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Percée dans le traitement du diabète

Il y a un siècle, le bâtiment de l’école de médecine de l'Université de Toronto était le site de la découverte révolutionnaire de l’insuline 

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History

Throwback Thursday: Sleuthing Toronto’s smog

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University of Toronto old medical building

History

Diabetes breakthrough: the discovery of insulin

A century ago, the medical school building at the University of Toronto was the site of a momentous scientific breakthrough

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History

Honouring Erebus in Toronto

Celebrating the find and the partners of the 2014 Victoria Strait Expedition.

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History

The representation of war shown in Toronto photo exhibit

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Travel

Toronto, Toronto Islands, Ontario, Lake Ontario, beaches, Billy Bishop Airport, ferry, docks

Travel

Toronto Island escapes

10 ways to enjoy Toronto Island Park, which reopens today

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People & Culture

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Photographing Toronto’s diversity

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Toronto eastern waterfront

People & Culture

A look at Google’s smart city

Urbanist Robin Mazumder reviews Quayside, the new ‘smart’ neighbourhood on Toronto’s eastern waterfront

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Calgary Stampeders players Jabari Arthur, Quincy Butler and Marvin White meet fans and sign autographs

People & Culture

The Grey Cup turns 100

With the 100th Grey Cup set to kick off this November, the Canadian Football League and its rough-around-the-edges charm is winning converts

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Artist Toronto nature surrealism

People & Culture

Artist reimagines Toronto engulfed by nature

Mathew Borrett's new exhibition, Hypnagogic City, depicts Hogtown in a parallel universe

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John Geiger, Brian May, Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Wendy Cecil backstage at the Scotiabank Arena on July 28, 2019

People & Culture

Queen’s Brian May receives RCGS medal in Toronto

The rock legend, space scientist and author honoured for outstanding contributions to cultural and physical geography

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Supermileage Team from University of Toronto Shell Eco-marathon Americas

Science & Tech

Top Canadian teams to compete for title of most fuel-efficient vehicle

Université Laval and the University of Toronto both have teams that have won the prototype gasoline category at past Shell Eco-marathon Americas

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Environment

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“If this tree could talk:” The fight to save Zhelevo, Toronto’s most iconic red oak

Torontonians are rallying around a campaign to save Zhelevo, a massive red oak believed to have stood in North York since before the city was founded

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Environment

Natural Order: Edward Burtynsky’s new exhibition unveiled in Toronto

Finding himself 'pinned down by nature' — the COVID-19 pandemic — Burtynsky picked up a camera

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Photo: Bill McKenzie

Environment

Q&A with mountaineer Roger Wallis

Meet Roger Wallis, Canadian mountaineer extraordinaire

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Environment

Recreating First Nations’ portage route through Toronto

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Toronto Zoo researchers using the Clam Counter app

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When it comes to conservation research, are zoos and aquariums doing enough?

A new study finds zoos and aquariums in Canada are publishing more peer-reviewed research, but there is still more to be done

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The Cotton Factory in Hamilton, Ontario

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How a former cotton factory became a creative hub in Hamilton, Ont.

Art is now the hottest commodity in the city that steel built 

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A male bison who refused to stay in his pen near Lorette, Man. has been immortalized in song. Pictured: not the real Freddy—but look at that determined stride! (Photo: Nicole Lauren/Can Geo Photo Club)

People & Culture

Video: The song inspired by a Manitoba town’s famous runaway bison

Penned by a Toronto-based composer, “Run Freddy Run!” tells the story of Manitoba’s unique relationship with bison

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Mapping

The best maps Canadian Geographic published in 2017

Cartographic highlights from Canadian Geographic's 2017 issues and special publications

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Michael Palin wows audiences with tale of HMS Erebus

The author, actor and member of Monty Python wrapped up the Canadian leg of his North American book tour with a sold-out show in Ottawa  

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Wildlife

Collision course: Making Canada’s cities more bird-friendly

How one grassroots organization in Toronto makes our glass landscapes less deadly for birds.

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: baby tigers, scuba lizards and a new Big Five

Your weekly CanGeo round-up of wildlife news

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St-Viateur is famous for its Montreal-style bagels

Travel

A tale of two bagels

Alex Hutchinson goes inside the friendly rivalry between two titans of the Montreal-style bagel to figure out the secret of the doughy snack's allure

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History

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, Ada Blackjack and the Canadian invasion of Russia

A century ago, a strange drama played out on Wrangel Island in the Russian Arctic. The hero of this tale? A 23-year-old Inuit woman named Ada Blackjack

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History

Students explore the historical geography of St. John’s Ward

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People & Culture

Featured Fellow: Meric Gertler

The University of Toronto president is a world leader in urban theory and the geography of innovation, creativity and culture in city centres

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Travel

The spell of the Yukon 

An insider’s account of the modern-day gold rush

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Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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“There’s no coming back from this:” Why the global ocean crisis threatens us all

Ten years after the release of her seminal book Sea Sick, Alanna Mitchell again plumbs the depths of the latest research on the health of the world’s oceans — and comes up gasping

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Wildlife

Toronto Zoo welcomes a baby orangutan

Plus: the albatross that loved Vancouver Island, a rare butterfly comeback, PEI lobsters to take a new kind of bait and the migratory birds on a potentially fatal collision course.

