Category Archives: Local Issues

Orange at Work: Building corporate culture by helping communities

As I glided up Toronto’s Don Valley Parkway under the guide of the warm March sun, Jay-Z bumpin’ on the sounds system, I couldn’t help but laugh at what had just happened at the Starbucks five minutes earlier. The guy … Continue reading

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The worst PR move of all time?

Did TTC spokesperson Brad Ross make a major error this past week when he shifted the blame from a texting TTC employee to the citizens snapping photographic evidence of the employee’s illegal deed? Continue reading

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It is no longer acceptable to be fat in Toronto

The apparently tolerant city of Toronto isn’t so tolerant when it comes to fat people. This was demonstrated by comments towards mayoral candidate Rob Ford during and after the election. Why is discrimination based on physical appearance still accepted? Continue reading

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The 311 on how your city can work for you

If you are looking for a way for social media to help your business, find out how the City of Toronto provides a great example through its @311Toronto service. Continue reading

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Does riding the TTC make you smarter?

Does riding public transit make you smarter? I argue that a 30-minute commute, each way, will allow you to read nearly 50 books a year. Continue reading

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