The Art Bar’s Poetry Series gathers poets from different walks of life

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.

Thorncliffe community marches against hate crime

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.

Top cop hosts gala to support Victim Services

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 […]

T.O.’s Woofstock brings together dog owners from across Canada

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 […]

Fare increase for transit will be worth it, TTC head says

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 […]