Still much to be proud of
Let’s celebrate this area instead of tearing it down
It is easy to get lost in the sad, sordid Rob Ford fiasco and lose hope. Without perspective, it might seem as though our city has completely fallen off the rails and begun a long spiral downward. But that’s just not the case.
Luckily, on a daily basis in this city, there are people who continue to inspire and amaze. Take those in this month’s cover story, for example. Here are a handful of local residents who decided to dedicate themselves to helping others. But it isn’t just that. These individuals are away from their families and away from the festivities associated with the holiday season and are instead building schools or providing disaster relief in the Philippines, for example. It’s a wonderful thing.
This is the kind of work I can get behind. To that end, in addition to profiling the good works of these Torontonians, we are also providing detailed information to allow our readers to send well wishes over the holidays and contribute to their organizations.
Also this month, we chat with former Toronto mayor David Miller. No, this isn’t that time when Miller sounds off on our crazy current mayor. This is the time when Miller talks about his latest passion, World Wildlife Fund Canada. In addition, in the arts, we profile Jason Collett and talk about another edition of his wildly popular Basement Revue Series. We also review a couple of fine new theatrical productions and much more. Jeanne Beker kicks off our life section with a look at some of the coolest winter parkas, just in time for the holidays. Rebecca Eckler checks out the new local outpost of Madonna’s gym Hard Candy. Our food section is anchored by Grant van Gameren taste-testing the city’s best latkes, as well as Joanne Kates reviewing two new restaurants.
We conclude our December edition with our annual naughty and nice list, trying our best to avoid dedicating it to the Fords.
From our family at Post City Magazines to yours, we hope you have a safe and happy holiday season. See you next year!