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This string of streetcar suburbs along Lake Ontario are connected to Toronto's central core by the 501 Queen Streetcar, nominated by National Geographic magazine as one of the world's "top ten trolley rides." Once sleepy residential communities, these neighbourhoods (today often referred to simply as "Lakeshore") have seen tremendous growth in both townhouse and condominium development, especially along the lakeside just west of the Humber River, an area once known as the "Motel Strip." New Toronto, with its once-mighty industrial base that disappeared in the early 1990s, is ready for creative enterprises to find spaces in old industrial facilities. With that streetcar offering an easy ride downtown, many creative and talented people are finding affordable places to live in all of these neighbourhoods.
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Nothing's fishy about returning biodiversity to the Humber River.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
A plan to remove an invasive carp species from the Humber River will allow native wildlife to flourish and salmon to return. One day anglers may be able to even catch a salmon as far north as Highway 9.
Where the streetcar ends: take a visit to Etobicoke's Long Branch in our slideshow & essay
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The 501 streetcar line is Toronto's longest and, for many, the "Long Branch" terminating loop listed on westbound cars is a long way off, but Yonge Street's Bert Archer and Tanja-Tiziana found an up-and-coming neighbourhood changing, and poised for more change and development. Take a tour with them in words and pictures.
Diaspora Dialogues, a jack-of-all trades literary program, nurtures immigrant writer talent
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Diaspora Dialogues is creating a Toronto (& Canadian) literary scene that reflects one of the world's most diverse cities, helping its writers tell new stories that allow us understand ourselves better. At the same time, the program is feeding new kinds of work into the ever-growing body of Canadian Literature.
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