The Pimicikamak Cree First Nation in Cross Lake, Manitoba declared a state of emergency in March 2016 because of the suicide of six young people within three months, and the 150 students they had on suicide watch. This story is about some Toronto teachers who responded with action, and what came of it.
Over ravines, rivers, railroad tracks. Across ages, languages, cultures. From past to present. Situations requiring bridges are rife in Toronto. How do we extend ourselves to connect?
World-renowned harmonica player Mike Stevens has been connecting with young people in remote Aboriginal communities through music since 1999. His goal is to
inspire kids who have been left behind by giving them tools to ‘breathe in their world and breathe out their music’.
Toronto photographer Alex Ioannou’s series of images is not a view typically captured in photos of bridges. Startling visions of altitude and grandeur occasionally evoke cathedrals while others display function in the heart of a city.
A dual citizen reflects on bridging the distance home.
What can a city do to deal with the tragedy of a police shooting? An answer comes from an unlikely place. The city’s arts community offers a way to build bridges between people and communities.
For people who missed the opportunity to go to university after high school, ‘transitional’ or ‘bridging programs’ offer an alternative path to higher education.
City footbridges are rarely glimpsed through car windows; they are revealed to those tramping obscure footpaths or meandering the lakeshore. Here are some favourites.