Local Motion: The Art of Civic Engagement in Toronto

We live, increasingly, in cities. Decisions about the things that matter to us most on a daily basis —our schools and roads and houses — happen at the city level. So why is it that most of us — even those who are politically engaged at a national level — often feel completely disconnected from decision-making at a municipal level?Local Motion offers an antidote. Essays by politicians and senior journalists explain what makes one city, Toronto, tick and stall, and, with essays exploring electoral reform, civic organizations, ethnicity and racism, the press gallery, and grassroots activism, offer up ways in which the people who live there might help to make their city a better, more humane one.