No one seems to know for sure yet what it would cost to host the expo, but you can be certain that it wouldn’t be cheap
May 24, 2016
One of downtown Toronto’s hippest quarters is changing as those once demonized become just a part of the urban scene
May 20, 2016
The Scarborough Bluffs, now as then, are Toronto’s most striking physical feature, dramatic in a way no other part of our understated landscape can match
May 13, 2016
The downtown is much taller and denser than it once was ... but most of this sprawling city remains laid out much as it was decades ago, designed and engineered for the car
May 06, 2016
Jane Jacobs, having already provided some clues to urban planners, tackles a fresh puzzle in her new book: What are the patterns that shape modern life?
May 04, 2016
Surge pricing fixes temporary ride shortages by matching supply with demand
May 04, 2016
Dispensaries are popping up in Toronto with legalization ahead, but no rules yet in place
May 03, 2016
While Canada’s metropolis dilly-dallies and second-guesses itself, the likes of Hong Kong or Chongqing just get the job done with remarkable efficiency
Apr 29, 2016
Easter 1916 is the best-known literary work to come out of Ireland’s Easter Rising, which has its 100th anniversary on April 24
Apr 22, 2016
Superintendent Mark Fenton took charge of police on June 27, 2010 when people had taken to the streets of Toronto to protest the G20 meeting of world leaders, which led to the chaotic affair
Apr 14, 2016
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.