Michael Moore envies Canada — for its chocolate bars

Fahrenheit 11/9 director Michael Moore, a proud American feeling Trumped by political misfortune, is lamenting his lack of dual citizenship with Canada when I meet him during the recent Toronto International Film Festival. “My grandfather was Canadian,” the moviemaker from Flint, Mich., says by way of a greeting, as he works through a series of […]

Location, location, location: in these new books, where you are matters

Picturing yourself somewhere else is easy with these new titles where location is key. On the Up, Shilo Jones, McClelland & Stewart Bearskin, James A. McLaughlin, Ecco  (Ecco) On the Java Ridge, Jock Serong, Text  (Text Publishing) On the Up, Shilo Jones, McClelland & Stewart  (McClelland and Stewart) The Bleeds, Dimitri Nasrallah, Esplanade  (Esplanade Books) The Crossing, Jason Mott, […]

Toronto trailblazer Zanana Akande given Key to the City

Growing up in Toronto’s Kensington Market, Zanana Akande, 80, learned the importance of banding together to build community. Those lessons would ultimately inspire her life’s work in fighting for equality and improving the social, economic, cultural and political status of women, for which she was honoured on Saturday by Mayor John Tory with a ceremonial […]