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The Toronto City of Labyrinths Walk offers a unique perspective of city-bound labyrinths. Himy Syed, founder of the Toronto City of Labyrinths Project, leads this walk for the second time. Beginning at Christie Station, Syed discusses the origin of labyrinths, their trans-cultural nature and their contemporary relevance, despite the fact that they have been used for centuries.
tags »#StClairDisaster • Christie Pits Park • Christie Station • Civic Engagement • Garbage Strike • jane jacobs • Jane's Walk • John Lorinc • Labyrinths • LRT • Pedestrians • St. Clair right-of-way • streetcars • The Annex Gleaner • Toronto City of Labyrinths Project • Torontonians • TOStrike
Labyrinth Community Network
Volume 4 . Issue 1
HiMY SYeD founded the project, Toronto City of Labyrinths, to create a labyrinth within walking distance of every Torontonian inside the city limits. To date he has created some 60 plus labyrinths. Watch for his book early in 2012, titled Toronto City of Labyrinths. You can reach him through his excellent website: http://www.labyrinths.ca
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By Alyshah Hasham, Toronto Star
Ninety-three candles flickered in the night at Little Norway Park, as Norwegians and Torontonians held a vigil for the victims of the massacres in Oslo and Utoya island on Sunday.
At 9:30 p.m., the small group held a moment of silence.
Kari Dehli came to the park on Queens Quay to be with others from Norway, “rather than sitting at home, looking at the internet for the news … just to be with other people. It’s also what’s going on in Norway, people …
tags »93 Candles • Alyshah Hasham • Candlelight • Candlelight Vigil • grief • Kari Dehli • Little Norway Park • Michael Westgate • Norway • norwayTO • Norwegian flag • Norwegians • open society • Oslo • politically active • Queens Quay • Racism • Toronto Star • Torontonians • tragedy • tweet • Twitter • Utoya island • Young People
By Derek Lang, BagelHot
Ended up walking down to the beach today. It was rainy and it’s been a while since I’ve been down there since moving to the other side of the city. Not surprisingly there was no one around. Torontoians are odd that way in that a bit of rain scares them off. Being a saturday they couldn’t even use the excuse that they were at work.
While walking toward the life guard station, in the distance I saw a figure …
tags »BagelHot • Beach • Boardwalk • Budget Cuts • Derek Lang • Enjoyment • Giant Outstallation Art • labyrinth • Lifeguards Station • Mayor Rob Ford • People of Toronto • Race 4 Mayor • Rain • Rocks • Saturday • TOBudget • TOpoli • Toronto City of Labyrinths Project • Toronto Politics • Torontonians • Volleyball Posts
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CP24′s “Your Vote – Toronto’s Race for Mayor”
Final Televised CP24 Mayoral Debate
Aired Tuesday October 19, 2010, 8 p.m.
Your Vote – Part 3
4 minute 10 second mark:
GEORGE SMITHERMAN: My first question is to Councillor Pantalone. Three weeks ago you said you would vote for me if you were not on the ballot. Since that time, a report card from ArtsVote gave me an A+, a higher mark than you receive. The Toronto Environmental Alliance gave us both A+. So I was a bit surprised to hear you encourage people …
tags »A+ • Answer • ArtsVote • Ballot • City Expenditures • Councillor • CP24 • Deputy Mayor • George Smitherman • HiMY SYeD • Joe Pantalone • Mayor of Toronto • Mayoral Candidate • Mayoral Debate • October 25 • Part 3 • Question • Race 4 Mayor • Report Card • Rob Ford • Service Cuts • Toronto Environmental Alliance • Torontonians • Voters • Your Vote
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By Mike Adler, InsideToronto
Avvy Go, a lawyer working with Chinese and Southeast Asian immigrants, follows Toronto’s race for mayor and for a month she’s felt depressed.
Ever since Rob Ford spoke of his desire to close the door on newcomers – saying the city can’t take care of the people it has – “it seems like everybody else is trying to race to the bottom along with him,” Go told a mayoral debate this week.
