MAP: How Toronto changed during the First World War
When Britain declared war against Germany and Austria-Hungary on Aug. 9, 1914, they effectively sentenced Canada to years of overseas fighting, internal conflict, and economic depression. Big cities like Toronto were transformed into military hubs, whose sole purpose was to build supplies and train troops.

Ontario Elections 2014: Wheels on the Bus
This map tracks the party leaders week by week on their campaign stops during the 2014 Ontario election. Find out what they’re doing by clicking on the icons or scrolling through the interactive timeline.

Union wants CAMH criminally charged after nurse “beaten beyond recognition”
Ontario nurses and public sector workers are calling on the province to criminally charge Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) following a patient’s alleged brutal beating of a nurse while on the job in January.

Kitten rescued from Highway 427 after being thrown from a vehicle
When Mandi Howard suddenly found herself driving to the Toronto Humane Society, singing to calm a badly injured kitten she’d just scooped off a multi-lane highway, there was one thought on her mind: “If he were to die before I can get there, at least he will have known what kindness looks like.”

Canadian indicted in one of largest data breaches in U.S. history
Three people, including a Canadian from Montreal, have been indicted for their alleged roles in hacking email service providers throughout the United States and for conspiracy to launder money, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a press release.

Seeing ‘Jesus on toast’ a normal phenomenon, study says
Hundreds of people claim to see the face of Jesus or the Virgin Mary in the shape of their potato chips or burnt into their toast. But before you dismiss them as crazy, a recent study shows the phenomenon may not be as absurd as we think.

Shiyloh Isobelle Hill—Giving and artistic, she wouldn’t pass a busker without offering a donation
hiyloh Isobelle Hill was born on Oct. 21, 2002, at 3:36 a.m. in the living room of her parents’ apartment in Peterborough, Ont., surrounded by friends and family. With the aid of three midwives, her mother, Patrice, an artist and musician, spent 10 hours in excruciating labour. Her father, Daniel, an art instructor, cut the umbilical cord. “It was a very sweet time in our life,” he says. “You know that concept of love at first sight? I really experienced that with her.”

Anne vs. Anne
In a province that takes its red-headed orphans seriously, the nearly half-century run of Anne of Green Gables: The Musical at Charlottetown’s Confederation Centre of the Arts is an institution unto itself. Billed as the longest-running musical production in Canada, the show attracts up to 30,000 visitors a year, many of them from Japan. The musical has toured the world, hitting Broadway in the 1970s (one grumpy New York Times critic called it “the kind of show that will appeal most to the unsophisticated in heart”), as well as London and Osaka, Japan, during Expo ’70. As for the Confederation Centre, which relies on federal and provincial grants for roughly one-third of its $12-million operating budget, the flagship Anne musical is its single most important production.

Explorer finds new waterfalls during accidental canoe trip
An explorer’s unexpected tumble down a set of waterfalls in Northern Ontario is being labelled a discovery that will “change the map of Canada.” Or, he might just be remapping already charted territory. It all depends on who you ask.

Toronto artist maps diversity, one portrait at a time
Living in what is considered one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, a Toronto photographer is taking it upon himself to map his city’s diversity using the faces and stories of the people who live there.