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Mayors and police chiefs from across the GTA, along with Ontario Solicitor General Sylvia Jones, met in Toronto Tuesday to discuss solutions to growing gun violence across the region. Toronto Mayor John Tory told reporters following the meeting that much of the conversation dealt with how to better control weapons coming from the U.S. into Canada, according to CityNews. Tory said 80 per cent of guns seized in the GTA come from outside Canada. He called for closer collaboration between police and border officials.
Brit Ellis of Toronto's Blu Hummingbird Beadwork shares her contemporary take on the traditional Indigenous art form of beading and how it has provided her with a cultural connection that has changed her life for the better.
Queen’s Park columnist John Michael McGrath takes on the thorny issue of Toronto subways, why plans for them are consistently taken off course, and what population they really aim to serve — suburban or urban. He writes, “A real plan to deal with the city’s growth — one that focuses on areas where that growth is actually happening — would see lots of larger trains barrelling through the downtown core and smaller train sets serving the suburbs.”
Tonight on TVO
8 p.m. — The Agenda: How to age well
Why do some people seem to age better than others? And what happens to the brain as people get older? Daniel Levitin explores these questions in his book, Successful Aging: A Neuroscientist Explores the Power and Potential of Our Lives, revealing along the way that old age, like infancy or adolescence, is its own unique period of development with distinct advantages.
9 p.m. — The Art of Scandinavia
In the final instalment of this series exploring the history of the Scandinavian esthetic, art historian Andrew Graham-Dixon takes viewers to Sweden, the home of IKEA and a tradition of innovative furniture design stretching back to the early years of the 20th century. Sweden has made its modern-democratic mission one of comfort and civilized living for the masses — but has it succeeded?
Most people use their voice every day, but how many really know how the larynx creates sound? In this 2002 episode of Your Health, Dr. Paul Caldwell explains the intricate inner workings of vocal cords.