

TowIt

Call Out Poorly Parked Cars With the App 'TowIt'

One developer’s weapon against lousy drivers and vans blocking the bike lane.

Bike Balls

They're Turning 'Truck Nuts' Into a Bike Light

This world is hell.

Toronto Poetry Map

Mapping Toronto Through Its Poetry

A Toronto Public Library interactive lets you explore local geography through poems that mention the city.

'Bikes vs. Cars' Wages the Wrong War

A review of Fredrik Gertten's new documentary.

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The Complete Business Case for Converting Street Parking Into Bike Lanes

An annotated, chart-filled review of 12 studies from around the world.