A new all French high school in the east end of Toronto is closer to becoming a reality, but that doesn’t mean everyone is content.
Some of the students are practising standing on their skateboards without falling. Others are doing ollies — jumping with the board under their feet — and getting serious on the indoor ramp.
It’s another Saturday morning class with Yash Presswalla, who offers skateboarding classes to young people aged six to 16.
It was September and the image of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old boy who drowned trying to flee Syria with his family, was making global headlines. The image became a symbol for the millions of Syrians who were making desperate attempts to escape their war-torn homeland. For eight new mothers living in Toronto’s east end, the horrifying image […]