Calling lifts former CFL champ to a higher game

When people come through Grey Cup winner Bruce Smith’s door at King-Bay Chaplaincy, in the downtown Toronto business district, he knows that they’ve come to a place in their life where they don’t have any hope. Smith, 58, knows a thing or two about hopelessness. When Smith was 11, his mother remarried. Very soon after […]

New Toronto tower LEEDS the pack in commitment to sustainable lifestyle

A new office tower is being built in downtown Toronto. It will stand 43-storeys high, have a green roof and floor-to-ceiling windows on every floor. Besides the lobby, a discrete entrance for bike-riders will lead to a shuttle elevator that will take them to the basement. In this area, ample storage and bike-lockup will be […]

Tales and tunes of Ontario’s old jails captures East York history buffs

From the big house in Kingston to the inside of Ontario’s local county lockups, members of the East York Historical Society were taken on an adventurous visual journey at their April meeting. Ron Brown, author, geographer and chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada, gave an animated talk at the society’s regular meeting, held at […]