Centennial College’s Story Arts Centre recently hosted Up All Night: a 12-hour event for mental health in the workplace that lasted well into the morning. The aim was to create conversations about the mental health of millennials as they transition into the workforce.
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4/20—for April 20 is the international cannabis culture holiday and Torontonians will be marching to Yonge-Dundas square to rally for the legalization of recreational marijuana use.
Arlette Bax, a student at the campus and one of the organizers, explained the rationale for an all-night event: “For people who struggle with mental illness, night-time is the most difficult time for them because they’re at home and they may be alone. So we are staying up all night in solidarity with them.”
One issue that was seemed to be important to those attending is recent cuts to government funding for the CBC. Several attendees said that the CBC is the epicentre of Canadian culture and identity, and it deserves to be protected and promoted — not treated like a private broadcaster.
Aga Khan Museum’s new exhibit, A City Transformed: Images of Istanbul Then and Now, promises a time-travelling adventure to the heart of the old Ottoman Empire — Istanbul.
At 7 a.m. this morning, four veteran officers of the Toronto Police were arrested for perjury and obstruction of justice in the January 2014 arrest of Nguyen Son Tran.
As a nurse in a war zone, Jane Ramage found service toughest when dealing with the other side. “I had a hard time not being able to give dessert to suspected Taliban,” she said. On April 14, intensive-care nurse, Jane Ramage was interviewed by Centennial College journalism students. During the War in Afghanistan, she left civilian nursing and served two tours of duty in a military hospital at the Canadian military base in Kandahar.
Imagine being on your way somewhere and the TTC bus you’re in is not moving, because it can’t get up the hill in the snow. That is exactly what happened to many passengers on Monday February 2, when at least one bus on York Mills Road east of Yonge Street was struggling to get up the hill, due to the 22 centimetres of snow that walloped Southern Ontario overnight Sunday and into the morning commute. The TTC buses do not use snow tires.
By the end of this year, all Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) streetcars should have a Presto reader installed at the front doors of the streetcar, in order to make commuting fast and easy for the city’s residents.
The death of a 14-year-old girl who was struck by a TTC bus last month has resulted in plans for adding dashboard cameras and GPS trackers on buses.