Toronto’s Power Plant Art Gallery’s board of directors resigns

Toronto’s Power Plant Art Gallery’s board of directors resigns

Haitian-born, Montreal-based artist Manuel Mathieu’s solo exhibition in Toronto, at The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery.Galit Rodan/The Globe and Mail The board of directors of Toronto’s Power Plant art gallery is vacant after members resigned en masse on Wednesday over a leadership struggle with its parent organization, the Harbourfront Centre. The Power Plant, one of … Read more

What happens to public art when it’s no longer wanted?

What happens to public art when it’s no longer wanted?

Artist Lilian Broca produced a five-panel series that hung at the City Hall cafeteria in Vancouver, but for years has been unable to find them.Alana Paterson/The Globe and Mail This is a mystery story about art. In the 1970s, Vancouver buildings filled up with paintings, murals, mosaics, tapestries, and even statues as money flowed from … Read more

Canadian cities are finally rediscovering their neglected waterfronts

Canadian cities are finally rediscovering their neglected waterfronts

The beach at Montreal’s Old Port on July 6, 2012.Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press On a soft, hazy late summer evening this week, Calgarians flocked outdoors to take advantage of what could be one of the last warm-weather weekends of the season. Many of them headed down to the river. Calgary stands on the Bow, which … Read more

Calgary turns Peace Bridge into an art walk after iconic structure suffers more than $1-million in damage

Calgary turns Peace Bridge into an art walk after iconic structure suffers more than -million in damage

Fake paintings with glass that looks smashed hang at the Peace Bridge in Calgary. The city has turned vandalism into an art walk called Vandalism Gallery.Todd Korol/The Globe and Mail Designed by Santiago Calatrava, one of the world’s great architects, Calgary’s Peace Bridge is a major tourist attraction and popular landmark. More than a million … Read more

Toronto’s ravines are in a critical state, threatened by invasive species, climate change and intensive land development

Toronto’s ravines are in a critical state, threatened by invasive species, climate change and intensive land development

The sun sets over Rosedale Ravine trail near Rosedale Valley Road, in Toronto.Joel Rodriguez/The Globe and Mail Toronto’s ravine system makes up a significant part of the city’s green infrastructure, as natural parklands and urban forests provide countless environmental, health and recreational benefits. However, the city’s ravines are in a critical state, threatened by invasive … Read more

Vancouver signs deal to turn former site of Hogan’s Alley into community land trust

Vancouver signs deal to turn former site of Hogan’s Alley into community land trust

The remaining portion of Hogan’s Alley in Vancouver, on Jan. 27, 2021. The historic Black neighbourhood was demolished to make way for the construction of the Georgia and Dunsmuir viaducts in the early 1970s.DARRYL DYCK/The Canadian Press Half a century ago, the neighbourhood known as Hogan’s Alley provided a home for Vancouver’s Black community. Now … Read more

Toronto District School Board targets newcomers for French immersion

Toronto District School Board targets newcomers for French immersion

Azra Hussain stops to show a pink bag to her four-year-old daughter Inaaya Hammad’s as they walk to school together for her first day of class on Sept. 7.Katherine Cheng/The Globe and Mail Azra Hussain’s daughter understands Urdu but generally responds in English. The prospect of adding another language to her four-year-old’s repertoire was both … Read more

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney vows to vote against Danielle Smith’s sovereignty act

Alberta Premier Jason Kenney vows to vote against Danielle Smith’s sovereignty act

Danielle Smith, centre, makes a comment as Todd Loewen, left, and Rajan Sawhney listen during the United Conservative Party of Alberta leadership candidate’s debate in Medicine Hat on July 27.Jeff McIntosh/The Canadian Press Alberta Premier Jason Kenney says if Danielle Smith wins the race to replace him as head of the United Conservative Party next … Read more

Human Rights Tribunal dismisses case alleging child faced discrimination when teacher discussed gender identity

Human Rights Tribunal dismisses case alleging child faced discrimination when teacher discussed gender identity

The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has dismissed an application from a family that alleged their female child was discriminated against when her Grade 1 teacher discussed gender identity and “gender fluidity” with the class. In a decision released last month, HRTO member Eva Nichols wrote that the young girl did not face an “adverse … Read more

Girls’ longboarding groups host ninth annual event

Girls’ longboarding groups host ninth annual event

Tiffany Wong skating in the Advanced Slalom race at the ‘For Us By Us’ event at Christie Pits Park in Toronto.Lucy Lu/The Globe and Mail The Longboard Girls Crew of Canada and Toronto Girls Longboarding hosted their ninth annual “For Us By Us” day on Labour Day at Christie Pits Park in Toronto. The Longboard … Read more