Along the Ramblas and in the cafés, Marcus Gee follows in the footsteps of his favourite writer
Oct 05, 2015
Dundas West is one of many transforming neighbourhoods as the wealthy flock to the city for its gritty authenticity
Oct 02, 2015
City hall has struggled with how to cope with Uber, delaying a vote for the company till Spring 2016
Oct 01, 2015
A competition could help come up with a creative use of the space that would keep it at the heart of Toronto’s civic life
Sep 30, 2015
The buttoned-down city is going nuts for the 2015 Blue Jays. The buzz that fills Rogers Centre on a perfect fall Sunday can be felt all over town – and it’s a good thing
Sep 27, 2015
The crisis as seen through a child’s logic. To 11-year-olds Mahta Amini and Hannah Hewko the reason why should we do our best to help refugees is simple
Sep 25, 2015
The man who would be U.S. president shares uncanny similarities and voter appeal with the man who once was mayor
Sep 22, 2015
Assessing and managing threats is one of the toughest jobs facing modern societies. A quick look around suggests that we are not very good at it
Sep 16, 2015
In announcing that the city would not bid for the 2024 Games, Mayor John Tory made a fair and familiar plea
Sep 15, 2015
Sex ed has been taught in Ontario schools for half a century. Education officials are simply updating the curriculum to deal with current issues
Sep 11, 2015
Marcus Gee is Toronto columnist for the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper.
Born in Toronto, he graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with a degree in modern European history, then worked as a reporter for The Province, Vancouver's morning newspaper. He spent four years in Asia in the early 1980s, the first three in Hong Kong as an editor, writer and correspondent for Asiaweek magazine, the last as a reporter for United Press International in Manila and Sydney. After returning to Canada, he worked as a foreign affairs writer at Maclean's magazine and as senior editor at the Financial Times of Canada. He joined the Globe in 1991 as an editorial writer and served as Editorial Page Editor from 2003 to 2006. His column on foreign affairs appeared on the Globe's editorial pages for 13 years. He served as Asia-Pacific Business reporter from 2007 to 2009.
He has won two National Newspaper Awards for his commentary. In 2002, Amnesty International gave him its annual John Humphrey award for human rights reporting. Among the events he has covered are the war in Kosovo, the violence in East Timor and the turmoil surrounding the overthrow of Indonesian President Suharto.