December 30, 2013

Toronto's Unhealthy Height Obsession

Konrad Yakabuski, Globe and Mail

Bob Hope once joked that Toronto would be a nice place – when it was finished. That was more than three decades ago, during the building boom that would define the city’s skyline by its gold and marble bank headquarters and its rude and record-shattering CN Tower. It wasn’t exactly pretty, but at least the development spurt suggested a city on its way up.

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December 19, 2013
Why Rob Ford Is Mad as Hell
Ken Dryden, Globe and Mail
People everywhere are mad. Mad at their jobs, mad at the money they don’t make. Mad at others for getting the chances they don’t. Mad at seemingly getting the short end of every stick. Mad at the mess around them:... more ››
December 26, 2013
Rob Ford's Very Loyal Facebook Friends
Gideon Resnick, Daily Beast
Fans of the embattled Toronto mayor are rallying behind their man on Facebook. Meet “Ford Nation,” where 15-year-olds call the shots and the rest of us are just “Manhattanite hipsters.” more ››
December 25, 2013
The Good, the Bad and Rob Ford
Ivor Tossell, Globe and Mail
The story of 2013 is not Rob Ford. The story of 2013 is Rob Ford’s supporters. Ford is a very interesting person, and a very disturbing person, but he’s just one person. With seven billion of us on the planet,... more ››
December 22, 2013
Canada: From Peacekeeper to War-Fighter
A. Walter Dorn, Toronto Star
In recent years, Canada has turned away from a long and widely lauded tradition of peacekeeping. more ››
December 23, 2013
Snail Mail's Retreat in Canada
New York Times
With the digital handwriting ever clearer on the wall, the Canadian postal service has announced that it will end its remaining door-to-door letter deliveries over the next five years and focus on its one clear growth area:... more ››