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5 urban innovations Toronto could use right now

Posted by Chris Bateman / August 19, 2014

urban innovations torontoThe Toronto of the future will be bigger, bolder, and (hopefully) smarter. New technologies and ideas are helping cities around the world improve the quality of life for their citizens by way of better transit, more accessible services, and modernized or repurposed infrastructure, and Toronto should be no different. While we're pretty influential (according to Forbes magazine,) there is still plenty the city could learn from the rest of the world.

Here are 5 useful ideas Toronto could use right now.

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Internet providers in Toronto beyond Rogers and Bell

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 9, 2014

internet torontoInternet providers in Toronto go beyond Rogers and Bell. As it turns out, there's a wealth of smaller options: A quick search on Canadian ISP reveals that there are no less than 119 internet service providers serving the Toronto area. To get your search off to a good start, I've rounded up some of the most-recommended internet service providers currently providing Toronto with a steady stream of cat videos.

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New Toronto online store sells gadgets of the future

Posted by Natalia Manzocco / July 6, 2014

blueprint online storeWant a cocktail ring that lights up whenever you get a text message? How about a bike light that projects an image of a cyclist on the ground as you ride so motorists can see you coming? A brand-new Toronto-based site is devoting itself to all things startup-related - including an array of gadgets unavailable anywhere else.

The Blueprint launched last month as a showcase for "the most well-designed technology and the stories behind it". For tech insiders, that means an online magazine focusing on the business of hardware entrepreneurship.

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The top 10 computer, web and tech classes in Toronto

Posted by Staff / June 28, 2014

computer classes torontoComputer and tech classes in Toronto make it possible to learn to build fun, magical websites, edit the photobomber out of or into your wedding album, and chase that decade-long dream of becoming the next big startup founder. From free coding workshops to hardcore web development bootcamps to continuing education classes, there are plenty of ways for beginners to pick up new computer skills and hack their own education without going at it alone.

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What about a Toronto music library?

Posted by Derek Flack / June 23, 2014

Toronto music libraryAmongst its literary holdings, the Toronto Public Library houses a massive number of audio recordings and written sheet music. Spread across the city's many libraries, the TPL's music collection doesn't often get the love or attention it deserves, but that could be set to change thanks to a motion to create a dedicated space to showcase the library's key holdings. A Toronto music library could take shape as a complete repurposing of one the library's existing 99 branches or as a dedicated space in a branch that will otherwise function as normal.

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Get to know a Toronto startup: Spot

Posted by Anna Starasts / June 15, 2014

spot appAre you a university student looking for a nearby study group, an extra player for pick up basketball, or a social event in your dorm on a Friday night? Soon you'll be able to look to Toronto startup Spot to hook you up.

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