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Arts boards still don’t represent Toronto’s diversity

Toronto is the most diverse city in the world, yet many of its arts boards are woefully bereft of women and men of colour. Four years ago, I wrote a Star column on the shocking white maleness of the boards of Toronto’s “Big 6” arts…

Bike parking falling far short of demand

Toronto needs a dramatic increase in the number of bike racks — and let’s make them attractive while we are at it.  If you own a bike, and more than half of Torontonians do, you may have more routes to ride it on this summer, but no place…

Toronto’s positively cringeworthy bike lanes debate

Don Tapscott, meet Denzil Minnan-Wong. One of you is a visionary. The other, Toronto’s deputy mayor. Jane Jacobs, meet George Mammoliti. One of you is a visionary. The other, a Toronto city councillor. Mr. Tapscott was not at the debate…