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Action this Thursday, City allowing respite spaces to be lost
Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
City allowing respite spaces to be lost despite shelters being full and directive from council to maintain respite capacity
Atom Bomb Survivors open Hiroshima and Nagasaki Exhibition in Toronto City Hall
Hiroshima Day Coalition
Hiroshima atomic bomb survivors Setsuko Thurlow and Joe Ohori to open the Hiroshima, Nagasaki Poster & Survivors' Artwork Exhibit at Toronto City Hall on Aug. 8, 2012 at 9 AM. They will be available ...
Connexions Archive seeks a new home
Connexions Information Sharing Services
The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
Constraints on Expansion - Island Airport Master Plan Reveals Fatal - Facilities Can't Cope with Existing Volumes
The Toronto Port Authority yesterday released its new 'Master Plan' for the Island Airport. "This isn't so much a 'plan' as a list of unsolvable problems." said Brian Iler, Chair of CommunityAIR.
Hiroshima & Nagasaki Commemorations in Toronto
Hiroshima Day Coalition
Toronto's commemoration for the 67th Anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima & Nagasaki. 'TORONTO FOR A NUCLEAR WEAPONS-FREE WORLD' on August 9, 2012, 6:15 PM at the Church of the Holy Trinit...
Jewish human rights group to hold annual conference in Toronto this week
Independent Jewish Voices
Independent Jewish Voices' annual general meeting takes place this week in Toronto. It will feature a number of prominent guest speakers and address a range of issues related to the organization's man...
Opening of Moss Park Armouries Necessary But Temporary Measure: More Permanent Shelter Beds Needed
Ontarion Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP)
Warming centres will save lives this winter but conditions within most are appalling and they don’t necessarily meet the City’s own shelter or public health standards. We need permanent beds in th...
Sources welcomes Valerie Jones
Valerie Jones, M.B.A., Speaker, Social Networking, E-Commerce Expert, Grand
Sources welcomes a new member: Valerie Jones, M.B.A., Speaker, Social Networking, E-Commerce Expert,
Toronto Joins in Solidarity with Ottawa Climate Fast
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace
Join with us on Oct. 2nd, in solidarity with the Ottawa Fasters to mark the final day of the Climatefast, Int'l Day of Non-Violence & Gandhi's birthday in a peaceful demonstration for action on Climat...
Toronto passes municipal Access Without Fear policy after marathon debate
Toronto City Council becomes the first city in Canada to pass an Access Without Fear policy at the municipal level.

Sources Select Resources

Blight and the Brave New World
Rural estates to urban renewal: Moss Park, Trefann Court and Corktown
Bebout, Rick
Rick Bebout
A history of, and observations and reflections on the Moss Park, Trefann Court and Corktown areas of Toronto.
City closes foot path to school where 11-year-old student was killed by a driver
Jim Karygiannis, Councillor for Ward 39, says decision was not made lightly
CBC News
Following years of advocating for a safer walkway for pedestrians, the death of a child leads to a closure and further safety measures.
Good Accounting is M.I.A
City budget system is obsolete: daycare is as much a capital item as bridges
Roberts, Wayne
NOW Magazine
The author calls on Toronto's city hall to recognize that environmental and social programs are a kind of infrastructure in that they create stakeholders in the community. He advocates that the munici...
Inclusion or exclusion
Diemer, Ulli
Ulli Diemer
People who advocate a vision of distinct communities that speak different languages, keep apart from each other, and communicate with the structures of the larger society only through interpreters, ar...
King St. middle-finger approach seems like an odd way to deal with lost business
For people who say business is down because of streetcar traffic, the owners have chosen a really bizarre way to try to welcome riders in
Keenan, Edward
Toronto Star
Toronto business owners protest Theatre District anti-congestion measures with a sculpture of a middle finger (obscene gesture).
Passing Stories
Tales from a wander so far without end
Bebout, Rick
Rick Bebout
A collection of stories based around experiences and observations from walking Toronto's Queen Street, considering the requirements and rewards of urban citizenship.
Private property; public life
The city indoors: The Eaton Centre and "Toronto's Downtown Walkway"
Bebout, Rick
Rick Bebout
A history of, and observations on, Toronto's Eaton Centre mall and PATH walkway and preceding indoor private-owned and publically accessible spaces.
Spanish name, Polish downtown; one avenue, many stories
Bebout, Rick
Rick Bebout
A history of the immigrant populations in the Roncesvalles area of Toronto, with observations on the communities who have lived there told through monuments and landmarks.
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Seven News
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
Seven News: Principles & Purposes
Seven News
Statement of principles of Seven News, a community newspaper.
Size matters: What Berlin’s rapid transit would look like in Toronto
Young, Leslie
Global News
Berlin has about 600,000 more people than Toronto and encompasses about 250 more square kilometers, so it's reasonable to expect there to be more subway lines. But not this many: Berlin has 25 subway ...

Sources Bookshelf

Along the Shore: Rediscovering Toronto's Waterfront Heritage
Fairburn, M. Jane
Toronto area residents and visitors who are curious about the history of some of the city's outstanding waterfront features will like M. Jane Fairburn's Along the Shore. The book offers a trove of his...
Toronto's Water from Lake Iroquois to Lost Rivers to Low-flow Toilets
Reeves, Wayne; Palassion, Christina (eds.)
A collection of essays on Toronto's water and watershed, ranging from burying streams to storm sewers and rainwater harvesting.
The Intruders
Garner, Hugh
A novel depicting the gentrification of the Cabbagetown neighbourhood in Toronto.
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...
A New City Agenda
Sewell, John
While Canadians have quickly recognized the importance of healthy cities in their own lives and communities, governments have lagged far behind. In A New City Agenda, journalist and former mayor, John...
Reclaiming the Don
An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley
Bonnell, Jannifer L.
Illuminates the impact of the Don River Valley on Toronto's development and unearths the missing story of the relationship between the river, the valley, and the city.
The Shape of the City
Toronto Struggles with Modern Planning
Sewell, John
John Sewell traces in urban planning from pre-Depression garden cities to postwar modernism and a revival of interest in the streetscape grid.
Toronto Rocks
The Geological Legacy of the Toronto Region
Eyles, Nick; Clinton, Laura
Toronto’s urban geology.
The Underside of Toronto
Mann, W.E.
Sociological essays on Toronto.
The Ward
The Life and Loss of Toronto's First Immigrant Neighbourhood
Lorinc, John; McClelland, Michael; Scheinberg, Ellen; Taylor, Tatum
The story of the growth and destruction of Toronto’s first 'priority neighbourhood.'


Animal Talk
A publication for the Friends of the Toronto Humane Society.
CablePulse24 (CP24)
24-hour a day English language news. Based in Toronto, it focuses on local news from the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario, although it also covers national and international news.
The Weekly Punjabi Voice
Serving those in the Greater Toronto Area whose first language is Punjabi. Local community and entertainment news as well as news from the Punjab and India.

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