Ending up on top at the end of a competition may be the goal, but for one publishing company, having two books nominated in the Scotiabank Giller Prize is a great honour in itself
The 12th annual Kite Fest kicked off recently, featuring the very best in traditional and ethnic-inspired designs
Thanks to the legalization of e-bikes in Ontario, Alastair Russell will find cycling on Toronto streets a little easier – not to mention his target market has just expanded.
The Toronto community of East York has long had a particularly activist chapter of the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario, and this October, which also happens to be Schizophrenia Awareness Month, the East York chapter is gearing up again. The chapter was founded 11 years ago by Ruth Malloy, a mother of three adults living with […]
Mike Barwick is a big movie buff. He owns about 250 movies, and buys a new one about once a week. Recently, on a stroll through Toronto’s Chinatown, he bought a brand-new copy of “Poseidon” on DVD. As most movie collectors know, just-released DVDs don’t come cheap. At least, they usually don’t. “I paid about […]
Single mother, Gloria Pena describes giving birth to her son Guillermo as one of the happiest days of her life. After holding him for the first time, Pena says she knew the nine months of effort she put into maintaining a healthy pregnancy paid off. “I was so relieved when I held him,” Pena said. […]
Sidewalk artists Victor Fraser and Dave ‘Chalkmaster’ Johnston feel the key to beautifying Toronto is right beneath us
Gary Taxali looks to the comicbook art icons of the the Great Depression to comment on today’s technologically-advanced, socially-isolated present
Miller tells city housing youth about his own childhood
When Thomasena Mora heard four Canadian soldiers were wounded in the Panjwai District southwest of Kandahar, Afghanistan, on the Labour Day weekend, she tried not to worry. But her son (who cannot be named due to military operational security) knew his mother better than that. Stationed at the Kandahar airbase, he contacted her right away.