‘It’ movie about clowns comes alive in movie theatres, literally

Seeing others get scared by clowns when you’re not, might be fun for some people, but the condition known as Coulrophobia, or fear of clowns, can be frightening for those who suffer from it. Now with author Stephen King’s “It” remake film released September 18, 2017 featuring the killer clown, Pennywise, some people are intentionally dressing up as clowns and attending screenings.

Toronto Book Awards finalists share stories

On Tuesday, the six finalists for the Toronto Book Awards, which acknowledge authors who write books about the city, took to the stage at S. Walter Stewart Library in East York to read excerpts from their work. They’ll find out which one of them wins the coveted $10,000 first-place prize on Oct. 12 at the Toronto Reference Library. Finalists will receive $1,000. 

Kairos Kitchi Blanket Exercise honours Indigenous community

As dozens of blankets were laid out at East Lynn Park, participants and witnesses slowly gathered to watch the Kairos Kitchi Blanket Exercise take place.

The event came just in time to mark the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous People.

City Counc. Mary-Margaret McMahon (left), The Nooks owner Colleen Imrie (second from the left), Tara Jeronimus (second from the right), and Laneway project co-founder Michelle Senayah pose at Saturday's nookFEST

nookFEST brings together artisans and entrepreneurs

For creative entrepreneur Sean Kung, his concrete homeware business 1842 is a way for him to work with his hands.

Compared to his “real boring adult job” in digital media, creating concrete planters and lights is “a way to get that hands-on tangible work in,” Kung said.