Billy Bishop Airport has long been a site of controversy

PortsToronto gave up on their expansion dreams for the Billy Bishop airport recently. The plan to have an extended runway and jet service in and out of the Toronto Islands was dashed last month by Transportation Minister Marc Garneau, when he said their would be no new aircraft types allowed at the airport.

Ryerson University responds to Syrian refugee crisis

The lifeless image of three-year-old Alan Kurdi washed up on a Turkish shore changed how the public views refugees. It brought displaced people into the forefront of discussion, and prompted the global community to action. Evidence of this is can be seen with the Ryerson Lifeline Syria Challenge, an initiative by the school that aims to bring 100 refugees to Canada.

Woe for the gold

Last week’s unveiling of the 2015 Pan Am Games medals didn’t leave everyone excited. “This is clearly free PR for a company that, though it actually produces gold, badly needs to polish its public image,” says Jamie Kneen, communications coordinator at Mining Watch Canada, an advocacy group for ethical mining practices. The group criticizes the awards […]

Heritage activist fights to save East York’s architectural past

On the coffee table of Geoff Kettel’s Leaside home sits a catalogue of neighbourhood development plans, an architectural timeline of the area. He’s concerned about the survival of the Durant Motors Company building on Laird Avenue. “I think where we want to go should be reflective of where we’ve come from,” he said. Though the […]