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INFOGRAPHIC: A revealing, zoomable map of Toronto’s racial distribution INFOGRAPHIC: A revealing, zoomable map of Toronto’s racial distribution

This summer, a dot map showing the race and location of every person living in the U.S. sparked plenty of chatter about enduring racial segregation in American. Now, Toronto has its own version of the infographic du jour. Developer Jeff Clark used the 2011 National Household Survey to create this map, which contains a single point for each of Toronto’s 5,700,628 inhabitants,… Read more »

Google Street View cars return to Toronto roadways Google Street View cars return to Toronto roadways

As promised, Google Street View’s hard-to-miss camera-on-tripod-on-car contraptions are back in the city for some much-needed updates to Google databases. The last time they captured images of city roadways was back in 2009, when the skyline was dotted with significantly fewer condos, Christie Pits Park was (a literal) dump, and the current site of Doug… Read more »

Check out what the TTC would look like in Mario Bros. 3 Check out what the TTC would look like in Mario Bros. 3

Have you ever needed to get from Kipling to York Mills station in 20 minutes and thought, “Damn, I wish I had one of three magic flutes”? No? Well, Dave Delisle likely has, since he’s created this amazing TTC map, inspired by the Mushroom Kingdom world of Mario Bros. 3. There’s no telling how many… Read more »

Toronto drivers take note: Google Maps monitors current traffic conditions Toronto drivers take note: Google Maps monitors current traffic conditions

Google Maps finally rolled out its upgraded traffic features to Toronto earlier this spring, which means those cruising across the city in cars can see estimates of how long their journeys will take based on current traffic conditions. How does it work? Turns out all those drivers using Google Maps on their phones (with the… Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2011: the most awesome (and practical) gift for anyone who tr... Holiday Gift Guide 2011: the most awesome (and practical) gift for anyone who travels the globe

Sometimes looking like a tourist is unavoidable, but thankfully we’ve found these crumple-able maps ($20) that will at least save us the embarrassment of trying to neatly refold paper on a windy day (it’s not just embarrassing, it also takes a long time). These maps can take some abuse, but just remember that the scrunched-up… Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2011: 90 of the best presents money can buy Holiday Gift Guide 2011: 90 of the best presents money can buy

By Fraser Abe, Karolyne Ellacott, Kevin Naulls and Mark Teo | Photography by Carlo Mendoza The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and we’ve tackled the ever-difficult task of narrowing down a list of items that would be perfect for the men, women and children in your life. We find it is always a big to-do… Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2011: 19 perfect presents for the jet-setting cosmopolitan Holiday Gift Guide 2011: 19 perfect presents for the jet-setting cosmopolitan

By Fraser Abe, Karolyne Ellacott, Kevin Naulls and Mark Teo | Photography by Carlo Mendoza We can’t all be glamorous jet-setters and playboys, skipping across the globe to test the slopes of Whistler, Kitzbühel and Les Arcs all in a single week. But for the trips your loved ones can take, they can do it… Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide 2011: 32 great gifts under $30 Holiday Gift Guide 2011: 32 great gifts under $30

By Fraser Abe, Karolyne Ellacott, Kevin Naulls and Mark Teo | Photography by Carlo Mendoza Little treats are perfect for host and hostess gifts and stocking stuffers, so we’ve picked some presents under $30 to help with the stress of sticking to a holiday budget (and, really, there are always obligatory presents to buy for… Read more »

The Toronto Kiss Map—funded by the awesome Awesome Foundation—shares stories... The Toronto Kiss Map—funded by the awesome Awesome Foundation—shares stories of the city’s sweet embraces

We enjoy a good interactive map, and we suspect you probably do too. So, just for fun, we think you should check out the brand-spanking-new, cheesy-but-still-cool Toronto Kiss Map. The brainchild of Firefly Creative Writing’s Chris Kay Fraser, the Kiss Map tells Toronto’s smooching stories by having users plot their most memorable make-outs on an interactive… Read more »

New interactive map shows which baby names are popular in all of Toronto’s nei... New interactive map shows which baby names are popular in all of Toronto’s neighbourhoods

What’s in a name? Apparently, quite a bit. A new interactive map by Toronto’s master of geo-data, Patrick Cain—he’s the guy who created the map showing a suburban-downtown division after Rob Ford’s election—reveals the top baby names in most postal codes in the GTA. The names speak to the cultural and religious enclaves that make… Read more »

Bike lanes may not be coming to Toronto streets, but they are coming to Google M... Bike lanes may not be coming to Toronto streets, but they are coming to Google Maps

Torontonians will soon find a new bike feature added to the popular Google Maps site, which will allow users to plan out bike-friendly routes with the service’s trademark take-it-with-a-grain-of-salt reliability. Users in most major Canadian cities—namely, Ottawa, Gatineau, Waterloo, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Kelowna and, of course, Toronto (no Montreal, apparently)—will be able to select… Read more »

Lest we forget: interactive map shows where Toronto’s fallen soldiers once lived Lest we forget: interactive map shows where Toronto’s fallen soldiers once lived

Earlier this week, OpenFile introduced its Poppy File, rolling out an impressive interactive map by Patrick Cain, the same guru who produced some of the most detailed maps of Toronto’s mayoral results. This latest cartographical contribution shows the home addresses of more than 3,200 people who died in World War II and listed a next-of-kin… Read more »

TTC leaps into 2008 with new Google Maps deal TTC leaps into 2008 with new Google Maps deal

Yesterday, Google rolled out a new service that will surely be of interest to Torontonians. Not Google TV—that’s not coming to Canada yet—and not some time-travelling robot butler army (we assume that’s the kind of thing Google staffers work on in their spare time), but something a bit more immediately useful: Google Maps Transit, a… Read more »

The 75 must-know TIFF hot spots The 75 must-know TIFF hot spots

From Yorkville to West Queen West, here are the 75 restaurants, bars, clubs, cinemas and party venues that every festival-goer should know. Be sure to check back throughout the Toronto International Film Festival as we plot new celebrity sightings, event locations and more. See the full-sized map »