Skateboarding making an ‘Impact’ in East York

Some of the students are practising standing on their skateboards without falling. Others are doing ollies — jumping with the board under their feet — and getting serious on the indoor ramp.

It’s another Saturday morning class with Yash Presswalla, who offers  skateboarding classes to young people aged six to 16.

Invictus Afghan Team

Medals and money help nervous Team Afghan at Invictus Games Toronto

Afghans from all over the province came to congratulate and support their national heroes during a dinner at the Thorncliffe Banquet Hall in the East York Town Centre on Sept. 29. They welcomed the Afghan national team’s seven players, a coach and the team leader.

‘Black Panther’ movie important: founder of Canada’s Black Speculative Arts Movement

The release of the Hollywood blockbuster “Black Panther” is going to give the Black Speculative Arts Movement a tremendous boost, predicted Quentin VerCetty, artist and founder of Canada’s BSAM organization. “People will be talking about [the film] for a long time, it is something we haven’t seen on screen for a long time, something we artists are trying to create in a speculative realm.”