CULTURE

July 16, 2017

For Diverse Media to Work, It Has to be Genuine

Diversity, diversity, diversity. You can’t get half way down your social media feed without seeing this word splattered in multiple headlines or littered in general conversation. It’s become an inescapable hot button issue fueled by a variety of factors that we couldn’t possibly cover in one article. But that doesn’t […]
June 19, 2017

A Sip of Canadian History with Dr. Don Livermore

I am a who loves her whisky; more specifically I am a Canadian that loves whisky. But until I connected with Dr. Don Livermore, Master Blender, I didn’t realize how little I knew about one of our nation’s historic pillars. Canada has been producing whisky (without the ‘e’) before it […]
June 19, 2017

Artists Across the World Come Together for Toronto Art Book Fair

I know, I know. You hear the words art book and you immediately have to fight off the yawn. But bear with me, because this is not your typical book fair. When I first heard about the second annual Toronto Art Book Fair, I was a bit curious. I’m a […]
June 18, 2017

An Ode to Fathers

Father’s Day is always bitter sweet for me. Bitter, because I wasn’t lucky enough to have my father around for most of my years, but sweet because it allowed the pleasure of so many beautiful men and teachers in my life in his stead. They colour my life with a […]
June 17, 2017

Artist Sarah Quildon Talks Art, Anime, and Afrocentricity

The following is based on true events. Sarah Quildon is an artist, a remarkable artist for that matter. An artist that carves timelines into canvases and imprints colours full of representation into her works of art. She populates black identity into landscapes absent of diversity. Quildon is a super heroine […]
June 16, 2017

Two Canadian Women Fight Inclusion Gap in Tech Industry

The tech industry is heralded for leading the future. However, many reports released in early 2016 prove that it’s quite nascent where inclusion is concerned. For qualified hopefuls who identify with one or more equity-seeking group, change in the sector is uncertain, even with the many diversity initiatives in place […]
May 23, 2017

7 Tips to Survive BeerFest

One thing 2017 Toronto Festival of Beer made very clear to me: I need to up my game as a festival-er. Should you add TFOB to your list this summer (they have both a Spring and Summer edition), I have compiled a set of tips to make the best of […]
May 10, 2017

How MLSE Created a Counterculture for Toronto Sports Fans

When Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment launched the first viewing party in Maple Leafs Square in 2013, it gave birth to a new tradition. One that Toronto fans passionately rallied behind. This year marked the first time that both the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Toronto Raptors were in the […]
April 24, 2017

Toronto Celebrates Margaret Atwood

You just never know how these things are going to go. Popular author or not, writers aren’t exactly the pride of pop culture. So when my YYZ Living colleague, Erica, told me that Margaret Atwood would be speaking at the Chapters inside of Eaton’s Centre, I was curious for more […]
February 5, 2017

Be Glad You Live in Toronto

Can we all take a minute to appreciate the fact that we live in Toronto? Despite our transit problems and housing prices soaring through the roof, we must all acknowledge that Toronto is an amazing place to call home. Look at the world around us. Look at the atrocities of […]
January 31, 2017

Little Sister: A little Indonesian gem near Yonge and Eglinton

TO Dining with Amelia Mai Amelia Mai I had just moved to Yonge and Eglinton and I wanted to check out my new neighbourhood. At around 4 o’clock or so, I went for a little jaunt down Yonge Street. I walked south headed towards St. Clair and Yonge, but before […]
January 21, 2017

Over 60,000 Gather for Women’s March in Toronto

‘You are part of history right now,’ Toronto women’s march told A spirited crowd of thousands marched from Queen’s Park to Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday in support of women’s and human rights, a day after Donald Trump’s inauguration as U.S. president. They came by the thousands — women and […]