Toronto recognizes slavery, black history at city hall event

(By: Jacklyn Gilmor) Black history is important, but so is celebrating black talent and confronting racism. That’s the message of “Blackness and belonging: towards justice, recognition and development”, an event held at Toronto’s city hall Monday evening to recognize the United Nations’ international decade for people of African descent. Halfway through that decade which began in 2015, the event is part of the city’s plan … Continue reading Toronto recognizes slavery, black history at city hall event

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

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