Tory’s re-election signifies city’s trust after landslide win

(By: Jackson Farough) Clearly, Toronto isn’t ready to let go of John Tory yet. The incumbent mayor will now serve a second term in office after dominating the municipal elections this month. He took 63.5% of the vote despite competing against 34 candidates for mayor. Jennifer Keesmaat—Tory’s main political rival in the election—took just 23.5% of the vote. This was after a passionate couple of months … Continue reading Tory’s re-election signifies city’s trust after landslide win

Young Voters and the Toronto Municipal Election

The Toronto municipal election is taking place today. In the running are incumbent mayor John Tory, Jennifer Keesmaat, Sarah Climenhaga, Saron Gebresellassi and Faith Goldy. Youth voter turnout is expected to be low. Find out students’ thoughts on voting and hear from Jennifer Keesmaat on why the youth vote is important.   Continue reading Young Voters and the Toronto Municipal Election

Torontonians share thoughts on recreational cannabis legalization in Canada

Canada legalized the use of recreational cannabis on Oct. 17. With pressure to pardon people who have been convicted of cannabis possession, Ottawa will be introducing new legislation. RUtv News reporter Manuela Vega asks people in Toronto for their opinion on the matter. Continue reading Torontonians share thoughts on recreational cannabis legalization in Canada

Weed on campus: What you need to know

(By: Ally Yacapin) Weed is now legal in Canada. The use, cultivation, and sale of recreational cannabis has been officially legalized across the country as of Oct. 17, 2018. There are now federal laws in place dictating how cannabis can be used, how much is too much to consume, who can buy and consume cannabis and where to legally use it. Ryerson students, however, have limitations … Continue reading Weed on campus: What you need to know

Private details asked of students through clipboards on Ryerson campus

(By: Subi Anandarajah) Ryerson students are having data about them gathered via clipboards that are being discovered in lectures, according to an email Ryerson Community Safety and Security delivered on Wed., Sept. 19. Clipboards are seeking background information for a “Management Opportunity for Summer 2019,” according to the email. “They were handed around the classroom. My prof didn’t mention anything about it, so us being … Continue reading Private details asked of students through clipboards on Ryerson campus

Parkdale overdose prevention site closed during province’s 9-week ‘pause’ on new overdose prevention sites

(By: Manuela Vega) An unsanctioned overdose prevention site in Parkdale closed on Wednesday, the Toronto Overdose Prevention Society (TOPS) announced Tuesday, Oct. 9. Volunteers working in Parkdale said that it would be too difficult to support people who use drugs in tents based on their experiences with the cold, rain and wind throughout the last few weeks at Dunn Avenue Parkette, as well as their … Continue reading Parkdale overdose prevention site closed during province’s 9-week ‘pause’ on new overdose prevention sites

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Six October concerts that will put you in the fall mood

(By: Ella Bonaldi) When you think of October, you probably first think of autumn, Halloween, maybe (embarrassingly) a pumpkin spice latte…and you’re probably avoiding thinking of midterms. These six concerts happening this month in the city will help you relax and take a night off of studying. Jessie J: R.O.S.E. Tour Tuesday, Oct. 16 REBEL Tickets start at $58.65 You probably know Jessie J from … Continue reading Six October concerts that will put you in the fall mood