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Toronto's Gorgeous Old Street Signs Might Soon Be for Sale

The city receives hundreds of requests a year to purchase the signs.

The Man Who Turns Toronto's Sewers Into Art

Michael Cook documents city pipes to raise awareness of water infrastructure problems.

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How Toronto's Muslim Community Helped Catch the Would-Be Train Bombers

Religious groups can be capable -- and sometimes incredibly deft -- at policing extremists within their own ranks.

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The Pacific Trash Vortex Has a Counterpart in the Great Lakes

Scientists monitoring Lake Erie have found tons of harmful plastic debris known as microplastics or "nurdles."

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If Your City Were Wrecked by Totalitarian Urban Planners

Spend a moment sitting in the shoes of Bucharest.

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Tom Connors, Folk Singer and Chronicler of All Things Canada, Dies at 77

"Stompin' Tom" sang about the life of a streetcar driver, hauling a load of potatoes from Prince Edward Island.

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A 42-Part Murder Mystery, Chronicled on the Toronto Subway

The series deals with the universal urban problem of bike riders versus drivers.

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9 Steps Cities Must Take to Dramatically Cut Carbon Emissions

A very long, very bold to-do list for the next 20 years.

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Rob Ford Is Still the Mayor of Toronto

Three months after a judge ruled to remove him from office, our  favorite mayoral personality is back in business.

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Can We Finally Declare Peace in the 'War on Cars'?

Recent polling data suggests the public is much less divided than many headlines would have you believe.

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Toronto's Reimagined Maple Leaf Gardens Fulfills its Destiny (at Long Last)

There's no hockey, but a grocery store and sports center are drawing people from around the city.

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Mayoral Candidate of the Day: Jose Canseco

Yes, that Jose Canseco.

The Best City Time-Lapse Videos of 2012

Kuala Lampur, Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, and Hurricane Sandy make this year's list.

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2012's Biggest Transportation Successes

Amtrak posts a record year, California approves high-speed rail, and more.

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A Brief History of the Barnes Dance

Cities have largely given up on pedestrian scrambles — but some are bringing them back.

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How Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Got Himself Removed From Office

The controversial mayor of Canada's largest city is out of a job as of this morning, thanks to a technicality.

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Vending Machine of the Day: the Biblio-Mat

Feeling lucky?

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The Growing Urban Class Divide, Vancouver Edition

The segregation between the rich and poor is clearer than ever.

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For Pedestrians, Cities Have Become the Wilderness

The ugly truth about what Marchetti’s Constant means for walkers almost everywhere.