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Walk With Joy

The mind boggles at how far back the agenda for a new deal for Canadian cities has suffered under the first few months of a new provincial government in Ontario, and it has nothing to do with ideology or partisan party politics. A…

Learn by Doing

No question about it, a lot is asked of our educational system already, and it is unfair to expect it — already burdened with thinly stretched resources — to accommodate the multitude of subjects that could potentially add value to the…

And Carry On

When the news feed on your phone explodes with headlines publicizing yet another mass killing, or the attempt of one, anxiety-laced reactions of fear that the bonds of a civil society are fractured and dissolving are not uncommon. Yet while…

Why Does Public Art Matter?

There is research galore that proves we can create new synaptic connections in our brain if we alter the most mundane of our daily tasks even slightly. Cross the street at a different corner than you have done before. Eat breakfast for…