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IN SUZANNE’S KITCHEN

While baking a fruit tart her grandmother used to make, Muay Thai athlete Suzanne Carte unpacks the roots of her pugilism and explains how fighting can lead to something sweet .

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PLAY BALL! ACTUALLY DON'T

This is the first season adult softball players are banned from Trinity Bellwoods’ southern diamonds, their pop flies deemed too dangerous for picnickers and passersby.

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IN CHARLES'S KITCHEN

Filmmaker Charles Officer learned how to cook from his parents, and how to fight from his three older sisters. While soaking fish and frying johnnycakes, he opens up about using his might, and his work, to help one of those sisters, who’s battling for her life.

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IN GREYDYN'S KITCHEN

Junction musician Greydyn Gatti is a maker of many things: zines (more than 50), record albums (his newest is his 60th) and no-frills spaghetti, which he learned to cook as a little kid to help care for his sick mom.

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SQUAD GOALS

In 1985, three women started a lesbian soccer league, called Pink Turf, to have a safe place to play. Over the years, the league and the community that grew around it became about a lot more than the game. Here, they talk about the difference a queer club makes.

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VANISHING POINT

Just as being the only trans woman at a party sucks, writes Gwen Benaway, being a trans woman in Doug Ford’s Toronto isn’t great either. It’s clear who belongs in his government “for the people,” and who that government is trying to erase.

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IN BRIONY'S KITCHEN

Briony Smith, an online writer and editor who does not cook – ever – undertakes a 24-hour family chili, developed by her grandfather in a Thai POW camp. While she stirs, she explains what it’s like to be a flashpoint for internet trolls and all that eats them.

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NUKE KIDS ON THE BLOCK

A facility that produces half the country’s nuclear fuel pellets sits beside a busy rail line in densely populated Wallace Emerson. It’s applying to have its licence renewed for another 10 years – so far, without any pushback.

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SWEAT LODGE

Ryan McMahon recalls the man – and the music – that saved his life at the corner of Queen and Bathurst.

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paperRyan McMahon
IN LYNETTE'S KITCHEN

When Lynette Gillis’s big sister Darlene died suddenly in an accident, she wrote an album to carry herself through the darkness.

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paperIvy Knight
THE SHAPE I'M IN

Roddy Doyle remembers the musicians who showed him what kind of man he wanted to be.

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paperRoddy Doyle
THE FUTURE OF TORONTO

What if we shook up the city as we know it – its housing plan, its waterfront, its public spaces, even its budget – and rebuilt it as the healthiest, most loving, most innovative enclave in the world?

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paperVarious Authors
THE FUTURE OF HOCKEY

Watching the rifle shot of Emma Venusio - Number 21 on the GTHL’s Peewee AA Eagles - during a game at Lambton Arena, you don’t think, “She’s good for a 12-year-old.” You think, “This kid is the future of hockey.”

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paperVictoria Matiash
BEFORE THE FLOOD

“Whenever they hear a storm is coming they get this feeling in their stomach of pure worry,” says Chiara Padovani, who lives in Rockcliffe-Smythe, a delicate flood plain on the banks of Black Creek.

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paperAndrew Reeves