‘Icons’ art event debuts at Arta Gallery

The Arta Gallery threw an opening reception to welcome visitors and artists’ creations of icons. The artists were everything from painters to sculptors to sketchers. Their creations stemmed from inspirations of historical artifacts to pop culture. The event was hosted Thursday, Sept. 13 at 14 Distillery Lane close to Parliament Street. The artists included Steve […]

Ford government urged to help sexual violence survivors in Ontario

Bill 148 states victims of domestic or sexual violence can receive job-protected leave. By law, a person is entitled to 10 days or 15 weeks in a calendar year time off when an employee or an employee’s children have experienced domestic or sexual violence. The first five days in a calendar year are paid and […]

Women’s basketball on the verge of big growth

It was a blow out to say the least. The University of Toronto Varsity Blues fell 67-37 to the Ryerson Rams. The Varsity Blues couldn’t catch a break on defence and weren’t making offensive strides enough to compete in the Rams home-opening game. Despite the loss, University of Toronto head coach Michele Belanger was able […]

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Local family creates a ‘racquet’ at induction ceremony

Leaside Sports Hall of Fame recognizes Leaside Tennis Club founder Matt Sayliss posthumously. Sayliss gathered three of his neighbours, bought a tennis net, some limestone and marked the layout for two tennis courts. That was the seed that grew into what is now the Leaside Tennis Club.

World’s largest tarantula settles into ROM exhibit

The Goliath birdeater is the newest addition to the Royal Ontario Museum’s collection of over 400 species of arachnid. It is one of the worlds largest species and hails from the Amazon rainforest. This beautiful specimen feeds on anything it can sink its fangs into. Insects, rodents, small lizards, and according to the ROM entomologist Mateus Pepinelli who helps maintain the exhibit, yes it can eat a small bird, but he admits that birds aren’t a part of its main diet.