Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Canadian Music Week Is Here

A rare crossing of the streams, as we discuss BETTER arts and culture in Toronto. Campaigns such as 4479 have been pushing to make Toronto a music tourism destination similar to Austin, Texas — and rightfully so, as Toronto is … Continue reading

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Citizen: Adelaida Blaxley

Adelaida Blaxley, a recent graduate from University of Toronto and is now turning her efforts towards working for a BETTER Toronto, particularly with respect to representing youth, public health and recreation, arts and culture, and nightlife. Read Adelaida’s full profile HERE. If you would … Continue reading

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Citizen: Katie Grant

Katie Grant, an entrepreneur and founder of a not for profit design and technology Toronto based group called Indesology operating out of the Centre of Social Innovation, seeks better innovation in social services, transit, cycling, and arts and culture. Read Katie’s full profile HERE. … Continue reading

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No Ford Posters?

This week, the newly-launched No Ford Nation campaign (which includes a feature on other mayoral candidates in the civic election, including yours truly), put up spoof candidate posters in Trinity Bellwoods on Monday to raise awareness of other options for … Continue reading

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Citizen: Cynthia Gould

This week’s Citizen profile is Cynthia Gould, a graphic designer and musician with the Toronto band High Heels Lo-Fi, whose love for Toronto revolves around its arts and cultural communities, as well as the accessibility of public transit. Read Cynthia’s full profile … Continue reading

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Citizen: Carolina Pinzon

This week’s Citizen in profile is Carolina Pinzon, a musician and software developer living with chronic illness, who supports BETTER and more accessible transit, inclusive communities, integrated housing developments, and maintaining the integrity of Toronto’s waterfront. Read Carolina’s full profile HERE. If … Continue reading

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TO Promote and Sell Toronto to the Film Industry

At the beginning of this year, the State of Nevada passed a law aimed at bringing jobs while also reducing taxes and strengthening the film industry. The law gives film companies as much as a 20 percent tax credit if … Continue reading

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