Syrian refugee family about to move into permanent home in East York

Two former producers from the CBC are busy collecting furniture to help “their” family of Syrian refugees move to an apartment in Crescent Town in Toronto’s East end on June 1, 2017.
Jim Handman and his wife Renee Pellerin are a part of a Toronto sponsorship group called Kensington Assistance for Refugees.

Toronto man’s love for trains being passed along to his children

Jason Shron recalls exploring and building model trains with his own dad and brother; memories which helped shaped his passion and current career.

Shron, of Thornhill, Ont., is the owner of Rapido Trains Inc., a model train manufacturing company. He is famously known as the Guy with the Train in his Basement, but it was his father, Van Shron, who started his obsession.

Toronto rooftop photographer admires Cartier-Bresson and Klein

From humble beginnings, Jamal Burger is now one of the most popular photographers on Instagram. The Toronto native quickly gained a large following after starting his Instagram account in 2015. With over 200,000 followers, he has come a long way since his days of dangling his sneakers over rooftops.

East York high school hooks up with state-of-the-art Internet

Students were present during the unveiling at EYASS. They spoke about how they would use the new Internet. Students mentioned faster streaming of videos, specifically Ted Talks. They also mentioned they hoped this new Internet access would fix annoying issues that students have had to deal with using ADSL.

Crooning with Q’s newest host

Tom Power’s grandparents were born in Newfoundland before it became a Canadian province. Through his family, Power learned an appreciation for traditional Irish folk music, but through that love of music, he discovered legends like Leonard Cohen, Neil Young and k.d. lang. He credits Canadian music as a key factor inspiring his admiration for the country his family now belongs to.