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Anne Innis Dagg feeding a giraffe at Chicago’s Brookfield Zoo in 2015

People & Culture

The curious, extraordinary life of Anne Innis Dagg

The Canadian woman who was first in the world to study giraffes in the wild — and is still considered one of the planet’s foremost experts on the species — is only now getting her due

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People & Culture

Favourite music venues in Canada

The best places to enjoy live music, according to the editors of Canadian Geographic

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People & Culture

RCGS celebrates launch of Franklin’s Lost Ship in Toronto

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Photo: Benson Kua/Wikimedia Commons

Wildlife

Giant goldfish worry Alberta authorities

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A display at the Ontario Science Centre's 2016-17 exhibit, Wild Weather

Environment

New Toronto exhibit explores the wilder side of weather

The Ontario Science Centre's Wild Weather exhibit tackles Canadians' favourite watercooler subject

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Travel

Toronto’s Monster Dash

Prepare for a graveyard smash

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Travel

Six iconic views from ‘The 6’

In celebration of Drake's imminent return to the charts, here are some iconic views of Toronto captured by our readers

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Travel

On the Street Where You Live

Doors Open Toronto celebrates its 16th edition

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Travel

Montreal among top bike sharing cities

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Travel

Real Canadian places that resemble Star Wars planets

Canada has just as much geographic diversity as a galaxy far, far away.

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E. Pauline Johnson, postage stamp

People & Culture

The true story of Pauline Johnson: poet, provocateur and champion of Indigenous rights

The daughter of a hereditary Mohawk chief and an English immigrant, Johnson used her hard-won celebrity to challenge Indigenous stereotypes

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At six acres, the green roof that covers the West Building of the Vancouver Convention Centre is the largest in Canada

Environment

Five of Canada’s most innovative green roofs

From Vancouver to Montreal, green roofs are changing the upper levels of urban centers

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Jerry Whitehead

People & Culture

Fall art festivals

Harvesting the talent in Toronto, Halifax, Montréal and Vancouver

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People & Culture

10 surprising facts about sports and leisure

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People & Culture

Bike to the beat

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Empty indoor mall with closed stores

People & Culture

How Canadian cities are reinventing their shopping malls

As cities grapple with the challenge of redeveloping their first suburbs, malls could become the community spaces they were originally intended to be

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Dundas street sign with stop light and stop sign

People & Culture

Renaming places: how Canada is reexamining the map

The history behind the Dundas name change and how Canadians are reckoning with place name changes across the country — from streets to provinces

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The scene at the Canadian Museum of Nature on September 19 for the National Bird Debate

People & Culture

Ten things the RCGS got up to in September

Celebrating the art of cartography, a lively national bird debate and the launch of an exciting educational contest

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People & Culture

The truth about polar bears

Depending on whom you ask, the North’s sentinel species is either on the edge of extinction or an environmental success story. An in-depth look at the complicated, contradictory and controversial science behind the sound bites

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People & Culture

Canadians share their love for museums with selfies

#MuseumSelfie trended on Twitter January 20th as people the world over shared their snaps.

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People & Culture

For the love of the leaf

How does a Canadian wind up wandering an ancient tea-trading route through the Himalayas? We talk to 'Tea Explorer' Jeff Fuchs about his documentary film and his ongoing journey to unlock the secrets of the leaf. 

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Andy McKinnon

Places

Canada’s first national urban park

It’s an ambitious plan: take the traditional Parks Canada wilderness concept and plunk it in the country’s largest city. But can Toronto’s Rouge National Urban Park help balance city life with wildlife?

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Urban parks unite! Parks in Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto set to join forces

The first-of-its-kind partnership will bolster city parks at a time when Canadians need them most

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A European starling with iridescent feathers perched in a pine tree

Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: A killer without a name and funding caribou fornication

Highlights and headlines from the world of wildlife this week

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Wildlife

Wildlife Wednesday: Meet the newborn giraffe that’s become Toronto Zoo’s lankiest new addition

Plus: a new name for an old pest, a new fund for chimney swifts, giant sponges found on deepsea volcanoes — and the poison weighing down North America's eagles.

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Ederney Gonzales, one of the people who discovered Red Rockette

Wildlife

Tracking sea turtles

International grassroots organizations unite over turtle conservation

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Exploration

Excerpt from This One Wild Life: A mother-daughter wilderness memoir

Author Angie Abdou’s novel explores parenting and marriage in a summer of unforeseen outcomes and growth

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Wildlife

Turtle dumping: Red-eared sliders are invading native turtle habitats in Ontario

The turtles we keep as pets don’t belong in the wild 

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Environment

From plastic trash to treasured art: Five artists invite us to rethink our relationship with plastic

Five new works commissioned by Canadian Geographic offer eye-catching and compelling commentary on the impact of plastic on our planet

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Environment

U of T ‘passivhaus’ style residence set to open in 2023

The Passive House style is a “pragmatic combination” of applied building science and economics

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Environment

How much warmer than normal was your city in 2015?

Now there's a way to visualize exactly what a record warm year globally meant in your city

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Hicham Berrada, Celeste, 2014. Still image from HD Video.

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Exhibition explores climate change through art

"Edge of the Earth: Climate Change in Photography and Video" is a thought-provoking look at our changing planet

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Rock climber Kevin Jorgeson scales the Michael Lee-Chin Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto on October 26.

Exploration

Q & A with professional rock climber Kevin Jorgeson

American climber scaled the Crystal at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto October 26

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Science & Tech

Inside the campaign to put climate change warning labels on gas pumps

The idea is controversial but municipalities are starting to get on board

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Photo: @Penalosa_G/Twitter

Environment

Canadian Parks Summit makes history

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Kim Elmslie, Campaign Director, Oceana Canada with MP Fin Donnelly

Environment

Canada bans import and export of shark fins

The ban is one of several significant and long-awaited changes to the federal Fisheries Act that passed Tuesday, including new provisions to rebuild depleted fish stocks

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