About two hundred people attended a memorial Tuesday, August 8th for the founder of downtown Toronto’s homeless memorial, Bonnie Briggs. It was held at the Church of the Holy Trinity, next to Eaton Centre. That church is the site of the Homeless Memorial, which Briggs, 64, founded in 1997.
Against the wall, “Team Toba” stood tall when it mattered most, on Thursday. Being tied with Team Wisconsin in the same pool, Manitoba battled it out with them, as a win confirms a chance for a “better” matchup moving forward in the tournament. And they did just that, as Manitoba took the game in three […]
A Toronto couple says that Canadians have showed a good response when it comes to helping Syrian refugees. Jim Handman and Renee Pellerin are among the organizers of the Kensington Assistance for Refugees private sponsorship group.
The Toronto couple acknowledged that they had been moved to sponsor a Syrian family with children after the sheer tragedy of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who was found dead on the beaches of Turkey. The couple joined an existing private sponsorship group, Kensington Assistance for Refugees (KARE), last year.
Two former producers from the CBC are busy collecting furniture to help “their” family of Syrian refugees move to an apartment in Crescent Town in Toronto’s East end on June 1, 2017.
Jim Handman and his wife Renee Pellerin are a part of a Toronto sponsorship group called Kensington Assistance for Refugees.
He believes if Canadians take a stand and refuse to accept food, and other products, that have been produced at the cost of migrant worker – migrant workers will feel empowered and this is the best way to push for change.
On the morning of her first major competition, Hannah Morningstar was struggling just to think. It was at the 2014 North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) in Regina, Sask., and the then 13-year-old was trying to find a way to throw her javelin as best as she could. “On that day, I woke up feeling extremely […]
Jason Shron’s obsession with trains began back when he was just two years old. He spent it crying on a train ride from Toronto to Montreal, after feeling lost while wandering too far away from his parents. Ever since, his life was placed on the right track.
Jamal Burger, better known as Jayscale, is most famous for his captivating cityscape photographs from the tops of Toronto’s high rises. Now a few years removed from school and with his career flourishing, Burger plans to use his talents to uplift the next generation of young people, including those in the public housing complex where he grew up.
“Being a student in this intensive eight-month program who also works a part-time job, I understand the financial struggle that students face,” Via Dulay said. “The fact that I can pay it forward to another hard-working student made planning this event that much more rewarding.”
TTC pub crawl — the concept is simple. There are bars, pubs and taverns close to every subway station along the TTC lines making it easy for commuters to hop off, grab a beer and jump back on the subway over to the next station where they can check out other watering holes and neighbourhoods. The trouble is that most people don’t know it exists.
The Toronto Blue Jays are off to a less than ideal start this season, and are currently tied for second in the American League East with a 7-7 record.