Business development seminar at public library

‘A wonderful time for small business in Toronto’

Lindsey Taylor isn’t quite sure what business she wants to start. But she does know that she wants to get something going.

“Side hustles are pretty popular with the millennial generation so I wanted to learn more and potentially see how I could something in my spare time,” she said.

She was at the Danforth/Coxwell branch of the Toronto Public Library on the quiet evening of Sept. 26 in a meeting room bustling full of people of all ages and backgrounds.

Ice skaters at Nathan Phillips Square

Here we go again: City of Toronto 2017 budget

Don’t be surprised if you get a sense of déjà vu as the mayor and Toronto city council wrap up the budget for 2017, this week. City council finalized the budget during a meeting scheduled for Feb. 14-15. On the chopping block for budget reductions are popular public services such as library hours, childcare and the potential closing of a men’s shelter in North York for people addressing substance-abuse. They’ve all faced similar threatened cuts in previous years.

End of a literary feud—over baseball

This defeat of the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) also marked the end of the #bookspinepoetry battle between the Toronto and Kansas City Public Libraries. On Friday night, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Blue Jays in game six of the ALCS, eliminating the Jays and marking the end of the baseball […]

Toronto’s public libraries evolving into community hubs

On Feb. 14, Mary Spence and about two dozen others gathered at the Bloor/Gladstone library to watch the classic film An Affair to Remember. “It’s nice to have something to do on Valentine’s Day,” said Spence, 75. “Ever since my husband died I’ve been spending a lot more time here.”