The Art Bar Poetry Series is recognized as Canada’s longest running poetry-only weekly reading series. Creative people from different walks of life are given the spotlight. On this occasion, like others, young and old, various ethnicities, students and professionals, employed and unemployed were all present at the session.
Shara Fathima marched partly in solidarity, partly in fear.
“It is scary to think that this could have been me,” she said.
Fathima lives in Flemingdon Park, near where a woman was attacked while meeting her children at Grenoble Public School on Nov. 16. The victim is Muslim and she was wearing a hijab. So does Shara Fathima.
“I could have been attacked, based on the way I wear my scarf,” Fathima said.
Carrie Lester says she and her friends were shoved to the side at the Remembrance Day ceremony at Old City Hall.
When Anna Amy Ho was 13, she was devastated after her mother and grandmother were killed in a bloody murder-suicide. After the paramedics and police arrived, she did not know what was going on, Ho says. But she recalls she was provided with guidance, counselling and financial support from social workers. “I didn’t know who the social workers were,” Ho said.”All I knew […]
Toronto hypnotherapist Allen Clews and professional Irish storyteller, Harry Briggs have teamed up to help people with social anxiety in the East York community.
It was kooky and yet creative. Woofstock, Canada’s largest dog festival, celebrated its 12th anniversary this year. According to organizers, the Toronto event, held Sept. 26 and 27th, was by far the best in history, with new additions and the impressive crowd that attended. Organizers say that over 250,000 plus had attended this year. The event had […]
The relatives of Syrian refugees in Toronto are sobered by the notion that the immigration process in Canada isn’t getting any easier, experts say.
The fare increase for transit will pay off in the long run, TTC CEO Andy Byford says. When asked in an interview for his response to students who struggle to pay, Byford said the investment is worth it. He said the TTC would be looking to add more services. “At the end of the day, we don’t like putting up […]
A Jian Ghomeshi sighting on Friday near the corner of Pape and Mortimer avenues in East York? Could this be the former host of CBC Radio’s Q?