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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford's Friends Have Criminal Histories and Tend to Live With Their Parents

Police and local reporters are slowly putting the complicated puzzle behind Ford and his strange circle of associates together.

Funny Video of the Day: A Sneaky 'For Rent' Sign That'll Follow You Around

Watch how an art installation turned into an idea for rejuvenating city streets.

NWS Gaylord

This Huge Land Stain Near Calgary Was Made by Hail

A ferocious storm this weekend left a trail of hail 75 miles long in Alberta.

Mark Byrnes

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Has Inspired an Entire Collection of Fan Fiction

Because of course.

Reuters

Downtown Calgary Is Almost Entirely Under Water

75,000 to 100,000 residents are fleeing the city in an unprecedented evacuation effort.

Spring Is Here! Time For House-Crushing Walls of Ice

This weekend, winter struck back in an awesome way.

NASA

Climate Change Is Making Canada Look More Like the United States

The vegetation around Winnipeg now looks as lush as what's growing in Minneapolis, according to a NASA-funded study.

Shelley Miller

Sugar-Based Graffiti That Confronts the Legacy of Slavery

These cake-frosting murals may look sweet, but their message is bitter. Also, beware of wasps!

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Canada's Rail System May Have Peaked...in 1968

The Turbo train once took riders between Toronto and Montreal in less than 4 hours. Now all we have left are these incredible promotional videos.

Nate Berg

I Crossed the Border for Candy

An international smuggling mission of juvenile proportions.

Yes, You Too Can Simulate Falling Off a Skyscraper

Many folks would pay not to toe a skinny ledge atop Toronto's CN Tower, but that's the attraction of "EdgeWalk."

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What Vancouver Gained By Hosting the Olympics

The Games have a lot of naysayers. But Vancouver's former planning chief says the 2010 games made his city stronger.

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This Is Why You Never Park Over a Manhole During Stormy Weather in Montreal

The lingering inadequacy of the city's sewer system became painfully apparent during an intense rain storm last week.

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An Atlas of Suburbanisms

Not every suburb is completely suburban, nor is every city completely urban, as a resource-rich new website helps show.

Patrick Cummins

A Timeline of Storefronts

A Toronto photographer tracked the same addresses over four decades to tell his city's changing story.

Reuters

Nude Portrait of Canada's Prime Minister Inspires Censorship

Get your eye bleach handy, folks.

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This Week in Bans: Park Slope Parents Decry 'Tempting' Ice Cream

Also, Tampa is going to ban water pistols (but not real guns) from the 2012 Republican National Convention, and more.

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Vancouver's Plan to Avoid Another Hockey Riot

This year, the city will spread NHL fans out to TV-outfitted community centers and hire an events planner to make the atmosphere more "festive."

Covering Canadian Urbanism

Spacing Magazine’s Matthew Blackett on writing about and comparing Canada's cities.