Team photos for House of Anesi and SKIIN

Toronto-based wearable tech startups changing the undergarment game

(By: Angela McLean) Get ready to say goodbye to your uncomfortable bras and boring underwear. Thanks to their advancements in the booming wearable market, two Toronto-based startups have made undergarments that are personalized, forward-thinking and, most importantly, feel like they aren’t even there. Enter House of Anesi, a startup based out of Ryerson’s Fashion Zone that is revolutionizing the bra. Their Anesi bra, which officially … Continue reading Toronto-based wearable tech startups changing the undergarment game

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

Robots arrive on Ryerson campus

(By: Spencer Turcotte) Robots are battling it out at the Mattamy Athletic Centre this weekend. About 32 high school teams are at Ryerson to compete in a robotics competition hosted by FIRST Canada. Each team built a robot from scratch and plans to put its abilities to the test. The organization offers students the chance to learn from engineers about science, technology and engineering and … Continue reading Robots arrive on Ryerson campus