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WHY I CHOOSE URBAN OVER RURAL LIVING

I often get asked why I love living in downtown Toronto so much. Sitting in bias, I always want to chuckle and respond with “why would you want to live anywhere else?” but as an urban planner and a generally understanding and open-minded human being, I try to respond with the least bias possible. There…

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FaceBrother

The net has been buzzing the last few weeks over Facebook’s new mandatory messenger app for mobile devices. Many users are up-in-arms in response to the app’s required permissions, including access to your address book, microphone and camera. It is alleged that these permissions will be abused by Facebook, allowing them to call numbers in…

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How to Shark Week Like a Pro

Shark Week is upon us! Don’t be caught unprepared this year – get hooked on this jawesome Shark Week stuff! Know your shark schedule Discovery has their entire line-up listed on their website so there’s no excuse for missing a segment! (Here’s tonight’s listings) You can find them all here. Don’t just watch the shark,…

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Robin Williams Dead at 63

Robin Williams was found dead in his California home, a 911 call was made around noon today. Following this, his publicist released a statement saying, Robin Williams passed away this morning. He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they…

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COUNTDOWN

Pedestrian countdown signals are beginning to appear more and more throughout our cities. Research shows that this type of signal helps to create a safer pedestrian experience. The City of Toronto states on their website that “The City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division has installed ‘countdown’ signals at more than 2,100 intersections in the city…