April 2024 issue

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The Great Airbnb Crackdown

Last year, a massive blaze consumed several illegal Airbnb units in Montreal and killed seven people. The tragedy shone a harsh light on the Wild West of Airbnb in Canadian cities—and the battle to regulate it has just begun.

The Incel Terrorist

Oguzhan Sert was 17 when he walked into a Toronto massage parlour and killed an employee with a sword. The Crown argued the attack wasn’t just murder, but an act of terror against women. The hard part would be proving it.

Quebec’s New French Revolution

When I moved to Montreal, it was a vibrant, multilingual metropolis. Now François Legault is waging war on English and on the cosmopolitanism that makes it Canada’s greatest city.
A boy in a jacket and sweatpants holding a tennis racket

Montreal’s Gabriel Diallo is a tennis giant in the making

At 22 (and six-foot-eight), Diallo is a towering presence at the net, drawing comparisons to another Canadian upstart: Milos Raonic

The Canadian doctor who helped invent Ozempic

Decades ago, Toronto researcher Daniel Drucker co-discovered a hormone that paved the way for today’s most-talked-about drug. Does he get the hype? Yes and no.
An illustration of a yellow-haired woman wearing a yellow scarf, beside a child

“I fled the war in Ukraine. Now I help other newcomers settle in Canada.”

My daughter and I were lucky to find a host family in Ottawa. I want to pay it forward.
A photo of a kitchen with blue cabinets and an orange door off to the side.

Habitat: Inside a technicolor kids’ wonderland in Toronto’s east end

The owners gutted the place and turned it into a retro fun house