Six shows to catch during Canadian Music Week 2018

(By: Angela McLean) For one week every spring, Toronto transforms into a musical magicland for Canadian Music Week (CMW). Over 800 artists and bands from around the world entertain industry leaders, label scouts and fans at more than 40 venues across the city. There’s no better time to see your favourite artists, and discover new ones, before they make it big. CMW 2018 takes over … Continue reading Six shows to catch during Canadian Music Week 2018

Toronto artist Abriella Sammy makes her debut with The 27 Club

(By: Angela McLean) The 27 Club has been called everything from a cultural phenomenon to a tragic coincidence to a downright curse on some of the world’s most popular musicians, artists and actors. Amy Winehouse, Jimi Hendrix and Kurt Cobain are among the club’s “members,” all having died at the young age of 27. For Toronto-based artist Abriella Sammy, who has spent years studying the … Continue reading Toronto artist Abriella Sammy makes her debut with The 27 Club

Six city and campus events to catch in April

(By: Josie Mills) April can be a very a stressful time for students. It never hurts to take a break, explore some new places and check out events in the city. We’ve got six events around campus and downtown Toronto that are sure to kick the studying blues and help you make it to the end of the semester. META 2018 Do you want to … Continue reading Six city and campus events to catch in April

Toronto shop home to world’s first antique book vending machine

(By: Spencer Turcotte) Vending machines usually hold snacks or drinks. This one dispenses antique books. Customers can pay $3 to use the one-of-a-kind machine, called the Biblio-Mat, that lives at the back of a bookstore on Bloor St. W. in Toronto. Owner of The Monkey’s Paw, Stephen Fowler, is picky about what books he puts in the machine. He says customers are truly getting something … Continue reading Toronto shop home to world’s first antique book vending machine

Ontario Liberals use Throne Speech to make new promises ahead of campaign season

(By: Jonathan Bradley) Ontario’s Liberal government indicated its plans for the upcoming budget in the Speech from the Throne at Queen’s Park on Monday, promising significant new spending on multiple programs and issues. Lt.-Gov. Elizabeth Dowdeswell hinted that Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government intends on investing in new programs and expanding on current ones. Dowdeswell said that Wynne will direct spending to reduce hospital wait times … Continue reading Ontario Liberals use Throne Speech to make new promises ahead of campaign season

Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath introduces campaign platform

(By: Jonathan Bradley) Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath has unveiled parts of her party’s platform this week. Horwath said that the NDP would focus on deprivatizing Hydro One, implementing universal pharmacare and dental coverage for all Ontarians, lowering wait times for healthcare services, raising taxes for corporations and the wealthiest people, and converting student loans to grants. Horwath said that these five policy points were … Continue reading Ontario NDP leader Andrea Horwath introduces campaign platform