Members of her own community have echoed Ford’s comments, said Go, representing the Colour of Poverty campaign …
tags »Avvy Go • City Assets • City Hall • City Workers • Colour of Poverty Campaign • Diversity • employment equity • Equity • fair wage policy • George Smitherman • Hamlin Grange • Hiring • immigrants • Innis College • Innis Town Hall • Institutionalized Racism • Joe Pantalone • John Tory • labour • landlord • managed competition • Mayoral Candidate • mayoral debates • Minorities • Municipal Election • operating budget • Outsourcing • Priority Neighbourhoods • rent subsidies • Residency • Rob Ford • Rocco Achampong • Rocco Rossi • Salaries • Sarah Thomson • Service Delivery • social justice • tax incentives • TCHC • Toronto Community Housing • Torontonians • TTC • Unionized • Visible Minorities • Zanana Akande
By Mary Vallis, National Post
The way that AM radio stations are going on about the first major snowstorm to hit Toronto overnight, you would think the city is under siege. It’s December. It’s snowing. Where is the surprise?
Sure, those icy snow pellets sting your face and mean you have to clean off the car for the commute, for which drivers are advised to leave an hour early this morning. But all things considered, the morning has been relatively wrinkle-free.
The Ontario Provincial Police are tending to accidents on all the major …
tags »4:25 a.m. • Army • Bloor • commute • December • Downtown • Drivers • Environment Canada • Highway 400 • Ice Pellets • Mayor Miller • Montreal • Morning • National Post • news • Ontario Provincial Police • Ossington • Pearson International Airport • Peter Noehammer • Planes • salt trucks • Scarborough • Snowing • snowstorms • Toronto • Torontonians • Transportation Services • Travellers • Weather
From Mr Something Something
Photo: Miles Storey/Torontoist
We thought it would be appropriate to organize Canada’s first bicycle powered dance parties in conjunction with International Car Free Day.
On this day, the wonderfully creative folks from grassroots organization Streets Are For People encourage their fellow Torontonians to take over a parking spot (at $2/hour) and throw a “Parking Meter Party”.
So we set up our pedal powered sound system right on Queen Street in Toronto on September 21, and hopefully it gave people some ideas about what Toronto could become if the city finally came …
By Carrie Brunet, InsideToronto
The Internet may be the last refuge of anonymity for many, but two local Toronto-boosters are hoping to make their site a place where neighbours meet and neighbourhoods grow.
Annex residents Himy Syed and Karen Sun have created Torontopedia.ca. The site, using similar technology to Wikipedia, allows users to add to or edit existing content online. The content is, of course, Toronto-centric.
“We ask that people use their real names,” said Syed. “You wouldn’t introduce yourself to a neighbour by saying ‘Hi, I’m CoolDude123.’”
Instead, Syed would like to see …
By Ian, BlogTO
Just when you thought there weren’t enough Toronto-archiving websites, along comes Torontopedia to add another layer of Toronto-discovering and -learning to cyberspace. Torontopedia is a city wiki that is open to any and all Torontonians to edit.
There’s a useful introduction page if this whole city wiki thing is new to you:
What this wiki contains and means is up to you. As a general rule you should contribute content you think will be helpful or insightful to others, but even this rule can be broken at times. Interesting things will stay, …
By Bruce DeMara, Toronto Star
Himy Syed is brimming over with passion and stories about Toronto.
He’s already shared four of them — and may add even more — to the Toronto Story initiative, which is collecting tales of the past and present and hopes for the future as part of a month-long festival celebrating the city.
There are his one-time encounters with Honest Ed Mirvish in his Harbord Village neighbourhood or putting a book of condolences at Dooney’s Cafe on Bloor St. W. for neighbours to sign as a tribute to late …
tags »Airstream trailer • Carl Benn • Casa Loma • Dan Guenette • Dooney's Cafe • Doors Open • Dory Kornfeld • First Nations • Gabe Sawhney • Harbourfront • HiMY SYeD • Humanitas Festival • jane jacobs • Joe Pantalone • Live With Culture • Mary Pickford • Nellie Prince • New York • North York • Oral History • parkdale • Pier Giorgio Di Cicco • Poet Laureate • Rita Davies • san francisco • Sao Paulo • Shawn Micallef • Stories • Susana Feriera • T.Ode • Threads • Toronto Culture • Toronto Museum • Toronto Star • Toronto Stories initiative • Torontonians