Canada

Reuters

Household Debt in Canada Is High, But Canadians Still Pay Their Mortgages

It's because unlike in the U.S., borrowers can't just walk away.

iheartstencils/Twitter

This Clever New Street Art Gently Mocks Social Media Addicts

This is how you feel when nobody likes your selfie.

Reuters

Why Vancouver Has Crack Pipe Vending Machines

It's part of an effort to provide safe and cheap alternatives for addicts.

Raw Design

In Freezing Winnipeg, Climbable Koosh Balls Keep You Warm

They're made of colorful pool noodles.

Bernard Fougères

Montreal Just Got Some 'Speech Bubble' Street Lights

It's like a real-life comic book.

Vera Saltzman

Capturing the Canadian Prairie's Cold, Lonely Winters

 Vera Saltzman dealt with her move to a frigid province through photography.

Reuters

The Ice Storm That Stole Toronto's Christmas

Mayor Rob Ford says it won't be possible restore heat and electricity to everyone in time for the holiday.

Reuters

The Year in Rob Ford

Never forget.

SHUTTERSTOCK.COM

For Once, Here's a Video of a Cop in Action Doing Everything Right

This policeman could teach law enforcers a lesson in how to behave when a bystander is filming.

Reuters

Building a Bike Culture in a City That Gets 88 Inches of Snow a Year

In Ottawa, getting wintertime cycling to take hold is a work in progress.

Reuters

Inside the World's Most Isolated Theater

Getting to the Patricia in British Columbia involves a complicated combination of cars and ferries.

Vimeo

Rob Ford's Office Is Now a Haunted House

The Toronto mayor is really into Halloween.

City of Montreal Archives

A Look Back at Montreal's Contentious, First Attempt at Slum Clearance

The City of Montreal Archives has just released an important set of historical images.

YouTube

Montreal's 'Tube That Jean Built'

It took 50 years for the city to get a subway, so it's no surprise the mayor who pulled it off got all the credit.

ilkerender/Flickr

What the U.S. Can Learn From Canada's High-Paying Jobs Recovery

Jobs paying more than $30 an hour have fueled Canada's job growth, in stark contrast to America's temp-heavy recovery.

TFO

Watch People Play a 'Living Piano,' Powered by Opera Singers

Step to make performers belt their notes—just not for too long. 

Harry Enchin

What Early 1900s Torontonians Would Look Like on Today's Streets

One photographer merges old photographs of street life in Toronto with the same sites today.

Instagram/itsgdc

No, Really, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Just Arm-Wrestled Hulk Hogan

Because Rob Ford.

Shutterstock

Suburbs Might Be Just as Green as Cities

According to a new study, the carbon emissions of urbanites and suburbanites are more or less even.