‘You don’t have to be a basketball player or a rapper or a drug dealer to take care of your family’: Jayscale

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.

Snow provides a great escape on Riverdale Hill

While some Torontonians considered last night’s snowstorm a disadvantage, Tony Marrelli saw it as an advantage. He took his sons to Riverdale Hill on Wednesday. “Work was cancelled today because of the weather,” he said. “(City officials) wanted people to stay off the roads or stay home.” But the light snow and the sunny afternoon made for a great tobogganing outing, Marrelli said. From families to adults playing hooky, many gathered at this well-known hill. Marrelli and his two sons, Luka and Michael, live in East York, so they made the trip to the hill to toboggan in the fresh snow.