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Marcus Gee

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Drop in Toronto housing prices means a return to sanity
By MARCUS GEE
Saturday, July 22, 2017 – Page M1

-- House prices have been falling in Toronto. Yes, falling.To many people, that comes as a rude shock. Prices rose for so long that it seemed as if it were the natural state of affairs. The idea...  FULL STORY 

Toronto’s falling house prices signal a return to sanity
While economists say the current decline is just a pause, fret not – the city has more to offer than its overpriced bricks

By MARCUS GEE
Friday, July 21, 2017

While economists say the current decline is just a pause, fret not – the city has more to offer than its overpriced bricks  FULL STORY 

GROWING UP
In the King-Spadina district, a forest of skyscrapers is growing at breakneck speed. Marcus Gee explains how condos conquered a rundown district of the city

By MARCUS GEE
Saturday, July 15, 2017 – Page M1

-- Cities have an endless ability to evolve, to rebound, to reinvent and regenerate themselves, sometimes in ways that would astonish generations past.In their wildest dreams, no one imagined that...  FULL STORY 

The King-Spadina boom: What’s behind the growth at Toronto’s hottest intersection
In the King-Spadina district, a forest of skyscrapers is growing at breakneck speed. Marcus Gee explains how condos conquered a rundown part of the downtown

By MARCUS GEE
Friday, July 14, 2017

In the King-Spadina district, a forest of skyscrapers is growing at breakneck speed. Marcus Gee explains how condos conquered a rundown part of the downtown  FULL STORY 

Banning ideas from public spaces is not the way to dispute them
By MARCUS GEE
Friday, July 14, 2017 – Page A7

-- Free speech is the cardinal right - the right that underpins all others. Yet how casually we brush it aside.This week in Toronto, a small group held a memorial service at a public-library branch...  FULL STORY 

Outrage over group’s use of Toronto library threatens freedom of speech
Officials, groups have expressed concern and outrage over memorial held at library for lawyer who defended Holocaust deniers

By MARCUS GEE
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Officials, groups have expressed concern and outrage over memorial held at library for lawyer who defended Holocaust deniers  FULL STORY 

Let's not erase our history. Ryerson's name and his statue should stay
By MARCUS GEE
Saturday, July 8, 2017 – Page M1

-- Outside Toronto City Hall stands a statue of a glowering Winston Churchill. A plaque at its base reads: ''His faith and leadership inspired free men to fight in every quarter of the globe for...  FULL STORY 

An homage to Homage
Marcus Gee on George Orwell's 'portrait in human complexity'

By MARCUS GEE
Saturday, July 8, 2017 – Page R14

-- Is there a book you return to again and again, a work that would make life on a desert island bearable? Each weekend, until Labour Day, Globe writers will share their go-to tomes - be it novel...  FULL STORY 

Shelf life: Marcus Gee pays homage to George Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia
Homage to Catalonia is classic Orwell, Marcus Gee writes – first-hand observation and sharp opinion framed in clear, window-pane prose

By MARCUS GEE
Friday, July 7, 2017

Homage to Catalonia is classic Orwell, Marcus Gee writes – first-hand observation and sharp opinion framed in clear, window-pane prose  FULL STORY 

Let’s not erase our history. Ryerson’s name and his statue should stay
It is right to examine his views, but Egerton Ryerson did not found or organize the residential schools

By MARCUS GEE
Friday, July 7, 2017

It is right to examine his views, but Egerton Ryerson did not found or organize the residential schools  FULL STORY 

Meet Ramsha - and 150 reasons to stop doubting Canada's potential
By MARCUS GEE
Saturday, July 1, 2017 – Page M5

-- Canadians are marking the country's 150th birthday in a less-than-triumphant frame of mind. Many have anxieties about the present and doubts about the future. They tell pollsters they expect...  FULL STORY 

Meet Ramsha – and 150 reasons to stop doubting Canada’s potential
In Toronto, that immigrant launching pad, there are thousands, tens of thousands like Ramsha – bright, young, ambitious and headed for great things

By MARCUS GEE
Friday, June 30, 2017

In Toronto, that immigrant launching pad, there are thousands, tens of thousands like Ramsha – bright, young, ambitious and headed for great things  FULL STORY 

Don't move The Archer
An Indigenous agency's proposed monument is important, but it shouldn't come at the expense of another cultural symbol

By MARCUS GEE
Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Page A6

-- A tussle involving public art, cultural heritage and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples is threatening to break out at Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto's premier civic space.An Indigenous...  FULL STORY 

Don't move The Archer: Indigenous art is important, but so is our civic history
An Indigenous agency’s proposal to put a different sculpture in its place at Nathan Phillips Square shouldn’t come at the expense of another cultural symbol

By MARCUS GEE
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

An Indigenous agency’s proposal to put a different sculpture in its place at Nathan Phillips Square shouldn’t come at the expense of another cultural symbol  FULL STORY 

Why all the fuss about a transit corridor on King Street?
By MARCUS GEE
Saturday, June 24, 2017 – Page M3

-- The 504 King streetcar is the busiest surface transit route in the country's biggest city and, as more than one city councillor said this week, ''it's broken.''As with many Toronto streetcars...  FULL STORY 

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