Our area’s youth are quite inspirational in their own right. Here’s a look at eight youngsters that amaze.
Bayview Glen’s Grade 6 student Ryan Valentino took home the top prize on the Food Network’s Chopped Canada Junior. The budding chef has been preparing meals since age five.
More than 80 students at Harbord Collegiate stayed up all night for a Wake-a-Thon and raised more than $4,000 for the Christie Refugee Welcome Centre to support Syrian refugees.
The next Mike Weir
Zach Lederer, of North York, represented Canada at the U.S. Kids Golf World Championship, just four years after he started golfing. He placed 46th in the six-year-olds category.
Eight-year-old Carlie Weinreb is well-versed in Canada’s income tax system. So much so, that this year she gave lectures at universities in Toronto, London and Windsor in time for tax season.
Emma Mogus created the Tongue-Interface-Communication device to help a friend who suffers from ALS to better navigate technology. The device acts as a tongue-controlled mouse.
North Yorkers Vicky Xu and Aditi Sriram each received the coveted $100,000 Loran Award for post-secondary education. Thirty scholarships were awarded out of 4,200 applicants.
Calvin Rieder created a system to extract water from the atmosphere at night by condensing moisture from ambient air to provide clean drinking water to those who can’t access it.
This is the fourth story in our multi-part series on the most inspiring Torontonians of 2016. Yesterday's was Luminato visionary Jörn Weisbrodt.
The full index of our stories about Toronto's most inspiring people of 2016.
- Jamie Kennedy on foodservice trailblazer Joshna Maharaj
- Mark Tewksbury on Penny Oleksiak, Canada’s hero of Rio
- Jörn Weisbrodt's Luminato legacy
- Gord Downie leads the Hip out for one last encore
- McCulloch Award winner Dr. Molly Shoichet
- Donovan Bailey on Andre De Grasse, Canada’s fastest man
- Richard Florida on Jennifer Keesmat, Toronto's city builder
- The boys from Rush keep giving back
- Tatiana Maslany's Emmy-earning year
- Daniel Nestor on junior tennis phenom Denis Shapovalov
- Mark Breslin on Lorne Michaels
- Jane Taber on Chrystia Freeland, Canada's deal-closing trade minister