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The Life-Sized City
Ep: 3 "Toronto"
Discover the numerous ways cities around the globe are developing new ideas for urban life and what makes a city liveable, and vice-versa. Join host Mikael Colville-Andersen as he takes you from Medellin to Tokyo, stopping at various cities in-between and looking at how culture, society and geography come together to make each city unique.
Episodes
Ep 1
Medellin
Watch May 7, 10:00pm
Ep 2
Paris
Watch May 14, 10:00pm
Ep 3
Toronto
Watch Until April 23, 2:00pm
Ep 4
Bangkok
Watch Until April 30, 2:00pm
Ep 5
Tel Aviv
Watch Until May 7, 2:00pm
Ep 6
Tokyo
Watch Until May 14, 2:00pm
Medellin
Long considered to be the murder capital of the world, Mikael hits the ground running in the former home of Pablo Escobar. Discover how the city is tackling its social problems head-on, and how modern innovations are transforming a city with dark past. (1 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon May 7, 10:00pm
Fri May 11, 11:00pm
Paris
Beyond the cliches of the Eiffel Tower there is another Paris, one of solidarity, wittiness and redefined public space. Join Mikael as he explores the Paris of the people, the modernisation of this mythical city. (2 of 6)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Mon May 14, 10:00pm
Fri May 18, 11:00pm
Toronto
Once stuck with a reputation for being straight, stuck-up and corporate, the City of Toronto has now become a magnet for all things cultural and artistic. Get the inside scoop on how Toronto turned it around as Mikael explores the innovations shaping Toronto's unique urban fingerprint. (3 of 6)
Bangkok
Considered "The Capital of Gridlock", Bangkok's traffic is among the worst in the world, and the unstable political scene hasn't done much to help. Despite this, Mikael discovers citizens are fighting back with creativity and ingenuity as they take it upon themselves to improve transportation, reclaim public space and make the streets safer. (4 of 6)
Tel Aviv
With a complex history of political, religious and cultural struggles, Tel Aviv also maintains a reputation for being a laid-back and permissive party town. Mikael looks beyond the reputation to the citizens whose lives are affected by the struggles and stereotypes and how they're working to creating a more open, united and green city. (5 of 6)
Tokyo
Home to 38 million people, the same as the entire country of Canada, Tokyo is a fascinating tale of urban development. Made up of countless pocket-sized slices of life, Mikael uncovers the ways citizens are making parts of this megacity their home. (6 of 6)