Students have strong feelings about the new RU Pass

After a university-wide referendum in October, students voted in favour of the U-Pass. The U-Pass will be for all full-time students to use the TTC at a discounted rate, starting in September 2019, and will be rebranded the “RU-Pass”. Many students are excited about the discount, but others who don’t use the TTC enough to benefit from the pass say it’s unfair. RUtv News reporter … Continue reading Students have strong feelings about the new RU Pass

MAX performing at Velvet Underground in Toronto

Review: MAX was all about good vibes in Toronto

(By: Angela McLean) With the spotlight on him, and his eyes on the crowd, MAX could not resist a smile. “If you’re so happy to be alive this evening, make some noise,” he shouted. The dance-pop singer from Hell’s Kitchen, New York, who packed Toronto’s Velvet Underground for the second time this year on Sunday night (Nov. 4), was met with more than just some … Continue reading Review: MAX was all about good vibes in Toronto

Six must-see concerts in November

(By: Xavier Eeswaran) Oh November… The bad news is that the hype for Halloween dies out when the clock hits 12:00 a.m. as we usher in a cold and stressful month. The good news? A bunch of exciting artists will be in town. Here are six to look out for. Bahamas Nov. 1-4 The Danforth Music Hall Tickets start at $52.70 Bahamas, a.k.a. Afie Jurvanen, … Continue reading Six must-see concerts in November

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

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