Heroes and Villains of 2016: Hall of Heroes
The people, places, things, and ideas that made our city a better place in 2016.
It’s easy to forget that some great stuff happened in 2016. There were sporting triumphs and astounding art, and there were even two inspiring rodents. As we say goodbye to the year that was, it’s time to reflect on the people, places, things, and ideas that made Toronto a better city.
Read through our carefully considered nominations—you might learn about an amazing someone or something you haven’t heard of before—and vote for your three favourites.
Nominated for: speaking out for her sisters, and her native country’s industry.
Nominated for: having something for, and meaning something to, everyone
Nominated for: showing us how to let go and explore our city.
Andre De Grasse|
Nominated for: his world class speed, and world class bromance
Black Lives Matter|
Nominated for: encouraging Toronto to have necessary conversations about race and policing.
Nominated for: making Canada proud
Nominated for: providing a promising outlet for artists and audiences.
Bloor Street Bike Lanes|
Nominated for: Being the most important victory in the battle towards creating a real cycling network in Toronto
Nominated for: reaching new heights while staying grounded.
Nominated for: re-defining kickass in the local arts scene