Enzo DiMatteo


Enzo was born in Belgium and emigrated with his family to Canada in the heat of Trudeaumania. He is a winner of numerous writing awards and the only (alleged) Commie banned from entering Cuba. It’s complicated. Claims to fame: champion wood-chopper.

The premier takes his show on the road amid patronage scandal that's telling for what it reveals about the depth of the arrogance – and rot – that has infected his government Read more


Ford is reportedly set to dump finance minister Vic Fedeli, but what he really needs to do is get rid of chief of staff Dean French, his old Etobicoke pal who has been acting like Dr. Evil again Read more


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The highlights, low points and weird political shit in between Read more

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The premier has never been comfortable with LGBTQ communities – there’s a clear pattern of bad behaviour and a long record of thinly-veiled homophobia Read more


Ontario has had its populist moment and has had enough as Ford finds himself plummeting in public opinion polls Read more

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Slap on your sunscreen and enjoy more than 70 festivals and events happening over June, July and August Read more

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Behind the scenes, key staffers are leaving and no one knows who’s in charge anymore – the trajectory is beginning to look a lot like the one that led to his late brother’s political demise. Read more

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From street fairs and street protests to art shows and concerts, these are the best events happening outdoors in April and May Read more

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Adam Scotti (PMO)

The PM is caught in the social media shark tank and his enemies smell blood – the nuances that inform the truth don’t matter when headlines and hashtags are all most people read Read more


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Cheol Joon Baek

Ford was supposed to be good for the legal bud business, but his government's policies are turning out to be mostly smoke and mirrors Read more


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Samuel Engelking

2018's record number of homicides reveal that what's needed is a public health approach to gun violence – until that happens, we will continue to pay the price in rising homicide rates Read more


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The Danforth opened its arms to spread a message of hope over hate after one of the worst tragedies in the city's history, but as the neighbourhood continues to heal anti-Muslim sentiment is once again on the rise across the country Read more


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But pressure to build more pipelines to develop tar sands crude is fuelling a political calamity between Alberta and the rest of the country Read more


Canada's Conservatives seem willing to do and say anything to win in 2019, even if it means tearing the country apart Read more




In our Chill Winter Guide, find 50 of the best cultural, arts, music, food and outdoor events happening in Toronto from November 2018 to March 2019. Read more

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Given the chaos and disorder gripping Queen’s Park, it’s hard not to feel wistful about the progressive course the former Grit leader set the province on before Doug Ford's PCs got elected and trashed the entire works Read more


When the Premier says things like, “There is no place in Ontario for anti-Semitism,” it’s hard not to feel a little sick to your stomach Read more


John Tory wins big – too bad we can't say the same for local democracy or council diversity Read more


The papers say she doesn’t stand a chance, but Toronto’s mayoral contest could do with an unexpected surprise right about now – the city's future may depend on it Read more


  • Ernescliffe Co-operative as seen from the northwest corner of Sherbourne and Wellesley.

  • Ernescliffe Co-operative as viewed from Wellesley Street entrance.

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