Toronto

Rob Ford is pictured.

Lab Report: Rob Ford's Chief of Staff Offers Tips for Managing Trump

A morning roundup of the day’s news.

Three photographs of different architectural styles in downtown Toronto

Updating Toronto's Architecture Bible

An interview with Alex Bozikovic, architecture critic and co-author of a guide to the city’s expansive building stock.

Carrots, corn, and potatoes are piled at a food bank

Designing Dignity in Food Banks

A vegetarian hunger-relief organization in Toronto argues that patrons shouldn’t be forced to choose between nutrition and their principles.

Fixing Toronto's Worst Streetcar Commute

Connecting a number of rapidly densifying neighborhoods, the 504 King will finally get priority over cars along a central portion of its journey thanks to a one-year, $1.5 million pilot study starting this fall.

A young boy in front of plane at an airport

What Family Photos Reveal About National Identity

The Royal Ontario Museum is staging an exhibition devoted to snapshots—and what it means to be Canadian.

The World's Most Elegant Public Transit Campaign

The Toronto Transit Commission and the National Ballet of Canada have the antidote to the depressing “If You See Something, Say Something.”

The Ontario Shoreline, Remade for Winter

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

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.

Finding Joy in Urban Winters

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

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.

Cooking Up Opportunities for Refugee Women

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

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.

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.

Toronto Fights Fare Dodging With Friendly Faces

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

The Ultimate Party for Literary Nerds

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

So a Raccoon Walks Into the Toronto Subway

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

Urban Grime Can Contribute to Air Pollution

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

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

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

Why Toronto Should Tear Down Its Urban Expressway

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

Call Out Poorly Parked Cars With the App 'TowIt'

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