Local Matters

Fear of Ford strikes Toronto, sort of

By Brian Fawcett | 2010 October 6

Toronto is electing a new mayor on October 25th, and a lot of people in the city are hysterical over the possibility that Rob Ford, a controversial councillor from North Etobicoke, one of the city’s more suburban wards, is going to be the next mayor. The people who like the tow-headed, bull-necked Ford are mostly…

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Germans and Indians

By Norbert Ruebsaat | 2010 May 26

Norbert Ruebsaat files a remarkable report on what it’s like to be German amongst the aboriginal and other native peoples on Canada’s West Coast.

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The Silly Season comes to Toronto in January

By Wally Hourback | 2010 February 1

Wally Hourback thinks Toronto has lost its mind, on several fronts

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The Northern Name Game

By Max Fawcett | 2009 June 11

Max Fawcett discovers that up north, names aren’t ever what they seem to be.

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Letter from Berlin: The Twilight of the Gods

By Stan Persky | 2009 April 27

Berlin goes to the polls to vote on religion versus ethics.

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The Life and Death of a Great Toronto Neighbourhood

By Max Fawcett | 2008 July 28

Max Fawcett explores the worrisome decline of the Annex.

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David Miller’s Shame

By Brian Fawcett | 2008 April 29

Brian Fawcett tries to figure out what's getting so egregiously stinky in David Miller's supposedly sane, sensitive and social democratic Toronto

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Finding Julia: A March Report on the Neighbourhood

By Brian Fawcett | 2007 March 6

Brian Fawcett has wandered down the street again, and offers a darkened sense of how the Bloor Street area where Dooney Cafe sits is evolving. And at Costco, he solves a local mystery.

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Hark, the Herald Angels Sing: Welcome to Post-Gay

By Stan Persky | 2006 December 21

You may have already forgotten Canada’s let’s-hope-it’s-final debate about same-sex marriage and other affections. It happened way back when, a couple of weeks ago, or in the media’s amnesiac timeline, in a previous lifetime. Here’s what nobody bothered to say about it. 

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Report on the Neighbourhood, October 2006

By Brian Fawcett | 2006 September 25

Brian Fawcett files a report on what’s going on in the area around Dooney’s Cafe, and offers a few ideas about what it all means

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