Benedict Rhodes:  The Legacy of Vancouver 2010 and Toronto 2015
Benedict Rhodes is a sports writer/ reporter and podcaster based in Ontario, Canada. He has freelanced for both local and international publications about a variety of sports, including soccer, Olympic and Paralympic sports, rugby league, and ice hockey, among others. He has had stories published by the Canadian Premier... Read more
Torontonians struggled with mental health issues during COVID-19 first wave
The COVID-19 pandemic has marked a before and after in the social perception of mental health. A study made by the Wellesley Institute shows that Torontonians suffered high rates of need for access to mental health support during the first wave of the pandemic. In 2020, Findhelp Information Services... Read more
Torontonians are unimpressed by performance of Toronto City Council
The ‘Unofficial Toronto City Council Satisfaction Forum’ gives Torontonians from all 24 wards the opportunity to voice their opinions on their city councillor, but only 10 wards were represented before the deadline. The poll itself received 19 responses, with most of the responses coming from residents living in Ward... Read more
Toronto actress hopeful magic will return
to the arts as COVID recovery begins
Performance art theatre, festivals, and many local artists have been hit hard by the pandemic. Sharon Heldt, an actress with 34 years of experience, shares how the pandemic has affected her career and the arts community. Heldt talks about the struggles she faced as a teacher in Acting Out!... Read more
Bad Bunny heats up Scotiabank Arena during Last Tour of the World concert
TORONTO – This is Bad Bunny’s first tour since his album of the same name became the first Spanish-language album to top the Billboard 200 and since the pandemic. The Puerto Rican artist 28, who has also been the number one Top Artists Global on Spotify for more than... Read more
Toronto’s shelter shortage calls for government action
TORONTO – Ongoing shortages in Toronto’s homeless shelters calls for government action as more unhoused individuals struggle to find shelter out of the cold weather. Shelters have reached maximum capacity almost every night this year. Extreme cold weather alerts, blazing snowstorms and freezing temperatures characterize Toronto’s coldest month of... Read more
2022 Toronto Fall Election Fraught with Predictable Unpredictability
TORONTO – Over the past two years, Toronto’s economy has just barely endured the standing COVID-19 pandemic. According to a 2020 Destination Toronto study, after one year of the pandemic, the city lost upwards of $8.35 billion in Toronto’s visitor economy. With only a few months to go, candidates... Read more
Restaurants back to serving at full capacity after lockdown limitations
Restaurants across the province are welcoming their customers back to full capacity. After months of recurring lockdowns and capacity restrictions, the Ford government announced Friday, restaurants would be allowed to operate at 100 per cent capacity, starting Monday. “Thanks to our cautious and careful approach to re-opening, we are... Read more
Scammers return as Toronto’s rental real estate market revives
Toronto police issued a public safety alert on Friday, Oct.1, following a rental scam at the ICE Condominium complex on York Street. The news release calls on citizens to be cautious with rental advertisements placed on Kijiji. According to Toronto Police and Elle Iakovenko, Toronto & GTA sales representative... Read more
Blue Jays beat Yankees, remain one game back in wild card race
An eighth inning home run from Bo Bichette was the difference on Wednesday night, as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Yankees 6-5, keeping them in the hunt for an American League wild card spot. Marcus Semien’s first inning home run got the Blue Jays off to... Read more