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Education, Innovation & Design Videos GTA

U of T Masters of Urban Innovation
Housing Innovation in Toronto
Incubate Innovate Network of Canada
Reasons to Study Abroad in Toronto
Exploring Toronto’s 2020 Interior Design Show
Tech Innovation in Toronto
Clean Energy Startup: Actual Energy Solutions
Clean Energy Startup: Electrefy
Startups Addressing COVID-19
Accountable Space in Design
Ethical & Responsible AI
Discover Digital Marketing in Toronto

Education, Innovation & Design Articles

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Ontario asks school boards to develop anti-trafficking strategies by Jan. 2022


Ontario is making it mandatory for all school boards to develop a strategy to combat human trafficking by the beginning of next year. The province said Tuesday that it will spend $2.4 million to support necessary training and resources for the move, which will help schools identify, respond to and prevent the trafficking of children.

Five super-luxe, design-forward new cannabis dispensaries

Toronto Life

New pot shops are popping up everywhere, and perpetually raising the bar on the in-store experience. Here are a few of our favourite specialty shops that stand out for their high-design approaches to, well, getting high.

Future could be bright post-COVID for Toronto high-tech manufacturers

Etobicoke-based company that makes biometric fabric says producing in Canada is ‘a huge bonus.’

Toronto building that’s also a TTC entrance gets a futuristic revamp


A 17-storey office building at Toronto’s busiest subway station just got a new look.

OAM to present revamped and more moderate design for esports venue


The original vision for OAM’s esports stadium at Toronto’s Exhibition Place, pictured here, was deemed too bulky and “exciting” for the site along with other concerns cited by city planners and so the esports promoter will soon be introducing a more conservative design. The new concept should be unveiled within a month, says an OAM executive.

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Toronto plummets 33 spots in ranking of world’s most innovative cities


Toronto’s cachet as a world-class city for technological innovation is fading fast, according to one major global ranking, and analysts are placing the blame squarely upon federal government policies.

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Lobby Wrap: Toronto munitions company looking to set up Ukraine plant


Toronto-based GL Munitions Inc. is looking to the federal government for a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for its involvement in a possible new ammunition factory in Ukraine, and has hired Capital Hill Group’s David Angus to lobby on its behalf. Ukraine’s previous ammunitions factory was located in Luhansk, near the border of territory occupied by Russia since 2014.

Toronto-area school board removes Sir John A. Macdonald’s name from school

CTV News

Trustees at a school board north of Toronto have voted to rename Sir John A. Macdonald Public School as part of Indigenous reconciliation efforts.

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