Articles by Josh Finkelman

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Program takes beat to the streets

They look as you might expect – triple-XL t-shirts, baggy jeans, baseball hats pulled low and to the side. At first glance, they appear the very definition of ‘at-risk’ youth. They certainly don’t look the…

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Graffiti art comes in out of the cold

The laneway behind downtown stalwart, the Big Bop, is used to seeing lots of people just hanging around. Usually those people are homeless, drunk or otherwise engaged in negative social activity. The usual is no…

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When it rains, it pours

From a sewer standpoint, Toronto’s an old city. When it rains, water flows into storm drains and overflows into the sanitation system and then out into local rivers and, eventually, Lake Ontario. It’s the major source of water pollution in the city, but it’s not the only one.