For most college students, the classroom is a place to gain practical knowledge to apply when entering the workforce. But for Adam Bemma, a third-year journalism student at Centennial College’s East York campus, the learning doesn’t stop there. By combining his studies with community activism, Bemma is blazing his own trail – and has just […]
At least one noted transit critic believes Toronto’s recent public transit service increase doesn’t fully address the city’s needs. Between Feb. 17 and 23, the Toronto Transit Commission began running additional buses on 47 of the city’s busiest routes in order to address overcrowding. At a cost of $56 million, transit riders have expressed relief […]
Lack of funding is the main reason why the illiteracy rate in Canada is 42 per cent, a rate too high for the country’s own good, say Toronto literacy advocates. “I think the rate is too high and it’s disheartening,” said Jody Lundrigan, communications coordinator for the Ontario Literacy Coalition. “And the lack of funding […]
How can you protect the contents of your car? With almost a dozen car robberies from the parking lot at Glen Rouge Park over the past few months, visitors are beginning to get frustrated. But police and car security experts say people can take measures to ensure the safety of their vehicle’s contents.
Five year-old Ben is up to his elbows in banana pudding and the excitement is clearly visible as he holds his hand out and makes a chopping motion waiting for class to begin in a dummy class at the Rising Chefs Culinary Centre. Ben and other children will be learning how to cook healthy and […]
If the Toronto Zoo gets its way, sometime over the next decade visitors to the famous local attraction will be able to make regular visits to a pair of pandas. To get there, the zoo is initiating a $250-million fund raising campaign that will also look to make massive improvements to infrastructure and turn the […]
For some Pope John Paul II C.S.S. alumni, Tuesday nights are not your average ordeal. Every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., up to 50 alumni gather in their former high school’s gymnasium to play basketball and volleyball. Some also prefer to exercise in the weight room.
Too often, the story of teens and guns ends in tragedy. But for the teens of the 2881 Scarborough Rifles Army Cadet Corps, their Tuesday meetings at Mowat Collegiate are just the opposite. The program, free to anyone ages 12 to 19, invites youth to learn survival skills, field training, and marksmanship.
The voters of Willowdale and Toronto Centre went to the polls in two of four federal by-elections being held throughout the country last night, each one a race widely thought to be a barometer of Liberal party fortunes should a spring election be triggered in the coming weeks. Bob Rae, former New Democratic premier of […]
Sadie Lewis continues to help Torontonians in need of warmth this winter. “I was so tired of hearing about people freezing to death on the streets and I thought ‘this is something that I could do’,” she said. Lewis is the founder and president of a non-profit organization called Streetknit. The service provides knitted items […]