As residents of Canada’s largest city know all too well, Toronto’s public transit system is under a constant state of debate, duress and development. Torontonians get around using a patchwork of subway lines, streetcars, buses, rapid transit lines, GO commuter trains and airport express trains.
As the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan has exploded, residents of cities across North America have wondered about the safety of their own municipal tap water. In some places in Canada, they have good reason.
Sure, Canada exports lots of movie stars. But what about homegrown movies? We examine historical ratings data on IMDB to find movie audiences’ favourite Canadian films of all time.
It’s no secret that flying in Canada has become an increasingly aggravating experience. To see how bad life really is for the Canadian flier, we dug into the numbers to see how Canadian airlines, airports and routes stack up.
Traffic is bad and getting worse in cities across Canada. But not every commute is created equal. While drivers traveling across Edmonton or Winnipeg may face some unpleasant congestion during busier times, their pain pales in comparison to the horror of the country’s most daunting commutes. [Read More]
Toronto residents have some reason to complain about rising fares but it is short-sighted to focus on incremental fare increases when every transit system in the world is raising prices to manage their increasing costs.
Beyond the bluster and politics of this issue (and, to be sure, there was a lot of politics around the census), here’s a quick primer on why the return of the long form census matters.
When accounting for population, a closer look at the numbers suggests an unexpected narrative: despite the real and worrisome rise in hate crimes toward Muslims, two other minority groups are far more likely — by an order of magnitude — to be the victim of a hate crime.
When it comes to the health of its citizens, it turns out that Canada is a nation of extremes. We map the country according to how healthy and unhealthy the residents of each region are.
In June, the Supreme Court of the United States laid down an historic ruling declaring the ban of same sex marriages at the state level to be unconstitutional, effectively legalizing same sex marriage across the country. But after the initial flurry of excitement has died down, and the queues for marriages licenses at city hall have subsided, what happens next?
Compared to their counterparts around the world, Canadian students graduate high school at a respectable, though not spectacular, rate. While 85% of Canadians receive their high school diploma over the course of their life, a closer look at Canada’s numbers reveals a huge disparity within the country.
Look carefully at recent results, and you’ll notice that relative minnow Canada has started to inch its way into the league of top mathematical nations.