Hunger, starvation and famine were essential to clearing a path for the railroads that opened up the West and now divide one community from the rest of the city. In a way, food remains an unfulfilled promise.
Making cities safe spaces for queer people isn't just about having a regular Pride parade. It's also about thinking of the variety of ways that cities confound and complicate the lives of LGBTQ people.
The festival formerly known as Caribana has brought millions of people into Toronto and billions of dollars to the country’s economy. But despite being part of the fabric of the nation, there are seams that expose the country’s myths on multiculturalism.