Articles by Isabel Terrell

A protester looks into the Dinner with a View setup on April 5.

‘Homes not Domes’ protest held outside luxury pop-up restaurant, steps from former camps

With $550, Torontonians can get a fancy meal underneath a highway, but probably not a place to live–cue hundreds of protesters gathering outside a posh dining experience on Friday that opened weeks after homeless encampments were evicted from the area. Dinner with a View, a pop-up series that serves top-chef meals in human sized terrariums, opened at The Bentway at 250 Fort York Blvd. on March 28. The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) organized the gathering around the venue with a counter event, Dinner with a View–of the Rich.

The CN Tower from a park along Lake Ontario

TransformTO achieves stark decrease in carbon emissions. Is it enough?

Toronto is on track to tackle climate change according to a report released last week that revealed the city’s 2020 goal has been surpassed, but some say the next phase of targets will be harder to reach in Ford’s Ontario.

The Greenhouse Gas Emissions inventory, released by the city last week, revealed that a 33 per cent decrease in emissions since 1990 which surpassed the 2020 goal of 30 per cent under TransformTO, the city’s climate action plan. The next goal is a 65 per cent emissions reduction by 2030.

A boardroom in Toronto is filled with people working at their laptops.

Torontonians tackle the unmapped world

A group of Torontonians is helping put a part of Niger State, Nigeria, on the map — literally.
They’re part of an initiative to build digital maps for some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. Sixty of the volunteers gathered recently at the Toronto headquarters of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) to work on the project.