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.”
Hilary Doan wants other cat-owners to do their research beforehand and really consider other alternatives, just as she did toward her final decision. Consulting a veterinarian should be the first step before making the choice.
The board also held “cardboard boat races,” an event that gets groups of students to construct cardboard boats and compete in speed and weight challenges. The exercise teaches leadership, teamwork, math, technology and problem solving skills.
“Sixty years ago, it was Lady Eaton whose family owned Eaton’s department store. She started to do some fundraising lunches or fundraising teas and she used daffodils to decorate them. It basically became the symbol for the month and then the symbol on our logo for the Canadian Cancer Society,” Patricia McLaughlin said.
Comedic writer Sandra Shamas’s journey through menopause was a lonely and isolating experience.
In vintage Shamas style, though, she’s made it a little less lonely and isolating for the rest of us — and a heck of a lot funnier — with her latest show, The Big What Now, which ended a successful run in Toronto earlier this year and is now ready to hit the road.
It’s the holiday season and the homeless shelter at Yonge and Sheppard is eerily empty. The majority of the women and girls who usually populate the YWCA have left to join their families. Except for Elisheva Passarello. She walks the halls by herself once again; it has been five years since she has seen her son, let alone spent a holiday with him.
“What was hard was homeless people often have someone; I had no one, not even my own son,” Passarello said. “What’s more difficult was that he didn’t have me.”
John Rutledge felt overwhelmed. He had experienced the sleepless nights, changing diapers, finding that one bit of furniture not yet “child-proof.” After his daughter Ava was born, Rutledge became even more stressed and anxious, to a point where he knew something wasn’t right.
“We were in the doctor’s office and it felt like I was in free fall,” Rutledge said.
It happens at every exam time. He comes home with a pounding headache, plenty of anxiety and pressure on his shoulders.
Studying in the health and sciences program at the University of Toronto, is especially stressful. For Alex Singh, there is only one answer to his stress.
“I make my way into the kitchen, grab a shot glass and pour in some … vodka,” Singh said. “The shots temporarily take me away from my reality.”