Michelle da Silva

Toronto police sell out sanctuary city

Access to Information request reveals cops conducting thousands of “status checks” on undocumented immigrants, despite “don’t ask” policy

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Sveta Soloveva

Winter Stations art installations reveal cold beauty of The Beaches

Winners of second annual international competition to transform lifeguard stations into "pieces of poetry on the beach" will be unveiled this weekend more »

Feb 13, 2016 8:00 AM Features

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Deputy Chief Peter Sloly over and out from police headquarters

Decoding the resignation – and departing words – of (maybe) the last hope for policing reform in the city more »

Feb 11, 2016 1:21 PM City Hall


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Anti-trafficking campaign harms migrant sex workers

Since December 2015, six sex workers who were members of Butterfly, have been arrested, detained or deported. more »

Feb 10, 2016 6:42 PM , News 2 Comments



The Jian Ghomeshi Trial: Theatre of the absurd is more like it

It’s a mystery that Crown prosecutors don’t regularly call on experts to testify about the reams of ­research on why sexually assaulted women stay in relationships or erase them from memory more »

Feb 10, 2016 6:38 PM News 73 Comments

The Big 3: The best, most interesting ways to get involved in your community this week

How TV affects our perception of black people, art benefits First Nations and tracking Toronto's lost rivers more »

Feb 10, 2016 2:56 PM News

Toronto's road to the NBA All-Star Game: a timeline

We've come a long way since the Toronto Raptors team was founded in what was once a basketball backwater more »

Feb 10, 2016 9:07 AM News

Watch live: Kids in Tech teaches coding to elementary school students

This week's class at Nelson Mandela Park Public School explores the topics of perspective and digital drawing.Watch the live stream at 9 am on February 10 more »

Feb 10, 2016 8:00 AM News

Letters to the Editor: Ghomeshi trial a sham that should be stopped

Plus: Cops clarify role in harm reduction plan more »

Feb 10, 2016 3:00 AM Letters to the Editor

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Mercy For Animals

Tim Hortons, Milestones and Harvey's promise cage-free eggs

An estimated 90 per cent of Canadian eggs are laid by battery-caged hens crammed into spaces that prevent them from walking freely or spreading their wings more »

Feb 9, 2016 11:00 AM Environment 2 Comments

The best NBA All-Star events on this week

The big game and its surrounding festivities are sold out, but there are more opportunities to get in on the celebrity, sneakers and NBA superstar action more »

Feb 8, 2016 4:43 PM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog

Reasonable Doubt: Why better access to justice is every Canadian’s issue

Chances are, you can't afford a lawyer if a legal dispute arises: that's where the National Database of Professionals Assisting Self-Represented Litigants comes in more »

Feb 8, 2016 12:34 PM News

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In Photos: Lunar New Year celebration in Scarborough

Performers helped ring in the Year of the Monkey at the Scarborough Civic Centre more »

Feb 8, 2016 11:13 AM , Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog


Nadine MacKinnon

Media look back at 25th anniversary of Gulf War Part 1 through feel-good lens

While CF-18s continue to drop 250-kilogram bombs, Canada's military and diplomatic involvement in Iraq since Gulf War 1 has contributed to the staggering loss of more than 2 million Iraqi lives more »

Feb 8, 2016 8:45 AM Features

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Malone Mullin

Earthships land in rural Ontario

Inexpensive, durable, and carbon neutral, "Earthships" made of dirt and recycled rubber tires seem like the sustainable homes of the future for the throwaway habits of modern society. So what’s the catch? more »

Feb 7, 2016 9:00 AM Environment

d'bi.young anitafrika on why racism in the music industry can't be analyzed in a vacuum

The Dora Award-winning dub poet and playwright responds to NOW's cover story on power and privilege in the Toronto music scene more »

Feb 6, 2016 9:00 AM Features 2 Comments

The Toronto Birth Centre celebrates its two-year anniversary

Perhaps there should be more of these out-of-hospital midwife-run facilities more »

Feb 6, 2016 12:00 AM Think Free: The NOW Toronto blog 2 Comments


Michelle da Silva

City officials insist downtown Toronto is totally safe after Chinatown shooting

Cops and politicians treated to dim sum lunch at press conference ahead of Chinese New Year more »

Feb 5, 2016 4:44 PM News 1 Comments

John Tory doesn't seem to get what a conflict of interest is

He promised to stay out of Rogers-related matters at Council. But using his position as mayor to write a letter to cabinet? Well, that's different. more »

Feb 5, 2016 10:04 AM City Hall 1 Comments


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