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
VESTA LUNCH

Michael Winter settles into the pre-dawn shift at Vesta feeling heavy loneliness with a side of doom. But his slo-mo odyssey at the classic lunch counter changes everything by sun-up.

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MY HUMBER RIVER

All my songs are true... especially the aulde ones that involve the Humber River. When I was a young boy, my quest for adventure always led to that stream.

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AT PUBLIC POOLS, THE GOOD FAR OUTWEIGHS THE GROSS

Not to brag or anything, but I have two swimming pools. The public outdoor pools at Alexandra Park and Stanley Park (the Parks, Al and Stan, are not-so-distantly related, within a dozen blocks around Trinity Bellwoods Park) are my cooling station and people watching refuge, the backyards that sub in for the backyard I don’t have.

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THE LONG REACH OF AN UNSUNG SCHOOL

Before the Raptors, there was the Oakwood Barons, a high school powerhouse on St. Clair Avenue. As the team headed to OFSAA this spring for its 13th consecutive year, we asked Oakwood alumni to reflect on what the school meant to them, what makes it great and why it still doesn’t get the respect it deserves.

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MAD HOCKEY LOVE

The 2017/18 Maple Leafs possess the most gifted collection of young players in the club’s 100-plus-year history. Whether they can kick at the darkness and turn their promise into a long-awaited Stanley Cup is something only the spring gods can know.

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