Why media’s impact on homelessness matters
Archive 2015 May 31, 2015
“It’s a ‘problem’ that we’re finally talking about,” says Steven Gaetz, the director of the Homeless Hub.
The problem Gaetz is referring to is homelessness. But not everyone views homeless people as a “problem.”Read more
Bay-Bloor pedestrian scramble could be nixed, starts road safety discussion
Archive 2015 Mar 7, 2015
Businesses in the Annex face different challenges than those in the mall, who have a steady stream of customers even when temperatures dip below zero. In the Annex, owners and managers have to be ready to adapt to changes regularly. Festivals, parades, and marathons run through the neighbourhood year-round. On event days, a steady stream of customers is unpredictable and profits are not guaranteed.Read more
Annex is student friendly for commuters
Archive 2014 Sep 23, 2014
Fourth-year University of Toronto student Karl Valdez is living in Keswick with his family but not because he loves the commute.
“The cost of rent is the only downside of the Annex,” says Valdez who shared a two bedroom apartment on Spadina Ave. with three friends up until last September.
Valdez traded in his rent money for a used Honda Civic and a 75 kilometer drive to and from school.Read more
Over the last 20 years, the price of health insurance has more than doubled, says a study by researchers from the University of Toronto and University of British Columbia.Read more
Just in time to track the recent Measles outbreak, a free app called ImmunizeCA was released for iOS and Android phones.
The app tracks cases of outbreak and will notify you if there are cases nearby. It also has the ability to keep track of vaccination records and will tell you if you need to get vaccinated soon, or are overdue.Read more
Toronto filmmaker Jesse McCracken is premiering his short film Steve at Bloor Hot Docs Film Festival. Named Steve after McCracken’s foster brother, the film explores what it’s like for him to be separated from his birth parents at age 22.Read more
Skipping the Walmart lineup, Toronto lawyer Kate Macdonald shops for her wheaten terrier, Liffie, at Global Pet Foods. At almost two years old, Liffie has only been fed one type of food: a specialty mix advertised as “fresh duck, chicken, lamb, whole eggs and real Wisconsin cheese.”Read more
Over 300 people showed up to Toronto City Hall on Monday to criticize the city’s plans to bring jets to Billy Bishop Airport.Read more