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Making a Commitment to People with Disabilities

“What commitment do you hold that compelled you to be here today?” This is the provocative question that’s frequently posed to attendees at the start of community conversations. It helps to jumpstart the discussion, and to centre the people who have chosen to come out. Most of the time, the answers are, unsurprisingly, as varied […]

Unpacking Artist Spaces

An election issue that crops up time and again in conversations with artists is the ongoing struggle to find and retain affordable space to create their work. With real estate prices rising steeply and an influx of Torontonians fleeing unsustainable housing costs, gentrification is well under way in our downtown, and the arts community feels […]

Tegan Moss on the Future of Peterborough

We are fast approaching the Peterborough municipal election, which occurs on October 22. An election is not just a changing of the guard in leadership. It is also an ideal time to start a conversation about the kind of city, and the kind of future, we want to build. There are many challenges facing this […]

Niambi Leigh on the Future of Peterborough

We are fast approaching the Peterborough municipal election, which occurs on October 22. An election is not just a changing of the guard in leadership, but is also an ideal time to start a conversation about the kind of city, and the kind of future, we want to build. There are many challenges facing this […]

Electric City Magazine Podcast Episode 4: Helping Neighbours to Improve Their Neighbourhoods

Listen to the fourth episode of the Electric City Magazine Podcast! Who understands a neighbourhood better than the people who live there? NeighbourPLAN, a new initiative from GreenUP, is convening neighbours to generate ideas on how to improve the places they live. Will Pearson sits down with Brookdale area residents Carolyn Code, Carlotta James, and […]

Brianna Salmon on the Future of Peterborough

We are fast approaching the Peterborough municipal election, which occurs on October 22. An election is not just a changing of the guard in leadership. It is also an ideal time to start a conversation about the kind of city, and the kind of future, we want to build. There are many challenges facing this […]

Paul Bennett on the Future of Peterborough

We are fast approaching the Peterborough municipal election, which occurs on October 22. An election is not just a changing of the guard in leadership. It is also an ideal time to start a conversation about the kind of city, and the kind of future, we want to build. There are many challenges facing this […]