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
Podcast: Movember, November – Raising awareness for men’s health
Every November, men grow moustaches and sport them all month long. That’s because those who participate raise money for prostate cancer research and men’s mental health for the Movember foundation. According to the Movember website, one in nine Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.... 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
“It’s my way of paying it forward”: Former Humber Hawk prepares for 60 km charity run
After a five-year varsity sports career at Humber College, 2020 graduate Andrew Blakey is set to take on his biggest athletic challenge yet. The former Humber Hawks baseball and volleyball star is set to run from Kleinburg, a town just north of Toronto, to Barrie on November 6 in... Read more
U.S. film crew members vote to strike over working conditions
Canadian screen productions could be affected by American film and television crews voting to strike over unfair working conditions. The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE)) and its 36 local unions, which represents 60,000 workers across the U.S, voted on Oct. 1-3 to take strike action. More than... Read more
Overheated rentals market affects Toronto youth
Despite the real estate market experienced a slowdown and price slump at the beginning of the pandemic, it is now overheating. The prices are expected to keep skyrocketing, a Toronto realtor says. According to the recent report published by Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB), in the second quarter... Read more
School board issues warning about TikTok challenge to slap teachers
The Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board (DPCDSB) has issued a warning against any students taking part in a new monthly TikTok challenge calling on students to slap a teacher. The DPCDSB reminded students that taking part in this type of activity is acting against their code of conduct.... Read more
Movie theatres welcome audiences back with safety measures
After a year of streaming at home, people are excited to be able to go out to the movies again. “I missed it so much,” says Alex Arena, an avid movie-goer and singer. “There’s a huge energy and atmosphere difference when you’re at home alone or with a loved... Read more
Provincial vaccine passport causes chaos, confusion for businesses
Since Ontario’s vaccine passport inception last week, it has caused a lot of chaos and confusion for both business owners and patrons alike. Matthew Percy, catering manager at the Arts and Letters Club of Toronto, says it’s often the businesses who end up dealing the short end of the... Read more